Royal Oil: Josie Maran’s Argan High Gloss Lip Quench
I’m like the freaking tin lady here. Or just a monomaniac.
I think I have posted about my love affair with oil more than any other beauty topic.
Perhaps, I have a problem, but it’s a good obsession to have. Most oils are super clean–no added scents/ingredients necessary–and effective. Not to mention you feel like pampered princess every time you apply. And you can find some great ones without the extravagant price.
Now it’s time to give your lips the royal oil treatment with Josie Maran’s Argan High Gloss Lip Quench:
This 100% natural, moisturizing lip gloss also contains nourishing Jojoba Oil to condition and prevent dryness and chapping, and buriti oil an all natural skin soother with rich levels of oleic acid that promote skin nutrition and lock in moisture.
The ingredients, for a lip treatment, are pretty darn good. Jojoba, Argan, Fruit Oil, and Sunflower Seed derivatives are the main players.
Only ingredient that caught my ‘ingredient blacklist’ eye was Silica. It’s the second to last ingredient in the balm, but I remembered hearing that silica can be carcinogenic.
I did a little digging and found that it’s the low-hazard, amorphous silica, not crystalline silica. Take it away TruthinAging.com…
….Crystalline Silica can be carcinogenic, as well as cause inflammation, irritation, toxicity, and other negative health effects. The amorphous, synthetic Silica used in cosmetics and other personal care products does not contain crystalline Silica, and is generally considered safe for use.
I’ve worn this before bed for the past few weeks and my lips are wonderfully hydrated the next morning. And the shine is subtle. Femilady does not like lip gloss but this provides a nice sheen without the sticky gnarls. Perfect over lip stain.