Have you ever used a lip product, whether it be a lip balm, lip gloss or lip plumper and felt your lips start to tingle? These products help to nourish your lips to result in a perfectly plump and healthily full appearance. But why is there this slight tingling sensation? Well, this is due to one of the ingredients found in lip plumpers called capsicum. You may never have heard of capsicum, or even known it was an active ingredient in your lip products, but it is vital in helping to give your lips that plump and full appearance.
Here at Dr. Nima London, we use capsicum in our REVIVE collection to help with the lip plumping process. If you’re thinking about purchasing one of our REVIVE products (both Matt and Gloss available), but are unsure as to what capsicum is and how capsicum works, then read on to learn all about it as well as how it works in our REVIVE products.
What is capsicum?
Capsicum is actually another name for a ‘chilli pepper.’ In the scientific world, it particularly refers to the type of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. These chilli plants produce seeds that are hot to the taste and are often used in cooking as well as in lip plumping products. This is because they contain a natural chemical called capsaicin, which causes a tingling sensation when applied to the lips.
How does capsicum work in lip plumping products?
We here at Dr. Nima London use this naturally derived ingredient in our REVIVE lip product range. This is because capsicum promotes vasodilation of the blood vessels in the lips, helping them to ‘plump’ up and remain full. So how does it work? Well in response to the capsicum in the lip product, your lips have a mild reaction that naturally causes them to increase in size, volume and definition. As a bonus, they also may get a pink or red tinge (due to the increased blood flow) to your lips for a natural-looking pout. This is what also causes the tingling sensation when applied.
Get plumper lips with REVIVE from Dr. Nima London
If you want natural-looking plumper lips, then look no further than the REVIVE collection from Dr. Nima London. With their beautiful rose fragrance, the ultimate lip enhancers REVIVE Matt and REVIVE Gloss are the perfect size to take with you everywhere you go. They give you replenished and fuller lips in minutes. Click / Tap here to shop the range. If you have any questions about our treatments and products, feel free to get in touch.