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What are Lip Plumpers, and is There a Better Option?

by Valeria Cole |

Women all over have tried for years to achieve plump lips without expensive surgeries. Lip plumpers have provided a solution for this. But how do lip plumpers work? What are the ingredients in these products? And is there another option? Read on to find out everything you need to know about lip plumpers.


How do Lip Plumpers Work?

Popularized more recently by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, lip plumpers are a common product on the shelves of many cosmetic companies. But how do they work? Most lip plumpers temporary create more fullness in the lips by either boosting blood flow to the area or irritating the lips (though the latter is more common). The effect is temporary, and only lasts a few hours,  but lip plumpers are used often among makeup artists for a quick lip-plumping fix. Though lip plumpers use mostly natural ingredients, the ingredients are inflammatory and can have negative effects if overused. Paul M. Friedman, MD told WebMD that “If you apply too much of these plumpers and use them too frequently they can potentially cause dryness and scaling.”


Ingredients in Lip Plumpers

Often, cosmetic companies will use natural ingredients like cinnamon, capsaicin (the spiciness in chilies), ginger, and wintergreen to stimulate irritation. This makes it easy to DIY your own lip plumpers. You can create your own lip plumper by simply mixing and oil (like coconut oil) or beeswax with one of the activating ingredients (cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, and/or peppermint). It’s important to note when creating your own mixture that even though you’re using natural ingredients, you need to make sure not to over do it because these ingredients are irritating to the skin.

New Lip Plumpers

Enter Treatment Plumpers - a new age of lip plumpers. Cosmetic companies are now using ingredients like collagen and peptides that aim to create longer-lasting results by encouraging your lips to actually produce more elastin and collagen. The products in this new generation of lip plumpers don’t irritate the skin, and can even provide hydration, which we know can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Our Approach

We love natural ingredients, but we want your results to last long and not irritate (and potentially damage) your skin. That’s why we took matters into our own hands! We are working on a lip plumping, long lasting moisturizing prodcut for lips and have selected one of the best naturally-derived tri-peptide ingredient in the market that provides long lasting fullness with one of our favorite and wildly potent, heirloom Brazilian botanicals and some other awesome, antioxidant-rich active ingredients  to create the most luxurious (and effective!) lip treatment to-date. Say goodbye to burning, tingling lips, and say hello to our magical single use, individual and bio-degradable lip drop. We can wait to share this new little treasure with you.

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