My pick for the September product of the month is the HA5 Lip Kit by SkinMedica. This recent release by SkinMedica is a 2 step system that works to smooth and plump the lips. Glamour magazine recently called it filler in a tube! It is made with the same proprietary blend of 5 hyaluronic acids that are contained in SkinMedica’s best-selling HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator for the face.
In Step 1, this blend of hyaluronic acids (HA) is also combined with another proprietary formulation: the Vitisensce Technology. This technology combines flower stem cell extracts, peptides, and polysaccharides that work to support your skin’s ability to stay hydrated and healthy looking. Step 2 contains benzyl nicotinate which helps to enhance the appearance and color of your lips. The use of the HA5 Lip Kit also has immediate and long-term benefits. In a clinical study people noticed a 50% improvement in overall lip condition, immediately after applying the product. After 4 weeks, the participants also showed improvements in hydration by 58% and wrinkles by 34%!
This product is perfect for anyone wanting to enhance the appearance of their lips. Whether you have filler in your lips or never want to have filler in your lips, this is for you! Our lips, just like the rest of our skin, lose collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as we age. That causes our lips to lose some color, definition and contour. The HA5 Lip Kit can help combat all those issues. The lips also do not contain oil glands, unlike the rest of our face. That means the lips don’t get the advantage of our own skin oils that help to prevent fine lines.
This product has been added to my daily regimen. I use it at least twice a day. I had never given much thought to improving the appearance of my lips, except with fillers. Now I have a daily topical product that has made a definite difference in my lips. They are smoother, plumper, more hydrated and even feel softer! And don’t we all want our lips to look smoother, plumper and more hydrated?