I had tried the Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Hydrating Facial Cleanser and after posting my review on Twitter a fan of Manuka Doctor recommended that I try Manuka Doctor’s ApiRefine Lip Enhancer so because I am all about making my lips poutier I thought I would order it and give it a go. As with most of Manuka Doctor products, this lip enhancer is made with purified bee honey and I felt like this would be a wonderful adventure if it worked!
I bought mine from lookfantastic for €14.45 and I was so excited for it to arrive so that I could try it! Would it actually make my lips look bigger??? I couldn’t wait to see!
When my lip enhancer arrived I opened the top and smelled it and it has a very nice, sweet but minty fresh scent which reminds me a lot like humbugs and the consistency of the lip enhancer is like a serum which you gently squeeze out of the tube through a hole in the plastic applicator top.
I had read that it makes your lips tingle after you have applied it and so after applying mine I waited for the tingling. Well it didn’t tingle; it felt hot, like how a bee sting feels and the tip of my tongue accidentally touched my bottom lip and that started burning too. Don’t get me wrong, it is not an unbearable stinging sensation but it is powerful and potent and you can feel it mostly on the outline of your lips.
It is recommended to wait around 5 minutes to notice any difference in the size of your lips so over the next 5 minutes I was checking in the mirror to see if it was making any changes. I saw that it makes your lips look fuller and it brings the natural pigment of your lips to the surface and makes it very noticeable.
The stinging sensation stops after around 10 minutes and your lips feel hot. Because this product doesn’t only contain venom but nourishing ingredients too it made my lips feel moisturized and supple.
It is recommended that you use this product whenever it is reqyuired so I am going to use it at least once a day along with my dr.organic coconut lip balm and see how it goes but so far I am loving it and it really works!
On an important note, if you are highly sensitive to bee venom, I would recommend not to use this product or at least to do a patch test beforehand. Be responsible and be smart.
Lookfantastic says about this product:
Clinically proven to increase lip volume in just five minutes with a tingling and plumping sensation, the pout-plumper utilises Purified Bee Venom (PBV™), Manuka Honey and Hyaluronic Acid to boost natural collagen formation and redefine the lip contour for a smoother, younger-looking smile. Intensely hydrating, the formula will leave your lips looking moisturised and volumised.
Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Polybutene, Beeswax/cire D’abeille, Honey/Miel, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Paraffin, Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Isohexadecane, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Mica, Tocopherol, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Silica, BIS PEG/ PPG 14/14 Dimethicone, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Butylene/ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Bee Venom, Tripeptide 1, Titanium Dioxide.