Note: This is not a sponsored post, and I am not receiving any compensation from these brands. I just think they’re kind of cool.
I have perpetually chapped lips.
So when I was standing in the check-out aisle of my favorite beauty supply store recently, I noticed this:
The peppy salesgirl informed me that this Lip Scrub by Sara Happ was an exfoliant for the lips, and that it worked wonders. It would slough off the dead skin on my lips, she said. Then she peered closer at my mouth.
“What product are you using to moisturize your lips?”
I told her the brand I’d been using for years, what I thought was the Gold Standard for lip care.
She shook her head, and gave me a patient, gentle look, not unlike the look given me by the Victoria’s Secret saleslady many moons ago, who told me the bra I’d been wearing for years was all wrong, and promptly introduced me to underwires.
“It has petroleum jelly,” the salesgirl said. “Petroleum jelly dries out your lips.”
Am I the only woman on the planet who didn’t know this? And why manufacture lip moisturizer that dries out your lips? Clearly, to get me to buy more lip moisturizer that merely poses as lip moisturizer! I felt the sting of betrayal.
“You should use this instead.”
Here’s what she handed me:
She explained that Dr. Hauschka’s Lip Care Stick is made with oils, not petroleum jelly, and will not dry out the lips.
Before I knew it, I had both products in hand, with instructions to use the Lip Scrub to exfoliate my lips once a week and apply the Lip Care Stick as often as I liked.
I’ve used the lip exfoliant once. Too soon to know if it lives up to its hype, although it does smell and feel dreamy. I use the lip care stick several times a day and love how easily it goes on. I’m not sure if my lips are any less chapped, but that could be due to the dry winter air.
If nothing else, I am the owner of two sexy new lip care products and can walk into the beauty supply store with my head held high.
Until I learn that everything I thought I knew about enhancing some other part of my face is wrong.
What about you? Any lip care secrets you’d like to share?