I adore lush, I must admit I nearly always leave with something extra when I pop in to buy one of my regular essentials. My Lush bubblegum lip scrub was one of such purchases and I have to be honest while I have been using it, I do not think it is worth what I paid.
I bought the bubblegum one because it was pink in colour and I thought it might also have a slight tint to it, I was however wrong in this assumption.
The product is essentially some sugar with a nice added flavour that you use as an exfoliator for your lips.
The product is really easy to use, you simply put your finger into the glass container and scoop out a small amount the scrub which you then massage into your lips. The sugar scrubs away any dead dry skin and the essential oils help re moisturise the lips leaving them refreshed. It does taste really nice and smells nice too!
One of the downsides to this product is the container is glass and fairly heavy, I had planned to use in my handbag but soon gave in upon this idea.
The product costs £5.50 which is pretty expensive for some sugar in a pot when you think about it. It has not lasted me a massive amount of time either!
It does however do what it says on the tin, which is why I find it hard to score this item. I think perhaps I would be more inclined to give it a better score if the product cost under £4 and came in a lighter container.
On the plus side its natural is better for you than a chemical scrub for your lips.
I personally would not purchase this product again.
The Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub is available for GBP 5.50.
The lip scrub is described as follows. "Prep your lips with a buff and polish at the start of your make-up routine to ensure your lipstick glides on and stays put. Just apply with a clean finger, and let the exfoliating caster sugar and softening jojoba oil scrub away dead skin and infuse moisture to rejuvenate your smile. Bubblegum lip scrub won’t leave any greasy residue; just a sweet candy taste that you’ll enjoy licking off. Lip-smackingly good."
The ingredients are Caster Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Flavour, Colour 45410 and Colour 45380.
The application is easy. It takes some peeling with the finger from the pan and rub therewith about the delicate lip skin. Then you should use a lip balm. At first I thought that the oil contained will be enough for the care of the lips, but with every application scream lips almost more after subsequent treatment with a lip balm and dry up noticeably. The peeling one should never use too often. I have my peeling used together with my two work colleagues. I was conscious that this is something unhygienic, but given the high price I wanted to make sure that I aufbrauche the whole peeling. In addition, care should be taken in any application on his clothes. The sugar crystals easily fall down and spread on clothing. They also left there unsightly grease stains. With the effect and the care I am not very satisfied. The taste of cotton candy but we found all great and have applied the peel, therefore, again and again. Sometimes we did it dispense with the application as care product and allow it to dissolve the sugar equal to the tongue. The oil but something bothers.
Okay, I will be honest with you. This is essentially a pot of just sugar and flavoured oils. However, being the Lush addict that I am I buy the latest Lush inventions because I feel I am missing out if I don't! This handmade lip scrub is made by Lush and it can be bought either online via the Lush website (www.lush.co.uk) or you can pick up a pot from a Lush store on the high street. Each pot is 25g in weight and costs £5.50 to buy. It has not been tested on animals and it is also suitable for vegans.
Organic Jojoba Oil,
Alpha Isomethyl Ionone,
The colour of the scrub is bright pink so it's nice and girly. Perfect for "grown up" girls like myself! The scrub smells VERY sweet, so avoid this like the plague if you don't like sweet scented stuff. It smells like candyfloss and everything candy like, it's very yummy indeed! Using the scrub is an easy process. You simply wet your lips, take a small dab of this and use it to exfoliate your lips. I scrub in a circular motion as it helps to get rid of dead skin cells and flaky skin. You can then either wash the scrub off (like I do) or if you're feeling naughty you can lick it off!
After using this scrub my lips feel soft and smooth. The scrub isn't too scrubby, it's nice and gentle but it still gives your lips a good exfoliation. It also attracts blood flow to the lips so they are left looking plumper and healthier. I usually apply lip balm immediately afterwards to finish the process off but you can simply lick and go if you like!
My friend uses this and she says the sugar has left her with spots around her mouth, so make sure you wash (or lick!) the scrub off well to avoid this.
This is a nice novelty idea though and it smells and looks great. A lip scrub is not classed as an "essential" to me but it's still a nice addition to my Lush collection!
