The bitter cold weather the past few weeks has left many of us with dry and chapped lips. Want to know why this happened, and also what to do about it to get your lips in tip top shape for Feb 14th? We have the answers below, as we got Marie Therese Burke to fill us in on the secrets!

Why do lips become dry? It is a question that many people would not know the answer to, so we asked Marie Therese to fill us in!

Marie Therese is the Head of Training with Graham Anthony Distribution, and lets us know that our lips can become very dry because our lips do not have working sebaceous glands. These glands, if they were operational, would serve the purpose of keeping our lips moist. The harsh conditions plays a big factor in drying out lips, and our own saliva dries out lips as it contains amylase and maltase which strip away the skin on our lips, leaving them exposed to dry air. Another factor that affects our lips is the aging process. As you get older, cracks can appear and deep wrinkles on the lips. Lips can sometimes become thinner in appearance and lose definition.

Well fear not, as here are some of the best lip products on the market that will hydrate and protect your lips over the coming months, to get your lips pucker ready this Valentine’s Day!

AromaWorks Rejuvenate Lip Balm RRP €12

AromaWorks Lip Balm is packed with only 100% natural ingredients, has been formulated from nature’s finest ingredients to leave your lips feeling revived, Smooth, hydrated and moisturised. A combination of Maringa Oil and Shea Butter combines perfectly with Jasmine, Rose and Neroli essential oils, to leave your lips with a luxurious finish.


Uriage Bariederm Soothing Repair Barrier Lip Balm RRP €10


This is the first barrier lip balm to be formulated with Poly-2p, which is an innovative patented complex that offers a triple action. This lip balm is ideal for anyone who has dry or chapped lips. Phytosterols immediately soothe dry chapped lips, restoring greater comfort. This is a high tolerance and long-lasting formula that is suitable for both professional and personal use.



Payot Nutricia Baume Lèvres Lip Balm RRP €19

 The Payot Nutricia Lip Balm is a nourishing and comforting lip balm ideal for anyone with dry to very dry skin. Using this lip balm will soothe and protect your lips! PAYOT Nutricia Baume Lèvres Lip Balm is a reparative lip treatment with a slightly pearlescent finish that works to comfort and nourish your lips.

The moisturising formula of this balm utilises an Oleo-Lipidic complex which compromises sweet almond, raspberry seed and meadowfoam oil to strengthen and restore the hydrolipidic barrier. The balm will ease lip discomfort and tightness, whilst also protecting from dryness and the many external aggressors that arrive with the cold spring months. Using the PAYOT Nutricia Lip Balm will leave your lips feeling soft, supple and soothed. This lip balm is to be applied as often as necessary to the lips.

Delarom Rich Lip Balm RRP €18


This nourishing and absorbing lip care will hydrate your lips, preventing them from going dry, whilst also helping them to appear fuller. Directions for use are to apply several times a day and night in thick layers to repair damaged lips.




Alpha-H Absolute Lip Perfector Lip Balm €30

Absolute Lip Perfector is a multi-tasking lip treatment, a combined serum and balm, infused with refreshing Peppermint, Wild Mint and Honeycomb Extract to nourish, condition and lock in moisture for softer, fuller lips.

In addition to offering long-term hydration benefits and protection from environmental aggressors when applied during the daytime, Absolute Lip Perfector also works as a powerful night-time anti-ageing treatment. Applied before bedtime you wake up with perfectly supple lips, enhanced moisturisation that lasts all day, and noticeably increased lip volume.

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