Fresh Founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg pioneered the use of sugar in the beauty industry as a natural way to retain and preserve moisture. Pushing the envelope once again, the brand’s latest addition to its signature Sugar lip care collection is the new Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy ($37), a liquid leave-on gel that promises soft, colour-ready lips in seconds.
Because the lips are delicate and thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, they’re all the more vulnerable to irritants like saliva, food, pollutants and the weather. This explains why many people suffer from dry or chapped lips, and often forgo wearing lipstick. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. Housed in a small vial, the Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy is more practical than a lip scrub or balm for on-the-go because just one drop can instantly retexturise and refine the lips for smoother lipstick application. No more flaky, patchy pouts!
While lip scrubs exfoliate the lips mechanically by physically removing dead skin cells, the Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy works non-mechanically. This is thanks to the natural exfoliating properties of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) present in a key ingredient, hibiscus flower extract. As a result, lips appear smoother and more refined.
Hyaluronic acid and a blend of sugar and natural fruit extracts work to hydrate the lips and leave them noticeably softer and more supple. The formula goes on slightly tacky, but absorbs quickly. Although this makes it great for prepping and priming the lips, it should not replace other types of lip care. Use lip scrubs occasionally, apply a more nourishing lip balm overnight and save the Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy for mid-day touch ups.