Full lips have become a beauty craze the world over, with many rushing to cosmetic surgeons to achieve a voluminous pout. For those who don’t want to get injections, opt for creams and serums that offer a more temporary solution. Today, in this review, we will be discussing City Lips, a lip plumping gloss from City Beauty. Claiming to provide users with an immediate and long-lasting plump, this product is said to be suitable for dry, thin and wrinkled lips.
- Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
- Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
- Crithmum Maritimum Extract
- Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids
The manufacturer has specified that this product is cruelty, paraben, sulfate, and phthalates free. However, it does contain a long list of chemical and artificial ingredients that might be of concern. Some of these compounds found in this lip plumper include Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Methicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Petrolatum, PPG-51/SMDI Copolymer, and C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Its more natural ingredients, listed above, is where the suggested benefit of this product comes from.
Also known as Ylang-Ylang, the Cananga Odorata Flower is predominantly used for its fragrance. Although there are some cosmetic benefits. This essential oil can improve blood circulation – which is an important aspect of lip plumping. Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil is also a fragrance that has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Jojoba Seed Oil is a great hydrating oil, that is the ideal moisturizer for chapped lips, keeping them soft and supple. On the other hand, Crithmum Maritimum Extract or sea fennel extract is an age-defying ingredient that helps to condition and maintain youthful skin. While Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids is derived from coconuts and acts as a light emulsifier.
Unfortunately, the number of times you should use this product is not stipulated. However, it is suggested that you should apply a large amount of this lip plumper (continuously) onto dry, clean lips and wait for a few minutes. After which you can add some lip color.
To purchase this product, you are looking at spending $35 on a 0.16fl.oz. tube of lip plumper. You can buy City Lips directly from the manufacturer’s website.
We were unable to find a definite returns policy on the manufacturer’s website. Apart from a mention that if you experience a problem with the product your sole course of action would be for a refund and return.
Conclusion of Our City Lips Review
To wrap up our review for City Lips, we discovered some positive customer reviews on the manufacturer’s website that claimed this lip plumper did what it claims to do. And while we liked that this is a cruelty-free brand we found some things that did concern us. Firstly, the ingredients that make up this product is predominantly chemical, with some potentially posing threats for long-term use. This coupled with the lack of specification in the instructions and a worryingly vague manufacturer guarantee – has led us to the conclusion that there might be better options when it comes to lip plumpers.