Worth a try if you love your Lush, like I do!
The Bubblegum lip scrub by Lush is my absolute favourite of all their lip scrubs and I swear by it to keep lips looking their best. Used alongside a really good balm this will have lips looking and feeling in tip top condition after the first application.
It doesn’t help that this has the most gorgeous flavour either. It does smell of bubblegum and tastes like candy floss. It is absolutely gorgeous and I have to stop myself from just licking it all off as I am using it.
The main ingredient which gives the scrub its exfoliating properties is caster sugar but it also contains jojoba oil to give your lips some moisture. It actually contains a lot less ingredients than most Lush products but sometimes less is more and this is really effective.
It is simple to use as you just need to get a little bit of the scrub on your finger then use your finger to massage your lips to exfoliate them. This is so good when you have dry chapped lips as it exfoliates all the dry skin off and the oil really softens them as well. Use a really good lip balm on your lips afterwards and they will feel amazing.
Make sure your finger is damp though to be able to get the scrub on it properly. You only need a tiny amount so even though the pot is small it will last for absolutely ages. It costs £5.50 which might be a little bit off putting but it really is worth the money because not only is it absolutely gorgeous it really does work as well.
I am a masive lush lover as all my friends will know. The bubblegum lip scrub is my first lush product I ever owned. Lush makes many different products such as bath bombs , soap , shower gels and lip scrubs etc. lip scrubs help remove all of the dead skin from your lips making them soft and smooth like a baby''s bottom. This lip scrub was one of the first to be made and it has remained at lush ever since.it is described as a pink and girly lipscrub with a strong bubblegum flavour. They''re right. It''s very pink and tastes just like bubblegum which is amazing. To use the scrub you lick your lips then take a small amount of product on your finger. You then scrub your lips with the product and lick the excess off. The scrub moisturizers the lips and the same time . It is good to use a scrub before applying lipstick as it gives you a nice smooth look. I would definitely recommend the lip scrub to anyone I know as it is so amazing. I think this is one of lush''s best selling products .
I''m a huge fan of Lush, as I''ve probably mentioned several times before! One of the items I''ve tried recently is the Bubblegum Lip Scrub.
***What is Lush?***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
As well as making soaps and bath products, Lush make several products for the face including moisturisers and lip balms. A couple of years ago, they began to make lip scrubs too. Lip scrubs basically help remove the dead skin from your lips, helping keep them soft and smooth. Often, they contain moisturising ingredients. Castor sugar, a very fine sugar, makes an excellent natural lip scrub, and it is mixed with jojoba oil to condition and moisturise the lips. In all honesty I think you''d be able to make one at home, but I can''t really be bothered! The scrubs come in the clear glass jars with the black lids, the ones the skin tints come in. Each scrub costs #5.25. This is a tad pricey, but they do last absolutely ages!
***Bubblegum Lip Scrub***
This particular lip scrub was one of the first scrubs to be introduced, and has remained ever since ? clearly it is popular! This is unsurprising seeing as it is basically Snow Fairy ? Lush''s hugely popular Christmas shower gel ? in lip scrub form. Lush describe it as the pink and girly lip scrub with the bubblegum flavour, and they''re right. It is very pink and smells amazing ? it tastes pretty good too! The scrub is suitable for vegans.
To use the scrub, you take a small amount on your finger and gently scrub your lips. Afterwards you are free to lick your lips ? all the ingredients are safe so it''s fine to eat! I find it one of the most effective scrubs: it removes dead skin effectively, leaving my lips soft and smooth, and it also moisturises gently without being greasy. Using a scrub before a lip balm is a great base for lipstick, which always looks better on smooth lips.
I definitely recommend this lip scrub. It is one of the best scrubs that Lush make and is highly effective as well as tasting yummy. It is expensive, but it does last for ages. Recommended!
