Looking after your lips is important for so many reasons; aside from the fact that chapped lips can look unsightly, they can also be painful, not to mention the fact that the lips are one of the first places to show the signs of ageing. Fortunately, we stock several products which will keep your lips in the best possible condition and even reverse some of the early signs of ageing – read on to find out which would be the best for you:
The skin around the eyes and the mouth are very similar in a lot of ways; the skin is thinner and more delicate than other places on the face, but they’re also both areas of movement which means they’re subject to more wear and tear. Smoking, frowning, laughter and other repeated activities can indelibly affect the eyes and mouth, but this cream from Elemis will deeply moisturise the thin, dry skin around the eyes and mouth, and make vertical lip lines appear finer and smoother, revealing a plumper, more youthful and renewed skin texture.
This lip treatment from Dermalogica can be used daily like a normal lip balm, at least twice a day, to keep the lips moisturised and supple. It also contains ingredients which will minimise fine lines, fight against damaging free radicals, reduce contour lines and eliminate rough skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which holds over a thousand times its weight in water, provides maximum skin hydration for delicate lip tissue.
Some lip products are sold as products which will give your lips moisture, but use a petroleum base which may feel as though it’s moisturising your lips, but will ultimately dry them out further. This lip balm from Elemis is based on white bees wax, which is a natural, non-drying base, rich in vitamins and nutrients for the skin. The peppermint will add zing to your lips and will both help to soften the lips while also giving a slight plumping effect.
Night time is often when we use our most potent products, and this lip treatment is no exception. It comes with a dedicated applicator and helps to restore volume around the lips, smoothing out fine lines and improving elasticity in the area. It can be used nightly, before bed and after cleansing the face, and should be massaged in and around the lips with the tip of the tube for maximum effect.
With the current popularity of long wear and matte lipsticks, removing your make-up at the end of the day is trickier than ever, which is why a dedicated remover is often needed to tackle it. This make-up remover from Elemis has been designed specifically to tackle tough-to-remove eye and lip make-up and harnesses the power of white flowers for both gentle but effective cleansing.