7 Organic Lip Gloss Brands to Love

Ahhh. Lip gloss. We love this gloss-giving lip product many of us are so heavily dependent on to give our lips that daytime, cute-but-not-too-overdone sort of color.

We’d go so far as to guess that if Goldilocks had weighed in on lip wear, she would’ve thought lip balm too plain, lipstick too fierce but lip gloss JUST RIGHT.

No wonder there are whole songs about the stuff.

They say my lip gloss is cool. My lip gloss be popping. I’m standing at my locker. And all the boys keep stopping. What you know ’bout me?

Anyway, back to lip gloss. It seems like the sort of thing that’d be really difficult to find a natural alternative for. I mean, isn’t it all the chemical gunk that gives these glosses their lustrous, luminescent gloss?

Well, lucky for all us gloss-lovers – turns out there’s a whole range of natural ingredients (and smarty pant chemists who combine them together) that make it a little too easy to replace toxic-metal-laden lip gloss with something au naturale.

And considering we eat this stuff, going natural is a no brainer. So where should you look to get your toxin-free gloss on?

The Best Natural, Organic Lip Gloss Brands

Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss

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Vapour’s organic lip glosses are for those who love their gloss very light-weight. It’s composed of lovely, hydrating ingredients but the gloss itself is quite thin and feels sort of like applying tinted water. The closest thing to compare it to is like putting on aloe vera gel – light moisture, yet very light.

The colors are beautiful, the ingredients are top-notch (perfect for sensitive skin), but as for the plumping? Can’t really say that’s a visible effect. Not really a con, but if you’re looking for fuller lips – you might want to try a dedicated natural lip plumper for that.

Oh, and one drawback – this lip gloss is not the best for lasting power.

Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil* infused with melissa officinalis (lemon balm)*, commiphora myrrha (myrrh), cetraria islandica (iceland moss)*, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf*; castor isostearate beeswax succinate**, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil & lecithin & euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit extract & lycium barbarum (goji) fruit extract*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, essential oils & natural fruit essences, cera alba (beeswax)*, tocopherol (natural vitamin e), stevia rebaudiana (stevia) extract

100% Pure Lip Gloss

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These just might be the best organic lip gloss ever created. It ingeniously gets its natural hues from the likes of pomegranate and rhubarb and goes on very smooth and sheer and just seeps into your lips, leaving a perfect stain of color that enhances your lips in just the right way.

Honestly, we don’t know exactly how it does what it does, but their colors work well for every skin tone. No joke. It’s like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lip Glosses. And for every person who puts it on, it makes their lips look natural, yet better. Sounds weird – but you gotta try it to believe.

Oh, and ever have a perfectly lovely lip gloss on when a wind goes by and suddenly you have all your loose hair strands plastered to your lips?

Yea, that doesn’t happen with these. They’re super hydrating and will keep your lips moisturized for hours but it’s non-sticky as well. Think light, smooth and nourishing rather than I-just-rubbed-my-lips-in-oil.

But that’s not all there is to love. They’ve also got a light shine that lends your lips a very natural plushness.

Ingredients: Botanically-infused** ricinus communis (castor bean) oil*, GMO-free vitamin E oil, beeswax*, cupuacu butter*, pomegranate sterols, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin seed) oil*, mica, [helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil & lecithin & yeast extract]*, vanilla bourbon co2* 
**botanicals may include powders of organic beet root, organic annatto, organic hibiscus, &/or wild-harvested alkanet root

