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Skin Nutrition’s Lip Plumper- reader reviewed

September 16, 2010 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 5 Comments
Reviewed by Sandy

I was recently offered the privilege of reviewing Skin Nutrition’s Lip Plumper.  I’ve used it now for a month, so I could see what cumulative results I had, if any, and if there were any side effects and reactions.

I am pleased to report that I have had no adverse side effects or reactions whatsoever.  The consistency is like that of a soft ointment – a little more body than a regular lotion, not as stiff as an ointment.  It comes in a silver plastic tube with a rounded end to both apply the product and spread it over the lips.

When I applied Lip Plumper for the first time, I noticed a slight tingling in my lips, not uncomfortable at all. Niacin is listed in the ingredients, so my guess is that could be the source.  I haven’t felt the tingling with subsequent applications, possibly a result of my lips getting used to the ingredients.

The website states it will increase collagen production, thus increasing lip fullness and improving color. I did notice my lips were slightly fuller with the first application, nothing frightening or painful. I used per their instructions:  in the evening “for maximum results”; first thing in the morning; and then again under my lipstick in the morning before work. The website says it can also be used as often as desired throughout the day.  I did not do this as I wished to test the results of the minimum recommended usage.

It does moisturize nicely. It feels good on the lips, and it’s a good base under lipstick.  I’d have to use it for a longer period of time to notice if it diminished lines and wrinkles, per their description on their website.  I will continue to use it and may follow-up if I see significant, additional results.

I do see a consistent, slight increase in the fullness and color of my lips.  I don’t know if this is a permanent result; I’d have to stop using the product to see if this diminished or went away all together.  I see more results in my upper lip, which is less full than my lower.  The product seems to prevent feathering of my lipstick, a nice plus. I will try another month of testing to see if increased usage of the product throughout the day, as they suggest, will provide greater, faster, and longer-term results.

The ingredients list a significant number of moisturizers and emollients as the first ingredients.  Niacin is near the bottom of the list, so I know I’m not going to have the irritation or burning that some lip plumpers cause.  I’m not savvy about ingredients and their safety and efficacy, as other contributors to TIA are, so feel free to jump in if someone has a concern or sees hidden gold.  For the price ($50.00), if you’re a product junkie and don’t mind paying a little more, it’s not bad.  I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to definitively state whether I’d purchase a second tube.  It does seem to last a long time, so perhaps I’ll feel differently when I’ve used it up.


Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Squalane, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Olivate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Thioctic Acid, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dimethyl MEA, Ceramide 2, Tribehenin, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, PEG-10 Rapeseed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Niacin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine.
  • March 18, 2015

    by eli

    thanks or the review
    where can I get this product?

  • November 13, 2010

    by marta

    Thanks for the update Sandy. It's really helpful to hear how products perform over the longer term.

  • November 12, 2010

    by Sandy

    It's been nearly 2 months since I sent in this review -- I do think my upper lip is fuller than after the 1st month of use, which means I've been using it for 3 months, now. I purposely have not changed how I've been applying the ointment-like lotion (please see my review). I'm going to continue using this product and see what happens further down the road, maybe after 6 months. If I'm correct in thinking I see improvement, then this would be an excellent product for slowly building up collagen to achieve a more youthful mouth, and without burning stimulants and oils.

  • September 29, 2010

    by L

    Did it plump your lips any?

  • September 16, 2010

    by mike30

    I've been using this lip treatment for about 7-8 months now. I skimmed the ingredients list and Rosa canina, thioctic acid and palmitoyl oligopeptide jumped out at me and I made an immediate purchase.

    I had the same experience as Sandy on the first application... there was definitely some "plumpage"! Although this product alone feels nicely hydrating to the lips, it feels incredible when used under my Burt's Bees lip balm. Very little is needed and lasts several hours so I've barely put a dent in the tube.

    I don't need my already full lips plumped but as I read someone else say, there's just something psychologically pleasing about putting good stuff on my skin.

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