These 12 Lip Masks Give You Hydrated Lips in No Time
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: We are not—we repeat, are not— suggesting that you trade in lip balm for a lip mask. Lip balms are a beloved beauty product staple for good reason and deserve to always have a place in your purse, pocket, or nightstand. Rather, we’d like to make the argument that a lip mask isn’t a replacement for a balm, but instead, it’s a perfect pairing.
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- Jodi Shays has been a licensed esthetician in California for over 20 years. She is also the owner of Queen Bee Salon & Spa, which has locations in Culver City and Seattle as well as its own skincare line.
Jodi Shays, esthetician and owner of Queen Bee Salon and Spa, recommends lip masks with antioxidants, vitamin E, and silymarin. “Antioxidants in lip masks help prevent premature signs of aging and also help retain moisture (less chance of chapping!) so your lips appear to be more smooth,” she says. “They can also be very healing for those exposed to the elements. Always go with a trusted brand that can back up their results with science.” The ones below are a great place to start, offering hydration, smoothing, and softening benefits (and more).