When it comes to masks, brows recently had their moment in the spotlight, but now plump pouts are taking center stage. While lip masks may sound frivolous at first, true skincare aficionados know that the skin in this area is very thin and prone to damage. It makes sense, then, that the newest trend in skincare is rich lip creams—or in some cases actual gel patches—that provide intense hydration and boast high-performing ingredients to restore dry, flaky pouts.
There’s the cult favorite from Bite Beauty, which has a bioactive blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and resveratrol, with three times the amount of antioxidants found in red wine (score!) to deeply nourish. Kaplan MD’s two-in-one formula exfoliates with papaya enzymes and also infuses skin with hyaluronic acid for a well-rounded treatment. And for K-beauty fans, there’s the editor favorite from Laneige that works overnight for maximum results. Either way, your pout will look beautiful after trying a lip mask, so yes, they are totally worth it. Below, check out our five picks for the best lip masks to try now.
Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels ($50)