Aging. Lips. And my new favorite thing.

Aging. Lips. And my new favorite thing.
I'm not going to lie, aging is hard. Actually it's harder than I thought.
There are parts of aging you expect. You know wrinkles are inevitable. Cellulite? Most likely. Grey hair. Absolutely.
Some of that you can change. {{Ahem}}
You all know how diligent I am about my hair color right? Grey hair? What grey hair?
The body change. I hear women say all the time, "yes, my body has changed, but I have these beautiful children it was so worth it." I love my children. Adore them. I'd lay down my life for them. But the fact that my hips are wider, my stomach flabbier and my bra size has shrunk...well that does not make me all warm and fuzzy inside. Somehow "society" has expectations that in our 40's we should look as fabulous as we did in our 20's. Thank you Jennifer Aniston.
Anyway, I digress.
One thing I did NOT expect to age was my lips. It just didn't cross my mind. I am an avid lip balm user, even slightly addicted. But one day, they just started to look...well...old.
So why do lips age? I found this very basic explanation on REAL SIMPLE:
"The older you get, the less collagen you produce. And collagen, a protein that supports the body’s soft tissue, is what gives lips their pleasing plumpness, says D’Anne Kleinsmith, M.D., a dermatologist in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can also cause collagen to break down and lips to thin. 'One way to help preserve the fullness of your lips,” Kleinsmith says, “is to protect them from the sun by wearing a lipstick or lip balm with sunscreen.'"
I noticed my lips losing definition and the edges "blurring" into my skin. They started to look rough and just not "kissable"! Yuck!
My rescue came from my fav skin care products Therapon. I use their skin regime faithfully and adore it. Christina from Therapon sent me a sample of the Anti-Aging Lip Complex - was she trying to tell me something?? :) Needless to say, I was hooked!
What THEY say about it?
Peptide-infused, rejuvenating lip enhancerWhat it is formulated to do:
  • Reduces the appearance of lip lines
  • Increases the appearance of lip volume
  • Helps to rejuvenate lips
  • Enhances the effects of professional dermal fillers
  • Will not burn or sting as some lip enhancers will
  • Infused with avocado oil and Vitamin E to soothe lips
  • Peptide is designed to stimulate the synthesis of collagen
  • Helps eliminate lipstick feathering
What I say about it?
All of that above stuff? TRUE. And. It goes on like buttah. It STAYS on. Bonus. It doesn't have a weird taste or smell. It's one of the few lip "goo's" my small person will let me put on her chapped lips. And, it works. Bottom line.
It is $25 for a tube. But it lasts forever. A little goes a long way. And it's cheaper than botox or whatever other icky injections might be out there. I do think you can get 15% off your first order just for signing up for their emails.
Hey, it's the one aging thing I can actually do something about. Little to no effort. That makes me happy.
truly my tube is with my "everyday" jewelry grab
Here's to beautiful, pouty pink lips! {{smack}}

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