Jo originally found this lip gloss – created by the man who founded Aveda, Horst Rechelbacher – in the Aladdin’s Cave that is ABC Carpet & Home, in New York, and has been carrying it around in her handbag ever since.
ABC Carpet & Home‘s way more ‘eco’ than most department stores – not to mention more stylish and wondrous than almost anywhere else on the retail planet. (If you happen to be in Manhattan, it’s a don’t-miss. Especially at Christmas. Oh, the decorations…!)
Actually, we were originally shown the Intelligent Nutrients range by Horst when it landed a few years ago – but it never really got going, till now. There are hair products, skincare, bodycare (and they’re big on trial sizes, which is always excellent news.)
The range is certified organic in the US (Horst is a true eco-pioneer, so we’d expect nothing less) – and this gloss, therefore, is most definitely good-enough-to-eat, because it only contains food-grade ingredients.
We think about this a lot, when it comes to lip products. If you’ve ever wondered where they go, the answer is: same place as your lunch.
What else do we love about this? The brush applicator, for a start, making it easy to apply. The lip-caring ingredients, including castor oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba, and antioxidants like red raspberry seed oil. It comes in clear, but also a great sheer deep tint called Purple Maize – on the lips, it’s a see-thru cherry shade, on the lips. Very fetching, actually. It feels really, really comfy – and actually tastes so delicious you could almost (we said almost) spread it on bread: a mixture of vanilla, coconut and caramel cream natural flavour. And a lot more sophisticated than that sounds.
Altogether scrumptious, in fact.
UK readers find Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss at www.lovelula.com/£15 – click here to find it
(NB You can get a 5% discount at Love Lula when you visit them via www.beautybible.com and add the code bb12 at checkout)
US readers find it at www.intelligentnutrients.com/£24 (+ tax) – click here
Intelligent Nutrients also have a great ‘green’ website: www.intelligentnutrients.com