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Lip Oil vs. Lip Gloss: Which One to Choose?

There is a difference between lip oil and lip gloss, both in their composition and in their primary functions. Nevertheless, they have a very similar finish on the lips. According to your needs and desires, find out which product to pick when the choice is between lip oil vs. lip gloss.

Published December 8, 2022, by Maylis, Chemical Engineer, — 6 min read

What Is Lip Oil?

Tinted lip oil is a hybrid product that fulfills several functions. Indeed, this type of formula generally contains antioxidants that protect the mouth from external aggressions, oils, and waxes that allow to nourish the lips as well as pigments to color them slightly. In addition, they provide a shiny finish like a gloss but without the stickiness.

The application of the tinted lip oil must be repeated numerous times during the day so that the result is visible. However, even if its shine fades for various reasons, its nourishing and protective action on the lips remains longer. Lips are particularly delicate because they lack sebaceous glands responsible for maintaining moisture, so tinted oils allow you to take care of them without compromising aesthetics.

It’s important to reapply a tinted lip oil several times throughout the day to maintain its colour. However, even if its shine has faded, its nourishing and protective action will stick around on your lips for a long time after. Your lips are especially delicate because they don’t have any sebaceous glands which maintain their hydration, so a tinted lip oil can help take care of them without sacrificing aesthetics.

What Is Lip Gloss?

Lip gloss is also known as lip shine. The film it leaves on the lips is usually resistant to moisture, such as water or saliva, and holds well. Lip gloss can be colored; in this case, pigments are added to the formula. It can also be transparent to enhance the natural color of the lips or to add shine over a matte lipstick.

So, is lip gloss good for your lips? In general, the gloss is used only for aesthetic purposes. Regarding its composition, it often contains few or no active ingredients. It rather consists of natural or synthetic polymers whose role is to form a film on the surface of the lips, make the textures more stable and fix the pigments to the skin.

Tinted Lip Oil vs. Lip Gloss: How to Choose the Right Formula for Your Needs?

When it comes to lip oil vs, lip gloss, it all depends on the condition of your lips and your primary goal:

  • If you want to protect your lips from external aggressions, reduce dehydration lines and deeply nourish them, tinted oil will be a suitable option. However, you should consider that the coloring of the lips will be rather light, with a natural finish.

  • If, on the other hand, you want to highlight your lips to perfect your makeup, gloss is the best choice. The color will be more marked. Moreover, it is also possible to apply a gloss after a lip care product like our 9-ingredient transparent minimalist lip balm. This way, you can enjoy the care benefits of the balm and the aesthetic aspect of the gloss.

Discover Our Tinted Lip Oils.

Our vegan lip oil is made of 98% natural ingredients and is available in 6 different shades. It is formulated without nanoparticles, mineral oils, silicones, and beeswax. It provides light coverage and a shiny, non-sticky finish.
Regarding its composition, this formula contains several natural lipophilic ingredients. These include squalane, which prevents dry lips, and plum oil (INCI designation: “Prunus Domestica Seed Oil”), which deeply nourishes the lips while providing a light, pleasant scent. The tinted oil also contains jojoba oil (INCI designation: “Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil”) which creates a protective and moisturizing film and vitamin E (INCI designation: “Tocopherol”) which protects the lips from external aggressions.

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