What do an Anesthesiologist, environmentalist and surfer have in common? Apparently an obsession with lip balm! I’m so excited to introduce you to Dr. Edward Akkaway, creator dr. dewy, a new range of lip care products that pamper and protect. After seeing countless patients on the day of surgery with severely dehydrated and chapped lips, he started creating lip salves to resolve the problem and patients would wake up to dewy and hydrated lips, earning him the brand name of “dr. dewy.” The line currently consists of a Lip Cure and Lip Protector, in which he believes is the modern answer to dry and chapped lips.
What makes these new lip products so unique? Dr. Akkaway’s quest to find the “best ingredients for healthy lips led him to conclude that natural lip therapies outperform petroleum and mineral oil-based products, as plant extracts and waxes have healing properties.” The conclusion is that dr. dewy products do not contain petrochemicals or animal ingredients, and are gluten free, preservative free and formulated without sulfates, glycols, colors or dyes. In other words, these are good for you lip balms that won’t coat your lips with harmful chemicals.
My first initial thought was how many lip balms do I already own, and does the market really need one more option? After all, I am in love with By Terry Baume de Rose SPF 15 and have enough to last me a whole year, if not more! I tried dr. dewy Lip Cure with a slightly cynical attitude, but was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. My lips really did feel moist, hydrated and quite frankly, healthy. Evening time is when I really count on a good lip balm to help me wake up to plump and sexy lips, and this product did just as promised. The formula isn’t sticky and there’s no feeling of a heavy coating when applied, just a smooth and slick pout. It also contains very little fragrance, making it a great option for those with sensitiveskin. I have not had a chance to try the second product, Lip Protector with SPF 15, but have a suspicion that it is just as impressive as Lip Cure—and a must have for the summer months ahead.
Verdict? dr. dewy Lip Cure is filled with amazing ingredients and was inspired by a Doctor who wanted to make his patients and their lips happy and healthy, which is a winning combination in my book. If you are a lip balm junkie looking for a product that actually does the trick, then definitely give dr. dewy Lip cure a try—you won’t be disappointed.
dr. dewy Lip Cure ($30) and Lip Protector ($25) are both available online at dr. dewy.