Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 review

This lip balm moisturizes, softens, and protects lips from UV rays. Plus, it lends a rosy tint that looks and feels natural.

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment turned out to be a sleeper hit in Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit 2018. Every time I use it, I feel like I’m treating my lips to a mini spa day. It leaves my lips feeling oh-so-soft and healthy, without a hint of waxiness or oiliness that comes from other types of chapsticks and lip treatments. And though it does lend a bit of rosiness to your lips, unlike a lipstick, it doesn’t leave a noticeable tint on the rim of a drinking glass. You can carry this lip treatment around in your bag to pamper your lips on the go—it provides a boost of moisture, SPF protection, and a natural rosy tint, all in a cute little package. It’s definitely one of those “under-the-radar cosmetics” that naturally enhances your look without trying too hard. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what goes into this lip treatment.

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 ingredients

Active ingredients: ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (octinoxate) (7.49%), oxybenzone (benzophenone-3) (2%)

Inactive ingredients: cera alba (beeswax), ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, hydrogenated olive oil decyl esters, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, fragrance, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosa damascena flower water, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, tocopherol, sucrose tetrastearate triacetate, ci 15985 (yellow 6 lake), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 15850 (red 7 lake), polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, CI 77491 (iron oxides), CI 77499 (iron oxides), propyl gallate, limonene, benzyl alcohol, linalool, bht, citral, citronellol, geraniol

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 review

The packaging

Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment comes packaged in a cute dusty rose-colored case that screws up. One weird thing I loved about this lip balm was the packaging: the diameter of the lip balm itself is just about perfect for my lips—not too wide and not too skinny. It’s slightly less wide than your average chapstick, so you don’t have to worry about going beyond the borders of your lips.

The tint

The rose tint lends just a hint of a pink to your lips, so it looks like you’re flushed and happy. When I put it on, I feel like it’s lending a healthy glow that enhances my lips’ natural pink color rather than covering it up.


But the best part is that this lip balm is not designed just for helping your lips look nice—it also helps them _feel_nice, by moisturizing them and making them look and feel healthy. This is called a “lip treatment” for a reason. It’s formulated with beeswax (a common ingredient in many chapsticks and lip balms) to seal in moisture, as well as several types of oils: jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, black currant seed oil, and sunflower seed oil. And yet, it doesn’t make your lips feel oily—just nicely hydrated.

Sun protection

This lip treatment provides SPF 15 protection against UV rays. It uses two active sunscreen filters: octinoxate and oxybenzone. The downside is that neither of these ingredients blocks UVA radiation, and they are not reef safe, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing this lip treatment in the ocean or pool. The SPF factor is also quite low, at just 15, so I would save it for days when you’re not planning to get a lot of sun exposure.

All in all, I like Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment quite a bit and would love to gift it to all of my friends. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t smile upon receiving this cute little lip treatment as a present. The rose tint is flattering on just about anyone and we could all use more lip treatments that include a boost of SPF protection. I’m a firm believer in wearing makeup that improves your skin, rather than just covering it up, so this feels like one of those “makeup” products that also provides non-cosmetic benefits by moisturizing your lips and protecting them from UV radiation.

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