this sounded boring but its surprisingly nice! The most moisturizing gloss ive ever tried! (and ive tried many many)
I wear it alone in the day or over a lipstick for a glossy look.
This comes in a clear gloss squeeze tube and it is literally oil in a tube. Josie Maran's regular Argan oil is very thin, so they have added Jojoba oil to thicken this gloss for lips. This costs $19 CAD for 8ml (0.3 fl oz.) and claims to be made with 100% natural ingredients.
I love Josie Maran products and I was curious to try this. I am obsessed with plumping products and lip conditioners, and have tried a huge variety of products (ie. LipFusion gloss, LipInfatuation, LipFusion conditioning stick, Dermaglow Lip Plumper, Buxom). I receive Juvederm lip augmentations on a regular basis and was looking for a conditioning treatment to keep my lips hydrated and plump without an annoying tingling or stinging sensation.
The first three times I tried this product, I hated it. This gloss is thick, gooey, and it smells like oil, but in a bad way. There is a slightly nutty scent and feels like you have a thick slab of oil on your lips. As this is a gloss and not a balm, this cannot be applied underneath lipstick because it is so thick that the lipstick would not stick to your lips.
However, after a few days of getting used to the texture and smell, I noticed that as soon as I put this on, this absorbs very quickly into my lips and plumps them better than any lip plumping balm I have tried on the market. This is not even advertised as a lip plumper. Within a minute of applying this, I could see visible results immediately. My lips increased in volume with better results than any other plumpers I've tried. My lips also appeared smoother, and had a healthy glow. Some balms leave a thin white film on your lips but this does not show anything. What I love about this is that it is all natural, so I can feel at ease leaving this on my lips overnight.
Personally I would use this as a lip treatment rather than a daytime use gloss, unless you only wear gloss and not anything else. For daytime use I am still going to stick to my LipFusion gloss.
Overall, this product delivers good conditioning results. I gave it 4 lippies because I do not like the smell or texture. But if you can get past it, this absorbs quickly into the skin and does not feel tacky afterwards.