A non-surgical, temporary, risk-free* way to plump the lips. These potions come in gloss, cream, little gooey pots and also in stick form and usually work by slightly inflaming your lip mucosa so that it turns out and looks plump. They usually contain Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens (the fruit of the red pepper plant, used for making cayenne pepper or Tabasco) although some may contain cinnamon oil and even caffeine! Newer formulations are veering towards the palmitoyl-oligopeptide and l-arginine trend for collagen synthesis.
[New Latin, perhaps from Latin capsa] First appeared 1588
1 : any of a genus (Capsicum) of tropical herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family widely cultivated for their many-seeded usu. fleshy-walled berries -- called also pepper
2 : the dried ripe fruit of some capsicums (as C. frutescens) used as a gastric and intestinal stimulant
These C frutescens containing products may tingle or create a mild to medium burning sensation. Cayenne contains a resinous and very pungent substance known as capsaicin.
Prices average about $20.00 and can be bought either online or in beauty supply stores such as Sally's, Beauty World, etc. Others can be around $75.00.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil: First let me say this is not its intended use and you must be careful using undiluted essential oils. Be sure if you try this at home you will have to start off with a very weak formulation. If you fail to do so you can cause burning of the tissue, peeling, dryness and other adverse reactions. Always spot test any products or home made products with essential oils. Please use caution and never apply essential oil directly to skin.
Cinnamons Leaf essential oil is often used in lip plumping glosses to increase blood flow and irritate the mucosa of the lips to temporarily plump and turn out the lips. Some visitors to the site, including myself, have used or regularly use a few drops of cinnamon leaf (not bark) oil mixed in with their regular lip gloss or mixed into home made lip glosses using concoctions of aloe, dimethicone, emu oil, jojoba oil, Aquaphor, etc. Some even add niacin (see below).
Just be sure to never, ever apply undiluted essential oils to your bare skin and to always test spot in an inconspicuous place to test for reactions. This is usually done by apply a small amount behind the ear or in the forearm, and allowing it to dry -- watch it for 24 hours and reapply and watch again. If no reaction is noticed (rash, hives, extreme redness, extreme burning, tenderness, difficulty breathing, etc.) you may be able to use the product. However, be advised cinnamon oil DOES tingle, create warmth and may sting a little so be careful at first. This irritation is what causes the plumping. Please use at your own risk.
Price: $5. - $10. for a small bottle of essential oil which should last a very, very long time.
CityLips Lip Plumper: City lips is a new product made by, based upon peptide technology using Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide as its two active ingredients. CityLips also includes ingredients which reportedly help fight free radicals. But I did contact the company with some questions and they responded pretty quickly, which I was impressed with.
"Thank you for your interest in our CityLips product. We are quite familiar with your reviews at lipaugmentation.com and agree with you in regards to the other lip plumpers. To make sure our CityLip formula worked and worked well we worked with a top cosmetic chemist and spent quite awhile in development to make sure everything was perfect before we released CityLips.
Feedback from our initial clients and test groups has been extremely positive. Not only did we find that CityLips plumped our clients lips (most felt their lips were twice as large afetr 30 days), we also found it helped cure cold sores, and eliminate wrinkles around the lips. We are so confident in the results CityLips provides we offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Hope this answered several of your questions. Please feel free to email me with any further questions or you can call Marie the co-founder of the company at 1-800-413-CITY."
Price: $29.00 per tube on average
Color-Full Lip Enhancer (Lamas Beauty, Intl.): From the Night Radiance Collection, developed by Lamas Beauty, Intl. -- Color-Full Lip Enhancer, or "Night Radiance Lip Enhancer"
"Smooth on Lip Enhancer and see your lips look fuller, smoother, healthier and more lush in 2 weeks or less. Helps minimize fine lines on and around the lips making them smoother and more healthy-looking. Night Radiance Lip Enhancer combines science and technology to make a genuine, noticeable difference in the outline, shape and fullness of your lips. Apply 2-3 times a day and at bedtime to hydrate, stimulate collagen production, increase moisture and add a natural-looking, juicy hint of color."
