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I was first introduced to Gale Hayman products when my mum started to use them about 8 years ago. She used quite a lot of the products from the brand and lip lift was one of them.
She offered me to try it but, to be honest, looking at the packaging, it looked like a really old fashioned product and because the range is about anti-ageing, I couldn't be bothered. I was judging the book by it's cover so to speak.
Boy was I wrong. One day out shopping my lips were very chapped and started to bleed. I didn't have any lip salve so my mum offered me the lip lift again. Reluctantly I tried it, it was better than nothing. When I put it on I was amazed. It felt like silk on my lips and didn't sting the chapped bits, which most lip balms normally do.
I was very impressed and ended up ordering one for myself. By the time it arrived my lips were even more chapped and were splitting. I used it about 6 times a day at first, my lips were just drinking it in and every time it sunk in I re-applied it. After about 3 days I was only using it 3 to 4 times a day and my lips had seen a significant improvement. No more bleeding and splitting and the chapping was getting much better. After about another week of using the lip lift about 3 times a day the chapping had gone and my lips were soft and silky.
Gale Hayman is an American brand that offer good value anti-ageing skincare and cosmetics at reasonable prices. The only official way to buy Gale Hayman products in the Uk is to order them through the shopping channel, QVC, although there are a number of discount websites now selling them at a slightly lower price. Due to the popularity of lip lift it can now be brought in a duo pack or on an auto-delivery basis from QVC and is one of their top selling products.
Since then I have used lip lift at least once a day when I go to bed at night. Sometimes I use it a bit more in the colder weather but it does last a long time and definitely stops my lips chapping and splitting. My Mum has found that since using it she no longer gets cold sores, although it is not a medical product.
My only negative comment about this product is that the packaging could be more modern and prettier, but that is me being very picky and looking for something to moan about.
I wouldn't be without lip lift now and it is one of my staple products which I use everyday. It helps to keep my lips in good condition and makes a great base for lipsticks and glosses.
I first tried Gale Heymans Lip Lift about five years ago, which was also about the time I discovered Direct Cosmetics (D.C.). The site was an Aladdin's cave then, with loads of top brands at really knock down prices, such as Decleor, Benefit, Hard Candy Urban Decay (the last two brands having dozens of lipsticks available for about £2.00!). The site is a little more expensive now, and the top brands sell out quickly, but you can still pick up some amazing bargains. The thing that brought me to that site was googling Gale Hayman Lip Lift. I had previously purchased it from Q.V.C. as a pack of two 2.6g sticks for £19.50 with postage of about £2.95 on top. I loved the product but wanted to try and source it more cheaply. I found that it isn't readily available in the U.K. and you need to buy online. I came across it at Direct Cosmetics for only £4.50 per 'stick' at the time; the postage was much cheaper too. Unfortunately it now costs £8.50 (unboxed) at D.C., and at Amazon for £9.99, still cheaper than at Q.V.C though. Which I've just noticed now charges £14.25 per tube! (they were charging £11 when I started writing this a day or two ago), they still have the double offer for £20 plus £3.45 postage and packaging.
I won't ramble on about Gale Hayman, I've gone on and on about the product too much to add any more wittering. The basics are that this is an American brand, and is named after its creator Gale Hayman who is the co-founder of the Beverly Hills Giorgio Boutique, she also created the popular Giorgio fragrance.
The bullet comes in a neat cardboard box, with the Gale Hayman 'trademark' white and peach colouring. It is quite plain and gives you details of the contents, weight, ingredients etc.; unfortunately I don't have a box right now to check exactly what it says, as I bought my last bullet from Direct Cosmetics unboxed. The product itself comes in a lipstick format, in a sturdy neat metal tube, which is a rather (in my opinion) boring nudey, buffy, peachy colour, which is almost the same colour as the product. It is more compact than a standard lipstick, but it is well constructed and the bullet of product fills practically the entire tube; unlike some lipsticks which only seem to reach about half way down. The tube also has the ubiquitous little round sticker on the flat top giving details of product weight.
