One of the locations which is either very frequently overlooked (or not over looked, but rather just not treated due to the high price of typical anti-aging products for this area) are the lips. Aging lips?? Yup. Your lips are incredibly sensitive to the sun, are frequently not covered with sunscreen and take a huge beating every day. Think about those around you that are aging, chances are you already look at their hands, neck and lip area to asses how "old" they really are.
So, what to do? Is there a product out there that has proven ingredients and doesn't cost $40 for an anti-aging lip product? Actually, very soon you'll be able to get a great anti-aging product for less than $3 at pretty much any corner drugstore.
Blistex's Deep Renewal has a few different ways that it helps fight aging:
• Coenzyme Q10: as an anti-oxidant you aren't likely to see immediate effects, however with time it will help protect your lips from loss of elasticity and firmness. Think of this as prevention for aging, rather than treatment of aging.
• Hyaluronic Spheres: Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that I feel is in pretty much any product I write about. This ingredient binds to water (if I remember correctly from med school, it can bind to about 10x it's weight in water) and can really hold that moisture to the surface of the skin. It's much too large to actually penetrate into your skin, but all this added moisturization to the skin's surface can definitely help to plump up your skin's surface.
Light Refractors:Obviously, make the lips a bit more shiny but without being glittery, and attempt to make issues in your lips less obvious.
So, now that you know what the product does, is it worthwhile? I really love using it actually. It is smooth and feels very hydrating on my lips, creates a nice level of shine without being overwhelming, and isn't at all sticky. It has a nice sweet taste that I can't really describe in any more detail, but it doesn't gross me out or compel me to lick the product off of my lips.
I've been carrying my tube of this all over the place with me, and I'm planning to pick more up once it is available in early October.