Lip balms are like ice cream…I like them both a lot. Smooth, creamy, comforting, delicious, it’s hard to play favorites with either.
Balms should be rich and buttery, not sticky and glossy. I prefer a thick treatment balm over anything too slick. Same goes for ice cream, I guess. Fro-yo is OK in a pinch, but when I really NEED to indulge, give me something with a little viscosity.
My lip-pampering picks. Treatments & Treats.
Just like your face, elbows, and feet, your lips need exfoliating love too! Prep lips for deep conditioning with Ilia’s Balmy Nights exfoliating balm. Organic oils, shea butter, and tiny granules of volcanic stone powder work together to moisturize and gently remove dead skin.
Protective & Plumping for Day
Read my lips: they need SPF as much as your face! Protect them year round with Dior’s Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm. With an SPF of 10, stimulating Vitamins A & E, nourishing rose essential oil, and a subtle pink tint, this pretty little pot is begging for a spot in your purse.
Soothing & Moisturizing for Night
Your skin goes through a resting, regenerative process overnight. Serums and night treatments take advantage of this natural restorative time when cells repair themselves. I keep Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream on my bedside table to pamper my dry dehydrated lips. It has a thick texture and a cool, tranquil quality courtesy of Avene’s signature thermal spring water formula. Sulcrafates, a healing agent used in the treatment of ulcers and tissue repair, help protect the delicate skin on your lips. Plus, just hearing the words “cold cream” remind me of ice cream and make me ready for bedtime.
Speaking of ice cream, eeny, meeny, miny, moe…