Ive never really been a fan of lush only becuase of the price so its not that regular I visit the shop all though I do love a good bath bomb - I never even knew they sold other products like this lip scrub, face masks and more. When I visited the shop I came across this lip scrub which cost me £5 for a small jar. I just loved the smell it was great - I was a bit undecided because of the price but why not treat myself I though. When I applied this to my lips for the first time I didnt really know what to expect as Id never used a lip scrub before. I didnt really like the grittyness of it however I still rubbed it in. The thing I liked about it was I could lick it off my lips it tasted so good. My lips were ultra smooth and felt great so im so glad I did pay the £5
I love exfoliating my lips as it leaves them feeling super smooth and brings out the colour slightly. Usually I exfoliate my lips using natural products such as a mix of sugar and almond oil however making this can take up some time also I always end up making too much then leaving the rest to go to waste. However my sister came across Lush's bubblegum flavored lip scrub and I have to admit at first I was reluctant to use it even though she kept on raving about it, the colour put me off as it is a bright pink that looks very artificial. But after she continuously bugged me to use it I eventually gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised at first it smelt great and also left my lips feeling super soft, it did everything that I expected a lip exfoliant to do. I know that they have other flavors but my sister assured me that this smelt the best, I might still give the other flavors a go and try to look for a colour that looked more natural and less artificial.
I love Lush products, and I have sampled this a few times, but when I was in the Lush shop a few days ago, I was gently persuaded by the Sales Assistant to treat myself to this (ok, I'll be honest, there wasn't a lot of persuading involved).
Lip scrubs are designed to get rid of any dry, flaky bits that you may develop on your lips if, like me, your lips are prone to drying out. You could probably use an old toothbrush and do a similar job, but this is the more fun method in my poinion.
This comes in a small 25g pot, and is bright pink in colour. As soon as you open the pot, you get this really strong candy floss, sweet smell and inside is the sugar lip scrub. The scrub is slightly moist, but when you put your finger in to apply the scrub, it's quite dry. This scrub is made with Castor Sugar and Jojoba Oil, which help the sugar stick together, stops the sugar drying out and also provides some moisture on your lips.
The scrub itself is probably the only edible product available in Lush. Some others smell good enough to eat, but this is the only one that is safe to eat. To use ths scrub, you just dip your finger in the pot and apply to your lips. You then scrub and buff your lips and then (this is the best part) lick off the excess sugar. It's a very sweet, candy floss taste as well as the smell and is very sweet. I wouldn't like to eat a lot of this, but it's a sweet hit and leaves yout lips very soft as well - bonus!
This lip scrub is made fresh, with no preservatives, and it is advised that you use it within a year of it being manufactured. The sticker on the bottom of my scrub said it was manufactured on 21.06.13, so I have almost a year left to use this. This scrub is also suitable for vegans and Lush do not test on animals.
The ingredients in this scrub are as follows:
Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Methyl Ionone, Flavour, Colour 45410, Colour 45380
It is also available in other flavours; mint julip and popcorn. They cost £5.25, which means that it's not something that I'd buy all the time, but it's nice for a treat or as a gift for close friends.
Also on Ciao under same username
=Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush=
This is the first product that I have ever tried from Lush, I was given it as part of a Christmas present.
After being nosey and looking online, I saw that the Bubblegum Lip Scrub was £5.25 for a 25gram pot.
The scrub comes in a small see through pit, with a black screw top lid. The logo of Lush and the product description is printed on a sticky label which has been placed on the top of the lid.
On the bottom of the pot is an additional sticker, and this has relevant information such as ingredients and the contact details for Lush.
The scrub is a bright pink colour, and when I opened the lid, I could smell the bubblegum, and also noticed the grains in the scrub, and when I scooped some scrub onto my finger to put on my lips I could feel the grain.
I just applied the scrub to my lips with my finger and rubbed into my lips to ensure an even distribution of scrub and also that all of my lips had been covered with the scrub. I have to say the aroma was so true to life, that I could have eat it.
The scrub gets rid of any dead skin and flakiness form my lips. Once I rinsed off I could feel an immediate improvement to my lips. After this I put some lip balm on to add mositure back to my lips.
I found the scrub to be good value for money, as I used it once a week and had about 5 or 6 scrubs from it.
