During the autumnal and winter months our skins take quite a battering without us realising, how many of us blast our heaters on in our cars and houses and then freeze our faces off in the arctic winds? .. I'm guilty. Our skin can really dry out, and chapped, sore lips are not uncommon.
There are so many lip care products on the market so it can be quite baffling as to which is the best one to choose. We stock 3 different lip care products and customers often ask "So which one is best?"
So here are my reviews...
- Murad Soothing Skin and Lip Care - this product, like all of them, feels lovely when it is applied, it also has a nice scent to it and smoothing, nourishing texture. It feels like it is really protective. I have also found that it stays on your lips for a super long time without disappearing at all which is great as you hardly need to reapply it. The product contains Beta Hydroxy Acids and hydrators which gently exfoliate the skin and hydrate it to reveal smoother, softer skin. It also has vitamin E in it which instantly relieves dry or chapped skin with its conditioning and healing properties. You can also use this product on areas that get dry and chapped in the winter such as around the edges of your fingers or your knuckles, you can even use it around your nose if it is sore from a horrible cold! It retails at £18.50 which can seem expensive for a lip balm but it will last you forever and it's definitely worth it.
- REN Vita Mineral Lip Balm - if you haven't heard of REN skincare before they are definitely worth taking a look, all their products are clean so they have no parabens or any other nasties in any of their products they even print their packaging with vegetable ink. The Vita Mineral lip balm is really rich so it really comforts and soothes soreness. This lip balm retails at £9.00 which is very reasonable. It also contains vitamin E for relieving the skin and protecting it. Again, this product will last you a lifetime, you don't need much at all and it is very nourishing, so another thumbs up for this lip treat.
- Clarins Hyrdra Quench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm - the HydraQuench range is the perfect treatment for dry and dehydrated skin in winter. Including their lip balm. They use ingredients such as Shea Butter and Rose Wax to repair and hydrate. This one is the most expensive of them all retailing at £19.00. It is very intensive and comforting, it also contains the Clarins Maxi Lip Complex which plumps the lips. Your lips feel very hydrated and comfortable after using this balm, another fab lib balm to choose from. It has even won an award in the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible.
Overall, I think it really is down to personal preference: which brands you love, how much money you want to spend etc. It is very hard to choose from these 3 because they are all amazing products and very similar with the ingredients they use. Even I struggle to choose, but I do love the Murad soothing skin and lip care because of its multipurpose, but then again I still love the REN and Clarins. So I'll leave it up to you, but I am absolutely sure that if you pick any of these 3 you are bound to enjoy it.