My lips are often dry and flaky and while I use lip balms every day, sometimes a lip scrub is sensational in removing the dead skin to reveal luscious, kissable lips again. So I tried the Lush Lip Scrub in the flavour Popcorn. Was it hot or a croc? Read on to see.
First up though, what does a lip scrub do? Just like a face scrub, it literally scrubs off dead skin cells on your lips making them look and feel plumper, softer and much fresher. I usually make my own with raw sugar and honey but I thought I’d buy a premade product to see if it works as well as my own homemade scrub so off to Lush I went.
They have three flavours to choose from popcorn, mint julip and bubblegum, all very sweet and sickly in my consumer only opinion. I would have preferred some fruit flavours but given the base of a lip scrub is sugar, I guess it fits to go with a sweet flavour.
Lush’s lip scrub include castor sugar as the main ingredient and it’s held together with jojoba oil and coconut oil. The sugar grains are a lovely texture on the skin, not too big to be rough and not too small to be useless. The oils are lovely and emollient and soothing on the lips.
The instructions tell you to buff it on your lips, then lick it off and finish off with a lip balm. Now let me say up front that licking it off (as someone with a sweet tooth, it does taste divine) that seems utterly counterintuitive to me. Licking your lips actually dries them out so it seems better to gently wipe away the scrub with a dampened cloth rather than lick it off. Easier said than done! The castor sugar granules get everywhere!!! They stick to your skin, they fall off your fingers onto the floor, the benchtop and anywhere else you happen to be standing. Sticky sugar everywhere! Be warned!
Does it work? Yep! It definitely scrubs and buffs the lips and my lips were beautifully soft and plump looking when finished.
So would I buy it again? Nope! Don’t get me wrong, I love many Lush products but the lip scrub is so messy and the formula is a bit too dry so that the oils don’t hold the sugar granules in place very well. That means mega sugar mess everywhere and my OCD kicked in big time with the resultant mess.
I’ll keep using the product till I finish the jar but I’ll use it before I get in the shower so that I can wash off the sugar under the water. Then, when the jar is empty, I think I’ll fill it with my own homemade version of lip scrub instead.
I’d love to hear about your experiences with lip scrub? Do you make your own?
Love and hugs,