Ogee is a luxury organic makeup line that’s becoming increasingly popular. The brand describes their products as “Beyond Clean Beauty” and sells lipstick, facial cleansers, contour sticks and more.
But does Ogee contain research-backed and clean ingredients for improving appearance and skin quality or is it a waste of money? Does the brand contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Ogee for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the benefits of Ogee makeup?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in two of the most popular Ogee makeup products (Sculpted Complexion Stick and Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil) based on medical studies to give our take on if the products are clean and worth the money.
We’ll also provide a cost breakdown that shows which retailer sells Ogee makeup for the lowest price and feature real, unsponsored Ogee user reviews.
Sculpted Complexion Stick Ingredient Analysis
The ingredients in Ogee Sculpted Complexion Stick are shown above.
This product is a tinted moisturizer and comes in a variety of shades. It has a number of research-backed ingredients.
Beeswax was shown in a clinical trial published in the AAPS PharmaSciTech journal to improve skin moisture content and repair skin barrier function.
Jojoba seed oil is one of the most effective natural moisturizers, and may have anti-aging effects as well as moisturizing effects according to a 2013 medical review.
Coffee seed oil was shown in a clinical trial published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology to increase collagen and elastin production in skin. The study authors suggest that this ingredient “might improve physiological balance in the skin.”
Iron oxides are the cleanest naturally-derived colorants for tinted cosmetic products, and much healthier than artificial dyes. As we documented in our Il Makiage reviews article on another popular cosmetics brand containing this ingredient, iron oxides are non-toxic and clinically shown to protect skin from UV damage.
Patchouli was shown in a 2022 clinical trial to have a potent anti-aging effect on skin cells in a test tube environment.
Elderberry is an antioxidant-rich fruit that was shown in a clinical trial to reverse the inflammatory response in human skin cells.
There are no questionable or unhealthy additive ingredients in this formulation.
Overall, we are highly impressed with this product. It contains a number of research-backed ingredients and we believe it’s likely to improve skin quality, moisturize skin and protect skin from UV damage.
This is the best cosmetic formulation we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health and would recommend it. It’s very challenging to find cosmetic products without fragrance and synthetic preservatives that pose potential health risks.
But how do real users rate and describe the aesthetic effects of Ogee makeup? We’ll review in the next section.
Real, Unsponsored Ogee Makeup User Reviews
A TikTok creator named Som does a live product demo of Ogee makeup for contouring and shares her thoughts on the brand:
@sommerxleigh The results 😭😭 I love!!! @ogee #makeup #fyp #ogee ♬ original sound - Som ✵
A YouTube creator named Britteney Walton shares her thoughts on how effective Ogee products are on darker skin:
Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil Ingredient Analysis
The ingredients in Ogee Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil are shown above.
Like the previous Ogee product, this one contains several research-backed ingredients.
Coconut oil is the most effective plant oil for improving skin quality, and also has an anti-aging effect according to a 2018 meta-study on plant oils and skin quality.
Hydrogenated castor oil may be an effective natural exfoliant according to a clinical trial published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Tocopherol, also known as vitamin E, can help protect the skin against UV-induced damage as we referenced in our review of Zo skincare.
Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol that’s not only good for the body but good for skin. A 2014 clinical trial found that this ingredient is a potent anti-inflammatory when applied topically, and may be effective against dermatitis and reducing skin lesions.
Titanium dioxide is one of the most effective and safe sunscreen ingredients. It’s been clinically shown to not be systemically absorbed and to be highly effective at blocking the damaging effects of UV rays on skin.
This product is entirely free of questionable or unhealthy additive ingredients.
We’re very impressed with this formulation. Not only is this lip oil likely to improve skin quality and the hydration of the lips, it has no potentially unhealthy ingredients. We would recommend this product based on its formulation.
Where to Buy Ogee Makeup for the Best Price
Ogee makeup is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the two products reviewed in this article:
Sculpted Complexion Stick
ModeSens: $58 (plus unclear shipping fee)
Brand website: $58 (plus $6.99 shipping), link
Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil
Brand website: $28 (plus $6.99 shipping)
Amazon: $28 (plus $2 coupon and free shipping depending on plan – link to official Amazon listing)
Real Customers Review Ogee Makeup
Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.
Ogee Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil has been reviewed over 2,600 times on Amazon with an average review rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Alyssa Pettit” who claims that Ogee’s formulation is more hydrating than similar products she’s tried:
“I was originally hesitant because I’ve never tried a ‘sculpted’ lip oil… but needless to say, I am IMPRESSED. It glides on so smoothly and gives the perfect amount in one swipe. No over applying, goopy mess on your lips. It’s not sticky at all and is super hydrating. I have always suffered from severe dry, cracked lips no matter what season it is. But this lip oil is no joke. It’s perfect and I will continue to buy again, and again!!!!”
The top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Dachshund Mom X 3” who claims the product isn’t a good option during the winter months:
“After using religiously for several days in a row, I saw no improvement or any difference from my normal product. My lips continued with peeling and bleeding. This product just made my lips feel like I had an abundance of lip gloss on and they felt gross if I wanted a sip of water or to eat something. So, if you are like me in winter, save your money, this product won't help you.”
Pros and Cons of Ogee Makeup
Here are the pros and cons of Ogee makeup as a brand in our opinion:
- Research-backed ingredients
- Should improve aesthetics
- Cleanest cosmetic formulations we’ve reviewed
- Zero questionable additives
- Beautiful branding
- Favorable online reviews
- Somewhat expensive