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14 October 2018

Sugar Plum Naked Lip Scrub



When all three of Lush’s new Naked sugar scrubs arrived in the post, I didn’t really know which one to use first. The designs of all three are simply beautiful to look at, and I had to debate over which one I was going to deface first. Given how pretty this one was - in both colour and fragrance - It wasn’t too much of a difficult choice. 

Sporting a fragrance almost identical to the that of The Comforter range, Sugar Plum Fairy Naked Lip Scrub has a beautiful, sweet berry scent that’ll have you salivating during application, and may even spur you into wanting to nibble it a little at the same time. 

Packed with orange oil to add that fruitiness, and a heap of castor oil to buff away that pesky dry skin, Sugar Plum may not initially convince of its super powers, until you have tried it out for yourself. Alongside both of these components, all three of the seasonal naked scrubs also feature both coconut oil and jojoba oil, which not only keep your lips soft and smooth, but add a little shine that you can wear without applying all balm afterwards.

So what benefits can your reap from using a naked Lip Scrub?

Firstly, the product is much easier to use and less of a hassle to clean up afterwards. Whereas the original lip scrubs would need to be applied with the use of a finger, and you'd often cover yourself in sugar while doing so, these naked versions can be applied in seconds, without the unnecessary mess. Simply massage the block across your lips, applying as much pressure as you want, before either licking away the sugar or rinsing it away with warm water.

Secondly, you can apply more pressure when using these blocks, so you'll find that these naked scrubs are far better at scrubbing away excess skin. Furthermore, you can focus on particular areas of the lips, so if you have a particular stubborn spot, this Scrub will do wonders at removing the dried skin. 

Thirdly, there is less sugar to contend with, when it comes to the naked blocks. The condensed form means that there won't be as much sugar as there once was, but it also means that you can feel how nourished your lips feel after application, and this leaves your lips soft, smooth and plump. With the original lip scrubs, I sometimes found that you'd be massaging your lips for ages, unable to see exactly which areas needed a little extra buffering. Furthermore, there is an extra generous helping of butters and oils in the ingredients list, to make this a far more moisturising experience overall.

What I really appreciated about Sugar Plum Naked Lip Scrub was that, despite its small size and 12g weight, I was able to use the tile time and time again without it shrinking all that much. Although I applied quite a bit of pressure when applying this, after a couple of weeks the block had only the smallest dent in one of its corners. With the amount of product I would ‘lose’ all over myself when using the potted version, it’s safe to say that this one is far less messy and far better value for money. 

Overall, I will continue to use this as it both tastes nice, buffers well and leaves you skin feeling so smooth and even. As someone who suffers a lot from dry skin and cracked lips, this will be travelling with me wherever I go, so I scrub and condition my lips whilst on the move.

Quantitative Ingredients: Castor Sugar (Sucrose), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Murumuru), Illipe Butter (Shorea stenoptera), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, *Citral, *Limonene, Flavor (Fragrance), Manganese Violet.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £5.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.


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