Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Summer Edit: lip care



In the body oils Summer edit I was talking about the importance of boosting your skin with antioxidants. One thing that is often forgotten is that lips also need protection from the sun. But I have yet to see anyone applying sunscreen to their kissers ( I am sure there is someone out there who does, we just haven't met yet).

Luckily there are products specifically designed for lips that do contain SPF.

Hurraw lip balm spf 15. My love for Hurraw knows no bounds, the range of different flavours is astounding, packaging is pleasing to the eye and they are made with raw unheated ingredients. The sun balm, however is the true rock-star of the collection.



Not only does it smell pretty darn delicious, it also protects your lips from the harmful sun rays. Despite being in my bag during some pretty hot days, this little beauty has never melted. And have I mentioned the adorable shape of the tube? For sun protection as well as oils of raspberry, pomegranate and seabuckthorn, this balm has non-nano zinc oxide at the level of 10%.

But of course, as was the case with body care, SPF is not quiet enough, an extra antioxidant boost is needed to truly take care of your lips, especially in the summer.

Yuli cellular lip conditioner. This brand keeps going from strength to strength with truly unique concoctions. This luscious lip oil is a perfect partner to an SPF lip balm (you can use it on its own, but I like it better layered).



Full of skin repairing oils like Rosehip, Seabuckthorn, Raspberry and Pomegranate, this lip oil is a serious force against sun damage. It does feel a little different when you first start using it, almost as if you are applying a lip balm that melted. It is not something that I would use under lipstick (if you do give it 10-15 min to sink in) but it works great layered with a lip balm (like Hurraw above) for extra protection from the UV rays. The lip conditioner has a faint scent that smells very clean, reminds me of grass for some reason. Now this product has a short shelf life of 5 months after opening, so if take of the lid make sure you use it all up, it is way to precious to waste.

If I am going to be spending the day outdoors I will apply Yuli lip conditioner first, than Hurraw SPF balm. Reapplying the SPF balm regularly throughout the day, and then in the evening I use Yuli again as after sun care.

12 comments:

  1. Oh the Yuli Lip Conditioner sounds absolutely perfect! I've always wanted to try Yuli, wish that it was easier to get hold of in the UK! xx

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    1. It is fab, amazingy are in Germany, so there is no tax charge, their shipping charge is not bad + if you spend over a certain amount it is free. They are very good and you can get 10% off if you sign up to their news letter xx

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  2. I regret so much for not grabbing the Hurraw balm with SPF when I visited Follain! My lips are very chapped since forever, and some balms I like are SW basics, Badger, and Splurge Skincare. :)

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    1. I love s.w. Balm, but it is rather melty when it is warm. Badger is pretty nice too, hurraw is still a fav though :) xx

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  3. The lip conditioner has been on my wishlist for so long, but now you make me want to get it asap. I also really like that it's a roll-on, reminds me of those tutti frutti glossy lip products I used to have as a kid ;-) xx

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    1. I had a banana flavoured one! I think the roller ball was what sealed the deal for me ;) xx

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  4. Keep seeing the Hurraw lip balms everywhere, they sound lovely but I have way too many at the minute haha! The Yuli one sounds heavenly! x

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    1. I always make sure to get the SPF one every spring/summer, but I have a small collection of them anyway cause they are just too good. Plus they have no beeswax in them ( I know how you love your bees) xx

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  5. This Hurraw balm is without a doubt my favourite! I wish they'd also make skincare! :) xx

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    1. Oh that would be amazing! I can already imagine all the fantastic smelling body butters :) xx

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