When it comes to clean beauty, there are lots of terms used interchangeably (few of which mean anything). But when it comes to finding exactly the right lip product, there’s nothing interchangeable about it. So here are a slew of natural lip gloss options, including organic, vegan, and Beautycounter lip gloss options and details
Natural Lip Gloss
As I mentioned above, the terms for natural, clean, and even non-toxic beauty are complicated. We all have our own definitions and none of those terms has a certified or definitively defined existence.
And since I’m no scientist or health experts, I usually just leave it to the people who are. You can see who I trust for non toxic makeup and some of my go to clean beauty brands (of course these Beautycounter products are my FAVORITE)!
There are a number of apps and website that help you “grade” products. EWG’s Skin Deep is a great place to start (app also available). You can search by brand, ingredient, or product (makeup, skincare, hair care, baby products, and dental items).
Funny enough, I like to use the term clean beauty, but the most popular searches are for a natural lip gloss. Some people are specifically looking for organic lip glosses and others, vegan lip gloss. The great thing about these last two (organic and vegan) is that those terms are definitive and there are certifications.
Organic Lip Gloss
Now, I love anything organic. I often opt for organic produce and even items like organic women’s clothing are a normal thing in my book. Organic farming is better for the earth and, often, better for you.
Things do get complicated in that the organic certification process is prohibitively expensive. But when it comes to makeup, there is almost no way for an item to be entirely organic.
Rather they tend to use organic ingredient as much as possible. Even beloved brands like Osmia got away from calling themselves Osmia Organics, not because they aren’t focused on organic ingredients, but it’s nearly impossible to really be organic.
Below, however, are two organic lip gloss options from two companies I really like – Beautycounter and Kjaer Weiss (a refillable makeup brand)!
Refillable, Certified-Organic Formula, Silicone Free
Beautycounter Lip Gloss
So besides being a B Corp (see B corp meaning), Beautycounter is female-owned, California-based, and a leader in clean beauty. And, possibly most importantly, they make WONDERFUL products.
Their range of lip products are no exception – conditioning, moisturizing, and pleasurable to use, including the Beautycounter lip gloss (an organic lip gloss to boot).
I will note that all products listed here are cleanER, but this Beautycounter lip gloss is that only one that’s EWG verified.
1% For the Planet, Leaping Bunny Certified
Gluten Free, Fragrance Free, Soy Free, 1% For the Planet, also a vegan lip gloss
Vegan Lip Gloss
If you’re looking for vegan lip gloss, never fret – there are loads of options. The two main ingredients found in natural lip glosses that aren’t vegan are beeswax and lanolin. These options below all come from wonderful clean beauty companies
Vegan, Climate Neutral Certified, 1% For The Planet, Plastic Negative, Leaping Bunny Certified
90% Natural, Clean, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Paraben-Free
Gluten Free, Vegan, ShineOn packaging is made from 50% PCR
- Lip Drip
- Tower 28
- Kjaer Weis
- Gen See
Sustainable & Clean Beauty
Since clean beauty is an important part of sustainable living (what we wash down the drain matters as much as what we put on our skin), be sure to check out these other clean beauty roundups:
Common questions include do shampoo bars really work and how do you use them? What natural deodorant actually works? What’s the best safety razor for women (and how to use them properly). And the best makeup brush cleaner (on the cheap and easy)!
There are also great clean skin & hair care products for men!