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The 8 Best Lip and Oral Care Products of 2021, According to Health Editors

We test more than a hundred new beauty products each month—and these take the cake. Here are our top picks for all your lip and oral care needs.
By Lisa DeSantis
April 13, 2021
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    Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss

    Loss of lip volume comes with age. Instead of slathering on a cinnamon or menthol enhancer that stings (ouch!), swipe on this cushiony plumper. It utilizes a peptide that stimulates colla- gen and hyaluronic acid synthe- sis, resulting in a fuller pout both instantly and over time.

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    ChapStick Total Hydration With Sea Minerals Sheer Glow Tinted Lip Balm

    Get care and color with just one swipe. Blue sea kale, sea algae, aloe, and shea butter quench even the driest lips; the subtle tint is determined by your skin's pH level.

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    LYS Beauty Speak Love Glossy Lip Treatment Oil

    Pucker up for a powerful dose of sunflower, macadamia nut, chia seed, and sweet almond oils, which act fast to hydrate and soothe dry, chapped lips. Our tester used a generous amount nightly before bed and had healed, healthy lips in no time.


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    This innovative string takes flossing to the next level. It expands upon contact with saliva so that it can remove even more plaque from between your teeth. Choose from two delicious scents: mint eucalyptus or juniper berry.

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    Hello Sensitivity Relief + Whitening Toothpaste

    Gone are the days that you had to forgo teeth whitening if you suffered from sensitivity. This gentle paste is formulated with coconut oil, aloe vera, and the highest level of potassium nitrate allowed by the FDA to gently whiten while simultane- ously relieving sensitivity.

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    Crest Whitening Emulsions With LED Accelerator Light Kit

    Apply the treatment with the wand, then use the light for three minutes to noticeably whiten your teeth. Instead of being rinsed away, peroxide droplets continue working long after you apply, resulting in faster results and zero zingers.

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    Co. by Colgate Later, Stains! Foaming Anti-Stain Mouth Rinse

    Say goodbye to discoloration from coffee, tea, and red wine with this minty, stain-preventing foam. It has repellent technol- ogy that prevents new spots from setting in. Thirty minutes before drinking, pump it into your mouth, swish, then spit- that's it.

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    Dentists agree that electric toothbrushes outperform manual ones, and this one lets you clean with even more confidence: Its charging dock has a built-in UV sanitizer that kills 99.9 percent of germs and viruses on the brush head.


This article originally appeared in the  May 2021 issue of Health Magazine. Click here to subscribe today!

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