firming lip treatment

$18.00

Support soft, full lips with our plant-based peptide-infused lip balm and primer. Peptides have been clinically shown to activate collagen fibers for improved strength and elasticity as well as boost protection from free radical damage. Luxe organic black cocoa butter and other lip-loving emollients enhance this balm’s triple firming action, skin rejuvenation, and advanced moisturization to support your BEST LIPS EVER!

Plus, it’s probably the most scrumptious smelling balm you’ve ever tried… think vanilla, cocoa + sweet orange:)

Description

You may have wondered how firming peptides work…

Peptides are strings of amino acids, which are the building blocks that make up proteins in our body, including collagen in the skin as well as elastin fibers, which give our skin firmness and elasticity. Without these proteins, skin doesn’t remain intact and the result is a loss of firmness, appearance of wrinkles, texture changes, and skin that doesn’t bounce back as it once did.

Aside from being essential to the skin’s structure and function (important factors in firmness, texture and overall appearance), peptides are found in every human cell and play an important role in how the body functions, often acting as a biologic messenger. Peptides are also essential to the proper functioning of enzymes, hormones and energy. However, we lose 1% of our remaining collagen per year after age 30, and our skin’s natural communication channels slow down over time as well. This is when topical peptides are really useful. Your body sees these topical peptides as ‘signals’ that you need to heal, which tells your body to produce more collagen where you need it most. If you are healing from an injury in your ankle, those peptides will signal your body to focus its repair efforts in that joint. If your skin is aging prematurely, those peptides might signal your skin to boost its production of collagen and even hyaluronic acid, plumping up your skin and restoring a healthy skin barrier. When you introduce topical peptides onto the skin in the form of a moisturizer or serum, it tells the skin that there’s an issue and to stimulate our collagen-boosting processes.

The particular peptide in the firming lip treatment is plant-derived hydroxproline peptide which plays specific and essential roles in both the synthesis of collagen and in the three-dimensional folding of collagen fibers to help your skin regain the plumpness lost through normal aging. Since this compound is similar to those which occur naturally in your body, it’s very well tolerated by the skin and the lips. With the long-lasting moisturizing and lip plumping action, this ingredient stimulates remodeling and contraction of collagen fibers for strengthened tissues, improved elasticity, and the restoration of a more youthful skin tone and wrinkle prevention. In addition, the skin is protected by antioxidants through the reduction of free radicals which allows the peptides to function better.

While there has definitely considerable hype about peptides, it’s not because they don’t work. It has more to do with the cosmetic industry’s perpetuation of the myth that there’s one ‘magic bullet’ ingredient or group of ingredients that’s finally… the anti-aging answer! This simply isn’t true. There’s never been, not will there ever be, a  single solution for all the signs of aging. Just like there isn’t one healthy food to eat or one super supplement to take, there isn’t one best, does-it-all ingredient for your skin. Skin, like the rest of your body, is complex and requires numerous healthful habits like eating well, exercise, a positive attitude, and self care practices such as skincare. As with diet, it’s all about balance…

Additional information

Weight.12 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 1.5 in
instructions

Apply at least 3 times a day for optimal results in about 30 days. It can be used as a primer under lipstick and colored glosses.

ingredients

Gratitude-infused organic black cocoa butter, organic shea butter, organic sunflower, apricot kernel and jojoba oils, organic beeswax, dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline (plant-based peptide), mixed tocopherols (non-gmo vitamin E), vanilla bean and coffee oleoresin, essential oil, love, and the highest intentions for your health + well being.

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