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Soothe those tired, cracked lips

Applying lip balm
Applying lip balm
The Italian Voice

Spring is almost here, believe it or not. With the winter most of us had, we are all battered from the weather. Our lips have not escaped the harsh cold and it shows.

Begin the healing process with Bliss Spa’s Fabulips ‘Pout’-O-Matic ($48). The kit includes a sugar lip scrub and exfoliating tool to sloth away all that dead skin that winter chapped away at. It revitalizes, rejuvenates and smoothes the thin skin on your lips. Lock the moisture in with Neova’s Cu3 Intensive Lip Repair ($22), which is a potent combination of copper and peptides to repair the damaging effects of wind and cold. Organic Doctor Royal Jelly Lip Serum ($5) is an intense moisturizer, just like a face serum that penetrates and condition lips with African Coffee Tree Oil. An added bonus is it smells like the freshest orange which you will want to like. Thankfully, its organic, but then it won’t actually work. An effective lip balm is YuBe lip balm ($5), using the original Japanese formula that is simple yet effective at keeping lips moist with aloe and vitamin E. As the weather warms up and more time is spent outside lip balm needs to have SPF like the broad spectrum Carmex Protecting Lip Balm ($2) that has SPF 15 and is water resistant.

Like every middle schooler trapped inside of us there is a direct correlation to lip balms must smell good. Think about that ten pack of lip smackers you lusted after every time you went to the drug store. Alba Botanica Hawaiian lip balm ($3) comes in a variety of tropical, dream worthy scents such as pineapple quench, passion fruit nectar, and coconut cream. For a refreshing kiss The Body Shop Foundation Lip Butter ($6) in Dragon Fruit or 2 Lips Lip Butter ($9) in Pink Grapefruit and Lime will perk you up for a quick wake up. On the other hand, wind down with Clairvoyant Beauty’s Soothing Lavender Lip Balm ($10) or Avalon Organics Soothing Vanilla Rosemary Lip Balm ($3) to help restore lips and use aromathology to help relax.

Then there is a time when your lip balm should be a little special or work overtime. Usually that incorporates color. Pacifica’s Coconut Kiss ($10) is a long lasting color and hydrating lip butter. Herbal tinted lip balm from Palladio ($5) comes in a range of colors like rosey to give that bold red lip for a color that won’t quit moisturizing. Even a lipstick such as Deborah Lippman’s lipstick ($22) can give a sheer shade. Then sometimes you want a little designer on your lips and Marc Jacobs lip lock ($24) is a moisturizing lip balm that has a little catwalk qualities to it. For your man, Anthony Logistic for Men ($8) has a specially formulated lip balm just for men.