The idea of a lip balm which is also a gloss has always baffled me. I have never believed a single product could be capable of offering conditioning benefits whilst masquerading as a gloss.
Lip gloss still reminds me of high school and my first experiments with make-up (Spectacular lilac eyeshadow and Natural Collection clear lip gloss over frosted 17 lipstick, in case you’re wondering). It may not be surprising then to learn that I rarely use the stuff now. Perhaps it’s living in a windy city - hair stuck to your lips is not a good look in my book. However, I think the real reason I gave gloss the heave-ho was because it dried out my lips.
Years later, I am delighted to discover a product which offers a pretty, subtle wash of colour and relief from dry, chapped lips. Miraculous!