Inika Certified Organic Lip Glaze


Fact: since we started writing about organic make-up in our book The Green Beauty Bible, many moons ago in the early 1990s, formulations are almost unrecognisably better. We might well have a go at challenging someone who's devoted to 'conventional' cosmetics to switch for a week and see how they go on with the green alternatives – and we'd probably start with this.

This lip-nourishing formula from natural beauty pioneers INIKA is high on the glam factor. One of the reasons we love 'natural' beauty products is that they tend to chime with our philosophy that make-up should make you look like you, only perkier – and most make-up is natural to look at as well as ingredient-wise, with neutral tones a world away from the scare-the-horses seasonal palettes you'll see on many beauty counters.

But if it's a bit of extra glamour you're seeking, head right on over to INIKA Certified Organic Lip Glaze. Seven shades – ranging from pale, shimmery Blossom (a great way of layering glimmer and shine over a favourite lip shade), through to our favourite Cherry – definitely one for the upcoming party season, in a glorious shimmering deep red.

Lip-nourishing ingredients include shea butter, jojoba and rosehip oils and candelilla wax – and like all of INIKA's creations, this is vegan- and organic-certified, as well as guaranteed cruelty-free.

And it's so pleasurable to use, so right up there with anything on the market – natural or not – that if we'd time-travelled into the future from the moment we were writing that first 'green' book, we probably wouldn't have believed our eyes. (Never mind our lips.)

Inika Certified Organic Lip Glaze/£17 at