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Fusion Beauty LipFusion Infatuation

Reviewed by Marta October 2, 2009 1 Comment
No mere lip plumper, the new Fusion Beauty LipFusion Infatuation ($29) claims to be a lip "fattener". Naturally, there is a brand new, proprietary technology that fattens (I am not sure why Fusion beauty thinks that is more appealing than plumping) the lips called Amplifat.

On a reader recommendation we included Fusion Beauty's LipFusion Color Shine in our Five Best Lip Plumpers posted a few months ago.  Both products contain atelocollagen, a collagen formulation derived from fish, but Infatuation benefits from the addition of Matrixyl. This collagen producing peptide has become a favorite with lip product makers, as we noted in our Five Best lip products with Matrixyl. My best guess is that Amplifat is basically Matrixyl (palmitoyl oligopeptide) and atelocollagen.

I am curious as to what GAMMA Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is doing here. Ostensibly, GABA and Arguireline inhibit movement of the facial muscles and, for this reason, are marketed as a Botox in a jar. In fact, they are fairly weak and what effect they do have  is short lived. Even Dr Beilis, the pharmacist in charge of product development at Freeze 24/7, admitted  to the New York Times that GABA really does little more than coagulate when it dries and then grip the skin in place.

Although Amplifat isn't much of a breakthrough, the good thing about Fusion Beauty's Infatuation is that all the other ingredients are innocuous. So while it might not "fatten" your smacker, it will doing it no evil.

Ingredients


Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Ethyl Methane Carboximide, Menthyl Lactate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate , Lauryl Laurate, Zea Mais (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, Sodium Chonodroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dictyopteris Membraneacea Extract, Flavor (aroma), Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Methol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Saccharin, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral.
  • January 15, 2010

    by Top Secret

    Your assumption that Amplifat is Matrixyl is incorrect.

    Amplifat is actually the Dictyopteris Membraneacea Extract, it is manufactured by a French company called CODIF. It is a re lipidant which means that it stimulates fat production and storage. This same ingredient is used in bust enhancing creams, for the same reason.


    The Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is also not from Matrixyl, in fact there is no Matrixyl in this product at all. It is in a product called Lip-Vantage by Salvona. This product is a micro-encapsulated time release lip plumping active and accounts for 13 of the ingredients listed.

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