Lip oils have been making waves in the world of beauty with brands swiftly launching their own variations and beauty gurus incorporating them into their daily routines. But does the emergence of lip oils spell the end for other lip care products – namely lip balms and lip masks?
But first, here's a little background: Commonly made of essential oils such as jojoba, avocado, sunflower seed or coconut, lip oils are rich in nutrients such as Vitamins E, C & B Complex to deeply nourish and moisturise the lips. Although the formulation varies with different brands, additional ingredients are added such as humectants, which are found in natural ingredients like aloe, honey, glycerin and hyaluronic acid to help seal in that moisture.
While these ingredients possess potent skincare benefits, these lip oils are no exception to the age-old beauty rule: less is more, best explained by celebrity aesthetic doctor and founder of TLC Lifestyle, Dr Georgia Lee.