Winter Lip care

Brrr! It's cold out there. The winter weather plays havoc with our skin, and our lips. Hands up who gets chapped lips this time of year? That'll be down to the heating, then the cold, etc, etc, and it is a horrible, uncomfortable condition. So, you need to prevent it, and look after them with just a simple routine - use a lip scrub and a bit of lip balm. Try a lip mask, even. And don't OD on the lip balm - sometimes constantly using it doesn't … [Read more...]

Perfect Lips with Alpha H

Done a lot of kissing over Valentine's weekend?! Then your lips might need a little TLC. So, the launch of Alpha H's new Absolute Lip Perfector is perfect timing! Launched just last month, this little tube of lip balm is more than just a lip balm. It's a multi-tasking lip treatment–a combined balm and serum–infused with peppermint and wild mint. It contains honeycomb extract to nourish and condition, Zin Oxide to reduce irritation and … [Read more...]

Niche Beauty Bits ‘n’ Bobs

I get a lot of brands on my desk that I have never heard of before. Many are new, some just new to me. In the last couple of weeks I've been having a look at products from four brands that I'm not familiar with. A change is as good as a rest, my mum always says, so why not?! First up is Prevasore (£6.95,, a lip treatment which targets not only dry and chapped lips, but those pesky cold sores. The HSV-1 virus is one of the most … [Read more...]

Lip Balm Addiction? Melvita may cure it

Your lips need looking after in the winter, but be careful choosing what you take care of them with. Dry and chapped lips can actually be exacerbated by constant re-application of paraffin-based lip balms. I pounced on a poor friend in the pub who was liberally applying and re-applying her lip balm at the weekend. Lip balm addiction is very real, and harmful. The main additive in many lip balms is petroleum jelly, or a petroleum by-product such … [Read more...]