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7 lip treatments to introduce into your winter routine

Searching for respite from cracked, dry skin? These treatments hydrate, nourish and repair sore lips.

Hong Kong is notorious for its sweaty summers and relentless humidity, but during the winter months our skin tends to suffer. And although we try to incorporate serums, luxurious creams and face oils in to our skincare routine, lips tend to take a back seat.

If you’re looking to remedy and soothe sore lips, introduce one more step to your morning or evening cleanse with one of these seven lip treatments.

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Specifically formulated to soothe dry, cracked lips, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Lip Balm is packed full of plant-based ingredients — including hydrating go-to’s like Shea Butter, Vitamin E, avocado and coconut oil. Colourless so that it can be worn on its own or as a balmy base to your favourite winter berry shades, the formula acts as a direct shield against harsh winds and sub-zero temperatures.

HK$450 from Net-a-Porter

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A concentrated lip-plumping serum and primer that targets visible signs of aging and keeps lips supple, hydrated and free from rough skin — this award-winning treatment from fresh does it all. The rich serum uses acmella flower extract to smooth lips, while kigelia African fruit extract improves elasticity; apply day and night to clean leaps as a stand-alone treatment or as a first step to your usual routine.

HK$310 from fresh

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Lip Oil is a lightweight, non-sticky formula that has been infused with powerful plant extracts to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier while also reducing the appearance of fine lines on lips. Simply squeeze and roll over lips at any time, topping up with a lick of lipstick or tinted balm for a glossy finish.

$HK232 from Net-a-Porter

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When it comes to skincare products, we can expect ultimate luxury from CHANEL, and the Hyrda Beauty Nutrition Nourishing Lip Care products deliver on both sumptuous texture and protection. Melting instantly on the lips, the effects are almost immediate as ingredients work to restore and maintain optimal moisture levels in skin cells.

HK$280 from Selfridges

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FENTY’s Pro Kiss’r Lip Care set comes with two mini essentials — the Lip-Loving Scrubstick to remove dead skin and soften lips, and the Luscious Lip Balm to provide a smooth, protective layer that lasts throughout the day.  This ultimate lip-kit can be used together daily, or each product on its own to prep and prime lips as needed.

HK$208 from Sephora

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If you’re searching for a lip product that not only nourishes but also has great colour pay off, HOURGLASS’ Nº 28 Lip Treatment Oil is enriched with essential and plant oils, including Saliporine-8 and Viamerine that work to boost moisture and volume while also helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the lips. Free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates and gluten, this luxurious lip oil is packaged in a 24-karat gold-plated, anti-bacterial applicator.

$HK440 from Net-a-Porter

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Somewhat of a cult favourite in the world of beauty, CLARINS’ Instant Light Lip Oil is a velvety oil that leaves a shiny, non-sticky finish and sweet, subtle taste on the lips. Use alone for a burst of hydration, or coat over your favourite lip products for added shine and comfort.

HK$220 from CLARINS

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Lexi Davey
Managing Editor
A typical ‘third culture’ kid, Lexi spent the best part of her life between Hong Kong and Malaysia. A self-confessed heliophile with a thirst for travel and adventure, she moved home to foster a career in digital editing and lifestyle copywriting. Loves include: commas, nervous laughter and her rescue pup, Wella