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What’s in an “injection lip plumper”?

No injection. But doesn’t the name make you think of a medical treatment?

Let’s see
Mineral Oil, Avocado Oil, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Jojoba Seed Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Polyglyceryl-10 Tetraoleate, Soybean Oil, Atelocollagen, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Tribehenin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Benzyl Nicotinate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tin Oxide, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Sorbitan Isostearate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Pepper Resin, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).


In short, mineral oil, vegetable oils, colorants, silica, fragrance, preservatives.

Label value: atelocollagen, sodium chondroitin sulfate, palmitoyl tripeptide-1. Label value are ingredients with fancy names to make you think that you are getting value for money.

The plumper? Pepper. The capsaicin in pepper triggers a process called vasodilation, which causes an increase in blood flow to the area. This temporary increase in blood circulation gives the illusion of plumper lips. Bad idea in many ways.

Want to save $33? Go to your kitchen and get some pepper from the pepper mill. No injection necessary. Or, even better, learn to love your lips as they are.