Mibelle Biochemistry has introduced a lip-plumping active derived from yellow mustard shoots. LIPerfection (INCI: Brassica Alba Sprout Extract (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Water (aqua) is said to boost cutaneous blood microcirculation, plump the lips and increase lip hydration.
The active's ability to increase microcirculation is due to sinalbin, a pungent flavor compound and the major phytonutrient in yellow mustard sprouts. It is known to increase the capillary blood flow, causing redness and a feeling of warmth. Therefore, the active is said to not only plump lips but to also increase the color in lips. The active's ability to plump the lips is said to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the area.
The company conducted a clinical, placebo-controlled study with 18 women in which a cream containing 2% of the plumping active was applied over 14 days. The study showed an increase the lip volume. Furthermore, compared to the placebo, the cream induced an immediate 10% increase in hydration.
The active is certified by Ecocert.