No matter how luxurious your lipsticks are, no formula—no matter how pigmented—can cover up dry lips. And when not addressed properly, a parched pout can lead to chapping, cracking, and long-term inflammation. Our advice? Use a lip scrub. Typically blended with exfoliating ingredients, these gentle, nourishing formulas slough away dead cells, lock in moisture, and heal skin damage.
If you’re in dire need of a pick-me-up for your pucker, then look no further. We’ve got sweet, smooch-worthy solutions stocked up just for you! Scroll on!
THE V&M NATURALS’ LIP POLISHES
Don’t be fooled by these teeny tiny tubs—they pack a hard-hitting punch with nature’s most intensive exfoliator. Cellulose, extracted from the soft fibers of plants, is an organic compound that absorbs dead skin, dirt, and other debris. Together with safflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and jojoba oil, this formula delivers copious amounts of vitamin E and fatty acids deep into the skin’s layers.
With beeswax, shea butter, and avocado oil as the finishing ingredients to these custom concoctions, these skin-saving scrubs restore the soft, supple texture of your lips. They’re also boosted with murumuru oil, which helps fight signs of aging and improves elasticity levels. Have your pick between two luscious flavors: Melon Loco or Coco Vanille. The first has a fruity, tropical zing (perfect for staying moisturized at the beach), while the second is good enough for dessert! And if that’s not tempting enough for you, this stuff treats, heals, and prevents chapped lips in 3 different ways. Read on!
3 WAYS TO TREAT AND PREVENT CHAPPED LIPS
BEFORE USE: The product first appears to be a solid balm, but it must first be mixed to bring out its true form. Use a spatula or cotton bud to mix the container’s entire contents. This will bring out the fine exfoliating grains from the bottom of the jar and combine it with the hydrating balm base. It should turn into a soft, pliable goo once properly mixed.
SCRUB AWAY DRY, DEAD SKIN: Scoop out a generous amount of product and coat your lips in a thick layer. With your fingertips, work in the grainy particles using upward, circular motions. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes to allow the product to sink and soften the skin. Then, wipe off residue with a moist cotton pad.
MAINTAIN MOISTURE AS YOU SLEEP: On clean lips, use your ring finger to apply a light layer of the balm on your lips. (It’s okay if you get a few grains on there!) Leave on overnight. In the morning, wipe away any remaining residue if needed.
THOROUGHLY REMOVE YOUR LIPSTICK: Wearing a lot of lipstick can dry out your lips—for a clean sweep and a boost of hydration, take a generous amount of product and coat your lips in a thick layer. Use your fingertips to massage it into your skin and dissolve the makeup. Then, wipe away all residue using a moist cotton pad.
The V&M Naturals Lip Polishes are available on BeautyMNL for P299 (limited time sale price only). Shop the Melon Loco variant here * and the* Coco Vanille variant here.
Photos by Kat Echon.
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