Over 300,000 Units of This Beauty-Writer Approved Lip Treatment Were Sold Last Year

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Over 300,000 Units of This Beauty-Writer Approved Lip Treatment Were Sold Last Year
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I wish I could say parched, cracked lips were a seasonal issue for me (i.e.. only dealt with during the winter), but I combat desert-dry lips year-round. Blame my love for liquid lipsticks, the unpredictable New York City weather, or my unrelenting skin-picking habit, but I had yet to find a lip balm that remedied my concerns. That is up until recently, when in a twist of fate, Dermelect delivered its Smooth & Supple Lip Mask Melt to my doorstep.

The leave-on moisture mask instantly absorbs into the skin to relieve flakes and dry patches while restoring softness to quenched lips. But what makes the formula perform above and beyond your typical balm is its lineup of nourishing ingredients: castor oil, abyssinian oil, jojoba oil, radish seed extract, evening primrose oil, and an antioxidant-rich berry blend. Altogether, they bring plenty of benefits to delicate skin, such as plumping after a loss of elasticity, smoothing over fine lines, locking in hydration, and preventing environmental aggressors from damaging the lips further.

Dermelect Smooth & Supple Lip Mask Melt

Shop now: $26; dermelect.com

While you'll reap the best results when the balm is worn as an overnight mask (it allows optimal time for it to sink in), it can be applied as often as you please throughout the day, and even as a primer before makeup. The soothing metal zinc applicator not only makes applications feel luxurious, but also keeps any bacteria from your fingers entering the jar. For those especially careful when it comes to hygiene with beauty products, there's a smaller, on-the-go tube version, too.

I'm not the only person who has come to rely on the lip mask to keep their embarrassingly obvious concerns at bay — over 300,000 units were sold last year, leading to one balm being bought every two seconds. It may seem like an astonishing number for a lip treatment, but this isn't your drugstore's check-out line formula; with daily use, I've witnessed a complete turn-around on cracks, dry bubbles, plumpness, and even the way lipsticks sit atop my skin.

Don't just take my review for it: With nearly 1,000 five-star ratings, shoppers agree the lip treatment really works. One person said it does such wonders for providing a "protective barrier against the cold air," it has led them to rave about it to others. Another "in-love" shopper claims it does more than just soften their lips: it even transformed their rough cuticles.

Others rejoice in it's velvet-soft texture that doesn't leave a sticky feeling, and how fast the formula gets to work: "This stuff feels like butter going on without the grease," wrote one. "Super softening and hydrating, [and it] healed my dry, cracking lips in two days," chimed in a second.

Winter may be on its way out, but treating your lips to the best of the best should be a year-round affair. Grab the Dermelect best-seller for $26, alongside other shopper-favorites from the brand.

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