In the past few months, I have become quite the connoisseur in the world of lip balms. My usually dry skin has forced me to search for the most moisturizing products I can get my hands on. This includes going through 10 different lip treatments, from Burt’s Bees to NARS, just to keep my lips from feeling rough and dry. But truth be told, none of them have had a more transformative effect on my lips than Buxom Power-Full Plump Lip Balm. Unlike most lip balms, this one is a three-in-one kind of solution. Hydrates, plumps, and add color to your lips in one go. And it does it almost perfectly using ingredients like pumpkin seed oil and peptides.
What are the ingredients that make Buxom Power-Full Plump Lip Balm so effective?
Pumpkin Seed Oil works as a humectant, protecting against moisture loss and radical damage. It is rich in fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6, and has plenty of vitamin E to keep lips soft and nourished. At the same time, peptides also play an important role in the formula. They help stimulate collagen (also known as the protein responsible for skin elasticity). Ultimately, this is what helps give your lips that juicy look that the balm promises. But what makes the formula a home run, in my opinion, is that it personalizes your tone. By that I mean that the ingredients react with the pH levels of your lips and create a color that is unique to you once you apply it (similar to the ever-popular Clinique Black Honey lipstick). In my case, the shade turned out to be a subtle pink shade that was similar to my natural lip color.
I am not going to lie, I did not expect to like this balm because it is not thick in texture. And as those with dry skin know, the thicker the solution is, in general, the better the moisturizing effect. But not in this case. I was pleasantly surprised at how well my lips reacted to its slippery texture. The first thing I noticed was how instantly moisturizing the balm is. All you need to do is apply a thin layer and let the formula do its work. It moisturizes your lips in deep layers and the solution absorbs quickly without losing its moisturizing effect.
I didn’t feel the need to respond for another three hours. And for those who want fuller looking lips, this can work too. Although my lips didn’t radically change in size, I ended up with a more luscious looking pout. My lips were full and had a cushiony soft feel. Note that there is a slight tingling sensation (thanks to plumping ingredients like menthone glycerin acetal), but it dissipates within seconds. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend using a small amount at first or testing on a patch of skin first.
All in all? It’s moisturizing when you need it, plumping your lips. fair enough, and offers a great natural lip color. And the reviewers agree. “I have very dry lips and I use the scrub along with this gem,” explained one shopper. “The color is perfect with my skin, a little goes a long way, no weird taste and not sticky or weird. I love it!”
One reviewer also praised the ease of using the balm. “I just got my Buxom Power-Full lip balm, and I love how it feels to apply to my lips. It feels very moisturizing with a hint of volume, like a tingling sensation, but not too strong…you can definitely feel it work. I love this lip balm and will be buying it again in a different color.”
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