Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Antioxidant Lip Gloss

Any eco-happy fan cohabiting with an occasionally luxurious, seemingly high maintenance face or body oil will be sooner or later intrigued in seeing what else is out there in the world of organics. Caught short, there’s usually some equally organic lip balm that will serve your chappy lips and do the deed rght. But, if you truly want to up the ante, you’ll want to seek out those rare beauty finds that carry the USDA certified organic stamp of approval; a hallmark of kitschy cool signaling a legit roster of agriculturally sourced ingredients good enough to eat. I swear some of these products are arguably artisanal in quality and creed.

The latest age-defying force for your lips? From Intelligent Nutrients is the highly anticipated Lip Delivery Antioxidant Lip Gloss ($24 - available August 2011) - a part gloss/part treatment and fully free from toxic mineral pigments, synthetic colours & fragrance, metals/oxides, parabens, gluten, & silicones. Packaged with a nifty applicator, the gloss puts a high polish on lips. Intelligent Nutrients has a proprietary blend of oils (Intellimune Seed Oil Complex) which brings over 90% of fatty acid content to ward off those nasty free radicals. This bounty of antioxidants comes from Black Cumin, Pumpkin, Red Grape, Red Raspberry, and Cranberry - a lively lot of supercharged oils to treat wispy fine lines that creep up without notice. The gloss is also awash with Cranberry, Purple Corn, Blueberry, natural extracts to colour without chemicals. Beeswax & Carnauba wax round off the delicious chaos of purely sourced ingredients, while ribbons of coconut cream and vanilla run deep, leaving lips lickably light.

Perhaps, nothing speaks better than these abundance of moisturizing agents than the range of shades. The muted jewel-toned shades (Purple Haze, the soft plum seen above, is an absolute stunner) will look fierce against the smoky eyed palettes of fall. It's a nice change to see some dense pigmentation in a gloss, so use a light hand for sheer shine. Non-sticky in feel, non-guilty in vanity, this is a freewheeling, grown-up gloss ready to attack those grown-up signs of aging.