Grooming, Skincare

Singer and Songwriter Jason Yu Takes on The Lipbalm Trend

 
Singer and Songwriter Jason Yu Takes on The Lipbalm Trend

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When singer and songwriter Jason Yu is not making one collapse into a sad heap on his bed with his soulful tunes about love and loss, he can be found working out at the gym or exercising outside. In fact, he can roughly eyeball the calories of food he ingests. If that is not a superpower worth mentioning, he spends hours concentrating on Nintendo Switch games like The Legend of Zelda, Smash Bros and Animal Crossing.

His next single “Anyone” is dropping on 23 October and in his words, “is a song about existing in this vast world we live in, filled with countless other beings but yet being understood by no one”.

Scientifically, the top and lower puckers are called the “Labium superius oris” and “Labium inferius oris” respectively. In simpler terms, the common name is “the part of the man’s face that he neglects to moisturise with lip balm”.

Dr Melvin Tan of Epion Clinic recommends his patients to do it before bed every night (his favourite is Epion Clinic’s own petroleum jelly-based Calm Balm) and once or twice during the day. “For day use, they can invest in a good lip balm with SPF 15 (SPF 30 or above would be good too) to give additional sun protection.”

If one is still unconvinced, the skin of the lip only has three to five cellular layers as compared to the face that has 16 layers. We did the math and presented these lip balms — now all one has to do is to purchase them for use in good health, wealth and kisses.

HERMÈS ROUGE HERMÈS LIP CARE BALM
A concentration of beeswax and candelilla wax hydrates and comfort — its domed stick makes application easy.
LAB SERIES PRO LS LIP TECH
It tastes like mint, moisturises all day and leaves no trail of stickiness.
SHISEIDO COLORGEL LIPBALM
The use of high and low melting point waxes provides the perfect amount of structure and slip for everyday use.
REVISION SKINCARE YOUTHFULL LIP REPLENISHER / MENDIS AESTHETICS
It diminishes fine lines, restores volume, plumps and protects owing to antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.
LAURA MERCIER HYDRATING LIP BALM
Pink in the tube but goes on sheer with plum seed oil for deep nourishment and squalene that hydrates and softens.
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BOY DE CHANEL LE BAUME LÈVRES
Made for the boys but hydrates, comforts, protects and softens for up to eight hours as beautifully for the ladies.
CLARINS HYDRA-ESSENTIEL MOISTURE REPLENISHING LIP BALM
Heavy in the moisturising department but light in weight — perfect for one’s gym bag or any other sac.
FENTY BEAUTY PRO KISS’R LUSCIOUS LIP BALM
Kissing is going to be what one is doing a lot thanks to this soothing and nourishing balm that tastes like vanilla.
CLINIQUE MOISTURE SURGE LIP HYDRO-PLUMP TREATMENT
ipids, shea butter and ceramides plump and soften with just one use — it can also double up as an eye gel.

Jason Yu is wearing a Bottega Veneta Wool knit sweater, viscose turtleneck sweater; Dolce&Gabbana acetate sunglasses


Photography Jeff Chang
Styling Bryan Goh
Grooming Zoel Tee 

This story first appeared in the October 2020 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.