Elizabeth Grant’s high quality products never seem to disappoint, so I was really excited to try Can You Keep a Secret ($38.00), a hefty, dual-ended tube that delivers a gentle exfoliator on one end, and an very conditioning, lightly vanilla scented lip balm on the other. For $38.00 you might expect a few bells and whistles, something unique, and Can You Keep A Secret, delivers them.
The exfoliator is unlike any I’ve used previously. It is delivered through a click-it pen with little rubber nubs on the tip. Most exfoliators are rough and grainy, and fall all over the place when you rub them on your lips. But this one is silky and smooth (I actually thought it was the lip balm the first time I tried it). To use it, simply twist the black dial 3 clicks. On the side of the tube you’ll see a pair of red lips surrounded by a black button. Push the button to activate the gentle vibration and help the exfoliator to lightly remove dry skin cells from your lips. Then, apply the balm.The amazing thing about this excellent exfoliator is that it still removes every last bit of dry or rough skin from your lips without ripping them to shreds (or making a mess). For best results, use the exfoliator 2-3 times a week, or as often as needed. The actives in the exfoliator include: Torricelumn™(*Elizabeth Grant’s exclusive skin ingredient), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Cucumber, Rice Exfoliator. On the other side of the tube, the lip balm has a light and pleasant, vanilla scent, and is applied via a mini-sized wanded tube. A tiny magnet on the bottom lets you lift off the very silky balm so you can pop it into your purse–clever! The Socializer Can You Keep A Secret Conditioning Balm features actives of: Shea Butter, Torricelumn™, Tocopheryl Acetate ( Vitamin E), Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate. Get yours at www.elizabethgrant.com
Another multi-tasking lip product we’ve been crushing on at Advicesisters.net for a while now, are the Lip/hand Bebe Duette products from luxury line, Votre Vu. The original features a terrific, two-in-one multi-tasker with two flip tops on one tube — a travel-worthy balm for lips, and one for hands in one portable package. I once called it: the “Swiss Army Knife” for skin! The top part has an “Almond Pie” almond and coconut scented hand cream so rich you might just be tempted to eat it. But of course, it’s meant to silken and hydrate your hands. That it does, definitely! The hand creme also features UVA and UVB sun protection. The product is very emollient, but quickly sinks into your skin, leaving nothing behind but that lovely scent, and pampered hands. The original also had a wonderful, coconut scented, clear lip balm nestled into the top of the hand cream tube, also in a flip top cap. Not to be outdone by it’s sexy sister, this product is super-emollient and comes with a little mirror in the flip top cap, so you can see what you’re doing. Key ingredients in this balm are coconut oil and shea butter.
But now there is a new version with two versions of the excellent original. Both newbies have the same, amazing hand creme and lip balm, but the new 2-tube set includes a 1.35 fl. oz. hand creme and 0.5 fl. oz. lip glam in a clear version, and one with Luxe Lips Framboise (raspberry) for $39.50. While I love the gorgeous coconut and almond scents of the original, the new Bebe Duette Framboise is a powerful contender for my affection. It smells lightly like passion fruit, sweet and fruity, but also very light and pleasing. Tucked inside the lip balm pot is a pretty and natural lip balm tinted natural rose, for just a bit of color. As with the other lip balm, it’s super moisturizing, featuring coconut, sunflower and premiere pressed castor oils along with shea butter and beeswax. The Vitamin E infused anti-aging formula also protects with UV filters. Leave one at home, one in your purse, so whether you’re at home or on the go, you’ll be reaching for this mighty multi-tasker for hands and lips, all the time. The set is a bit pricey, but it delivers aton of beauty value. Nothing beats it! Once you try one of the Bebe Duettes, you won’t want to ever be without it, especially all Winter long. Votre Vu products are primarily sold through consultants, but you can also order them on the Votre Vu Website