Instead of having ten more babies, would someone please just send Octo-Mom a free sample of Be fine's Lip Serum with Chamomile & Beets ($19.99)?

Maybe after finally achieving pouty-lipped perfection she can move on to other things -- like finding a job -- instead of trying to out-angelina Angelina for the title of Most Likely To Suffocate Her Babies With A Kiss.

But on to the serum: I'm impressed. I didn't think this would work, but it does. It feels great, looks great and works great.

After applying the serum, I looked at myself in the mirror for a good ten minutes straight and pouted to various degrees. My lips were fuller, and sexier and the (very) lightly tinted gloss made me want to kiss myself in the mirror.

What else do I like about it? The taste, for one: natural vanilla. And the color: a an ultra sheer tint that comes from the natural beet root and orellana seed extracts.

And then there is, of course, palmitoyl oligopeptide, which stimulates the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the deep layers of the skin while at the same time providing a modicum of UV protection.

The first two ingredients (ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer) may look nefarious, but they're not.  Merely emollients with no reported toxicity or irritation.

Mineral oil is next, which some people may complain about, but the only concerns one should have about this ingredient are over its possible contamination. I don't think there is anything to worry about in this case.

Ethylhexyl palimate is another emollient, and is most likely responsible for this formula's dry-slip skin feel. Chamomile flower oil also contributes to the formula's emolliency (but is also a skin soother as well) as does the safflower seed oil.


Ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, mineral oil, natural vanilla flavor, ethylhexyl palimate, tribehenin, sorbitan isostearate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, chamomilla, recutita (matricaria) flower oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, caprylic/capric tryglyceride, bixa orellana seed extract.