Lips lack an effective lipid barrier and, if not treated well,
lose moisture easily.
Lipstick then goes on unevenly and wears poorly; reveals Shirley
Weinstein, Senior Vice President of produc development for
With no lubricating sebaceous glands, protective melanin,
or subcutaneous fat to cushion them, and just two layers of
basic epidermal cells, lips come in for a rough ride when
faced with winter weather. Licking and biting makes dryness
worse, to the point of cracking, flaking and even bleeding.
To counteract dryness, lip balms have bcome extra clever,
with many now containing exfoliating and super charged soothing