You can get spa services for your face, feet, and just about anywhere else on your body, but have you ever had a facial for your lips? Now you essentially can, with Bliss's new Fabulips Treatment ($35).
The service, which can be performed on its own or as an addition to a facial, starts with am impurity-removing foamy cleanser. A walnut-and-sugar exfoliating scrub helps slough away dead skin, a collagen mask firms, and mushroom enzyme product helps to revitalize. You can even get a quick fuzz-busting lip wax with the treatment, which finishes with a hydrating lip balm and lip plumper. I tried the Fabulips service out at the San Francisco Bliss location, so read on for the review.
I was a little apprehensive about receiving a lips-only treatment, but it ended up being a special treat. Because the lips are being massaged or are covered with masks most of the time, you're essentially forced to keep your mouth shut (literally) by the inherent nature of the treatment. It's very quieting to the mind, further enhancing the relaxation experience.
But it's not just about the lips. Ana, my esthetician, also gave me a quick hand and scalp massage, too. All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend 15 minutes, and is perfect for those seeing fine lines and wrinkles popping up near the mouth — as well as anyone experiencing dryness or chapping as a result of the weather.
Take note: if you're allergic to nuts or mushrooms, be sure to tell your esthetician before receiving the treatment. And if you have a cold sore or acne along your mouth, know that a treatment can be customized just for you. Aren't near a Bliss? You can use the brand's Fabulips Treatment Kit ($45), which includes a lip cleanser, scrub, plumper, and balm, for a little DIY action at home.