All Gale Hayman products seem to come in the same coloured packaging, with basic looking labelling, the packaging seems rather old fashioned without the benefit of being either Kitsch, glamorous or retro cool. Gale Hayman also seems to be big into leopard print, as the company sometimes does 'special edition' products packaged in this print design. I tend to think leopard print only looks good on a leopard, but that's just my opinion.
I notice that Lip Lift, as I think are other G.H. products, is 'distributed' by Colour me Beautiful, (I don't know if the CMB brand actually make the products too) who do some really cheap and decent quality stuff. I might try and see if C.M.B do a lip 'balm' and give it a try.
The product is a peachy shade in the bullet, but this is not how it comes out on your lips; it has no colour at all. If you've ever seen Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream the bullet kind of looks how that might if it were solidified. The product has no discernable smell and has a kind of neutral feel to it. On application it doesn't feel luxurious and moist, but that is not an indication of its performance; this product is like a Mini Metro with a Bugatti engine. Lip Lift is 'collagen enriched', with vitamin E and aloe vera which is great for moisturisation and has anti-oxidant effects. One great thing about this product is that it is not tested on animals, and the collagen used is plant collagen. The collagen is what is meant to plump the lips. It also has a Titanium Dioxide sun screen, but this doesn't leave any colour or whiteness on the lips as a physical sun screen can sometimes do. What it doesn't contain is alcohol, which can only be a good thing, as alcohol is drying, and is one of the reasons why I think there isn't a rebound effect with this product. I find with some balms that when you stop using them the lips seem to feel drier, and chap more easily than before you started using the product, this doesn't happen with Lip Lift.
How the product feels on your lips
This unassuming little bullet feels magnificent on the lips. It glides on like silk, and feels light weight. There is no stickiness at all; it doesn't give a glossy look or sticky feel to the lips, just a healthy plumped and smoother look - as promised. One of the claims this product makes is that it temporarily 'fills' lines. There is a very subtle satiny sheen to the lips but this isn't a 'cosmetic' look. just the result of good moisturising ingredients and will fade gradually, as the product absorbs into the lips. It may feel a bit 'claggy' on lips that are already chapped, because as with most products it will gather around any little dry bits of skin, but it will not be visible. The chapped feeling will disappear within a day (almost instantly in my experience) and you will be left with comfortable conditioned and 'optimised' lips. Once any chapped feeling disappears your lips will feel simply healthy,
There may be a very slight tingle as the product sinks in to the lips, and this could be partly due to the plumping effect of the collagen as it starts to act, it does seem quite effective at filling the lips out a little bit. I think this 'filling out' process together with the moisturisation is what causes the tingle. Lip Lift is not like specifically cosmetic lip plumping formulations which usually contain an 'irritant' to cause increased blood flow to the lips, making them temporarily puff and pink up. The tingle is gentle and non irritating and just feels like your lips soaking in the moisture and naturally plumping. Gale Hayman says this is a temporary effect, however I find it is actually very much more long lasting than the cosmetic only effect of plumping products and better than other brands of 'plumping' balms. The lips look at their best, and plumped up to a natural 'younger you' look for long after you have used the product. The effect is temporary only in the way that any moisturising lip products effect is temporary, once you stop using any balm your lips can become chapped again (if you are prone to that).
You can wear lipstick or lip gloss over Lip Lift, it won't alter the colour, it will make the lipstick go on more smoothly, if you apply before the Lip Lift has completely sunk in it will give a sheer look. This product won't give you Angelina Jolie lips if that's not what you have the potential for, but it will give you the optimum plump and conditioned look and feel that your lips can achieve.
My experience of Lip Lift.
