6 Trending Lip Care Ingredients that Promote Healthy, Plump Lips
It’s no secret that lip balm is excellent for alleviating dry, tingling, or chapped lips and acts as a preventive measure to keep your lips looking and feeling plump and healthy. Nonetheless, given the multitude of lip care ingredient trends flying around, it can be challenging to determine the most suitable ones for your specific lip-love requirements.
The real ingredient trends should be those that keep your lips in optimal shape, so let’s cover the lip care ingredients that add real value to your lips, and not just your highlight reel.
Mango Seed Butter
Mango Butter lives up to its name, being a fat extracted from mango seeds and alternatively referred to as mango kernel butter. In cool conditions, it typically retains a semi-solid state but transforms into a luxurious liquid texture upon contact with the skin.
This natural substance boasts remarkable moisturizing qualities, promoting skin nourishment and overall health. Loaded with antioxidants, it serves as an effective emollient, imparting skin-smoothing benefits. Furthermore, Mango Seed Butter is adept at warding off inflammation and relieving itchiness stemming from dry skin.
* You can find Mango Seed Butter in the ARMÉE Cosmetics Lip Scrub; a microcrystal sugar scrub that gently exfoliates and smooths your lips in preparation for a lip augmentation procedure, or to use once your lips have settled and healed to keep them looking and feeling smooth.
Another star ingredient you will find in the ARMÉE Cosmetics range is Candelilla Wax… Although Candelilla Wax and beeswax share numerous beneficial properties, the primary distinction lies in their sourcing: candelilla is a vegan wax, while beeswax is derived from animals, making it a suitable choice for individuals seeking to avoid animal products.
Candelilla Wax excels in combating premature aging due to its high vitamin A content, which facilitates cell regeneration. Additionally, it is non-comedogenic, ensuring it doesn't clog pores around the lips and making it safe for those with oily skin. A particularly noteworthy advantage is its exceptional humectant quality, as it effectively moisturizes dry skin and offers much-needed soothing relief, especially for those undergoing lip augmentation procedures.
When it comes to rapidly enhancing skin and lip hydration, one skincare ingredient stands out: Hyaluronic Acid. To put it simply, hyaluronic acid has a remarkable ability to attract and attach itself to water molecules, significantly elevating the skin's moisture levels. It's a staple ingredient in virtually every high-quality skincare product for a reason — it delivers results. Hyaluronic acid isn't just effective at moisturizing the skin; it also contributes to longer-lasting lip plumpness by intensifying hydration levels.
* You can find Hyaluronic Acid in the ARMÉE Cosmetics Lip Hydrator; an intensive lip hydrator with a nifty cool-tip applicator loved by Aesthetic Specialists at some of the most popular MedSpa’s in the world (such as California Cosmetics).
Arnica may not enjoy the same level of name recognition as a powerhouse like Hyaluronic Acid, yet it's a tried-and-true active ingredient with a long history in cosmetics. In fact, its use in skincare and beauty products spans centuries, dating back to the 1500s when it was employed for various medicinal purposes, including treating conditions like sprains and joint pain.
Today, Arnica is a common and effective ingredient in both skincare and makeup formulations, leveraging its anti-inflammatory properties to effectively calm and soothe stressed skin, especially lips that have recently undergone lip injections (another reason why the ARMÉE Lip Hydrator is so popular, yet – it contains Arnica too!).
A name we’ve come to know all too well! And with good reason… When it comes to attaining soft, kissable, and truly luscious lips, there's a standout natural ingredient in the spotlight: Shea Butter. It's not just a well-loved option for hydrating and nurturing the skin; it also works wonders for your lips.
Derived from the nuts of the African shea tree, scientifically known as Vitellaria paradoxa or Butyrospermum parkii, Shea Butter is a natural fat. Its extensive application in skincare and cosmetics is attributed to its abundant moisturizing and rejuvenating attributes. Shea butter has gained fame for its substantial content of crucial fatty acids, vitamins, (particularly vitamin E), and antioxidants, making it a must-have ingredient in any lip care product.
Last, but not least, on our 6 trending lip care ingredients is Vitamin C. Not only a sought-after ingredient in skin brightening serums, but also a worthy addition to any great lip care routine.
Vitamin C serum has many health benefits for your lips, including promoting collagen production and protecting against sun damage (which is why you can find it in the ARMÉE Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks). Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that has excellent benefits for brightening, hydrating, and plumping up the skin.
It is important to note that Vitamin C functions as an active ingredient, and the skin care serums containing it are typically quite concentrated. Seeing that the skin on your lips is thinner and more delicate compared to other areas on your face and body, it's therefore advisable to opt for a less concentrated Vitamin C formula when applying it to your lips.