Clarins Extra Firming Lip & Contour Balm

Comes the day when you look in the mirror and think:  hmmm, maybe my lips need some extra TLC.  As in:  a targeted anti-ageing treatment. Trouble is, some taste nasty.  Others leave lips feeling dry, even though they may indeed targeting lines and feathering with ingredients harnessed from the world of rocket technology.

So:  fussy little Goldilocks that we are, we like this balm from Clarins:  soothing, nourishing, and pleasure to apply.  (We keep ours by the bedside table for last thing at night lip massage.  After we've kissed our paramours 'goodnight', that is.)

The not-so-secret de-agers are raspberry seed oil and shea butter, vitamin E and the peptide-derived Clarins Maxi Lip Complex®.  The balm's fragrance has hints of cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, while the flavour itself is vaguely licorice-y and ever-so-slightly sweet.  The idea is that you apply it outside the lip line, to target feathering, too.

A new firm - no, make that firming - favourite...

UK readers find Clarins Extra Firming Lip & Contour Balm at£31 for 15 ml - buy here US readers find it at$38 - buy here