I'm lucky in that I don't get badly chapped lips but they do sometimes feel uncomfortably dry. I have used many lip balms over the years, Chapstick, Lypsil, Blistex(eze) (which is my other go to lip product), Burt's Bees, Carmex and too many more to list. Although some are very good as a basic balm (or healing balm) I have never found another product as effective an all rounder as Gale Hayman's Lip Lift. I was quite surprised at how effective this plain little product is even simply as a lip conditioner. I have used Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour lip balm (thanks again Direct Cosmetics) which many people rave about. It was very good but it wasn't a patch on the Lip Lift. I only need to apply it about twice a day, whereas I'd be reapplying all through the day with other balms. Lip Lift simply leaves my lips in such good condition that they don't need constant moisture top ups. I do sometimes use it as a 'primer' when I reapply gloss or lipstick when out, because the filling//plumping qualities give a lovely base for colour. In very cold or hot weather I will also apply it a couple of extra times a day, as I would with any other lip balm. The lip plumping is very subtle, and you may not even notice it if you have full young lips. Where it comes into its own is if you are an older lady, and your lips have become less full than when young, or are younger but your lips are very dehydrated. What it seems to do is not give you extra plumping, but return or maximise what you had, or can have. So no chance of a trout pout. My lips aren't too heavily lined, but the ones that are there do look smoother and less pronounced when I use this. One thing that people say this product is good for is if you have little lines around the mouth, such as those you can get through smoking. I don't smoke, but I give this product to an aunty (as part of a birthday or Christmas pressy) who does. She says it is the best thing for those lines that she has tried, and we (family and friends) have all noticed a real improvement in her 'pucker lines'. You do have to apply the product to the (bare) skin around the mouth for this to work, but as there is no colour or discernable shine to the product this is not a problem. She just goes mad with it before bed, and when she gets up it's genuinely taken several years off her lips and surrounding area.
You can also get this product in sheer 'tints'. The ones I'm aware of are Cocoa, Blush, and Gold. They look a very vivid colour in the tube, but are quite subtle on the lips. Unfortunately I have found them to be less moisturising and effective than the original so I don't bother with them. There is also a lip buff available in the line, which is quite strongly gritty. A soft toothbrush with Vaseline is just as, if not more, effective; so I don't bother buying this either unless it comes as part of a deal. I have tried the different variations personally, as they sometimes come as part of a set where they are virtually free. On D.C. they sometimes have the Lip Lift available only as part of a set including these variations, and as it is still cheaper than buying elsewhere I get it.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend this product for someone young who already has full moist lips. A standard moisturising balm with sunscreen would probably be sufficient. However my 21 year old daughter has her grannies slim lips, and she does find that this product allows them to reach their full natural potential so perhaps this is a situation where a younger person could find this product useful. Anyone who feels their lips could do with a boost won't go wrong with this product. One thing that I think is awkward about this brand is that (as far as I'm aware) it is only available online in this country at the moment, so if you don't have access to the internet or QVC on the telly then you wouldn't be aware of or able to buy this product.
Small economy tip
I'm sure a lot of people already know about this and do it already with their lip products, but I'll mention it anyway in case there is someone who might not be aware of it. Once the bullet is used down to the base, there is a lot of product left below the level of the twisty thing, more so than with most lipsticks. It's well worth using something to 'dig' a little out and apply with your finger until it's used up, as if it were a 'pot' balm, as there is at least a couple of weeks worth in there. Some people might recommend using a cotton wool bud to do the excavating, but I find the cotton wool soaks up too much of the product and I think it's wasteful. Just use your nail, or a little plastic oojamagig and it will go even further.
This product isn't medicated, although it will help already chapped lips. It's more of a long term lip conditioner, and the effects become more beneficial the longer you use it.
I can't recommend Gale Hayman Lip Lift highly enough. However I do feel it's too pricey for the size, and as much as I like it there's no way I would pay £14.25 plus another few pounds for postage. As long as I can source it for less than ten pounds somewhere I will continue to use it (sparingly) but if it crosses the tenner threshold then I'm afraid I'll be searching for an acceptable replacement.
*Not tested on animals, uses plant collagen not animal.
*Taken a star off for the price. Product is 5 stars in my opinion
I treated myself to some of this Gayle Hayman Lip Lift a while ago when I had some spare cash (hah!) when I viewed a presentation on QVC & it was on offer. I like the way you get a 30 day,no-quibble money-back guarantee with this shopping channel so decided to give it a try rather than pay the normal price of around £19.50 for 2 tubes.
