I normally always have nice lips but the last six months they have been getting drier and more chapped than ever. I started out slathering Vaseline on my lips at night and wearing Chapstick in the day but my lip skin was still peeling off throughout the day. when I rubbed my lips together it felt like little flecks of sand were on my lips (it was not pretty).
The dermatologist recommended I use Aquaphor, so I started slathering that on day and night which only improved my lips a little bit. After a month of that I started using a nightly lip treatment by Neosporin but got minimal results. By December I was desperate, nothing I used was working or I would get a little improvement for a few days only for it to get worse again.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a little research. The best lip treatments on the market were the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment and Clinique Repairwear Intensive Care. I decided to go with Clinique for the simple fact that it’s been out for a long time and had hundreds of positive reviews. The lip treatment by Sugar is relatively new but if anyone has tried it, I’d love to hear what you think.
Clinique’s lip treatment is $26 which is a hefty price but I was so desperate I didn’t care. It’s a thick, gel-based lip treatment that goes on silky smooth. It’s advertised as an anti-aging formula that prevents and repairs wrinkles on and around the lips but many people use it primarily as a lip hydrator. I use it in the morning and before I go to bed. I noticed improvement within 48 hours, now it’s been almost three weeks and my lips are completely back to normal. As an added bonus my lips also have a few less lines than before which I honestly never knew I was supposed to be preventing. This lip treatment may be a bit on the expensive side but sometimes you have to pay to get results, so far it has been worth every penny. You can get this lip treatment for yourself at any Clinique counter or one of my favorite places, Sephora.