"Lipo Amino Acids - Stimulate collagen and elastin for more fullness; Hawaiian Kukui Nut Oil - A super emollient with Vitamin A, E, and F; Ultra-Hydrating Complex - Heals, protects and prevents dryness and chapping; Vitamin E Acetate - Offers free radical antioxidant protection" -- Lamas Website
Crystal Peel Lip Lift: I can find very little information on this product, but several websites claim that it increases lip volume by 40% indefinitely. I really don't know if I believe it is permanent considering the ingredients are very similar to many other new lip enhancers using the same tripeptide process. I can't find the manufacturer's information either.
"LIP LIFT is the first and only Lip Plumper whose results last indefinitely. LIP LIFT is a gently and highly effective formula that visibly enhances the lips' volume and decreases the furrows and folds around the lips. LIP LIFT'S long-lasting results have been clinically proven. Studies demonstrate that twice-daily application of LIP LIFT can enhance the lips' actual volume by up to 40%. LIP LIFT formula contains a synergistic blend of a natural tripeptide and a palmitoyl complex. These ingredients penetrate the dermal matrix to stimulate the production of collagen and promote the synthesis of hyaluronic acid." --DermatologistSkinCare.com
Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Honey, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol Stearate SE, Cetyl Alchool, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Octyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glycerine, Hydrolyzed Lupin Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Yeast Extract, Collagen, L-Arginine.
EuroLipstyque: Reportedly developed by Amkat, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida (561) 482-2398, this is a two step system similar to Sövage Transdermal Lip Plumper, this product uses a tenor and a transdermal lip enhancer. The lip photo from their site is also a pic used by Sövage & Lip Explosion ads, by Klein-Becker. The directions for use are very similar, as well.
"EuroLipstyque's works in two important ways: Utillilizes a proprietary transdermal technology that produces immediate increase in hydration increasing the size of your lips; EuroLipstyque stimulates fat cells below lip tissue increasing the size of your lips." --Amkat, Inc. website
Get Lips by Jeni Lee: (topical formula using L-Arginine Nitric Oxide Synthease and menthol) L-Arginine is "the same discovery that VIAGRA© is based upon."
Press Release: "Lip-enhancing gloss - Viacreme is a patented, all-natural crème created by Dr. Ronald Thompson, a former gynecologist. The product contains menthol and L-arginine, an amino acid found in dietary products, which stimulate blood flow to the surface of the skin. The lip gloss has no unpleasant taste and stays on for hours. An added cosmetic feature is that tiny wrinkles around the mouth disappear after the gloss is applied because of the increase in the lip area."
Testimony on Website: "Friends I haven't seen a while think I've had collagen injections to make my lips look bigger," Ms. Dinkel says. After years of enjoying a doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Thompson, Ms. Dinkel says the two joined their talents to create a product she says "is fun and cool, and it has a lot of uses."
Where to buy: Nordstrom's or Online, Jeni Lee stores and counters or by phone at (800) 7BEAUTY or (877) JENILEE.
"I have been using this 2 times a day for about a month and NO results" --Renee
Go Pout! by Estee Lauder: Yet another lip gloss that claims to give you a "perfectly plumped, larger-than-life look." They claim to really plump the lips using special "shadow pigments" to create depth. Plus Ceramide and Candelilla Wax for moisture which is used in several plumping lip glosses an sticks.
"You'd think it would have given you lips like Angelina Jolie the way the advertisements speak of it. Angel and I thought it was a nice lipstick but noticed no plumping at all."
Hard Candy Caffeine Lipstick: (technically: caffeine-containing lipstick) This product delivers caffeine transdermally with ingredients such as lanolin, castor oil and menthol, not to mention it's "active" ingredient of course, caffeine. Does it work? I have no clue, I haven't tried it yet.
