These Are The 12 Best Lip Masks Of 2022, So You Can Wake Up To A Baby-Smooth Pout
When it comes to nighttime skin care routines, using heavier, more potent formulas can help you make the most out of your beauty sleep. Allow us to remind you: The skin is more permeable at night1, so it's best to seal in tons of moisture before you snooze. But one area we may forget to tend to is the lips—similar to how you might opt for a thicker night cream to lock in moisture, our lips require that same level of TLC.
Consider a lip mask, the unsung hero for a baby-smooth pout. Heavier in consistency, these formulas are meant to hydrate parched lips all night long—all you have to do is catch Zzz's. You can technically wear them out and about as well (some treatments are daytime-friendly; you'll see), but try the overnight route with these 12 clean options. Trust us, you'll have supple, soft lips well before your morning coffee.
mindbodygreen lip balm
Our winning formula features a blend of humectants, emollients, and occlusives—all nonnegotiables for a quality lip mask. There’s hyaluronic acid to draw in water and fill up the lips with moisture, shea and cocoa seed butters to smooth out any rough areas, and sunflower seed wax to provide a protective barrier, so all that precious moisture stays locked inside. It also has a smooth, easy glide and satin-like texture; so unlike other jelly lip masks, it won’t make a mess of your pillow if you wear it overnight.
lip balm, mindbodygreen ($12)
KNC Beauty Kiss My Lips All-Natural, Collagen-Infused Lip Mask
Founder Kristen Noel Crawley fell in love with lip masks on a trip to Tokyo—and thus, KNC beauty was born. The brand now features balms and eye masks, too, but their lip mask remains the star. For good reason, too: The all-natural formula features collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and glycerin—all necessary ingredients to wake up to a full, hydrated pout.
Kiss My Lips All-Natural, Collagen-Infused Lip Mask, KNC Beauty ($25)
Tarte SEA Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask
For those in the market for an all-day (and night) lip mask, this vegan option is just for you. Tinted, sheer, with a jelly texture—it melts onto your lips and offers a hint of rosy color. Along with hyaluronic acid, jojoba and argan oil, and vegan squalane, it'll leave your lips looking juicy.
SEA Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask, Tarte ($16)
Primera Clean Berry Lip Mask
In terms of buttery, rich lip masks, this Primera number is top-notch. Murumuru seed butter helps protect the lip's moisture barrier2, while seaberry nourishes the lips to cushioned perfection. Slather on a generous dollop before hitting the hay.
Clean Berry Lip Mask, Primera ($20)
beneath your mask Remedy Conditioning Lip Balm
If there's one word to describe this lip treatment, it's rich. The formula is packed with nourishing oils and butters that coat the lips in moisture, like cocoa butter, shea, butter, castor oil, and moringa seed oil, but the real star of the show is ximenia—an African plum oil filled with fatty acids that condition the skin3.
Remedy Conditioning Lip Balm, beneath your mask ($22)
Kopari Coconut Melt
This multitasking formula contains just one moisturizing ingredient: 100% pure, organic coconut oil. But this isn't your average kitchen oil—the brand tested coconut oils from all over the world in order to discover the best quality product for the skin. Just be sure to do a patch test before slathering on all over the lip area: Coconut oil can cause breakouts for some acne-prone folks.
Coconut Melt, Kopari ($28)
BITE Beauty Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask
BITE Beauty is known for their luxurious lip formulas. Their mask features the brand's signature agave nectar, along with açaí and mangosteen extract for a dose of antioxidants. The consistency is rather thick but silky—perfect for locking in moisture as you catch Zzz's.
Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask, BITE Beauty ($26)
Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask
This Tatcha number is chock-full of good-for-skin ingredients. Think squalane, Japanese peach, and Japanese camellia oil, for a feather-light smoothing lip treatment. Massage a generous amount on your lips before bed, and wake up to a soft, supple, silky-looking pout.
The Kissu Lip Mask, Tatcha ($28)
Kari Gran Lip Whip Treatment Balm
This whipped balm is so velvety, you can practically feel it conditioning your lips after slathering on. A trifecta of oils help moisturize (castor oil, avocado oil, and sunflower oil), while the peppermint essential oil offers a subtle sting that can help naturally plump your pout.
Lip Whip Treatment Balm, Kari Gran ($20)
Jouer Cosmetics Overnight Conditioning & Repairing Lip Mask
Hyaluronic acid and shea butter are the stars of this overnight formula, along with vitamins E and C to stave off free radicals. But the best part? This mask simultaneously conditions and exfoliates: Lactic acid gently sloughs dead skin cells, so your lips remain baby-smooth.
Overnight Conditioning & Repairing Lip Mask, Jouer Cosmetics ($22)
patchology FlashPatch Lip Renewal 5 Minute Hydrogels
Another set of lip patches to add to the mix, these jelly lip masks provide ultra hydration. Ingredients like aloe vera and niacinamide instantly soothe a parched pout, while castor oil and green tea help protect and seal in moisture. Slap them on for as little as five minutes for a quick boost of moisture, or leave on overnight to really let the formula do its work.
FlashPatch Lip Renewal 5-Minute Hydrogels, patchology ($15)
Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask
This formula is 100% natural, with just the conditioning ingredients you need. Specifically, sweet almond oil is the workhorse—providing instant nourishment and that lovely, quintessential Burt's Bees scent. Smooth on the sheet mask and let your nighttime routine feel a little more spa-grade.
Moisturizing Lip Mask, Burt's Bees ($2.99)
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Jamie Schneider is the Beauty & Wellness Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in Coveteur, The Chill Times, and Wyld Skincare. In her role at mbg, she reports on everything from the top beauty industry trends, to the gut-skin connection and the microbiome, to the latest expert makeup hacks. She currently lives in New York City.