Have you ever applied one of those matte liquid lipsticks to have it seep into your lips, leaving you surprised by the number of lip lines you have? Lip lines are often an early sign of aging and several factors can contribute to emphasizing your lip lines, like not using sun protection, excessive dryness, facial expressions like smiling and frowning, and repetitive habits like drinking with a straw or smoking.
As always, Dermalogica is carving the way with their latest innovation in skincare, called the Nightly Lip Treatment, which is said to help reverse the signs of aging in our lips and the trauma caused by it. The new lip treatment includes hydrating ingredients to maximize the moisture at night when our cells are naturally in regen mode so that when we wake up, we can expect smoother, fuller and supple lips!
Much like their Stress Positive Eye Lift Treatment, the new Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment features a silver tip that provides a cooling sensation to your lip area, while applying the moisture intensive treatment. The formula contains 3 main ingredients; Indian Gentian Extract helps to firm and smooth the appearance of fine lines, Sesame Seed Extract works to boost hydration and volume which restores your skin, while Shea Butter adds intense moisture to fight the visible signs of ageing.
Unlike the rest of our face which has up to 16 layers of skin, our lips only have 3-5 layers. In addition, the only source of moisture to our lips is saliva, which actually causes dehydration as it dries out natural oils. As a result, moisture ends up evaporating from our lips at a rapid rate, so it’s important to use a treatment that restores moisture, to nourish the area and reverse the signs of aging.
Keeping in mind that I am still quite young(ish) and I don’t have habits like smoking, I don’t believe my lip lines are all that noticeable. I will admit that my lips are one of the features that I love the most (after my eyes), so having learnt that my lips will inevitably age, did prompt me to take better care of them by including the Lip Nightly Treatment into my skin regime immediately. The treatment does form part of Dermalogica’s AGE Smart range and is targeted at those who are concerned with aging. However, it also works as a preventative treatment and if you’re wanting to treat or prevent fine lines from forming in the lip area, you can definitely include the treatment into your skincare routine too.
To use, simply apply a generous amount around your lip area after cleansing and toning your skin, then use the silver tip to massage the product into your skin, paying special attention to the area where you have laugh lines. Using your finger, massage any excess product into the skin. Of course, the name says it all, but the treatment is to be used at night, just before moisturizing.
Overall, the Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment can help to prevent and reverse the signs of aging around your lip area, caused by dehydration, habits, and lifestyle. The unique formula is not only hydrating but also helps to improve elasticity, leaving skin feeling and looking plumper. In other words, I love it and besides, I am always game for using a new product if it means I can rock matte lips well into my old age!
The all new Dermalogica Nightly Lip treatment has a suggested retail price of R980, and will be available from the 3rd of July, at authorized Dermalogica stockists and www.dermalogica.co.za