While marketing gimmicks continue to fool gullible beauty consumers, we decided to take matters into our own hands to save a couple of highly misunderstood gems that got sucked into this pool of injustice. Lip masks and scrubs. We spent the past month doing our homework to achieve soft, healthy lips. Our benchmark? Hailey Bieber (what, have you seen her lips?). But hold on. Before you snicker at our touchstone, please allow us to flaunt all the groundwork we put into this carefully designed list.
Post all the digging, we’re pretty convinced that exfoliating and masking your pout is your one-way ticket to elegant, pillowy lips. It’s possible. Thus, without further ado we’ve listed six solid lip masks and scrubs to lean on mid-commute, between deadlines or even if it’s just on a blah rainy day. These bi-weekly formulas promise to reveal perfectly primed lips.
Care for some dessert for your lips? Thought as much. the ETUDE HOUSE Cherry Jelly Lips Patch. Formulated with vitalizing Cherry extracts, this lip shaped hydro gel patch that delivers a surge of hydration upon contact. Slap this mask on right before you head out to meet your girlfriends and they’re going to notice the difference. Take it from us.
There’s nothing remotely attractive about thirsty, flaky lips (especially if you have a date this weekend). So, when you feel your lips turning scaly, reach out for the TONYMOLY Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch. Amped up with a harmony of Vitamin C, Strawberries and Blueberries, this serum-packed hydrogel promises to moisturize and plump your lips, leaving them soft and kissable. It’s sure to leave you (and your special someone) nothing short of smitten. Tee-hee.
Go to bed with the DearPacker Plum Seed Sleeping Lip Mask. This heavy-duty balm works as an overnight lip mask that melts stubborn dead skin cells and provides abundant moisture to lips while you snooze. If you’re the sort that wears lip makeup on a regular basis, you should consider stocking on this ASAP. Topped with Virgin Plum Oil and Manuka Honey, this sleeping mask is also tailor-made for chronically dry lips.
Here’s a little something for the vegans. The one and only Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Scrub. This fine sugar scrub exfoliates your lips by removing dead skin with the power of Murumuru Seed Butter. Apply this pretty pink formula and scrub for a good 3-4 minutes for a rich boost of hydration. Warning. The packaging is so adorable that your friends might try to take a scoop or two from the tub. Just saying.
If you have dark lips today is your lucky day (we’re looking at you, smokers). To achieve lighter lips, you might want to consider getting your hands on an organic scrub infused with pure oils to scrub all the pigmentation away. If you ask us, the Gaia Aromatherapy Citurs For Dark Lips Scrub actually made a HUGE difference. Use this cruelty-free scrub once a week you’ll be surprised at the results.
For starters, this scrub tastes like sweet butter frosting. Whipped with Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil, the BLISCENT Cake Frosting Lip Scrub is currently an editor-favorite (because it works). This delectable formula energizes cells as it buffs to perfection. Repeat the process twice a week for faster results. Oh, it smells so good you could eat it. Well, this time I guess you can have the cake and eat it too?