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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is in the air—but are your lips and hands ready for the potential extra action? Nothing gets in the way of amor like rough, dry skin, and these skincare saviors are just what you need to pucker up and hold hands with sublime smoothness and softness that can lead to other things (wink, wink).
Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment with SPF 30
Offering plumping, lip-smoothing, sun protection and come-hither shine in one swipe, this multitasker has you covered for Valentine’s Day and beyond. With a combination of collagen-boosting peptides, moisturizing hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help hydration stay put, it delivers instant improvement in volume, rosy color and lip comfort. And you can smooch to your heart’s content without leaving lipstick all over your S.O.
No one is immune to dry hands, especially this time of year—and if rough skin is catching on certain fabrics or gets to the point that it’s uncomfortable, intervention is most definitely in order. In addition to much-needed moisture, this supremely rich multi-action emulsion improves quality, smoothness and overall appearance of healthy skin. It also helps improve visible signs of aging such as discoloration and crepiness, and exfoliates with a potent blend of retinol, glycerin, antioxidants and soothing ingredients.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon
Nothing says you’re ready for Valentine’s Day like bold, red lips—and “How Rouge” is the perfect hue to pucker up with. Serving up the long-lasting, kiss-proof color payoff of a liquid lipstick with in a lightweight, hydrating crayon-based formula, you only need one swipe for a picture-perfect finish—and no mirror is necessary for touch-ups.
DefenAge 2-Minute Reveal Masque
Yes, this is technically a face mask, but there’s absolutely no reason not to use it on the backs of your hands. Providing gentle yet effective exfoliation and skin-brightening with a blend of three enzymes and dissolvable sugar crystals, this quick, self-warming treatment also helps maximize the penetration of hand moisturizers that follow.
Sara Happ Sweet Dreams Lip Kit
Whether you want to prep your pout for Valentine’s Day or simply keep your lips in tip-top shape year-round, this kit has everything you need. Including the almost-good-enough-to-eat Chamomile Lavender Lip Scrub to gently slough away dry skin, Sweet Clay Lip Mask for intense soothing and hydration, and Dream Slip overnight repair balm, the improvement you’ll see in your lips’ softness and suppleness after performing this natural, plant-based nightly lip ritual is astounding.
Note: Replenix and DefenAge products were provides for review. All others were purchased on sampled in-store. All opinions are my own.