This Best Lip-Plumping Ingredient Is Already in Your Favorite Products
Getting plump, voluptuous lips that are smooth, soft, and kissable might not be as difficult (or as costly) as you think. Turns out there’s one underestimated ingredient to look for that can give us a plump pout without the pain of invasive procedures: hyaluronic acid. From balms to glosses, Austin-based dermatologist Ted Lain believes that the moisturizing humectant actually “draws water in and absorbs it, causing plumping and hydration.” So your hydrating lip products that are already in your makeup drawer can simultaneously bring you fuller lips in the process.
Lain maintains that hyaluronic acid is a much safer alternative to other lip-enhancing products or procedures like fillers/injections or suction devices. “Since hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring product, found in all body tissue, it is a very safe and natural choice for lip plumping,” he explains. Ready to get your plump on? See some of our favorite hyaluronic acid-filled products that’ll give you the perfect natural pout.