Love Your Lips!

The skin of the lip, with three to five cellular layers, is very thin compared to typical face skin, which has up to 16 layers and doesn’t have the usual protection layer of sweat and body oils to keep the skin smooth—hence the reason why lips can become chapped so easily.

3 Tips to Keep Your Lips in Top Shape:

1. Don’t lick your lips Repeated licking actually robs moisture from your skin, increasing dryness.

2. Wear lipstick Yep, pigmented lipstick has been proven to block some of the suns harmful rays. For better protection—use a lipstick with spf.

3. Condition! Opt for an all natural lip balm; used frequently it will help protect and moisturize your lips. Of course we love La Mer, but at $50, it’s a definite treat, and not all of us want to spend that much on a product that can be replicated for much less.

3 Products We Know You’ll Love:

OWN offers one of our favorite lip conditioners. Buy online for $15 each or a 3-pack for about $30. These are great to keep in your purse and drawer at work. OWN uses natural products We especially love the Chili Pepper plumper and the Nighttime Lip Therapy. Options include, Day Lip Treatment, Nighttime Lip Therapy, True Mint, Cinnamon Bark and  Chili Pepper.

Another popular product line for the ladies of the Bay Area can be found at SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic & Spa is SkinMedica’s TNS Lip Renewal and Lip Plumper. At $55 for the pair, this price point is a bit higher then the OWN products, and we can’t say they are ‘all-natural’ but we can say they are addicting!

The active ingredient, TNS contains a mixture of proteins called ‘growth factors’  as well as cytokines and antioxidants. Another star ingredient is the ‘Marine Filling Spheres’ which are dehydrated spheres that swell with water to rehydrate the skin. The Lip Plumper uses niacin and benzyl nicotinate to enhance the natural color of lips.  Buy at a SkinSpirit location or online.

We LOVE this rich buttery balm: Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter that we found at Sephora. And speaking of kissable.. here’s what they’ve written …

What it does:
This rich butter leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft. Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. This shiny, juicy pop of color comes in an array of “flavors” and is ideal for dry lips.


Have we missed one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments section!


Disclosure: While we get approximately 50 percent of products sent to us as samples we only write about the ones we like 100 percent of the time.


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