To fill or not to fill is something  many women consider these days. Injectable fillers are very popular and readily available. As we age our lip volume decreases and  fine lines form around the lips, for me this is where my lipstick bleeds and migrates to, especially when attempting to wear this season’s popular wine colours…..  ahhh the fun of aging. One day my daughter, that would be my older one, who at 21 is certainly not old enough, nor in need of lip injections comes up to me with a pair of swollen lips accented by some bruising and she says to me so exuberantly  and proudly”look at my lips aren’t they fabulous? I just love them”. Then without skipping a beat and looking at me, specifically zeroing in on my lips, she says “Oh now I know where I got my small lips from, you should really get yours done, Mom you would  blah blah blah blah” and the verbal tirade went on and on. With all these “profound” statements some f-words came to my mind and filler was not one of them!  Now my senses were on full alert as to how and when did my lips become so itsy bitsy ?  I was now spending much more time scrutinizing my lips, taking extra care when applying lipstick, using a variety of liners and of course googling to find more information and possible solutions. Yes, this may be considered vain or superficial but I am okay with that , after all  it has  provided a blog piece for the f-word paradox!

I am not opposed to lip fillers  however these injectable fillers can not only be painful but expensive. One day I read on the internet about a lip plumper, promoted as an alternative to lip fillers  which when applied topically resulted in fuller lips. Okay, I thought this may be something to look into more and potentially try . So I did a bit more googling on this product called NIOD , Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate. There are many positive reviews and testimonials so I thought, in the name of research, of course, that I would order some and try it.

Basically, you apply one drop of the serum on your finger and apply to your lips 2 x a day, (morning and night) for 30 days and then once a day afterwards. The instructions tell you to be cautious and  only use on the lips and prevent the serum from getting on your skin. In the name of research, not really it was stupidity, I managed to get some on my skin and the reaction was fast, my face became very red, not painful but certainly a tingling sensation however it dissipated within 30 minutes . Here are my comments on the NIOD Bio-Lipid Concentrate. Please note,  these are  my own opinions , which are unbiased. I bought and paid for this product myself.

Does it work?  Yes, it instantly gives your lips some colour and plumps them up a little. I have been following the instructions and using it twice a day. The colour and plumping effect lasts several hours and I have not noticed a cumulative effect. This product does not fill in the fine lines but lipstick tends to look better after applying this product. This product does not hurt nor is it uncomfortable but you will get a tingling feeling for a short while but you get used to it. The price is $60 CDN which compared to lip fillers is more reasonable.  If following instructions this product will last just over a month.Would I buy again?  probably, but I still have some left. How to order.

Ingredients in Deciem NIOD Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C13-15 Alkane, C12-C15 Akyl Benzoate, Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Pentaclethra macroloba seed oil, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Methyl Nicotinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Pongamia pinnata, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Commiphora mukul resin extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Propylmethylmethoxybenzofuran, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Bisabolane, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sucrose Cocoate
Feel free to leave your feedback , have you tried or will you try  this product or a filler?