I’m always on the prowl for quality lip balms and treatments, and I’ve spent far too much money over the years learning what does and does not work for me. I have full lips prone to excessive dryness, cracking, and bleeding (yeah, gross, I know), and I haven’t met with many products that pass muster over the long haul. I recently acquired a few Argan oil based products for my hair, and having been pleased with the results was ready to try an Argan oil based lip treatment. Just as I was ready to click “add to cart” over at Sephora (Josie Maran has quite a few Argan-based products), I thought, “Hey! Let’s take a look in the cabinet first!” Reading the ingredient lists narrowed my top choice down to Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil Gloss and Shine Polisher. Yep, a hair product! And yeah, I’m going to put it on my lips!
Before you mark me down as nuttier than argan, have a sneak peak at the key ingredients: silicone, argan oil, olive oil, honey, aloe, wheat protein, and a few standard preservatives.
Applied to my lips, the Argan oil looked glossy for a moment, then absorbed into the lips—disappearing completely leaving a matte finish. They had some slip for a few minutes, then felt like freshly exfoliated lips. I still need the balm or gloss step, as a protective measure, but this oil negates the need for exfoliation. The less tugging and rubbing around the mouth, the fewer wrinkles in the long run.
The Creme of Nature Argan oil runs about $8, and can be found in the ethnic section of your local drugstore. Not bad for a multi-tasking product!