When the tubes arrived I wasn't tremendously excited by the packaging - in fact it looked preety bog-standard & rather cheap-looking. However, as they say, 'never judge a book by it's cover' - it really is a good product in my opinion.
You just pull off the cap & twist the metal bit inside as you would do with any lipstick. The lipstick itself looks like a nude colour but seems absolutely colourless when applied to the lips so is great to use either underneath or on top of any coloured one.
The first thing I noticed was how easily it went on my lips (plus I put some around the mouth area, as shown on QVC, to 'fill in' the wrinkles!). My lips were quite dry & a little chapped & this lip lift gave me a great result within the first 24 hours.
It contains collagen, vitamin E & aloe vera (amongst other ingredients) & my lips felt softer & looked slightly plumper despite my scepticism. The lines around the mouth area looked slightly less noticeable so, all in all, I'm pleased with the product.
You know how some lip-plumpers tingle when you apply them? - this one doesn't. It glides on, doesn't drag & it's quite easy to forget that you've applied it until you look in the mirror as it sinks in straightaway & doesn't have any taste or smell.
- pricey but lasts ages.
- really easy to apply.
- no smell, no taste, no colour.
- nourishes the lips very quickly so great for chapped or dry skin.
- does plump up the lips (not dramatically but in giving a more healthy look).
- works quite well on lines around the lips so may be of interest to smokers/ex-smokers?
- looks quite uninspiring but I'd recommend this product.
Gale Hayman Lip Lift is my desert island lip product. I use it every day, relegiously, morning and evening, although I would never forget it lives next to my toothbrush and it is one of those beauty products where you begin to panic when getting to the bottom of the bullet - advisable to have two if you can. QVC offers a dual of this amazing lip treatment and it often is included in Gale Hayman collections on their website.
Lip lift is a collagen packed treat which will keep your lips moist, supply and more plump as the years go on! It also offers protection from the elements, so important to prevent lip aging. The bullet is easy to use, just like a lipstick, and if you have "smokers lines", or even if you do not, I advise using all around the outer mouth area to either help or help prevent vertical lines from forming. During the winter months it is a godsend to prevent chapped lips, and during the summer to prevent dry lips from the sun.
I would not live without mine (and I have tried many !) and great offers can be found on QVC and it is also available on Ebay, Amazon etc.
It is reasonably priced, as are most of Gale´s products and well worth a try. They have recently brought out tinted versions which are pretty but only give a hint of colour for a really natural look .
When I first got Satellite tv (around 1995) one of the first channels I discovered was QVC.
For those of you that don't know QVC (which stands for "Quality, Value and Choice - I think!!!...) , this is a shopping channel.
These days there are loads of shopping channels to choose from but this was the original and first one that I ever saw, and is good for beauty buys because its explains about the origins of the product and how to use it.
It was from here that I first heard about Gayle Hayman Lip Lift, and first purchased this.
Gale Hayman was the co-founder of the "Giorgio" Boutique on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills, along with her husband Fred Hayman. They are also responsible for the well known "Giorgio Beverley Hills fragrance".
Gayle Hayman collaborated with leading chemists and developed a range of treatment cosmetics and products, of which "Lip Lift" is one of them. Lip Lift makes your lips look slightly plumper by filling in and disguising lip lines and creases.
Lip Lift appears to look like a standard lipstick and appears to be a nude colour but in actual fact there is no colour to this product at all and so can be applied under or over any lipstick, as it won't change the colour.
Ideally it should be applied first thing in the morning, and at night but this can be applied anytime, and found it was fab for my slight chapped lips, and it definately makes my lips look a lot smoother.
Lip Lift is also a preferred choice of mine because it contains no fragrance or alcohol and it is fully tested by dermatoligists. Ingredients wise, this product contains collagen, vitamin E, aloe vera, and sunblock.
Because this is an american product it can be tricky to find from anywhere apart from QVC, (or maybe I am just looking in the wrong places!), but you don't have to tune in to QVC to buy this, as there is a QVC.COM website where Gayle Hayman products can be ordered directly.
