4 November 2013

Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Over the past eight months, I have managed to amass some six different lip scrubs from Lush. And up until two months ago, I hadn't attempted to use any of them. They claim to clear dead skin and flakiness from lips, leaving them moisturised and smooth. However, I just assumed they were a bit of a novelty and told myself I'd 'get around' to using them at some point. Oh me of little faith! When will I ever learn?

Last month, after weeks of dried, cracked lips, I thought I'd dig out one of the famous lip scrubs and give it a go. And I've regretted any animosity I've shown towards these products ever since. 

All of Lush's lips scrubs are made mostly from castor sugar, which acts as the 'scrub' and jojoba oil, which helps to moisturise the skin. As you can see from the ingredients list, there is not a whole lot more that goes into this product, which is a good thing.

The scrub itself is a bright bubblegum pink colour (hence the name); you can clearly see the grains of the lip scrub which feel extremely gritty when you scoop it up onto your finger. However, the best aspect of this product is that the scent shares itself with that of Snow Fairy, one of Lush's best ever creations. 
The scrub smells delicious, a mixture of strawberry bubblegum and candy floss; a scent that certainly smells good enough to eat. And for the thousands of Lushies around the world who have dreamt of drinking Snow Fairy by the gallon, who have perhaps even dipped a finger in and hoped it would taste as good as it smells, Bubblegum is a product that could not have come soon enough. Yes my friends, this is edible Snow Fairy!

To use I simply scoop out a tiny amount with my finger and then rub the scrub all over my lips in a circular motion. Then the best part; I use my tongue to lick off the excess sugar from my lips before applying my favourite lip gloss or balm. 
It makes my lips feel beautifully soft and moisturised and removes dead and dried skin, instantly improving the look and feel of my lips. I tend to use this twice daily, and within 3-4 days, my lips are always smooth and kissable. 

This small pot, although priced at a hefty £5.50 is fantastic value for money because it can easily last for 6+ months, depending on how often your apply it. I recommend you try it out for yourself, just try not to eat too much of it.
Quantitative Ingredients: Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Methyl Ionone, Flavour, Colour 45410, Colour 45380.

Vegan?: Yes

2014 Price: £5.50 each.
2016 Price: £5.50 each.

Scent Family:
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  1. I know this lipscrub is edible but isnt it a bit disgusting that the excess scrub we lick is actually part of the lips' dead skin? I usually would 'accidently' scoop up extra grains to lick before scrubbing the rest on my lips.

    Best lip scrub ever!

  2. I love the lip scrub from Lush. I have the Popcorn one and I use it every day. Such an amazing product :)

  3. Thank you so much for this review!

  4. Hi. Would you please try mint julips lip scrub?

  5. Very interesting post about lip scrub! Enjoyed reading the post!