The truth is, collagen synthesis slows down and collagen quality drops as we age. This explains why our skin starts to sag and wrinkles deepen as our skin becomes less resilient and less elastic. And just like the rest of our facial skin, a plump and pillowy pout gradually develops more wrinkles and starts thinning out as we age. However, the need to care for our lips is probably more vital because not only is the skin on our lips thinner than the rest of our face. It also doesn’t contain any sebum glands, so it’s unable to produce sebum to keep it lubricated and protected against harsh conditions.
As a result, many lip plumping products are formulated to not only boost the volume but also to deliver and protect lips from dryness. This explains why it’s commonly found ingredients in lip plumpers include collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid or botanical oils. Here, the eight best lip plumpers that smooth the surface and help lips look fuller and more youthful.
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(Also read: 7 Reasons Why Your Lips Are Always Dry)