We all love peeling that dry layer of skin on our lips, slowly pulling it off with our fingers, as if we’re snakes shedding our dried-up skin cells. BUT, regardless of how satisfying or good it feels, it’s not great for our lips. This habit is even harder to stop now that we have to wear masks everywhere, which dries out our lips even more! Before we dive into the 5 lip products that are great for us lip pickers, let’s take a look at what ingredients we should avoid and look for when we’re searching for lip products!
According to healthline.com, we should avoid:
- Excess wax (sucks out moisture and dries out lips)
- Synthetic fragrances
- Essential Oils
- Petroleum (unfortunately, most lip balms are petroleum-based)
On the other hand, we should look for:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Plant-based fatty acids (i.e. sunflower oil and cocoa butter)
Best lip products for lip pickers:
1. Burt’s Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment
Although this product is for overnight use, it definitely improves the overall result when you’re using your daytime lip balm. This all-natural lip product contains ceramide oils, which protect your lips against dryness and reduces the number of times you need to reapply your lip balm.
2. Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter
This is a more affordable option for those who want to have smooth buttery lips. Though it’s made from petroleum (like most Vaseline products), it’s a great alternative for good lip balms. Infused with cocoa butter, this product is great for achieving healthy-looking lips.
3. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Another product that can be used overnight, this product contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidants that can keep your lips moisturized and hydrated for a long time. It also comes in different flavours such as berry, vanilla, grapefruit, sweet candy, and more!
4. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Therapy
For those who are not going for a glossy lip look, this is the product for you. The best thing about this non-slip lip balm is definitely the ingredients, which contain glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter! Besides, it also includes Colloidal Oatmeal which soothes dry lips.
5. Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm
One word, Lanolin. It’s the only ingredient in this product and it works like a charm! According to healthline.com, the molecular structure of lanolin resembles our skin lipids, which is why it’s the most compatible ingredient to use on our skin. Just put a small amount on your fingers, warm it up, and apply it to your lips! This product can also be used on your nipples, cuticles, elbows, and any dry patch of skin.
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