As we age, our lip volume and hydration tend to decrease, while the appearance of lines and wrinkles begin to surface. You may have thought that the only way to achieve plump lips was with lip injections, but luckily there are less invasive and less expensive options to achieve your perfect pout and restore lost volume. The secret to deeply hydrate, erase fine lines, and support lip volume lies in a protein our body naturally makes - collagen.
The Importance of Collagen
Collagen is a protein made in the dermal layer of our skin and creates a supportive matrix. This supportive matrix keeps our skin and lips firm, giving a youthful and hydrated look. Unfortunately, as we age, the collagen production in our skin slows down, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Aside from the natural aging process, exposure to UV light, smoking, drinking alcohol, and other inflammation sources can damage collagen.
The good news is that we can stimulate collagen production and protect the collagen we already have from breakdown. Of course, avoiding extended UV exposure, excessive alcohol, and smoking are all important. However, there are specific topical treatments that can very effectively stimulate collagen production. One of the most powerful topical treatments is peptides.
The Magic of Peptides
Peptides are molecules made from a string of amino acids - the same components that makeup proteins. Peptides signal our tissues to create proteins (including collagen), repair themselves, or perform another specific function. Each peptide has a unique effect on the body’s tissues.
Tripeptide and Tripeptide-5 both affect collagen production in the skin’s dermis. When applied to the skin or lips, they turn on collagen production, which can help prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles, which helps increase firmness and volume.
Peptides, like Tripeptide and Tripeptide-5, not only support collagen production, but they also help to decrease inflammation, which we know damages collagen and leads to signs of aging. As you can see, using a topical lip treatment with peptides is an effective and much more cost-friendly approach to plump, youthful with then lip injections!
Of course, we couldn’t talk about beautiful plump lips without talking about hydration.
The Need for Hydratation
Lips that are dry, dehydrated, and chapped tend to look dull, smaller, and unhealthy. Ensuring your lips have adequate moisture requires ample water intake as well as topical occlusives to prevent water loss from the skin.
Soya bean oil is an ideal topical oil for lip hydration since it contains vitamin E which protects the skin from oxidative damage and locks in moisture. When lips are moisturized, they look and feel plumper. On top of being moisturizing, soya bean oil is also high in isoflavones that protect the skin from oxidative damage and protect collagen from breakdown. The multiple benefits of soya bean oil make this silky smooth feeling oil a perfect lip moisturizer.
Ginseng is another botanical ingredient that can protect the skin from photoaging, stimulate collagen production and increase hydration. It also leaves lips feeling invigorated and soft.
Ready for the good news?
Beauty Lab’s Tripeptide Collagen Lip Plump contains all of these superstar ingredients. This silky smooth lip gel hydrates, plumps, and stimulates collagen production for immediate and long-lasting results. So, you can cancel that upcoming appointment for lip injections and keep your hard-earned dollars - your lips and your wallet with thank you.
Dr. Stephanie Nichols,
Chief Medical Officer of LuxeBeauty Labs