What you really want from a lip plumper is to have your cake and eat it: short term gratification with long-term antiaging. Hydropeptide's lip plumper ($38) pushes your pout with citrus, capsicum and mint. The texture is neither too sticky nor too wet, and the color is a natural pink without overdoing the shine factor. Your lips will appear noticeably fuller and smoother - at least temporarily.

Longer term, your lips will thank you for Tripeptide-29, which builds and repairs collagen, which would fill out thin lips and fill in the cracked skin of damaged lips.

According to Hydropeptide, the plumping effect lasts even longer than that. Independent studies over an 8-week period involving thirty-six women ages 21 to 65 showed both immediate and long-term results. Within 10 minutes, 97% saw smoother-looking lips, while 100% indicated that their lips felt fully hydrated. Within 5 weeks, 100% said that their lips were healthier and 89% younger-looking.

With the exception of BHT, nearly all of Hydropeptide’s ingredients have a very good safety profile.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Polybutene, Flavor, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Polydecene, Meadowfoam Estolide, Tripeptide-29, Lactobacillus/Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Ferment Extract, Benzyl Nicotinate, Sodium Saccharin, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-37, Iron Oxides, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, BHT, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Trideceth-6, Menthoxypropanediol