I was lamenting about my dry and chapped lips to my colleague today and she immediately recommended me to try Benefit Dr. Feelgood Lipscription. Apparently the woman couldn’t wait for me to put up our online purchase and had gone to buy it off the Tangs counter at S$67. She didn’t seem to feel the pinch even though she could have paid less at US$32 (~S$45) online, probably because she really feels good about the product.
According to her, the Benefit Dr. Feelgood Lipscription duo consist of a tube of buffing lip beads and a tube of silky lip balm. The tube of buffing lip beads is loaded with jojoba and AHA to exfoliate dry, flaky lips with lines while the silky lip balm is packed with chamomile and vitamin E to soothe and moisturize in a feel-good way.
And I believe her when she said the product works wonder for her because she’s quite a lip balm addict and we have similar opinions about many lip balms. However, I’m not very certain if I want to spend that much to polish my lips because there are quite a number of cheaper alternatives. Wash cloth, toothbrush or bare fingers coupled with vaseline or an existing lip balm are some examples. Of course, using a product like Benefit Lipscription will certainly add to that feel good factor.
But whichever method we choose, it’s important for us to take extra care of our lips since the skin there has a thinner horny layer than the rest of our face. In addition, our lips has no sebaceous or sweat glands and hence is less able to protect itself from moisture loss and environmental stresses. It’s therefore not enough to apply lip balm but we also have to exfoliate our lips often and moisturize with a lip balm containing SPF if we want to achieve sumptuously kissable lips at all times!