Apply two to three coats, two to three times a day on clean lips - free of any lip gloss, lipstick or other products. I like to apply two coats in the morning and two coats at night before bed. Shake the container before use. As you apply the product evenly over the lip you’ll feel a slight tingle and taste the refreshing peppermint, liquorish and lemon. Wait approximately 5 seconds for the Elixir to absorb and dry before applying a second coat. After the second coat dries you can opt to seal in the Elixir with a conventional lip balm or a mixture of cold-pressed certified extra virgin olive oil and vitamin E. Lipstick can be applied if desired. For mid-day applications, be sure your lips are clean and free of all products before applying. Results will vary somewhat, but with daily use you will see plump, fuller lips. Over time you may find you only need one application per day to maintain fullness.