TLC for Lips
Unlike the rest of our skin, which is covered in a protective layer called the stratum corneum, our lips have only a thin protective layer (permeable mucous membrane). "The upside to this unique layer," explains Dr. Charles Zugerman, a dermatologist and Blistex advisor, "is that anti-aging ingredients get to where they need to go, faster." Look for products that contain collagen-building, lip-volumizing peptides. Lip treatments containing vitamin A-derived retinol can diminish lines and wrinkles. Finally, don't forget about your best defense, sun-protecting ingredients.We Like:
Aveeno Positively Radiant Lip Enhancer ($6.99) contains moisturizing soy, also a protective antioxidant, to fight cell breakdown. DERMAdoctor POUTlandish ($27.50) helps prevent wrinkles with SPF 15. Clinical Solutions Therapy Systems Line Tox for Lips ($65) has Argireline, a peptide as well as hyaluronic acid, for superior moisturization. Let it soak in before applying lipstick.
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