The idea of a no-fuss lip scrub is always a good idea, and what intrigued me was that you can eat it after your scrub.
At my local Lush store, I was having trouble deciding between the different flavours: Sweet Lips, Mint Julips, and Bubble Gum. Sweet Lips smelled nice, but I felt like I would get sick of it. Mint was definitely the safe choice, but boring choice. I love the smell of pink bubble gum, so I ended up with that.
When I first used it, I was frustrated with it. The sugar gets everywhere and I found it hard to get it to stick to my lips.
Then, I went online, hoping to find some tips. I came across one commenter on the Lush website, who had recommended the following steps:
- Put some lip balm on lips
- Run finger under some water
- Lightly tap or run finger on surface of lip scrub, to get the smallest amount of lip scrub
- Gently scrub lips to exfoliate
- Lip off the sugar
Putting on a light coat of lip balm and damping my finger made it work like a charm.
Castor Sugar , Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Flavor , Polyester-3 , D&C Red No. 28 , D&C Red No. 21
- tastes great
- smells great
- lasts a year
- simple ingredients
- expensive ($10) -- you can definitely make your own at home
- can be messy
- artificial flavouring
- I don't know about the other ones, but Bubble Gum leaves the mouth with the typical post-sugar sour after taste
Is it necessary? No.
A sweet impulse buy? Yes, hahaha.