Just like the rest of the face, lips have the same three layers of skin: epidermis, stratum corneum and dermis. They also show the visual signs of aging like the rest of the skin, getting thinner as we age and producing less collagen—the critical protein that produces plumpness. Unlike the rest of the skin, however, lips have a much thinner stratum corneum and no sebaceous glands or sweat glands to keep them hydrated.
With that in mind, the following eight ingredients will help keep lips healthy, hydrated and plump:
- Castor seed oil
- Avocado oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Natural wax (sunflower seed, candelilla, beeswax, orange peel) complex
- Coconut oil
- D-Alpha tocopherol
- Safflower seed oil
- Pomegranate extract
Find these ingredients in the new RA IllumiColour LIPS. The five enhancing lip colors are an extension of good skin health, delivering antioxidant support, rejuvenation, hydration and protection while stimulating collagen production.