"To my disappointment, I did not see any results using the Hard Candy Caffeine Lipstick. After a couple of minutes I felt a slight tingle and that was it. So far the best thing I have used (including everything on the review page mentioned) is Philosophy Kiss Me Red Lip Balm. The red tint to it enhances the color in your lips and the gloss makes your lips stand out even more. It is also pretty great because it really moisturizes. Goodbye Blistex Lip Tone. I also like the Nutra Lush (non-colored shade) by Avon to put on my lips at night. I apply it several times and I think it helps along with putting shea butter (pure) by JASON cosmetics. I bought a jar of it at the health food store. I am very tempted to buy the Lip Explosion but want to see what you think if it first.... if I can wait through tonight?? ha,ha! Thanks and hope this helps, --Angelika"
Joey New York Super Duper Lip Kit: (technically: honey-based lip humectant) This two part kit comes with a gel based product that contains honey as their primary ingredient and includes a neutral-colored lip pencil that contains a Vitamin E emollient. Claims to plump and smooth for, literally, hours.
Price: $25. at Sephora
LexLips Lip Enhancer: The main active ingredients in LexLips are "menthol and l-arginine" Reportedly, "the menthol acts as the delivery agent (promoting absorption) and the l-arginine stimulates the blood flow/circulation of the area." I have not used it but do know that estrogen and hormones increase the size of the lips, hence larger lips during youth and during times of ovulation.
Lip Explosion: (technically: Vorexin lip plumping serum) Firstly, I can find absolutely no info on Vorexin anywhere on the Internet except for on sites selling this product.
Lip Fitness Plump & Pout: Also called "Plump & Pout" -- 2BBRANDS (BB Cosmetics/Blackicecosmetics) purchases from Dermasoft's sub-contracted lab and sells the Voliptuous product under the name Lip Fitness Plump & Pout through the ezeworld cosmetics mall. You will see that it is the same as the Voliptuous Lip Enhancer. Many thanks to Maria Ortiz, VP Marketing of DermaSoft, Inc. for this information.
Lip Venom: I intend of trying this product when I get the chance. I love the name but have heard varied reviews. This product is brought to you by DuWop. Duwop is a company "owned by two Italian girls, based out of Los Angeles." Their products are very innovative and useful. I like the upbeat, honest appearance of their company, as well. This is what the site says about this product:
"A spicy, tingly gloss that enhances your lip's natural color by increasing circulation to the area. The result is shiny, bee-stung lips that cannot be achieved by wearing lipstick. You can also wear it over lip color for extra moisture and shine."
"I love it! First exfoliate w/toothbrush (don't break skin, but be vigorous), add lip venom...ouch! yes that's right ouch! there's cinnamon in dem der oils! Rub your lips like a mad woman! use pressure, not too much, mind you... your lips will be swollen from all that action alone! But here's the thing, the venom, used after exfoliating, makes it swell, like lemon in a cut, then the rubbing makes it swell more, if you don't do the effort, yes, its just another gloss."
"It was a waste of money"
"I was in L.A. a couple of months ago and bought lip venom. It does make your lips ‘look' bigger and the tingling sensation makes them ‘feel' bigger. In photo's taken when wearing this it makes your lips look really big. Having said that, I think it is more the illusion of the high gloss that does it. For $15 I definitely think it was worth it."
"My make up artist uses this and it makes my lips look bee stung! She swears by it."
Lip Works (Oceana LipWorks Lip Enhancer): Manufactured by Ocean Laboratories, Inc. I don't know how the below ingredients can create the before and afters as seen on their website, but that's what they claim.
Liquid Kiss Vial: Another one with Vitamin B6 derivative, benzyl nicotinate. I have heard the plumping from this product lasts about an hour, not 3 to 6.
"As a lip plumper, it contains a Vitamin B derivative that allows increased circulation to the lip area that creates the plumping action. It also causes a tingling sensation that lasts about five minutes. The tingling goes away, but the plumping lasts from 3 to 6 hours."
Ingredients: mineral oil, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, benzyl nicotinate, tocopheryl acetate, propylparaben, flavor, mica, color pigments
Looking Good Lip Enhancer: This product as a lot of the same ingredients as many of the newer products on this page. I can't find any information except on this seen on this one website. They boast it was on the Today Show but I can't find anything on it, anywhere -- not who makes it, not how long it's been around, etc.
