If you suffer from dry or dehydrated lips, I would like to suggest 6 lip treatments that will pamper your lips right in time for Valentine's Day:
1. The retro lip balm
Smith's Rosebud Salve ($7.50)
This is one of these things I like to keep around; the vintage tin is just so pretty. Don't be fooled by its delicate packaging and rose scent, this light pink balm is great for chapped lips and also for cuticles. A great stocking stuffer gift.
2. The medical lip balm
Uriage Bariéderm Soothing Repair Barrier Lip Balm ($11.95)
This one doesn't come in a pretty packaging, but it doesn't matter since it provides instant and long-lasting relief. I like its airy and comforting texture that helps heal cracked lips. Perfect for snow bunnies.
3. The high tech lip balm
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair ($39)
This is not your average lip balm. It's a white lotion that you massage onto your lips to exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent premature aging. Although I can't tell at this stage if it helps to smooth deep lines, my lips are definitely softer and fuller thanks to this lip treatment. For the antioxidant junkie.
4. The no-fuss lip balm
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue ($4.66)
If you like Vicks, you'll definitely enjoy using this medicated lip balm formulated with eucalyptus and menthol. There is something so refreshing about applying a good old minty balm to smooth wind-chapped lips on the go. A fun budget buy.
5. The innovative lip balm
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($23)
This is an exciting kind of lip treatment formulated with plant oils. It has a delicious honey taste and a texture similar to a thick lipgloss but without any stickiness. I just love the sleek packaging, the soothing formula and the big sponge applicator. Absolutely addictive.
6. The deluxe lip balm
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm ($17)
I keep this healing salve on my nightstand. Since it is quite a thick waxy paste, I prefer to use it before going to bed. I let it work its magic while I sleep and always wake up to the softest lips. A precious find with a divine citrus scent.