Is it possible to get fuller, plumper lips while you sleep?
I love having a routine before I go to bed. And an important part of that routine is the lip balm that I keep on my bedside table – it’s right next to the lamp and my book. Over the years that special little bedside spot has been occupied by many, many, many products. Right now it’s the lovely blue tube of lip therapy from the natural line Own.
This is a Green Monday worthy company on a mission, literally. Their website says they are on a “crusade to make safe, natural, and effective skincare”. Why? Well, because they couldn’t find any lines that worked and were affordable. So they set out to create just that! The San Francisco based company specializes in sunscreen, acne care, anti-aging, and lip products.
They scoured the globe for natural sources, put together a group of top notch chemists to study the results, and filed for 16 patents while creating a line that helps your body work even better. Own claims the ingredients in their products can help “turn on the mechanisms that produce collagen and elastin” and “optimize cell turnover” to keep skin plump, fresh and healthy.
We got a chance to review the Nighttime Lip Therapy ($9.99), one of five products in the lip therapy line. Every product in this lip care collection has a unique natural collagen booster and is designed to plump the lips while moisturizing. The Nighttime Lip Therapy has a blend of Moss Rose and Shea Butter to hydrate and smooth lips while building volume – all while you sleep!
I was first intrigued by its unique packaging. The applicator in the ultra tapered tube is a fun little roller ball “because your lips don’t have right angles”. It easily glides over lips depositing an even layer of balm. And I love the tapered tube because it’s long enough that it can be easily found when you’re digging around in your purse, or, in my case, reaching around blindly in the dark. (Yes, I am so obsessed with lip balms that I re-apply when I wake up in the middle of the night.)
The second thing I noticed about this product was the scent. To me it smelled like the sugar cookies you get at the neighborhood bakery. I get a hint of lavender, but mostly it’s a nice light sugary lemony scent, not too sweet and not too strong. The first night I put it on my dog was sharing my pillow and she loved the scent of it, I think she spent at least 2 minutes just sniffing at my lips!
The consistency of this product is somewhere between a lip balm and a lip-gloss, it goes on smooth, like a gloss, but absorbs quickly like a balm. It leaves your lips very soft, but it just didn’t seem to last. I’d put it on when I first got into bed, and I’d find myself reapplying after I’d read a chapter or two, and again before I turned my lamp off. (I agree – my lips stayed soft and hydrated, but I couldn’t resist reaching for more, so that I could “feel” the balm on my lips ~ Tyna)
Honestly, I didn’t notice much plumping, but it’s hard to say when you first wake up in the morning. And as much as I love the scent, packaging, and the company’s mission, and really wanted this to be my go-to nighttime balm; I couldn’t quite get there. I certainly like this balm a lot, but it’s migrated from my bedside table to my desk at work. And because it absorbs so quickly it’s perfect to apply right before I put on my lipstick.
• Affordabley priced
• Unique (identifiable) tapered shape
• Mess-free, roller ball application
• Soft & sweet lemony scent
• Lips stay hydrated long after the balm wears off
• All natural ingredients
• Paraben, SLS and phthalate free
• All products and ingredients are cruelty free
• Own products are made in the US and Own audits all factories for environmental and working conditions.
• I did not see a visible improvement in the fullness of my lips
• The balm has a short life span on the lips
Testers, did the Nighttime Lip Therapy own your nights? Readers, make sure to check the comments for the team’s reviews of the new lip treatment![ratings]
Shaya is a modern girl trying to live the good life on a budget; which includes good food, cheap wine, and bargain hunting. Though she loves spending time with her friends, she can usually be found cuddling with her dogs Betty and Ripley on the couch. She attempts to blog regularly about Minneapolis restaurants and beauty products at Stick a Spoon in it.
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