How To Fix Aging Lips

Can we fix aging lips? Yes! Aging is inevitable. We cannot stop the process but we can do it gracefully, both inside and out. To help combat the look and feel of aging we can follow a healthy diet, practice self-care, be active and follow a suitable skincare routine! Stick to the 80/20 rule and this will put you on the path to aging gracefully.

The signs of aging can show up at any time, where it usually seems to happen overnight. Have you ever woken-up, looked in the mirror, and realized that it has happened to you. You may see lines, wrinkles and photo-damage creeping up. These signs can also show up anywhere, including our lips.

Why our lips age

As we age our connective tissue and thus our collagen ages right along with us. Collagen is the most abundant protein of our skin. Collagen plays many roles and one of its key roles is as a building block that keeps the structure of our skin intact. It is extremely essential in helping to keep our skin from the perils of aging. It also supports bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and hair. 

Collagen is great when our body produces it, but as we age this process slows down and we are no longer as abundant. This means we need to support it through nutrition and topical sources. 

Our aging lips are subject to this lack of collagen leading to lines, wrinkles, loss of volume shape and their lustrous color. Sounds terrible, I know! But there are anti-aging lip treatments that you can utilize to bring life back into your pucker! 

Refresh your pout 

First things first. Lip exfoliation should be part of your anti-aging lip care treatment. Using a lip scrub refreshes the look of dry, wrinkled lips and helps to prevent further damage and aging. They remove dead, dry skin and encourage new, fresh skin to surface. Your lips are left looking smooth and supple. Furthermore, the exfoliation process will help your anti-aging lip treatments perform even better. This weekly step is not to be overlooked when developing your lip care routine. 

Look for a lip scrub that pairs gentle and effective exfoliation with emollience. This is a give and take relationship that needs to be respected for your best lips yet.

Isomers Lip Exfoliator does just that and more. Formulated with no-edge bamboo spheres makes this a perfect go-to for your aging lips and the environment.

Plump it up

Plump, juicy lips give you a youthful look. There are ways to keep or regain this look. One popular method is lip fillers, which are often invasive, expensive, time consuming, risky and fleeting. Injectable lip fillers may need to be redone every 3-12 months because that filler effect does wear off. I am not sure what happens to the filler that was injected into your body, and I am not willing to find out first-hand either! I am perfectly happy knowing I am filler free. Isn’t this the way we like to buy our chicken and turkey – and for good reason! (I apologize to all non-meat eaters).

The alternative is less costly, way less invasive and can be done in the privacy of your home or right out there in public. Cheeky! 

What I am referring to are topical anti-aging lip treatments. They give you all the benefits of an injectable filler, but without the pain, irritation and cost. 

Let’s go shopping

Shopping for anti-aging lip treatments is really an uncomplicated task. There are some key technologies to look for when selecting your perfect treatment. When scanning the ingredient labels of these pocket-pleasers, look for one more of the technologies listed below. You are sure to find one that will keep your lips lovely and luscious. 

Sodium Hyaluronate

The science here is astounding. Sodium hyaluronate, a naturally occurring substance in our body, can hold 1000 times its weight in water. It is a humectant meaning it attracts water to ultimately provide moisturization. This multi-tasker helps plump, smooth and hydrate the lips. The end result is happier and more youthful looking lips. 


You may have heard this word touted around when it comes to skincare. Take note that it also has importance for lip care. 

Peptides, or amino acids, are building blocks for skin essential proteins such as collagen and elastin. If you recall from earlier, collagen is an absolute must to combat the look of aging lips. Anything that supports collagen (and elastin) is equally important. Since peptides help build that much needed collagen, be sure to use an anti-aging lip treatment that boasts the wondrous effects of peptides. A key peptide to look for is the Matrixyl family: Matrixyl®, Matrixyl® 3000™, Matrixyl™ Synthe’6®, and Matrixyl® Morphomics™.

If you are looking for a non-gloss anti-aging lip treatment, look no further than Isomers’ Lip Firming Serum. This unique formula boasts peptides as well as soothing and conditioning ingredients for healthier, smoother and more contoured lips. 

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Lip Firming Serum


Antioxidants equal anti-aging. They help protect the skin from environmental damage due to UV and pollution. They also help the skin to help repair itself. Definitely a winning combination.

The result is a healthier, smoother and more youthful skin. 

You can look to vitamins such as E and C to deliver antioxidant benefits as well as soothe, calm and provide collagen support. 

There are also a plethora of plant oils that will deliver this repair-like effect as well as work to condition, soften and hydrate parched lips. A few that are best in anti-aging lip treatments include Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil and Prickly Pear Seed Oil. 

Science has also given way to specific molecules that help prevent and correct oxidative stress. Isomers Stem Genesis Lip Contour Restore boasts Lipochroman®-6 for its powerful and effective antioxidant benefits. This, along with other key technologies makes it a game-changing solution in anti-aging lip treatments.

SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

Applying an SPF daily is a key element to warding off the signs of aging. This includes applying a separate SPF to your lips. Just like the skin around the eyes and neck have different needs than those of the rest of the face, so do your lips. UV rays can damage collagen leading to dry, wrinkled lips. agrees that it is ideal to use a lip care treatment with an SPF (especially) if you are going to be purposefully exposed. Slip this little guy in your beach bag and re-apply regularly.  

What are the best anti-aging ingredients? Or what are the most effective anti-aging skincare ingredients?
Read 7 Ultimate Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients to get more information about  Anti-Aging Ingredients. 

The Solution to Aging Lips

We learned about the importance of lip exfoliation, why our lips age, alternatives to invasive lip fillers and reviewed some key technologies to look for when shopping for anti-aging lip products. These are all paramount to help reverse and prevent the look of aging on our lips. Find the best routine for you. Keep that smile sultry and that pout perfect!