There’s something very alluring about the promise of fuller lips. Even if we can’t all be Angelina Jolie, most of us like the idea of a saucy pout. The vast majority of commercial lip plumpers, however, contain a horrifying list of ingredients you most definitely do not want to be eating, like polyethylene, aluminum and BHA. Basically, the idea was to irritate your lips, enflame them so they swell in anger. Sexy, no?
Thankfully, companies like Jane Iredale and Nvey Eco are discovering natural ways to dilate the blood vessels in your lips, using ingredients like cinnamon, menthol, and ginger root, to plump up your smoocher without making it mad. Nvey Eco recently launched a whole trio of lip treatments – the only of its kind that is certified organic – including an exfoliator, repair balm, and lip plumper. Using nothing but food-grade organic ingredients like orange oil, cinnamon, shea butter, and cranberry seeds, you get healthy, full lips from products so safe you could eat them (although I’m not sure that’s a good use of these lovely cosmetics).