Ingredients: Petrolatum, hydrogenated vegetable oil, ozokerite, paraffin, mineral oil, palmitoyl-oligopeptide, ethylhexyl palmitate, Tribehenin, sorbitan isistearate, flavor, bisabolol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, tocopheryl acetate, microcrystalline wax, quarternium-18 hectorite, propylene carbonate, saccharin and propylparaben.
Loss Gloss (Lip Plumping & Appetizer Inhibitor): I must say I somehow don't believe this will truly cause you to want to eat less or lose weight. But, the concept is interesting.
"Now you'll have luscious lips AND lose inches from your hips with new Loss Gloss. Experience a totally unique holistic approach to beauty. This regimen will allow you to protect and beautify your lips while providing recognized appetite inhibitors and sugar blockers.*
Ingredients: Appetite inhibitors: St. Johns Wort, Pryidoxine, Methionine, Tyrosine, DL Phenylannine, Inositol Hexanicotinate, Gymnema sylvestris (which they claim blocks the taste of sugar); other ingredients: Moringa Oleifera, Maxi-Lip, Papaya, tropical almond, manoi oil
Luscious Lips Enhancer Cream: Made by International CosmeticCare, Inc. I have not tried this and do not know of its effectiveness. I do know that estrogen creams inflate the lips, as does the presence of natural estrogen in the body. The ingredients however, are unknown to me. But more than likely contains L-arginine.
"LUSCIOUS LIPS is a non-oily skin balm. You simply apply it to the lips twice a day for the first three weeks, and then once a day after that. It works in two ways. First, it produces an immediate increase in hydration (water uptake), causing a noticeable, yet painless swelling of the lips. This is achieved with combinations of powerful plant based extracts and innovative optical correcting pigments. Second LUSCIOUS LIPS exerts a profound influence on fat cells just below the surface layer of lip tissue. So as your lips increase in size, they look natural and stay soft. No one but you will know why your lips suddenly look fuller, sexier, and more appealing, but everyone will see the difference." -- International CosmeticCare Inc
Modelle Collagen Lip Treatment: Manufactured by PanGeo Pharma (Canada), Modelle Collagen Lip Treatment is said to contain a collagen stimulating factor CSF01 to reduce lip wrinkles by 30%, improve hydration up to 60% and restores your total lip volume by up to 40%. I do not have any other information on this product but am waiting for more and will update this section.
Naked Kiss Compact Lip Gloss & Lipstick: I tried this at the beauty store one day and then had to buy it. It immediately began tingling and my lips felt and looks like I had been eating vinegar and salt potato chips (but sweeter LOL). It did poof them out a bit more, not like injections or anything, but like the bee sting appearance. I recommend this one. Plus I like lip gloss and the color selection. Also available in lipstick form. The plumping action is a result of a Vitamin B6 derivative (benzyl nicotinate) that allows increased circulation in the lip area and causes a tingling sensation. This plumping rounds the appearance and enhances the shape of lips delicately. Each of the 12 shades was inspired by fabulous screen Divas from the past and present. Naked Kiss Lipsticks will also smooth away lines in lips with a unique blend of moisturizers. Convenient case opens to reveal a small mirror. $17.95
Niacin: (nicotinic acid a form of vitamin B3) This isn't a lip gloss, it is a supplement either in powder, pill or liquid form which causes flushing of the superficial capillaries of the skin. You may have taken Niacin supplements and noticed you began to tingle all over, flushed and felt itchy. Tanning "accelerators" have this in their lotions or in pill form, as do some spa masks for the body and face. It is also used in various lip plumping products featured on this page.
Some visitors have advised they have crushed up niacin supplemental tablets or used liquid niacin or niacinamide and added it to lip gloss or Aquaphor or other carriers. Niacin works by causing an increase in the natural rosy color of the lips and increases volume due to the dilation of the blood vessels. I have been told that the powdered or crushed tablet versions are difficult to dissolve due to the additives so liquid form or filtering the dissolved niacin from the pills, leaving the solids behind may be advisable.
