What Makes Lip Care Different From Skincare?

The skin on each area of your face is different, but the most distinctive facial skin is that of the lips and eyes. Lips in particular require special care.

The skin on each area of your face is different, but the most distinctive facial skin is that of the lips and eyes. Lips in particular require special care.


What makes lip care different from skincare?


Characteristics of Lip Skin


The lips have to be somewhat resistant to withstand eating, drinking, smooching, talking, and breathing. However, the skin on the lips is more delicate than the thicker, sturdier skin on most of the face. Lips are prone to excessive peeling, splitting, cold sores, and other unique conditions.

Additionally, products applied to the lips can be ingested easily. It's important to use moisturisers and cosmetics that are safe and effective for the mouth.


Ideal Ingredients for Lip Care


The breath dries out lips easily, so hydrators are especially welcome in this area. Ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, and plant oils can be beneficial for both the face and the lips, but in different concentrations.

Because the lips don’t have pores and don't break out, lip care formulas can be much thicker and greasier than products used on the face.


What makes lip care different from skincare?


Ingredients to Avoid


Many skincare ingredients are great for the face, but not for the lips. Acid products, such as Alpha-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum, at concentrations that are safe for the face are generally too harsh for the lips. Physical exfoliants and peels for the face are no-gos as well.

The main types of products you want to use on your lips are the occasional lip mask, lip scrubs, lip balms, and lip colours. Generally, you should stick to lip-specific products, such as Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, which are formulated not to harm delicate skin.

On the whole, lip care and skincare products work toward a common goal, just in different ways. Lips need cleansing, hydration, protection, and occasional resurfacing, but from special products that account for the structure of this special skin.

Protect your face and your lips by checking out our skincarelip care, and sunscreen offerings. And don't hesitate to contact our expert skincare team for personalised product recommendations.

 

What makes lip care different from skincare?