=Would I buy myself=
I would buy the scrub, but am trying to be good as after reading some lush reviews, i would be awful in there and spend a fortune!
=To sum up=
Cute, sweet smelling, and does a good job.
Lush lip scrubs are small pots of castor sugar mixed with jojoba oil. This is then combined with lovely flavouring and colouring agents. This scrub is preservative free and suitable for vegans.
The sugar granules are pretty large and do a lovely job of buffing the lips and getting rid of dead skin cells.
The jojoba oil helps to moisturise the lips. Though on it's own it does not do a good enough job. You should also moisturise with some lip balm.
The flavours are what make the product yummy (just as well they are edible huh?!) This bubblegum flavour smells, and I imagine tastes like, Snow Fairy soap - only less...soapy? If you are unfamiliar with this scent it's kind of sweet candy floss mixed with pear and a hint of bubblegum. Those of you without a sweet tooth may find this is just too sickly. I love it. I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes if I'm feeling in need of something sweet and there are no chocolate bars to hand, I hit this little baby up. It leaves my lips lovely and soft to boot. Kill two birds with one stone, eh?
The lip scrubs also come in Popcorn and Mint Julips flavours. There is also a chocolate lip scrub called Sweet Lips, however this is currently unavailable online - I'm not sure about in store.
The colourings in the bubblegum flavour of lip scrub give the product a stunning bright pink hue. Very girly indeed.
The packaging itself is alright. It comes in a small, sturdy 25g pot. It has a black lid with the name and description of the product on. Then there is a label on the pot with ingredients and instructions on how to use the scrub. On the bottom is information about who made the product (thanks Rob!) and a use by date, My use by date is a year and 2 months after the 'made on' date. So there is plenty of shelf life with this product.
The texture is, of course, grainy. Great for scrubbing the lips, but not too harsh.
My only problem with the texture is that when I apply the sugar onto my lips I lose about a third of it and it falls onto my clothing. However this is easily brushed off and doesn't bother me too much. You only need to apply a small amount anyway.
It's really easy to use, basically you just rub the sugar onto your lips, I do it in small circular motions for about 30 seconds, then you can lick it off. The licking it off is my favourite part, but some people find licking dead skin from their lips disgusting (I can't imagine why!)
It can easily be washed off but then you won't get the lovely bubblegum flavour, which is a pity.
Afterwards just apply your favourite lipbalm for a soft, smooth pout. This is a much better base for applying lipstick to, of course.
I adore this product, if you can't tell.
You can pick it up from Lush for £5.25.
I apply mine about twice a day, when I remember. And I think that's pretty excessive, but it lasts me a good few months.
Well worth it if you ask me, and good value for money since it lasts so long.
In the winter I often get dry chapped lips and it looks and feels unsightly. I am always on the look out for new lip products to try and alleviate this problem and as a Lush fan absolutely had to buy this Bubblegum lip scrub when I saw it in store. It costs £5.25 for 100g pot and can also be brought on the Lush website.
It is bright pink and a very sweet smell- and literally does smell like sweets. It is made with caster sugar to exfolaite and jojoba oil to moisturise. A full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
To use you simply massage a very small amount over your lips. As you only need such a very small amount a pot will last several months.
It makes my lips feel beautifully soft and moisturised and removes dead skin improving the appearance of my
chapped lips. After use I apply lipbalm for added moisture.
I absolutely love this and always have a pot on the go especially in Winter- HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
Product: Bubblegum Lip Scrub
I'm a huge fan of Lush and I always pop into the Birmingham store when I'm out and about in town. For those of you who don't know Lush is a well-known cosmetic company in the UK that sell a variety of handmade products including their famous bath bombs, shower gels, soaps, shampoo and conditioners, bubble bars and body and hand lotions amongst a whole lot more skin/body care products. Lush products are made of natural ingredients and they do not test on animals.
I bought my first pot of the Bubblegum Lip Scrub early last year. It cost £5.25 for a 25g sized pot. My lips tend to become dry at times so I figured that using this before I apply my lip balm/butter would be the perfect solution to combat that dryness.
