Goop-free Gloss: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Posted February 27th, 2013 by Allison in Beauty, Product Love


Confession: I am a recovering lip gloss addict. For more years than I care to admit, I have had a tube (or several) within reach at all times: in the car, on my desk, in my purse, on my nightstand, in my pocket.  I slicked my beloved gloss on my lips day and night, and I used so much I bought it in bulk. My motto was the stickier the formula the better…until I had kids.

When my sweet daughter was a newborn, I was perplexed to find glitter on her tiny head one afternoon. Who got glitter on my baby?? I was indignant until I realized…that was me and my goopy gloss. I lost the glitter but struggled to give up the stickiness, resulting in many a picture of one of my sweet babies with a shiny smooch on the cheek. I tried to love balms, but struggled to find one that was both moisturizing and had staying power.

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Enter Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15: it’s light, it’s moisturizing, and it lasts. For the first time in years, I’m applying a lip product just a few times a day, and my lips feel softer and smoother. Sugar Lip Treatment is free of synthetic dyes, petroleum, mineral oil, sulfates, and lanolin, making it fantastic for those of us with sensitive skin or anyone in search of a more natural lip product. I love the clear formula, but Fresh also makes several tinted versions – the berry is a beautiful soft raspberry color that instantly makes me feel more polished. At $22.50 it’s pricier than many of my old favorites, but since I’m applying it less often (and no longer buying my lip products by the half dozen) it’s a lasting luxury I’m pleased to have in my beauty arsenal.

And my babies? They’re shine-free in pictures these days.

* All opinions are my own – I bought this product (okay, three of them) myself and will be back for more.


Allison writes about life at home in the Maryland suburbs at Home and Never Alone.



9 Responses to “Goop-free Gloss: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15”

  1. Thrift Store Mama

    Will definitely check this out. My husband also likes really good quality clear (and definitely not shiny) lip balms, so I’m always on the lookout for that. Bath and Body Works used to make a product we loved, but then they changed the formula.

    Thanks for the tip !

    • Allison

      I’m always so sad when a product I like gets a new formula that’s not so great…maybe these will be a new favorite for you!

  2. Sandie

    I love Fresh lip treatments too. And there are so many tinted colors to choose from! I am particularly fond of the Honey and the Plum. I agree that they are pricey but worth it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Else O'Neill

    Great review – thanks! I bought my daughter some of this for Christmas as she likes it. Got a gift set and thought it looked nice. So glad to hear your views as well and fun read.