25 Aug Plump It Up: 5 Ingredients Proven to Plump Skin
When you’re tired or worn-out, your skin can look dull and aged. But when it’s full of skin-plumping ingredients, it appears refreshed, youthful and awake. That’s why it’s important to give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay plump and fresh, no matter how many hours of sleep you got. Farmacy can help you find the perfect plumping product for your unique skin type, all of which are fortified with naturally-derived ingredients activated by science.
The key to achieving radiant, plump skin is to choose products with additives that act as natural humectants. Those are the ingredients that help the skin absorb and maintain moisture throughout the day, which can effectively plump skin at the cellular level and fight its urge to droop, sag or lose luster. When the dermal layers are deprived of H2O, they’re unable to properly transport oxygen and nutrients to where they need to go. Enter the humectant!
Nature’s Moisture Magnet: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is truly one of the best natural skin plumpers out there. It has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and is proven to replenish the skin’s natural moisture reservoir by penetrating deep into the many layers of the skin. Our very own Triple Hyaluronic Acid complex, which is produced via biotechnology, is comprised of three different molecular weights of HA to replenish the skin’s moisture and deeply penetrate for immediate plumping prowess. You can find this plumping ingredient in Honey Drop and Invincible Serum.
The Nutrient-Rich Plumper: Vitamin C
It’s not just good with eggs and bacon! Vitamin C is healthy for the face, too. This miracle ingredient works by strengthening the skin’s cells and boosting its ability to produce collagen. Much like hydration, collagen is essential to helping the skin appear plump, vibrant and beautiful. What’s more, some forms of vitamin C can increase trans-epidermal water loss, which helps prevent dry skin that can lead to that dull, sagging look. We use ProForm Vitamin C, a highly stable form of vitamin C that penetrates the skin more effectively, in our products to double-down on this revitalizing vitamin’s skin-plumping power. Our Invincible Serum is the perfect plumping anti-aging serum for those who want to try the wonders of vitamin C.
Superfood for Your Face: Cupuaçu Butter
Much like hyaluronic acid, cupuaçu butter ranks high on the natural moisture retention scale. It can retain about 440 percent of its weight in water, which makes it an amazing pick for a range of plumping skin care products. Harvested from the cupuaçu tree in South America, this ultra-rich and creamy butter delivers tons of essential fatty acids that give the skin the tools it needs to stay super-hydrated. The fact that it provides serious hydration and comes from a plant makes it a popular vegan alternative to lanolin. In addition, it contains tons of natural antioxidants that can also help plump the skin from the inside out. Our Honey Drop Moisturizer is fortified with this super-moisturizer to provide long-term moisture retention.
The Buzz-Worthy Skin-Plumper: Honey
As far as natural humectants go, there are very few that provide the same deep hydration and plumping power as honey. This sweet skin revitalizer works by binding moisture to the skin, essentially helping to maintain skin cells’ ability to hold water throughout the day. What’s more, honey is jam-packed with antioxidants and nutrients that are essential to keeping the skin smooth, youthful-looking and plump.
The All-Around Rejuvenators: Antioxidants
You probably already know that antioxidants are really good for your body, and that’s because they help ward off free radicals that can cause diseases, including cancer. But the antioxidant is also wonderful for your face, especially if you’re looking for some all-natural plumping performance. Found in honey, royal jelly, propolis, cupuaçu butter, Echinacea and many fruit and botanical oils, antioxidants effectively slow signs of aging by neutralizing the damaging free radicals that are absorbed through the environment. The result is fresh, plump and glowing skin. For a big-time dose of antioxidants, try Eye Dew Total Eye Cream featuring antioxidant-rich vitamins A, D, E and F plus baobab fruit oil.