@ City Looks | Posted on January 29, 2019
Lips are a central defining feature of the face, as they are uniquely different from the rest of the face. The aging process has a significant effect on this special feature.
Over time, the lips become thin and flat and lose their soft appearance and beautiful pink hue.
Understanding their structure is a great way to provide the added care necessary to maintain those kissable lips.
Lips have a thin layer of the stratum corneum, which can have poor skin barrier function and low moisture capacity. Environmental factors such as wind, sun, smoking, temperature extremes, or even certain medications can cause the lips to become dry, chapped and dull in color. As we age the elastin and collagen fibers undergo what is known as a degeneration process. This process leaves visible signs of aging on the lips. These are the fine lines we start to notice and for some it can happen very suddenly. Having our lips exposed to sunlight without proper protection will speed up the degeneration process of the elastin and collagen fibers. Our lips lack melanin which makes them more susceptible to sunburn.
The more our lips age, the more they lose hydration as they don’t contain oil glands, like our skin. When choosing products that bring resilience to flattened and dehydrated lips, consider which ingredients are great for lip-renewal.
Our Skin Therapists recommend Eminence Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm and Citrus Lip Balm.
Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15 moisturizes and protects dry lips. All natural SPF 15 defends dry lips against harmful UV exposure, while soothing rosehip oil relieves dryness and rejuventing lavender restores softness.
*Rosehip Oil: improves skin’s moisture, tone and texture
*Comfrey: Emollient, antioxidant, supplies skin with vitamin E and improves elasticity *Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: rich in vitamin A and E and helps to tone, repair and refresh dry, tired lips
*Lavender: rejuvenates the look of the skin
*Zinc Oxide: natural SPF protection
*Yarrow: rich in nutrients and promotes healing
Citrus Lip Balm is a petroleum free citrus treat for the lips with shea butter and sunflower seed oil to give lips maximum hydration and a sexy sheen. With continued use the natural peptides make lips look voluptuous and youthful.
*Sunflower Seed Wax:rich in vitamins A, D, and E
*Shea Butter: calming and moisturizing
*Lemon Balm: source of vitamin C
*Botanical Peptides (derived from Hibiscus): Diminishes the loof of fine lines