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Reviewed and Recommended: Be Fine's Lip Serum for Jolie-esque lips

Reviewed by Claire February 13, 2009 4 Comments
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.

Ingredients:

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.
  • July 30, 2009

    by marta

    Nellika, Be Fine has Matrixyl, which stimulates collagen. In the meantime, check out our <a href="http://www.truthinaging.com/uncategorized/five-best-lip-plumpers/" rel="nofollow">five best lip plumpers</a> and see if any of those appeal. Several have Matrixyl and we posted a <a href="http://www.truthinaging.com/uncategorized/five-best-lip-products-with-matrixyl/" rel="nofollow">five best lip products with Matrixyl </a>a few days ago.

  • July 29, 2009

    by Nellika

    I did buy Be Fine's Lip Serum based on this review, but I was disappointed with the 'cosmetic' result. I started out life with much fuller lips than average, so I have a lot more wrinkles to fill in than the average 50 yr old. I find Aveda's Lip Shine does a better job of filling out my lips (and filling in the 'cracks') at the time of application - and stays on well for about 3-4 hours. But I don't like the parabens, and to the best of my knowledge, there's nothing in there to stimulate my natural collegen production over the longer term. So, I use the Be Fine Lip Serum at night, but I'm still on the hunt for a lip serum that will give me both the immediate (cosmetic) and longer term benefit.

  • June 16, 2009

    by copley

    Hi Jessica,
    Be Fine's lip serum technically doesn't "plump" your lips like the products you seem to be referencing (ie. DuWop Lip Venom). Some of the ingredients most often used to cause a plumping action include cinnamon, peppermint, caffeine, cayenne pepper, and niacin, which may sting or burn when applied. Be Fine, rather, creates the appearance of plumping by coating the lips with a slippery, reflective layer. It does not appear to contain any ingredients that would irritate as you describe.

  • June 13, 2009

    by Jessica

    I have tried NUMEROUS ways to "plump" my lips, and each thing I have tried has always left my lips looking strange, as though irritated from the stinging and redness from the product. Does this particular product do that?

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