Where to buy: Health food stores, vitamin outlets, online, etc.
Perfect Lips Complete La Femme Lip Maximizing Formula: Manufactured by Baywood International, Inc. this product's Ogliopeptide complex claims to increase the volume of and moisture content to improve size and health of the lips. It is also referred to simply as "Perfect Lips."
"Lip Maximizing Formula is a special cosmetic product for the lips which has been developed from a patented natural tripeptide, Gly-His-Lys, stabilized and rendered bioavailable by being coupled to a palmitoyl residue. This natural peptide has demonstrated its efficacy in restructuring the connective tissue by stimulating the production of collagen (+350%) and of the glycosaminoglycans (+146%)." -- Baywood International, Inc.
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Glycerine, Octyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide
Perfect Pout: Manufactured by Naturopathica of Australia, Perfect Pout contains active ingredients such as Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide and L-Arginine which can stimulate collagen synthesis. The cinnamon oil in the product will immediately plump the lips by irritating the mucosa and also causing dilation of the capillaries.
"NEW Perfect Pout can help make lips look BIGGER in 60 seconds (or less) Looking for an alternative to collagen injections? Discover Perfect Pout the incredible new lip gel that that helps make lips appear to swell and expand. That's right Perfect Pout works in seconds to make lips look fuller and sexier for that irresistible, kissible pout! Plus this gel can make lips appear to flush with a natural rosiness without lipstick! Simply apply generously as you would a normal lip gloss - its that easy... your sexy new Perfect Pout could be just seconds away!" --Naturopathica Website
Ingredients: Aqua, Polyglyceryl Methacrylate, Cinnamon Oil, Glycerine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitane Isostearate, Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide, Dimethicone, , Phenoxyethanol, Xanthum Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propyl Paraben, Sodium Saccharin, Methyl Paraben
Physician's Complex Lip Enhancer: - This product has Niacin to cause flushing of the lips and Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide for collagen formation. The product restores your rosy natural lip color in a matter of seconds and also causes the wrinkles on the lips to go away as the lips swell from increased circulation. It boasts of a liposome delivery system
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Menthol, Camphor, Fragrance, Propylparaben, Octyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide, Retinol (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Niacin.
Plump It Lip Gloss: "Feel the HOT tingling sensation as your lips get fuller." Same as other capsicum products but I have heard it has Benzyl Nicontinate in it, and that it has the typical sticky lip glossy feel. This product is distributed by American International Beauty Group, Inc.
I have tried and really like Plump It lip gloss.It has a mild tingling sensation and a great shine. Definitely worth buying again." ~Rina
Plump 'n Polish: This product has possibly been renamed "Naked Kiss" and is sold for 6 bucks cheaper than before. It seems very similar and no more info can be found on Plump 'n Polish. It now comes in gloss or lipstick in many colors. I like this product a lot.See below.
Ramy Rise & Shine Lip Plumping Gloss: Developed & Manufactured by Ramy Beauty Therapy, this product also claims to increase lip fullness and decrease lip wrinkles. Comes in 5 colors and one clear gloss.
"Six luscious light reflecting colors that plump up your lips without burning or tingling. Contains Maxi-Lip, a scientific breakthrough that increases blood flow to the lips without any unpleasant tingly side effects. The light reflecting quality of these gorgeous shades also helps to create the illusion of a fuller, more sensual lip. With 30 days of regular use, see a 30% increase in lip fullness and a 70% decrease in lines around the lips!" --Ramy Beauty Therapy
Sensual Lips (Toner & Enhancer): I haven't found too much on this product. It seems to be along the same line as Sövage Transdermal Lip Plumper, which I did not like. Here is what the advertisement says. If anyone has any input, please let me know. I just don't really think that a topical can "stimulate fat cells." Stimulate them to do what? Get bigger? Form new fat cells? Don't think so!
