This product is really softening to the lips and the "grittiness" dissipates over wear. I would say the greatest thing about how subtle and balm-y this product is, is that a man could probably feel comfortable sharing this product. This is a very sheer, natural looking product with /very/ little pigment. It is not hyper moisturizing like some of their other products but somehow my lips do feel softer so. do with that what you will. I wasn't sure about giving this product five stars because it needs something more, either more pigment, more moisture, an SPF, something. It does its job, but not well enough to distract from the fact that it's just okay. The finish is incredibly natural, not glossy at all just a beautiful lip balm in a fantastic metal container.