Valentine’s Kisses

Whether passionate or sweet, stolen or given, a kiss can capture a heart.

Balmy Nights by Ilia blends sesame and sunflower oils with beeswax and volcanic stone powder in a mild scrub. Swipe several times, then wipe clean. $24 for .12oz.

Glo-Therapeutics Lip Revival is formulated to increase collagen production in addition to providing deep hydration and protection from the elements. Nutmeg and macadamia oil add volume. $33 for .5oz.

Noya’s Lip Balm is a kosher offering defined by its simplicity. The natural base product has only four ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, organic olive oil and organic stevia. Flavor options include cherry, vanilla and mint and adhere to the less-is-more philosophy. $4 for .15oz.

Ba6 Botanicals nourish and protect lips with avocado oil, cocoa butter and beeswax. Their signature Kiss Sticks come in energizing flavors like rosemary-mint and cinnamon-orange. $5 for each .15oz.

Clairvoyant Beauty’s Wild Honey Lip Balm is pure lip luxury. Organic grape seed, hemp seed, comfrey and calendula oils hydrate, while cupuacu butter restores suppleness. The honey scent is soothing on winter lips. $10 for .25oz.

Ilia’s Tinted Lip Conditioners bring a little color to the party. Organic oils including sesame, pomegranate seed, grape seed and jojoba are combined with sheer hues that intensify with each application. $24 for .12oz.

toni munna

Toni Munna is a native Long Islander who is always on the lookout for products that fulfill their promise to firm, hydrate, slim, soothe, de-wrinkle, plump, relax, de-stress, and just generally make you look and feel better. She a firm believer that wellness enhances beauty and has been testing beauty products and reviewing spas for you since the fall of 2006. You can reach her with questions at toni@lipulse.com.