"Previously, you could only get the sexy, sensual lips though birth or painful and expensive, not to mention potentially dangerous, surgical procedures. Sensual Lip's works in two important ways: 1. Utilities a proprietary transdermal technology that produces immediate increase in hydration increasing the size of your lips. 2. Sensual Lips stimulates fat cells below lip tissue increasing the size of your lips."
Where to buy: Online
Signature Solutions Lip Plump: (technically: lip plumping solid stick) not too much info on this one this was reported to me by the same visitor who tried out Soylutions for us. She advised that she got Signature Solutions at Sally's Beauty Supply for $3.99 and said:
"This is a lip stick. I could see a slight difference. My lips felt like they were swollen but did not have the full plump look. Anyway, I will not return this product."
Price: $3.99, not bad!
Soylutions Instant Lip Plumping Gel: Yet another product that considers itself natural with Hydrolized Soy Protein. The active ingredient is Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid with a whole SPF 6 *woo hoo* "to protect and defend your lips against harsh elements." My Chapstick has more SPF than that.
"It is a gel in which you gently rub on and just beyond the upper and lower lips for 1 minute. I did that and felt and saw nothing. The product is guaranteed which is good because I will return it for a refund."
"I didn't notice much plumping at all. Maybe it works for others but it didn't work for me."
Sövage Transdermal Lip Plumper: Sövage Dermalogic Laboratories, a division of Klein-Becker USA brings us the Transdermal Lip Plumper. The product supposedly triggers an almost immediate hydration process and some how plumps the lips through the subcutaneous fat cell augmentation. This product is also guaranteed.
Price: approximately $55.99 to $99.00
theBalm, Plump your Pucker: (unknown ingredients, but I had requested some info and never revived. Bad monkey! No Cookie!!)
"The balm features a blend of vitamins and micro-plumping crystals designed to enrich the fullness of your lips. It only takes 3 minutes to plump for up to 3 hours! (Plumping may vary.) So primp your lips, add some plump!"
Plump Your Pucker (theBalm) comes in 5 colors. Other products include LaBalmba, "the benefits of a balm with the glam of a gloss" for $15. US - comes in 4 colors. And yet another, PlumpYourPucker Tinted Gloss.
"I also tried theBALM in the peppermint flavor (white/clear). I didn't notice anything but it is a nice balm to use and I like their packaging. The girl is really nice also that I ordered through. (She may be the owner). I don't know if it is worth the $12.00, I would rather buy the Philosophy Kiss Me Red. ~Angelika"
Where to buy: Online and select stores across the US and Canada
VoliptuousLip Plump & Gloss (by DermaSoft): DermaSoft develops, manufactures and distributes its products in partnership with U.S. based cosmetics labs, including Voliptuous and Voliptuous Plumping Lip Gloss. Voliptuous is a Ceramide Lipid based plumping product that is designed to enhance collagen production and restore moisture. Hydrating lips by substantially increasing moisture creates a volumizing affect which fills in lips' creases creating fuller, plumper lips without the use of harsh acids or chemicals. Many thanks to Maria Ortiz, VP Marketing of DermaSoft, Inc. for the above information.
Voliptuous is presented in a frosted bottle with a glass dropper. Voliptuous comes in a clear serum formula but also comes in lip glosses with color added.
Z. BigattiRe-Storation Lip Pout: "Lip Pout restores essential moisture in the lips and provides a protective barrier. Lips appear fuller and more youthful."
Ingredients: Water, Polybutene, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lamolin Wax, Ceresin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, PEG-40 Stearate, Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine.
*risk free unless you have an allergic reaction such as having allergies to capsicum or other pepper derived ingredients, caffeine, soy, nut extracts, etc. or any other ingredients. "Besides causing a mild burning during the first few applications (or severe burning if accidentally placed in sensitive areas, such as the eyes), no side effects should accompany the use of cayenne (capsaicin creama). As with anything applied to the skin, some people may have an allergic reaction to the creams [in very large medicinal strengths or even in small doses], so the first application should be to a very small area of skin [to check for possible allergic reactions]. If there is irritation, please immediately remove and do not use.