One thing I also recently discovered about this range is that Gayle Hayman has also now introduced "Lip Lift lipsticks" to the range, so you actually get the colour and texture of a lipstick as well. These I haven't purchased yet but the ones I saw on QVC ranged in colour from a pale pink, though a gold shade, up to a deep red.
Overall, I recognise that this isn't the cheapest product (currently £19.50 for a double pack - each lipstick is 2.6g), and equally I didn't see an awful lot of lip plumping going on, and so this product isn't going to give you a "Trout pout" (Would you want one?), but it is going to make your lips feel much softer, look smoother, and is a great base for cosmetics (as I use it) or can be used alone.
Gale Hayman Lip Lift - I am a smoker & I did develop a couple of fine lines above my top lip which could only have gotten worse if left & I continued to smoke. Since using Lip Lift (recommended by a work colleague), these fine lines have filled out & therefore disappeared and my lips look alot fuller so I highly recommend this fabulous product.
This is one of the best lip treatments I have used. You start to see the results from the first time you use it. The product does contain collagen so the more you use it the better the results will be. Lip lift also contains vitamin E, aloe and a titanium dioxide sunscreen. It helps protect and smooth your lips, it is also a very good moisturiser for dry chapped lips. For best results you need to use it morning and night but you can use it as often as you like under or over your lipstick. It is also very good to use around your eyes especially where you get crows feet. The cheapest I have found it is at saveonmakeup.co.uk for £7.99 there is no minimum spend and no p+p
For those of you that don?t know, Gale Hayman is a beauty range developed in the USA, Beverly Hills no less ? the city of plastic surgery, which is why I think the name lip lift is so great for this product. No need for expensive surgery with this (well not as expensive as surgery but dear in comparison to other products but Ill get to that later) Gale Hayman specialise in anti ageing products and products for mature skin. So why is a 20 year old male using lip lift, a product commonly listed as make up? Ill get to that, patience my dear, patience... :o) First facts about the product: Main active ingredients are listed as collagen, vitamin E and aloe. Collagen, as most of us will know, helps fight back against the aging process. This 3 strand structural protein can help combat problems such as wrinkles and slackening and is usually more commonly found in expensive products for the eye area. Vitamin E is a great skin conditioner, providing nourishment deep down and helps fend off signs of dryness and irritation. Aloe is renowned for its cooling abilities and is more commonly associated with anti-redness and sunburn remedies, but when provided in a quality lip product can help sooth sore, chapped lips. The product also contains titanium dioxide. Some of you may recognise this as the white pigment used in some brands of paint and may be confused about its application in a lip product. Well the answers simple, Titanium Dioxide provides good sun protection and is found in many sunblocks. It also means lip lift can be used as a spot stick for mild blemisehes, good for those that I tend to get around the corners of my mouth. Both lips and spots can be treated with one fell swoop. I feel I should point out that this product contains mineral oil and lanolin, something which may worry many people who seem to avoid these. While I am not sensitive to these substances myself, I know that some people are
and while the skin on the lips is physiologically different from the rest of the face (its epithelial tissue, more like the inside of the mouth than the other outside skin surfaces) it often behaves differently and so many may find this product is ok for them. In any case, anybody trying out any new product for the first time should always conduct a patch test before prolonged use. The product has no smell, no colour and no real taste. It doesnt really leave your lips glossy, more of a conditioned sheen - this isnt a fashion product. It can be applied over or underneath any brand of lipstick if youre a wearer. This is a product for both the guys and the gals. The product comes in a coral pink, mini lipstick style dispenser which Ill admit the majority of guys including me wont be comfortable with. The product retails on QVC for 11 pounds for only 2.6g, thats less than a tenth of an ounce for all you imperialists!!! It can be found on a few other internet sites for slightly cheaper but I would recommend qvc for first time buyers due to excellent 30 day money back guarantee. Right the first thing I can hear you shouting at me is ELEVEN pounds for a lip product, u must be mad!!! Now Ill admit I was reluctant too as I know there are millions on the market which are somewhat cheaper. The difference with this though is that this is a proper lip treatment, not just an ordinary protective balm. Just look at the active ingredients listed above, how many of your cheaper products contain these? Most lip balms on the market simply apply a protective barrier to the surface of the lips in order to prevent further moisture loss and fluid exchange from cells. Thus I find these products are only good in the short term and need to be reapplied frequently for what I feel are only superficial benefits. So does Lip Lift deliver, I mean for 11 pounds for something so small you would expect a miracle right??? Well i
