Do you find that your lips are often dry, cracked, or feeling tight? The thin skin on our lips tends to dry out faster than the rest of our skin, causing cracked, dry skin - which, aesthetics aside, is not comfortable!
Because of the wind and cold, the winter months are the most obvious time when chapped lips might become an issue. But the summer months can be just as harmful! The harsh heat, drying sun, and air con can seriously damage the condition of your lips.
To keep your lips protected and nourished all year round, we recommend adding a hydrating lip serum to your routine, that moisturises, nourishes and soothes your lips. Want to find out more about lip serum? We put together a guide of everything you need to know about this lip saviour.
What is a lip serum?
A lip serum works similarly to a lip balm. But where a lip balm is designed to form a barrier over your lips and lock in moisture, lip serums are highly concentrated and target an additional myriad of concerns like dryness and loss of volume. They are formulated to penetrate deeper into the skin to give you longer lasting hydration and luscious lips.
Why should I have a lip serum in my skincare routine?
If your go-to balm isn’t meeting all your lip needs, it may be time to bring out the big guns. Thanks to its thinner consistency, a lip serum has a range of wonderful benefits that include targeting specific concerns like decreasing wrinkles and increasing elasticity. They treat dryness from deep within and increase the softness of your lips.
What are the best hydrating ingredients in lip care?
At INIKA, we love nothing more than packing our products full of skin-loving ingredients. Our ingredient promise
to you states that we will only ever use 100% Natural, Vegan ingredients in our products, tested for safety and purity with a whole range of health benefits. We also believe it’s super important that you know what’s in your beauty products
, to ensure you’re giving your skin the best it deserves. Luckily, there are some particularly amazing natural ingredients that have hydrating and anti-ageing benefits, perfect for treating dry lips:
Shea Butter: a rich source of Vitamin A and E, Shea Butter is an intensive moisturising ingredient that works to counteract dry skin and restore your skin’s elasticity, leaving your lips feeling smooth and supple.
Jojoba Oil: a superstar ingredient when it comes to remedying dryness and dehydration, Jojoba Oil is a natural source of Vitamin E which helps to protect the lips against everyday dryness, pollutants and toxins.
Rosehip Oil: essential fatty acids and antioxidants are super important when it comes to skin health, and Rosehip Oil is rich in both! Feeding the skin vital nutrients, Rosehip Oil will help to repair any damage caused by dryness or cracking and helps to reduce wrinkles.
Sea Buckthorn: a super hydrator, Sea Buckthorn supports elasticity and cell regeneration as well as assisting in the reduction of swelling and redness thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties! An all-rounder, it helps to keep your lips feeling smooth, hydrated and nourished with each application.
Now that you know which ingredients to look for in a hydrating lip serum, try our Organic Lip Serum
! This luxurious and intensely replenishing lip serum helps nourish lips for a plumped, youthful-looking pout. It boasts a botanical blend of our favourite regenerative ingredients listed above, plus Green Tea for healthy antioxidants!
How do I use a lip serum?
Every day, morning and night! Use your INIKA lip serum during your regular skincare routine, after cleansing your face. If you’re planning to apply lip balm later on, make sure you apply your lip serum first, on dry and clean lips, allowing it to sink in before applying anything else on your lips.
For even juicier results, lock in your lip serum with the INIKA Certified Organic Lip Balm. Nourishing the top layers of the skin and sealing in all the goodness - this dynamic duo will give your lips all the hydration and softness they need.
Although easy to overlook, the importance of lip care shouldn’t be underestimated. Boosting your lip’s moisture is essential to keeping them full, healthy, and feeling comfortable. Discover INIKA’s full range of natural and organic lip care products
including organic lip serums, organic lip balms and nourishing lip treatments online today.