There are few items more essential to your handbag than the humble lip balm. This multi-purpose hero can double as a cuticle cream, cheek highlighter and fly-away tamer for unruly tresses. So it stands to reason that we'd go the extra mile when it comes to finding the best lip balm on the market.
When we heard that Sephora's most popular lip product had garnered over five thousand 5-star reviews - we had to try it. Meet Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, as the name suggests it's more than just a balm - this mask is designed to be lathered onto dry lips before bed. Enriched with vitamin C, antioxidants and shea butter, it also boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
One enthusiastic reviewer credited Laniege for alleviating her dry flakey lips after struggling with the skin condition eczema for over twelve months. "I have struggled with eczema on my lips (it is as terrible as it sounds) for over a year now and this is the product which I now swear by. I've been relying on Aquaphor every day to keep my lips from feeling like they aren't sandpaper, and now with this lip mask I wake up and don't need to put on lip balm for hours.
"I'm so excited to finally be able to wear lipstick without being in agony all day. If you are looking for something to help with eczema or just really really dry lips, I promise you will not be disappointed."
Another enthusiast commented: "Bought this product on the recommendation of all of my favourite YouTubers and I’m not disappointed. I definitely feel like I wake up with juicer lips the next morning and think it’s doing more than my old Burt’s Bees chapstick. Seems expensive for a lip balm but you get a lot of product for your money. I laughed at the fancy applicator when I first saw it but it’s actually super useful - less waste and no digging nails into the product."
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