n my case, it was a miracle. For years Ive had very dry skin on my lips, so dry that I was one of the folk that used to peel bits off and was constantly biting them (why do people do that? its sooooo sore!!!) I had grown up to think that this was the norm. This was until I discovered lip lift. The product sinks into the lips and treats the source of the problem rather than just simply covering up the symptoms as is the case with many brands. As an aside, this is a sign of a good lip product, the fact that it manages to sink in as due to the different cell type, many products find this impossible. Just try and apply any of your face creams to the lip area and see how many sink in. I didnt think Id ever have smooth lips but now I definitely do. No more cracks, wrinkles or dryness, just perfectly smooth lips. One application a day after the intial week treatment of morning noon and night is enough to reap the benefits. The product does last ages though, about 2 to 3 months in my case. If your still cynical or if you dont have really dry lips and lips balms work for the 2 weeks of the year when you do have chapped lips then this product is NOT for you, dont buy it. If on the other hand youre fed up with dry, cracked, sore, flaking, peeling lips then look no further than lip lift. Youll actually be able to enjoy salt and vinegar crisps again lol, anyone with lips half as bad as mine started out to be will know what I mean there.
gale hayman lip lift is the best lip treatment i have ever used. it contains no petrochemicals and actually sinks in instead of feeling greasy on the lip area. an added bonus is that it contains collagen to achieve that liz hurley pout without the surgery. its suitable for all skin types even sensitive because it contains aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) and vitamin e (tocopherol). it is also a great skin desensitiser so use it anywhere you feel sore,itchy and dry. its simply a fantastic multi use product a must own A+++++++++++
Who can resist the claim of being able to have fuller lips instantly, without having to go through the necessary pain or the cost of injections? (The things us girlies put ourselves through, in the name of vanity!) Gale Hayman is the woman responsible for this revolutionary product called Lip Lift. Who is Gale Hayman? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gale Hayman is the co-founder of the “Giorgio” Boutique on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills. She is also a style consultant to many of Hollywood’s most well known stars. Noticing that the women of Beverly Hills seemed to have a quality that could be found nowhere else in the world, an ageless appearance that seemed to defy all sense of time. This inspired Gale Hayman to collaborate with some of the world’s leading chemists and dermatologists at The Beverly Hills Skincare Institute, and as a result formulated an advance collection of highly effective treatment products. One of these products being the ‘Lip Lift’. The Product ~~~~~~~~~~ Lip Lift is packaged like a normal lipstick which contains 2.6g. To achieve best results, it should be applied in the morning, and at night, in fact the more you use it the better your lips will look. It is especially good for healing dry and chapped lips. There is no colour to this product and so can be applied under or over your normal lipstick, as it won’t affect the colour or application of your lipstick. Lip Lift does much more than just coat the lips, it glides on and will instantly fill in and minimise your lip lines and creases. This product is able to do this because it contains collagen, vitamin E, aloe vera and also a titanium dioxide sunblock to protect your lips from the sun’s rays. So the end product leaves you with super smooth lips in no time after easing lines and smoothing wrinkles. Lip Lift is also fragrance and alcohol - free, is dermatologist - tested
and is formulated without any animal testing. Naturally it is made in the USA. I came across this product while watching QVC, the Shopping Channel on Sky. I had a phrase, where at one point I was totally addicted to watching QVC, thankfully I have made a full recovery, either that or I suddenly got a life! LOL. Anyway, they sell alot of Gale Hayman’s products and this was just one of them. For anyone that would like to order this from QVC, then the item no. is 210454 and it costs £11.00 plus post and packing of £2.45. I have to admit I haven’t seen any of the Gale Hayman range anywhere else - probably because it is American. (If anyone has seen it anywhere else - then please leave me a comment). I did think it was rather expensive, just for a lipstick, but if it was going to do everything that it claimed it could do - then hey, what’s money if it’s going to make me look good! When I received it, I was very impressed with it and my lips did feel much better, but I seemed to use it quite quickly, as when you put it on, it seems to melt onto the lips - so therefore it didn’t seem to last that long. I have only used the one lipstick and have since not bought anymore, but if I did want to treat myself or had something special coming up where I wanted to look really good then I would buy it again.
