Skinceuticals Lovin’ For Your Lips

Skinceuticals Lovin’ For Your Lips

skinceuticals antioxidant lip repair dalybeauty

I thought I would do a quick round up of some of my new favourite Skinceuticals prodz. I was teasing last week on Twitter about their Antioxidant Lip Repair and I have to say, that was instant love. Ok so let me share….

Skinceuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair: this is a unique lip moisturizing product in that it has the texture of a lotion, which makes it ideal for those of us whose skincare issues expand to outside the lip line. This means lines and ageing, in case you were wondering. From their website:

This potent treatment helps prevent signs of premature ageing while restoring moisture and smoothness to the lip surface.

- Helps prevent premature signs of aging on the lips.
- Restores moisture to hydrate and heal dry cracked lips.
- Accelerates cell renewal to keep lips soft and supple.
- Smoothes lips without irritation.
- Ideal for Accutane® users.

I love to apply it with my moisturizer in the morning and at night. And maybe once or twice mid day. Skinceuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair is emollient and silky. You can feel it soaking it immediately and your lip area feels cushiony and soft. Also – no chapped lips at all, and zero greasy feeling on the lips, which helps when applying colour after. It costs around $38 for a 9ml airtight bottle, and is sold by dermatologist and aestheticians. I use a teeny amount at a time, and I’m sure this wee bottle will last for ages. Verdict? Love.

SkinCeuticals is available through selected distribution channels via dispensing doctors, medical spas and high-end spas across Canada for $39. For store locator please visitwww.skinceuticals.com/canada.

 

Daly Skincare Love: Eucerin Lip & Hand Care Must-Haves

Daly Skincare Love: Eucerin Lip & Hand Care Must-Haves

Suzy Chapstick never has chapped lips

As you know, dear readers, I am always looking out for you and looking for ways to keep your skin soft and moisturized. Lips, too, need special care, what with all the mistletoe action at this time of year (note: keep Tic Tacs in purse). Eucerin, long known and loved for its cult moisturiser, Aquaphor, the petrolatum based miracle worker. If you have severely chapped or dry skin, you need Aquaphor. But back to our everyday needs and Eucerin.

Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm is amazing when you need a little more than just a moisturizing product. This repairs and nourishes beautifully with glycerin, shea butter, evening primrose oil, panthenol and lactic acid in a petrolatum base. Before you freak out about petrolatum, remember that it is the main ingredient in Kiehls Lip Balm, (and Carmex, Blistex etc etc) one of the best lip balms on the market. Why? Because nothing holds moisture in better. Ok back to Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm – I love the addition of lactic acid. It is terrific for dry flaky lips for two reasons: the lactic acid molecule works to pull moisture into the cells of our skin, and exfoliates surface cells which helps to perfect the skin’s surface and restore a natural glow, as well as improve absorption of topical treatments. The Eucerin Lip Balm is pretty much fragrance and taste free as well, which is a plus for me. I can smell Carmex lip balm from across the room, let alone on my own lips. Verdict? Love. For around $5 you can’t do better than this.

Eucerin Repair Hand Creme with 5% Urea is meant for intense help with dry, cracked hands, and even for eczema. It feels like silk going on, soaks in beautifully while leaving your hands amazingly soft and smooth. It feels so good and rich you feel like your hands would be greasy and sticky after applying it, but that’s not the case at all. I like to rub it in around my cuticles and fingernails as they seem to suffer the most at this time of year. It is fragrance free which is important in my hand creams. I like my perfume in my perfume and a strong hand cream can take away from that. Eucerin Repair Hand Creme promises improved skin condition over time, so I will watch to see how that pans out. So far I have been using it at bedtime and after having my hands in hot water and am very happy with the way it works. No dry cracked skin on the backs of my hands means it’s working. Verdict? Love. A 75 ml tube is around $10, and a little goes a long way.

Eucerin products are available at drugstores and Walmart.

Baby Soft Lips- Overnight!

Baby Soft Lips- Overnight!

I’m a huge fan of La Roche Posay products. Cicaplast is actually miraculous at healing skin issues of any kind, and even though I used it on my lips, it really isn’t heavy enough. So while standing in front of the wall of delicious La Roche Posay beauty products, I spied Ceralip. I whipped out my iPhone and used my handy dandy Make Up Alley product reviews app and wouldn’t you know- Ceralip had a great rating. Do you have the free Make Up Alley app? Or, if you don’t have the app, do you read reviews there? They are amazing and I don’t go shopping without reading there first.

I can’t really find any scientific explanation as to what it does and how other than it has “considerable lipid replenishing powers”. It is recommended for people on Accutane or retinoids, which can cause extreme dryness and peeling, and apparently its designed to stop the peeling. I have been using it at night and LOVE it. My lips are definitely smoother and amazingly, the product is still noticeable on my lips in the morning. It is fragrance and paraben free, so perfect for sensitive skin as well. This will be amazing after a day in the sun this summer.

I got my La Roche Posay at the drugstore for around $15.