Well, when you told me the quality was poor I expected something worst ! I can see clearly the huge improvement but the important thing is that your lips state remain as well as in the second picture even though there is still an 'imperfection' on the lower lip.
Yesterday, as I told, I was very glad of my lips because it was exactly as yours in the second shot, but of course it was too good to be true! Today, it has become lightly dry and all the characteristics we know. In short, a level of a traditionnal peeling-cycle but without all the 'lips stuff' !
However, i'm not so pessimistic and I surely believe as your experience (and all those experiences) attests that lips can regenerate itselves without any balm/ointment which is, according to me (certainly all of us), a too-much accessory.
Take a look at my pictures, the evolution in one day :
That, is the critical level of my peeling cycle :
That is why I was used to apply some balm/ointment..
My quality isn't that great too.
I've received my first blood-test results and I've noticed I have a lack of Vitamin D2-D3 along with a high level of IgG (antibodies which step in neutralization of toxins, bacterias and virus). I will meet my general practitioner for a more precise analyse !