Acure Organics Lip Lush Gloss

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Beautifully-priced (especially as far as organic cosmetics go) and the ideal organic lip gloss for people who prefer their lip gloss a little thicker. The thickness comes from a combination of several ultra-nourishing oils and butters, which is great ’cause this super moisturizing lip gloss functions sort of as a lip balm – as in, this lip gloss leaves your lips feeling plump and very hydrated for hours.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering – it’s on the thicker side, but it’s not sticky. It’s more of a full and luscious sort of thick hydration rather than a slippery, oily sort of coating that sits on your lips.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Brassica Campestris Fordii (Rapeseed) Copolymer, Natural Flavors (Gluten Free), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil, Glycyrrhizic Acid (from Licorice Root), Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glycerin, Xanthan, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Stem Cell Culture, Echinacea Angustrifolia (Echinacea) Stem Cell Culture Certified Organic

RMS Beauty Lip Shine

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Love glosses that give your lips a shine? Well, these lip shines are true to their name – but it doesn’t give that sort of middle-school-princess, plasticky sort of shininess.

No, this shine is classier. Fresher. Like you just had a lovely bowl of cherries and a bit of the juice has chosen to linger on your lips.

Okay, that’s a bit much but the point is – this is shiny lip gloss for grown-ups. And like pretty much all of RMS’s products, their range of lip glosses are classy as hell. They feel luxurious going on (creamy and rich, but not overly so) and look luxurious when on.

Oh, and if you have a kissing buddy who is sensitive to scent – they’ll love this one. It’s scentless (fragrance-free).

Ingredients: *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, * Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil, *Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Non-GMO,  (CI 77491), (CI 77492),  (CI 77499),  (CI 77891),  (CI 77019)

W3ll People Bio Extreme Lip Gloss

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This is the only lip gloss I get for my mom. She likes really subtle shades and has really sensitive skin and this is probably the only lip gloss that caters to both. It’s also super hydrating, obviously made from 100% natural ingredients, fragrance-free (‘though it has a lovely cinnamon-y scent) and also a cruelty-free lip gloss.

Ingredients: Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (and) Tribehenin (and) Sorbitan Isosterarate (and) Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Mentha Piperita Essential (Peppermint) Oil and Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Oil (and) Illicium Verum (Star Anise) Oil (and) Gaultheria Procumberis (Wintergreen) Oil, Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint

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Just total love. The thing about Tata Harper’s products is that they’re, well, stunning looking. And of course you shouldn’t judge a lip gloss by its cover, but the sheer act of opening up the lovely green and gold case to find the delicate pink lip tint produces an inexplicable pleasure.

And the lip and cheek tint inside is worthy of its packaging.  The colors are gorgeous and so, so natural. They give a very delicate, natural color on both the lips and cheeks – a bit like a watercolor – and apply effortlessly and blend flawlessly.

It’s hydrating on the lips and enhances your natural lip color, but we especially love it for the cheeks – it gives a dewy luminance that provides the perfect finishing touch. It’s sort of addicting, to be honest. It’s like radiance in a jar.

Overall, a lovely 2-in-1.

Ingredients: Cocos nuciferra (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed wax, Natural and Organic flavors, Palmitoyl Isoleucine, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) seed oil*, Plukenetia (Sacha Inchi) Volubilis Oil*, Euterpe oleracea (Acai) fruit oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Tocopherol MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 75409, CI 77891, CI 77492) Carmine, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Trihydroxystearin

ILIA Lip Gloss

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Okay, ILIA has the prettiest natural lip gloss colors. They currently only have 6 of them – but each and every one is gorgeous. Seriously, check ’em out.

Took a peek? Well, the lip gloss formula is as sleek as their packaging – it’s a super light feeling lip gloss with a very smooth texture. And you wouldn’t guess it from how light it feels, but it’s full of ultra-nourishing oils and butters.

What we really love about ILIA’s glosses, though, is how wonderfully subtle the gloss is. It goes on beautifully and it fades off just as beautifully – it doesn’t leave patches of color on your lips or linger in the cracks of your lips and it doesn’t build up when you reapply it. It is simply a very easy-to-love lip gloss in a range of absurdly pretty colors.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Brassica Campestris, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Isostearyl Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Fruit Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 28 (CI 45410). *Certified Organic Ingredients

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