Lip Repair vs. Lip Moisturisation – Expert Commentary

Woman applying Dermal Therapy Lip Balm Original to her dry lips


Chapped Lips

Amit Saha, Registered Pharmacist & Head of Technical & Innovation at Dermal Therapy provides an expert commentary on the differences between lip repair and lip moisturisation:

“‘Lip repair’ and ‘lip moisturisation’ refer to different aspects of maintaining the health and appearance of your lips. Let’s dig into what each term means.

Lip Repair

Lip repair refers to addressing existing issues or damage, such as chapped lips, cracks, flakiness, and irritation. Lip repair products are designed to provide intensive care to help heal and soothe damaged lips. These products often contain ingredients like emollients to soften and soothe, occlusives to create a protective barrier, ceramides to repair the barrier and healing agents like vitamins. It may also contain collagen or peptide for a fuller and softer appearance. These products are useful when lips are in a distressed state and need immediate attention.

Lip Moisturisation

Lip moisturisation focuses on maintaining hydration levels and preventing dryness. It involves using products that keep lips moisturised and nourished, even when they are not damaged. Lip moisturisers or balms are intended to keep lips soft, smooth, and comfortable by preventing moisture loss. They often contain ingredients like natural oils, butters and humectants that attract and retain moisture.”

Lip Repair and Moisturisation from Dermal Therapy

Dermal Therapy have created a wide range of products to address lip health, from convenient overnight repair with visible results in 8hrs, to Aussie’s most loved lip balm the Lip Balm Original, as well as SPF50+ without the bitter aftertaste, Dermal Therapy Lip range really does have something for everyone.

1. Overnight Lip Repair – Let this overnight lip mask work its magic while you sleep—it has all the moisturising, humectant, and emollient ingredients one would expect from a comprehensive lip moisturiser, but goes the extra mile with the inclusion of skin-identical ingredients, cell-communicating ingredients, antioxidants, collagen and peptides to give you the best nourishment, repair and plumping effect overnight

2. Lip Balm Original – Australia’s No.1 best lip balm, the Lip Balm Original formulation ensures no-nonsense moisturising for your lips. This cult-classic has inspired multiple variations, including a Berry flavour and Mint flavour as well as other added benefit variants such as Pawpaw Lip Balm and Lip Balm enriched with Manuka Honey. Not to mention the latest innovation formulation for those with sensitive lips.

On top of that, Dermal Therapy also offers two formats; a compact twist-up lip balm stick for our customers on-the-go, as well as a lip balm tub version for handy access.

Finally, for dual functionality, our SPF 50+ Lip Balm releases ensure protection from the sun without sacrificing moisturisation.

3. Cold Sore Lysine+ Gel – For those living with cold sores, our Cold Sore Lysine+ Gel can help relieve or prevent breakouts before they start, as well as soothe and protect blistering lips until they heal. The formulation includes Australia’s first topical lysine formula plus lemon balm, which has been shown to inhibit HSV.

Learn more about Dermal Therapy’s entire face care and lip care range here. 

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