I recently purchased a lip gloss from Elizabeth's Bon Bon brand which is a cosmetics line that targets OL's and career women searching for work-appropriate makeup. The Maxi Bon Bon lip gloss and treatment is a fragrance-free, emollient gloss that is supposed to provide moisture, shine and volume to the lips. It can be worn alone or over/under another lip color and comes in two shades: 1 Clear and 2 Pure Pink. The gloss ingredients include palmitoyl oligopeptide (an amino-peptide that stimulates collagen and elastin to combat aging), mineral oil, royal jelly extract, and jojoba and avocado oil.
Maxi Bon Bon in 2 has a slight pink tint that turns up clear on my lips. The applicator is a short brush rather than the typical gloss sponge and the essence itself is quite heavy but not sticky. Though I am not sure that you could replace your regular lip cream with the Maxi gloss, its moisturizing and hydrating properties are similar to petroleum jelly-type creams and makes lips look extra plump and shiny. If you are looking to add greater shine and long-lasting power to your lip color, I highly recommend applying the gloss over your lipstick. If you want extra-juicy, milky lips, apply the gloss under a separate lip gloss color. It does a wonderful job of preventing gloss pigment from seeping into the cracks and wrinkles of your lips. Maxi Bon Bon is 840 yen (including tax). Though I do not think it is a must-have item, I do think the gloss is quite useful and may buy it again.