Inside Glossier Clear Gloss -

About Glossier Clear Lip Gloss

This lip gloss is thick, yet deceptively comfortable to wear… as long as you apply a thin layer. It contains conditioning vitamin E in the form of tocopheryl acetate (more susceptible to contamination than traditional tocopherol).

As emollients, it uses hydrogenated polyisobutene (extremely common in potted lip balms) and jojoba oil. Glossier refers to this blend of emollients as Gloss – Lock Technology.

There is a very subtle fragrance to it that will only be irritating to the most sensitive skin and/or nose.

In total, you get .14 fluid ounces/4.2 ml of lip gloss for $14.00 (about $3.33/ml).

This clear lip gloss is surprisingly enjoyable… mostly because I am not a lip gloss person (AT ALL)! And it leaves a perfect healthy pink flush after all of the gloss has worn off… hours later. Thanks to Glossier, I am a partial convert.

Alex's Review

EWG Rating

EWG Rating

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850)


First and foremost. I am sad to say that the fragrance is not natural or phthalate-free. Personal preference prevails here.

If you are cool with artificial fragrance, then your only two concerns would be:

  1. Allergic Reactions
  2. Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

A quick side note for if you have very sensitive, or very acne-prone skin:
This lip gloss is very thick and could cause some breakouts around your mouth as it spreads during eating.

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