Now that we’re in the thick of winter, you’re probably noticing your lips are no longer quite as pillowy soft as they were back in September. Cold temps and high winds are a recipe for dry, cracked lips. Plus, lips don’t produce natural oils like the rest of the face, making it even more important for you to take special care of your pout.
Try these kickass lip masks, scrubs and treatments to exfoliate away the flakiness and restore hydration for a silky-smooth kisser.
1Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask ($26)
This leave-on lip mask has a perfect rosy tint that gives your lips a great natural-looking flush. A blend of lanolin, vanilla extract, olive oil, jojoba oil, and antioxidant-rich resveratrol infuses lips with moisture and helps soften the appearance of fine lines — youthful and hydrated lips, coming right up!
2Aquareveal Smooth Talker Water Peel for Lips ($26)
The first scrub-free lip exfoliator, this gentle peel uses a patent-pending water-based formula that combines water, natural extracts, conditioners, and brightening ingredients to slough away rough and dry spots on the lips and leave them feeling silky-smooth.
3Kahina Giving Beauty Lip & Face Balm ($44)
This restorative treatment balm contains deeply hydrating, natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and mango nut butter. Imortelle, blue tansy and calendula all lend healing and soothing properties to calm inflammation, repair chapped skin and promote healthy cell turnover.
4Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($23)
This ultra-hydrating gloss is infused with natural oils to transform the feel of your lips. Hazelnut and jojoba plump and nourish the skin, while mirabelle oil helps prevent further moisture loss. It looks like a lipgloss, with a pretty sheen, but doesn’t get gunky or sticky.
5Bliss Fabulips ‘pout’-o-matic ($48)
It’s kind of like a Clarisonic for your lips. The rotating brush gently massages to softly exfoliate lips and stimulate cell renewal. The lip-perfecting system comes with the Fabulips Sugar Scrub, which adds even more buffing power and infuses lips with nourishing oils and vitamins.
6Osmia Organics Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair ($22)
Two ingredients known for their healing properties — organic manuka honey and myrrh extract — come together in this intensive healing balm. It’s safe to use on even cracked, raw lips, and contains lanolin, a powerful emollient that’s great for treating cracked, irritated skin.
7Tata Harper Be Fierce ($24)
Apricot kernal, rhubarb, acai and green tea oils infuse lips with a hefty dose of antioxidants, renewing skin and imparting hydration. The roster of ingredients is full of more natural and organic oils like olive, camellia and sesame seed, which all contribute to this lip treatment’s intense moisturizing effects.
8Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ($23)
A cult classic, this lip scrub is enriched with brown sugar crystals to buff away flakes and oils like jojoba and grapeseed to infuse lips with moisture. It also contains shea butter to perfectly smooth and hydrate your pucker.
9Kat Burki Glossy Lip Treatment ($28)
Cold-pressed coconut oil makes this lip treatment a VIP in our books. The gloss is super sheer and not at all sticky, and gives lips a slight sheen. The result: Healthy, hydrated lips that look just that.
10Suki 2-Step Ultra-Soft Lip Kit ($8)
Two steps to perfect lips: exfoliate, moisturize. Suki created this product for her namesake skincare brand because of her own struggles with chapped lips. First, exfoliate with the raw sugar scrub. Then follow it up with the nourishing balm, filled with ceramides (lipid molecules that restore the skin’s potective barrier) and calming chamomile and calendula.
11Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo ($23)
Created by Beverly Hills dermatologist Stuart H. Kaplan, M.D., Perfect Pout is meant to be a natural solution to cosmetic procedures that make lips look fuller, healthier and younger. Hyaluronic acid and collagen peptides in the mask plump and hydrate lips while papaya enzyme naturally dissolves dead skin cells. After using the mask, apply the balm to seal in hydration and protect lips with SPF 20.