I agree with other ops. written about Gale Hayman products - they really do work but are difficult to find as they are an American product and can be expensive. However, I have discovered directcosmetics.com and they stock a good range at very,very cheap prices. There is a £3.95 delivery charge but if you are a fan of this stuff it's worth it as the prices are so low and delivery is the same price no matter how much you order. Like many other discount sites, products change frequently and they have had a problem lately with sourcing the lip lift product but it is worth keep taking a look. They have a wide range of loads of different beauty goddies too. In my experience, I found the delivery times very good and they will inform you if there is going to be any delay. Happy shopping!
I ordered this off of QVC The shopping channel and although it is the most expensive lip balm that I have ever used at £14 for a tiny (smaller than a lipstick) sized tube, it is so much more than a lip balm. Gale Haymen Lip Lift has collegen in it, which after one application leaves you pouting and with several applications, lips that look and feel fuller and 'plumped up'. The product has no scent so can be used on men as well. I recommend if you have very dry lips to use it about four times a day to start off with and you will soon find that you can reduce the applications down to twice a day. It is a great product that used before lipstick stops it bleeding and if you use it just outside of the lips it will help to reduce fine lines ( ideal if you purse your lips a lot!!) After using this I will never go back to another lip balm. So much easier and less painful than having collegen implants which feel like your lips are being sliced open. So far the only place that you can order this as far as i know is QVC (unless you go to the States as it is an American brand). If you have Sky/Cable check it out, or you can order on the website www.qvcuk.com.
Eye Lift Gel - Gale Hayman This is absolutely the best eye product I've ever used, and a staple in my collection for quite a few years now. What's special is that it's very effective, completely non-irritating (for me anyway) and makes a great make-up base. It's also, unlike a lot of gels which are aimed almost exclusively at younger skins, not at all drying; in fact, like the whole range, this is aimed at those of us who actualy do already have some lines! The gel is about as moisturising as a gel can be, but it's main aim is to lift and firm the skin around the eye socket, which I believe it does very effectively. It's also supposed to be helpful for dark circles, but I don't suffer from that particular problem so I can't comment You only need a tiny bit of the clear gel, so the 15ml tube lasts for ages. It can be used at night, as well as in the morning, although when my skin's dryest I do use something more emollient. The price below is the full price, but you can often pick up better deals at island-trading.com or qvcuk.com
This is the best lip treatment there is - simply because it works. Most lipbalms are just petroleum jelly (aka Vaseline) with setting agent and fragrance. They can act as a barrier to stop further dehydration of the lips; but can't actually have any further beneficial effect. Enter Lip Lift. This looks a bit like an ordinary balm, but certainly doesn't act like it. It's packed with ingredients like collagen and vitamin e - so it's very healing. It also plumps the lips and helps to minimise those lines that can appear around the mouth. It's absolutely the only thing I've ever found that stops my lips drying out and peeling in the winter Most importantly it sinks in to a much greater extent than you might expect - so guys can use it too. It also makes a good base for lipstick. It's much more expensive than 'normal' balms; but you need to aply it much less often. When you first get it you may find yourself applying it as frequently as those quid-a-time efforts, but it only takes a couple of days to start having an effect and then once or twice a day is usually enough It's part of a range primarily designed for very dry and ageing skin - but many of the elements can benefit a much wider range of people. If you're sceptical, order it from QVC (although it's often cheaper at island-trading); QVC will give you your money back if you send it back within 30 days if it doesn't work for you
A Portable Lip Line Filler / Soothes Dry, Chapped Lips / Contains collagen, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera & Sun block with Titanium Dioxide / A whole new concept in lip care, Lip-Lift does more than just coat the lips / It glides on to help fill and minimize lip lines and creases /