Time to pucker up!
Lip Care is important! Have you ever been in the situation where you’re talking to someone and the only thing you notice is how dry and chapped their lips are? Instead of paying attention to what’s being said, the only thing you can focus on is how badly you wish they’d apply some lip balm and give their lips some love. All they need is a better Lip Care Routine and they’d be set! Sometimes we’re so overwhelmed with everything that’s happening in our lives that we tend to forget about the small things and for some, applying lip balm or keeping our lips happy and hydrated is something that tends to be forgotten.
A lot of us don’t actually realise that applying lip balm daily is quite important for the overall health of our lips because the skin on our lips is much finer than the skin that covers the rest of our bodies and this is why it can become chapped or peel quite easily. We previously broke down the World Famous 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine but did you know that Koreans also have a lip care routine? Don’t worry though! It’s not another 10 steps, but really just 2 simple steps! We’re going to walk you through what those two steps are and then share with you which Korean lip balms make the top of our must have list. Here we go..!
Lip Care Step One: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
We’re all familiar with the benefits of exfoliating our faces at least once a week and our lips are no different. Experts behind K-beauty tell us that much like exfoliating our faces, it’s just as important to exfoliate our lips. Why? Simple – it’s because doing this helps to buff away dead skin cells and prepares our lips to absorb as much moisture as possible. Be mindful not to choose anything that can expose the lips to too much abrasion. Opt for something like a salt or sugar scrub and make sure you’re not overdoing it (after all – less is more) – we recommend once a week or however often you feel is necessary.
Lip Care Step Two: Hydrate
Choose a lip balm that best suits your personal preferences. If you’re feeling like your lips need some extra love – opt for a lip treatment or a lip mask and you’ll see how much of a difference this will make to your overall lip health.
Now that we’ve shared the Korean 2-step lip care routine, let’s take a look at which lip products we tried and loved.
The winner of our Korean exfoliating lip scrub goes to….
This scrub contains 20% sugar granules, powdered walnut shells, shea butter, olive oil and jojoba oil to deeply moisturise your lips. It has a slightly sweet taste due to the sugar content but contains no synthetic fragrances or artificial colouring.
Di-isostearyl malate, sucrose, microcrystalline wax, mineral oil, dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, jojoba esters, paraffin, silica, polyethylene, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, tocopheryl acetate, citus auantium bergania (bergamot) fruit oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil,citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil
Our top 2 Korean lip balms are:
What is it:
A lip balm with Ceramide and moisturising oil that relives dry and fatigued lips to make them both soft and smooth
What is it formulated to do:
This ceramide-based lip treatment creates a protective cera-barrier that shields lips from dryness while hydrating with moisturizing oils including babassu seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, and pomegranate seed oil. Lips become super soft and plush. The ceramides work to replenish lips’ natural moisture barrier and retain hydration for all-day softness and relief.
Comes in two flavours:
- “Pure” – Flavourless
- “Mint” – Our favourite – provides a burst of freshness with natural peppermint oil
This lip balm has been dermatologist tested and proven hypoallergenic.
What is it:
One of Korea’s top-selling lip treatment masks that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight.
Best used for:
- Fine lines
What’s more to love:
This lip sleeping mask has a softening balm texture that allows for quick absorption. The formula is enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses and is absolutely berrylicious. The Moisture Wrap technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
This lip sleeping mask is dermatologist tested and recommended for all skin types. Laneige does not believe in testing their products on animals.
Try out the 2-Step Korean Lip Care Routine and let us know how it works for you and we would absolutely love for you to get your hands on our top 2 picks. Your lips will thank you and your SO won’t want to stop kissing you ;).