What Versagel Lip Gloss Base Is Made Out Of

Home quarantine has disrupted the beauty industry; with all the layoffs and furloughs, consumers have less money to spend on expensive cosmetics. However, with all the newfound time at home, DIY culture has been on the rise. Whether you’re looking for a new personal hobby, ways to entertain your kids, or a reason to open an Etsy store, you’ll find how rewarding—and inexpensive—it is to make your own lip gloss.

As you learn the process, you’ll soon realize that Versagel is at the center of all things lip gloss, and No Prob-Llama sells it in quantities from 12 ounces to bulk. We have found there’s no better base for developing your own custom cosmetics. But before you put it on anyone’s lips, you should understand what Versagel lip gloss base is made out of.

The short answer: Versagel is known as a cosmetic stabilizer, a very safe hydrocarbon gel with professional-quality effects that soften lips and lock in moisture. It’s the closest texture you can get to a store-bought lip gloss and an excellent medium for experimentation.


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene 

This is a synthetic oil moisturizer that ensures smooth application, especially for rough or dry lips. It’s used as a mineral oil substitute in the cosmetics industry, and it can also be found in many SPF sunscreen products. It’s used by brands such as Bare Minerals, Laneige, Marc Jacobs, Laura Mercier, and more.

Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer 

This is what makes up the thick, gel-like consistency of Versagel lip gloss base, in tandem with its sibling (below). It’s used by Mario Badescue, Becca, ColourPop, and more.

Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer 

This teams up with the above ingredient to form a gelling agent that conditions skin. It’s a tool for controlling viscosity. It’s used by Glossier, L’Oreal, Too Faced, Fresh Sugar, and more.


For starters, Versagel is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free, and it provides excellent skin benefits. DIYers keep coming back to Versagel because it’s clear, water-repellant, and odorless and because it doesn’t discolor with age. It’s easier and safer to work with than other gels that use metal stearates or fumed silica—and it’s made in the USA. If you’re open to expanding your projects, you can also use Versagel in hair gel, lotion, and other body cosmetics.

As you assemble your lip gloss-making materials, explore No Prob-Llama for supplies ranging from decorative, glittery lip gloss tubes to cosmetics-safe flavoring and oils. Once you understand what Versagel lip gloss base is made out of, you’ll want to make it the foundation of all your products. Contact us to take advantage of our next-day business shipping and rewards program—and thank you for making the world a glossier place.