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I bought this as it appeared to be a lip plumper aimed at long-term results rather than the usual plumpers which irritate the lips to give a temporary plumping for a few hours immediately after application.
It's a white creamy liquid which disappears into the lips and promises to "increase lip fullness as well as improve lip colour." I'm not sure how big an issue having a poor lip colour is, it's certainly not something I've ever considered myself.
It comes in a squeezy silver tube, which makes it difficult to apply without getting a massive blob and then spreading it around. I'd have much preferred some kind of wand.
On application there is a slight tingling - not the stinging you get with some lip plumpers, just a really subtle buzz. It's not sticky at all and is almost like applying a really light skin moisturiser to your lips.
I've been carrying it around in my bag for about two and a half weeks now, and applying it several times a day. The recommended usage says to "apply before bedtime for maximum results", which I have done a few times, but I'm mostly using it during the day.
I have to say, I haven't really noticed any difference to my lips. Admittedly I didn't take any before and after pics to properly compare, and maybe the change has been so slow over a long period of time so that I haven't noticed, but I feel like I know my own lips pretty well and they look exactly the same to me, both in terms of fullness and 'lip colour'. The only minor difference is that they are slightly less dry than they were, but you can achieve that by applying anything moisturising to your lips on a regular basis without spending nearly as much money.
I am going to stick to the instant plumpers which give a more immediate and noticeable effect, even if it is temporary.
*Why I want this product*
I consider myself as having small lips and would love the plumped up look, but staying clear of the Daffy Duck look that you see only too often with collagen injections. I find lip plumping products to sting, feel like you have pins and needles on your lips and is just really uncomfortable you want to take it off straight away.
I have always been on the look out for a lip plumping product that does what it says but without the stinging sensation and when I heard about Skin Nutrition Lip Plumper I thought my prays had come true.
*About Skin Nutrition Lip Plumper*
Skin Nutrition says their lip plumper brings you safe, painless and an affordable alternative to lip plumping treatments.
With ingredients such as Oligopeptide, this is known as an amino peptide that stimulates collagen production in your lips naturally while improving lip colour.
Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE, is an antioxidant that is made by the body. Both help to plump the lips and minimise the appearance of fine lines.
Vitamin C Ester and Vitamin E, both work synergistically to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Nourishing the lips to keep them hydrated all day.
*How do lip plumping products work?*
There are many lip plumping products on the market and all work in similar ways. They all work by stimulating the collagen production in your lips; increases blood flow to your lips makes them swell, which in turn makes your lips look and feel plumper.
Unfortunately the effects of lip plumping products are temporary and need to be re-applied to see a difference.
*Where can I get Skin Nutrition Limp Plumper and how much?*
skinnutrition.com is the official website and is priced at $50.00, which is converted to £30.00, thankfully I found it a lot cheaper from halfpriceperfumes.co.uk for £5.99 for 15mls.
Lip Nutrition product comes in a thin white shiny cardboard box with Skin Nutrition written on the side light and dark grey writing, which stands out lovely on the white background. The back of the box you will find ingredients used, about the product and how to apply it.
The product itself comes in a 15ml shiny grey tube that looks like chrome and expensive. The screw off lid is clear plastic. The writing is the same as on the cardboard box but coloured in white and black.
*How do I apply this product?*
It states on the back of the tube to apply this lip plumper at night to naked dry lips for maximum results and re-apply in the day when desired under lip colour.
*Is the product different from other lip plumping treatments?*
Amazingly yes, I am very happy to report this little beauty is a light water based white cream that sinks into the lips within seconds, leaving your lips plumper while feeling moisturised.
*Did I notice any difference in my lips?*
As soon as my product came through the post I couldn't wait to try it. Undoing the screw off lid I was very happy to see if was a light cream and not something that was thick and would stay on the lips.
The product doesn't have an overpowering smell but has a rather light fresh smell to it, which is a breeze of fresh air.
Applying the product to my naked lips was very easy and the cream glided on like a dream and felt moisturising. I was very surprised to feel no major tingling effect like you get with some lip plumping products; instead I felt such a little sensation to tell me it was working its magic.
Within seconds the product disappeared into my lips and I was left with no residue behind and my lips left softer, my lips also looked healthier as my natural colour was highlighted more with the plumping effect.
Once I noticed the product stopped the mild sensation, looking into the mirror and examining my lips I noticed a slight difference but nothing to rave about, needless to say I was left disappointed but I persevered with it and applied as directed at night and through the day when desired.
Applying it at night I woke to find my lips the same size, which is what I expected, and I failed to see a difference within a few days of use.
However after the first few days I noticed more of a difference in the size of my lips and when I applied the product the plumpness seems to happen instantly, which I didn't notice before. The effects can also last a few hours but regular use is required to keep the look up.
I find it doesn't matter how much product you apply you will get the same results, I like to apply a thicker layer before bed and small dots in the day.
*What I think about it/do I like it?*
Now please don't think if you apply this you will look like Angela Jolie as you won't. Your lips will be plumped up a little but without making you look like a sex doll. You will be left with pump lips that you will notice while looking very natural for you.
Applying it first don't expect miracles as I found this lip plumper works more on a long term basis than instantly. It doesn't hurt like other lip plumper's and sinks in very quickly leaving you to apply your desired lip colour over the top without any worries. With or without a lip colour applied you will notice a difference in your lip shape and plumpness but more so with a lovely gloss applied over the top.
Skin Nutrition Lip Plumper has a shelf life of 12 months, which I think is good for a lip cream.
*Would I purchase again?*
At the beginning I would have said no as I honestly believe it didn't work, but because I stuck with it and could see a difference in my lip I would now say yes.
I wouldn't and couldn't purchase this for £30 but at the bargain price of £5 why not?
I have had this product for two months and have hardly made a dent in the tube, great value for money that I will re-purchase.