COSRX Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Lip Plumper Review

COSRX Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Lip Plumper review

Having tried numerous lip plumpers in the past, I was eager to put the COSRX Refresh Lip Plumper to the test and compare it to others I’ve used. This is more than a lip plumper: It volumises, smooths and nourishes the lips, making them look and feel healthy thanks to a potent cocktail of ingredients.


The Most Important Thing About This Lip Plumper Is…

This gel-like lip plumper creates a volumising effect on the lips, deeply hydrates and gives off an instant glowing effect. COSRX have carefully crafted a blend of nourishing and plumping ingredients, including AHA and BHA that work to gently exfoliate the lips, while the addition of vitamin C and COSRX’s Volufiline enhances the overall health of the lips.


Who Can Use It?

This product is suitable for all skin types and is particularly beneficial for hydrating and nourishing dry, chapped lips.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re looking for a lip plumper that also helps improve the health of your lips, this one is definitely worth trying.


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COSRX Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Lip Plumper review

The standout feature of this lip plumper is undoubtedly its ingredient list. COSRX has ingeniously combined their proprietary Volufiline with a vitamin C derivative to enhance collagen and elastin production, resulting in plumper and healthier lips. Additionally, AHA (citric acid) and BHA (betaine salicylate) work synergistically to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover, leaving them looking smoother and softer.


What Does It Feel Like?

The lip plumper has a gel texture, almost like a creamier version of vaseline, which makes it really easy to scoop it out of the jar and to apply. First, the texture appears sticky, but the warmth of the lips melts it, and the lip plumper glides on the lips effortlessly without feeling sticky or heavy. It creates a warm, tingling sensation on my lips, similar to other lip plumping products I’ve used. However, I’m delighted to report that this one causes significantly less stinging than its counterparts. The tingling sensation subsides within approximately 10 minutes, leaving behind a lightweight coating that is luminous and feels incredibly hydrating on the lips.


What Does It Smell Like?

It has a light, creamy scent that is very subtle, which is great if you’re sensitive to smells. And in case you were wondering – it also doesn’t have a particular taste that could be offensive.


How Do You Use The Product?

The application process is pretty straightforward. You just smooth it evenly over your lips with the included spatula. I like to use it in the morning as part of my skincare routine and throughout the day as needed to keep my lips moisturised and plump. As I mentioned before, it can cause a tingling sensation on your lips. It’s no cause for worry though, as this is due to vanillyl butyl ether in the formula, a common ingredient in lip plumping products.


What’s Special About The Design?

The lip plumper comes with a scoop, which means that you don’t have to put your fingers in the tub, and the compact size makes it easy to take with you on-the-go for touch-ups throughout the day.



The lip plumper is free from silicones, parabens and artificial fragrances.


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