We love fuller lips and bold brows. Everyone wants a fuller pout, and social media is filled with them. To get them, do you need to inject fillers? There are other options that are more effective than injecting fillers. But the question is: What’s in them? How do they work? And how long do they last?
There are many lip-plumping products available on the market. They work in three main ways. Some products claim to increase the size of the lips by irritating them with ingredients that cause irritation. Others deliver small fragments of moisturizing, hyaluronic acids to the lips. The third group uses peptides and a combination of hyaluronic to plump the lips by creating collagen.
The first group is quick to plump, while the other groups are slow to build.
Good lip plumper will add volume and shape to your lips without making them appear unnatural. Bad lip plumper could leave you with flaky, red lips.
What’s Inside Them?
To give plumping formulas a more swollen appearance, you can add spicy extracts like ginger, cinnamon, menthol, or even hot pepper extracts. Along with Niacin (a B vitamin that has vasodilation capabilities), caffeine is another common ingredient. These ingredients could be responsible for your lips feeling tingly or even burning when they are applied.
These are the most commonly used ingredients to cause irritation:
What Speed Should You Act? How Long Do You Wait Before Acting?
This is your temporary fix. These products have a maximum effect of two to three hours. Women who used ginger-infused lip plumper noticed a noticeable difference within 15 minutes. The effects lasted for nearly 2 hours before diminishing.
The Patch Test
It is always a good idea to test the products in a small area before you apply them. The arm is usually used for patch testing, but it’s not the same skin type as the skin on your lips. These are made up of both mucous membranes and normal skin cells. Dermatology reviews recommend that you apply a little to one small spot to your lips, and wait a few hours to make sure it’s safe.
Lip Fillers Using Hyaluronic Acid
Other lip plumpers use ingredients like hyaluronic acids to pull moisture into the skin. This molecule is also used in many dermal fillers. Our body produces hyaluronic acid, which is our natural “filler”. It sits between cells and gives them volume. We age and produce less of it.
Can hyaluronic acids in lip gels cross the skin barrier? Some brands have created an absorbable version that, when it reaches the target area, goes to work binding to the water in your body to naturally plump you up. Hyaluronic acid is 1000 times more water-soluble than its weight.
What Is The Time Frame And How Long Does It Take?
It is not a quick way to plump your lips. The lips take days or even weeks to grow and the effect will gradually return to normal once you stop using. It is important to stay hydrated so that your lips can heal properly.
The Protein Plumpers
The peptide plumpers are the last group. These formulas work by increasing collagen production and preventing it from being broken down. These formulas contain tripeptides, a chain of three proteins that promote collagen production. They can be combined with hyaluronic acids and other ingredients like antioxidants to protect the lips and aid in collagen synthesis.
These ingredients stimulate cell growth and help rejuvenation. They give the appearance of plumper, thicker, fuller lips over time.
What’s The Upshot?
There are two options: the quick boost and the slow build with either hyaluronic acids or peptides. It doesn’t matter which case you choose, be realistic about your results. These products may temporarily improve the appearance of your lips, but they will not alter the shape or deliver dramatic results.
There are two things you can do to help your lips look better. Lip plumpers will give you an idea of what injectable lip fillers might look like. Hyaluronic acid and peptides could also be used to extend the effects of injectable dermal fillers.
They are an alternative to the jab for people who don’t like needles.
Hyaluronic acid is a new ingredient in lip plumping gloss. Although it claims to increase lip volume over time and can be used as an active ingredient, evidence is often limited and often short-term.