The winter snow can be beautiful but the cold harsh weather that comes with can really suck the moisture out of skin. My hands get crazy dry. My face requires layers of moisture. And my lips? Those things need intensive therapy! Like most of you my lips get unbearably dry and chapped during the winter. It’s such a pain in the butt! Especially when you’re into wearing bold lippies everyday! After balms, scrubs and frustration galore I finally invested in the pricey Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil. I absolutely don’t regret it!
The packaging is incredibly elegant! The oil comes in a deep shiny brown tube with gold accents and a clear plastic cap. The tube is a little bulky but it’s still lightweight. The applicator features a 24k gold plated antibacterial design to create a cool soothing effect as you apply it. I love that Hourglass put so much thought into the packaging. It feels good in the hand and on the lips.
The No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil is enriched with 14 oils that deliver short term and long term benefits for the lips. It has an odd medicine like smell and taste that lingers during use. It isn’t strong but if you have a sensitive nose I’d definitely recommend giving it a sniff if you can before purchasing. The texture is very thick and a bit slippery so it’s best to use just a tiny bit. A little goes a very long way! The lip oil has a pretty nice wear time too. I apply it before bed and wake up with a tiny bit still left over. My lips instantly feel and look softer and smoother after applying and over weeks of use I don’t have to exfoliate as often. Here’s where things get tricky though. As the name implies, it’s a treatment, not a balm. So although it’s very hydrating and long lasting I don’t usually wear it out of the house. The slippery, shiny texture alters the finish and wear of lippies you pile on top and makes them move around a bit. Kinda messy! I get the best use when applying for overnight treatment or right after exfoliating. Since I’ve been using the No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil I went from exfoliating a few times a day to every other day. It really improves the texture of my lips!
The Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil definitely costs a pretty penny ($42.00) but if you’ve been struggling with extremely dry, peeling lips with no luck then it’s definitely worth a try. I’d recommend grabbing a sample from Sephora (a cast mate can make one for you) first in case you’re a little uneasy about paying so much for a lip treatment. The No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil available at Sephora and Hourglass.