Each season brings its own skincare and beauty regime woes, but summer can be especially tough on the lips with wind, sun and sea salt from beach days and hiking trips. Don’t worry though, help is at hand.
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Here are a few innovative balms, brushes and scrubs to keep you pout-perfect throughout the summer months:
Pure Lano: Sugar scrub and balm
Harnessing the naturally hydrating powers of lanolin, this Pure Lano duo contains an exfoliating sugar scrub to remove any dead skin and polish the lips, before the lanolin-based natural balm locks in moisture throughout the day.
The use of sunflower seed, jojoba and almond oils provides extra nourishment, making it ideal for chapped or dry lips.
Eve Lom: Moisturising tinted balm
It doesn’t hit stores until May, but we can’t wait to try Eve Lom’s newest Kiss Mix colour collection. The fruity-coloured lip balm is giving strong summer vibes, but beneath the pretty palette of colours is an ultra-moisturising formula for softer lips.
While natural beeswax provides intense hydration, amino and palmitic acids are used to activate the production of collagen to plump your pout.
Fresh: Sugar Lip wand and balm
Fresh is another brand using sugar to sweeten the deal: their latest Sugar Lip formula incorporates three stages to achieve the ultimate hydration.
First, buff the lips with Sugar Lip Treatment Perfecting Wand, before applying the Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy to soften the lips and smooth fine lines. Lastly, the Sugar Lip Treatment not only provides moisture with a summery glow, but it also has SPF 15 to ensure protection from damaging rays.
Coconut Matter: WonderBalm
From Hong Kong eco-lifestyle brand Coconut Matter comes a range of organic, hyper-hydrating WonderBalms. Using ethically-sourced WILD Virgin coconut oil, shea butter, avocado oil and cocoa butter, the formula uses only natural, premium ingredients to create a nourishing balm that keeps your smile supple and soft all summer long. The balm comes in a clear form or tinted red or pink.
Hourglass: No.28 lip treatment oil
This vegan lip oil from Hourglass is the perfect way to combat the elements this summer. The 28 ingredients in the title is a blend of essential oils, lipid-rich plant oils, and four vitamins.
While it delicately treats the lips, it also adds volume and gives more definition, and the gold-plated, anti-bacterial tip is an easy and soothing applicator. Apply in the evening and leave overnight for all-day softness.
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