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Plumping Beauty Products that Specialize In Plumping Skin & Lips


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At last, the latest beauty launches deliver what we’re all after — plumped skin without the wait-time.

Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to beauty. With the exception of swiping on some makeup, beauty routines can often be a waiting game. For instance, it can take anywhere from one to six months to start seeing the results of many go-to skincare ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol. Lash and brow serums require about two months of consistent use for hair growth to be noticeable. Hoping for your natural nails to get long enough to be shaped into the talons of your dreams? It’s doable, but don’t hold your breath.

That’s why when a fresh batch of skincare products promises instant plumping results, we take note. If full, supple-looking skin is what you’re after, while you wait for the rest of your routine to catch up, you can opt for procedures that provide instant (or near-instant) results, like Sofwave, the beauty editor fave treatment that uses ultrasound energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and resulting in tight, plump skin.

For equally quick results, you can also turn to products boasting a megadose of hyaluronic acid to make your skin appear more taut in a snap, or reach for lipglosses formulated with ginger, cinnamon, chili or cayenne pepper (yes, really!) to give your lips a juicy, swollen appearance. This season’s beauty faves will get your skin “plumpin’ plumpin’” — stat.

Below, plumping beauty products that give you results in the blink of an eye.

Birch Babe Golden Hour Brightening Serum Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid

Birch Babe Golden Hour Brightening Serum Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid

Pick up this brightening serum at the recently opened Arcadia Earth or online, and watch your skin appear brighter and bouncier before you know it.

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Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss

Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss

Formulated with an ingredient complex called MAXI-LIP, that is clinically shown to visibly increase lip volume by 40 per cent, you know this one’s a winner.

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Dior Capture Totale Hyalushot

Dior Capture Totale Hyalushot

Powered by a hyaluronic acid duo, this formula visibly — and instantly — plumps and smooths skin. Plus, its fine-tip applicator allows you to target the exact spots you need. Testing showed that 45 per cent of people saw fewer visible wrinkles in just four hours.

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Haus Labs PhD Hybrid Lip Glaze

Haus Labs PhD Hybrid Lip Glaze

The four-in-one formula is a lip oil, balm, plumper and gloss. Everyone say “thank you, Lady Gaga.”

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Avène Hyaluron Activ B3 Renewal Firming Aqua Cream-in-Gel

vène Hyaluron Activ B3 Renewal Firming Aqua Cream-in-Gel

Because of its hyaluronic acid and niacinamide-loaded formula, skin looks plumped, smoothed and radiant after the very first application.

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Maybelline New York Lifter Plump Lip Gloss

Maybelline New York Lifter Plump Lip Gloss

This spicy gloss, formulated with chilli pepper, is certainly not for the faint of heart. But boy, does it deliver on its promise of an intensely plumped pout.

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Need to re-plump dry, dehydrated skin in a flash? Look no further than The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.

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Jouviance Restructiv Plump&Go Plumping Lip Balm

Jouviance Restructiv Plump&Go Plumping Lip Balm

This intensive anti-aging lip treatment features a melting texture and is formulated with hyaluronic acid spheres for smoother, fuller lips, and Maxilip and Volulip peptides for a volumizing effect.

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Barry M That’s Swell! XXXL Extreme Lip Plumper

Barry M That’s Swell! XXXL Extreme Lip Plumper

Infused with sichuan pepper and ginger root extracts to stimulate lips’ natural collagen and deliver a plumping effect that (be warned) comes with a heated, tingling sensation.

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Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Day Cream

Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Day Cream

Want firmer, more radiant, plumped skin? (Who doesn’t?) Try Shiseido’s Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Day Cream for an instant refresh.

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Dermalogica Pro-Collagen Banking Serum

Dermalogica Pro-Collagen Banking Serum

This recently launched serum is loaded with collagen amino acids, carnosine dipeptide and polyglutamic acid and has become an instant beauty editor staple.

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Gucci Gloss à Lèvres Lip Gloss

Gucci Gloss à Lèvres Lip Gloss

Available in five versatile shades in addition to clear, this Gucci Beauty plumping gloss uses menthol, ginger roots and cayenne pepper extracts to deliver a tingling sensation that visibly plumps your lips.

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Weleda Plumping Eye & Lip Cream

Weleda Plumping Eye & Lip Cream

A plumping product that can be used on both your lips and under eyes? Genius.

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm Plumping Lip Gloss


Thanks to its innovative heat and ice technology, this new gloss plumps lips instantly and over time — sans any burning or tingling.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream Extra-Dry


The beloved moisturizer has gotten a major upgrade, now providing users with even longer-lasting hydration, so your skin gets a boost immediately upon application.

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This article first appeared in FASHION’s April 2024 issue. Find out more here.

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