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Love Your Lips

Photography: YULIA GORBACHENKO
Beauty Concept: ANASTASIA DURASOVA

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Dry chapped lips can bring a great deal of discomfort. And the heart of the problem? Your lips can get dry any time of year – and summertime is no exception. Lips don’t have oil glands, that’s why they need all the help they can get. Check out the best lip care products, brought to you by Veoir’s trusted beauty director, Anastasia Durasova.

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FRESH – Sugar Lip Polish

This product is quite a lovely conditioning lip exfoliate.  What does it do? It effectively removes all the dead cells (aka flaky skin) and keeps lips baby soft. You also stimulate bloodstream while scrubbing – so your lips will look fuller if you do it regularly.

Use your dry fingers to apply scrub onto your lips, massage gently with your fingers. Leave it there for five minutes and massage using your finger(s) again. Use a wet washcloth or a paper towel to remove product from your lips. I suggest that you do it before going to bed. You will notice the difference!

The product contains sugar – a natural humectant and skin-soother that helps prevent moisture loss, buffs away dry flakes. Meadowfoam Seed, Jojoba Seed, and Grape-seed Oils nourish, hydrate, and protect. They absorb into the skin rapidly and restore suppleness to dry, rough, and damaged skin while locking in moisture. Vitamin E helps prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin by defending against wrinkle-causing free radicals.

This product is totally worth the investment.

JOSIE MARAN -Argan Infinity Cream 

Another multipurpose must-have lip balm comes in the form of a natural creamy oil. This one is a secret of the pro’s. It hydrates, conditions’ and illuminates. This product has all the benefits of an argan oil in a portable, non-greasy cream. This product can actually be used all over your body. It starts as a solid and melts into oil when warmed, making your complexion more luminous while tightening facial contours and preventing inflammation.

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TISANE – Lip Balm

I first learned about this product from a fellow model that I worked with. And, let me tell you, models know a thing or two about beauty! Taking care of their skin, hair and nails is a big part of their everyday. And they also travel around the globe, working with many world-class makeup artists and hairstylists, trying countless skincare and makeup products every day! So, it’s hard not to trust them.

The unique formula of Tisane is based on the highest possible quality natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, olive oil and vitamin E. The perfect proportion of the right elements gives this product its great creamy texture, natural color, and great taste. Tisane hails from a village in the west of the Greater Poland region. Pure air, neighboring woods and lakes has inspired a product that’s close to mother-nature. Additionally, the brand has made a strong commitment to protecting the environment, and focusing on clean, waste-free production. This product is sulfate, phythalate, paraben and artificial coloring free.

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BOIRON – Calendula Cream

Well, let me be honest – it’s not really a lip balm at all. But that’s a good thing – its so much more. Designed to promote healing by moisturizing the spot of irritation, this ointment helps heal cuts, burns, scrapes and blisters. So, it can really handle the chore of keeping those lips moist.

Heavier than gel, lotion or cream, this ointment formula adheres to your skin longer, maintaining contact between the affected area and the healing agent. Calendula has been used for ages, and today we know that it’s wound-healing properties are due to the presence of essential oils, saponins, flavonoids and alconoids.

But to be safe, don’t use it if you are allergic to calendula, and first consult your doctor should you have any question.

Make-up: Anastasia Durasova using MAC cosmetics, Hair: Elsa Canedo using Oribe Hair Care, Nails: Seo Aoki using Essie, Retouching: One Hundred Berlin, Photo Assistant: Kana Beisekeyev , Model: Josephine Rodermans @ Supreme Management