Lip balm can be applied to the lips to achieve a filling effect on the lip tissue.
A lip plumper is most often a cosmetic item applied to the lips, which supposedly has a plumping effect on the tissue of the lips. Most lip plumper products come in the form of gloss. These are cosmetic products that differ from lipsticks and hats in the sense that they are liquid, not solid or semi-solid products. Lip plumpers can be with or without color. Colorless ones can be applied alone or under lipstick or lip gloss, while tinted or tinted lip balms can be used alone as they have the look and feel of a regular lipstick or lip gloss.
Lip balms often contain materials that reflect light, such as mica.
The typical lip plumper comes in the form of a gloss. Like most regular lip glosses, lip balms likely contain ingredients that reflect light, such as mica or glitter powder. The light-reflecting ingredients or particles contained in the glow catch the light and appear to sparkle or glow. This adds the visual effect of lip fullness. What sets a lip plumper apart from a regular gloss is that it contains ingredients that have a physical effect on the size of the lips. Rather than simply making lips look fuller through light-reflecting gloss, lip balms claim they actually make lips look bigger.
Dark lipstick tends to make lips look small.
One way a lip plumper achieves this effect on the skin of the lips is by irritation. Many lip balms contain natural or chemical irritants that slightly sting the lips. This stinging or mildly irritating effect causes the flesh of the lips to fill with more blood and become slightly swollen or swollen. The same effect can be seen when eating spicy foods. Most spicy foods are spicy because they contain capsacin, the chemical in chili peppers that makes them spicy. Some lip plumpers actually contain chili pepper extracts, including capsacin.
Lip plumpers can be used as an alternative to lip injections.
The amount of such an irritant varies from one lip filler to another. Many lip balms also contain soothing ingredients to soothe the mild discomfort or burning sensation that can result from the application of irritants. Thus, the lips will swell, but the burning sensation will not occur or be lessened. One downside to using a lip plumper is that the ingredients that are used to cause the slight swelling in the lip flesh are often rough on the delicate surface of the lip skin. So, a few days after using a lip plumper, peeling of the irritated skin on the surface of the lips may occur.
Some lip plumper may contain pepper extract.
Other lip balms claim to have the same mild swelling effect on the lips through hydration rather than irritation. For example, some products contain hydrophilic ingredients. This means that these ingredients draw water towards you and absorb it. Such hydrophilic ingredients contained in a lip plumper are believed to be absorbed by the skin of the lips. Once inside the skin, they fill with moisture and swell, filling the skin of the lips as well.
There are also some types of lip filler products that come in the form of strips or patches. These products should be temporarily applied to the lips, or the area above the upper lip, allowing the ingredients contained in the strip to be absorbed into the skin. Lip augmentation patches and strips are believed to be particularly effective in fighting wrinkles that often occur on the skin of the upper lip and between the upper lip and nose. This is supposedly achieved by allowing moisturizing ingredients to “fill in” dry skin with wrinkles, making them less deep and less visible.