Dr. Devgan was recently featured in SELF Magazine regarding the science behind creating both temporary and semi-permanent fullness of the lips. According to Dr. Devgan, M.D., M.P.H., many lip glosses contain mild irritants such as capsicum (an ingredient found in chili peppers), cinnamon, or menthol. When applied to your lips, the irritation causes blood to rush to the surface of the skin, which results in a “mild and temporary plumping of the lips due to transient swelling,” Devgan explains
If you are a consistent user of lip plumping glosses it is likely that the results will diminish over time. Dr. Devgan explains in the article that, “The body becomes more tolerant to any substance it sees all the time; think of how coffee drinkers need more and more coffee to feel alert.”
If you want longer-lasting, noticeable results, the most effective option is hyaluronic acid dermal filler utilized in lip augmentation. Dr. Devgan excels in placing filler in the lips, her most notable client as of recent, was Mara Teigen (the lips for the well-known Kylie Cosmetics).
In the newest wave of cosmetic options, Hyaluronic acid (the same product found in dermal filler) is being utilized in plumping glosses. The product optimally holds one-thousand times its weight in water. This allows for a beautiful, plump look. This latest break in cosmetics still needs a few tweaks, but has a bright future. Possibly even a platinum one.