It’s possible to hydrate the skin, but the lips? Ah, that’s a completely different story. Dry skin on the lips is a plague we beauty aficionados seem to live with on a daily basis. Everything we slather on (gloss, lipstick etc.) have a drying effect on the skin.
So it’s important to pay attention to lip hydration but I know from prior experience that Chapstick ain’t going to cut the mustard. Even my favorite Smith’s Rosebud Salve that I apply time and time again cannot give me that soft, emollient deliciously sweet pout that I crave.
So when I discovered Lisa Hoffman’s delicious Spa Facial products for the lips, I was hopeful.
First up: the Lip Polisher ($14.95). I was expecting grains, and I received nothing but a smooth paste (full of honey, mango butter, soybean and jojoba oil). You rub the polisher on your lips to prep for the moisturizer that’s about to follow. I did notice a slight difference in the hydration level of my lips after I rubbed the polisher on. But the real delight was the Lip Moisturizer, which is probably the best lip product I have ever used.
It’s thick (the viscosity of honey) and gooey. Composed of A, C and E, olive, avocado and sweet almond oi, the Lip Moisturizer stays on your lips for hours. I applied it before I went to bed and in the morning my lips were still glossy and wet (non tacky). It hydrated them so beautifully and I used it as a base before applying my favorite lipstick. $24.95.
Every serious lip fanatic must indulge in these two products, especially at night before going to bed. And with fall and winter quickly approaching, now may be the time to invest in this delightfully hydrating duo.