The Bubblegum Lip Scrub comes packaged in a small see through pot with a black screw top lid. The product logo and product description is printed on a sticky label on top of the pot whilst all other relevant information is printed on another label at the base of the pot.
The scrub itself is a bright bubblegum pink colour; you can clearly see the grains of the lip scrub which feel extremely gritty when you scoop it up onto your finger. The scrub smells delicious, just like strawberry bubblegum, it certainly smells good enough to eat.
To use I simply apply the product with my finger to my lips and then rub my lips together in forward and backward motions to ensure that every inch of my lips are covered.
The scrub gets rid of any dead skin and flakiness from my lips. Once used it leaves my lips feeling extremely smooth and soft as well as well moisturised, lovely.
This is a fun, cute and girly product which really does work. I shall definitely be purchasing this again.
Dooyoo Stars: 5/5
I constantly have dry lips and using vaseline or other moisture products religiously just never seems to do the job properly. The recent cold weather and harsh winds obviously don't help in the slightest, so I thought it was best to try and find something new to use to tackle the problem.
~WHY I BOUGHT IT~
Lush is a well known cosmetic company throughout the UK. Their brand name is very popular because of their quality products that tend to do what they say they do. Not only do their products work well, but they are made of natural ingredients, environmentally friendly and not tested on animals. Lush have never let me down in the past with their products (apart from the henna hair dye I thought would be a good idea to try - I'll not go into that) and although they're a little pricey, I didn't mind paying a little extra if I knew it would work. In this case, Lush was the first place I headed to find something for my dry lips.
The assistants in the shop are lovely and helpful, and the lady I spoke to that day suggested that I try the lip scrub to exfoliate my lips before using one of Lush's lip balms.
~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~
As this is a Lush branded lip scrub, just like any of their other products it is only available to buy from any of the Lush shops and online at www.lush.co.uk. It only comes in one size, and a 25g pot will set you back £5.25. You do get a lot for the money and you barely need any of the lip scrub for each application. It's available in 3 different flavours: bubblegum - the one that I own; popcorn and mint julips. They have samples out in store for you to try before you buy, which I took advantage of and had a quick smell/taste of each of the three to see which I preferred. Doing this, I thought I'd get along with the bubblegum flavour much easier than the other two.
Lush also sell lip balms that you're meant to use after using the lip scrub, but I decided not to buy one of these as I'm sure vaseline would do a similar job and I may as well make the most of what I already own.
Just like most of the other products in Lush, the lip scrub's packaging is very minimalistic and simple. I actually think packaging looks better when it's simple and a gimmicky look often puts me off buying something. The 25g jar is small and transparent glass with a black and white label stuck around it, telling you what ingredients it contains:
-Organic jojoba oil
-Flavour and colouring - the only unnatural ingredients
It has a black lid that unscrews to reveal the bright pink, crystal-like scrub. A cute little extra that I really like is the sticker on the bottom of the jar. It tells you who made it, and on what date it was made. The sticker also tells you what date you should use it by. Looking at this, the life span of the product should be around a year and two months.
The lid screws off really easily and opens to the pot filled to the brim of the lip scrub. As soon as you open the jar you're met with quite a strong sweet smell, although it's strong I don't find it too overpowering. I used my finger to get a little bit out of the jar, and gently rubbed the little grains of castor sugar into my lips for a couple of seconds to 'buff them to softness'. Containing jojoba oil too meant that the lip scrub isn't too abrasive or sharp on my lips and has a bit of a moisturising element to it. Applying it to your lips is surprisingly mess free and easy to do, a little goes a long way and I can see my jar lasting for a long while. In fact, I probably won't be able to use it up before the recommended date.
After rubbing it into your lips, you're meant to lick off the excess. This wasn't a problem to me! It tastes lovely. It's not got a very strong taste to it, just a slight sweet, candy floss kind of flavour. Being sweet, I expected it to leave my lips feeling a bit sticky or tacky, or even a bit greasy from the oil - but I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. For the product to reach it's full potential, you're meant to apply a lip balm after. I chose my trusty vaseline which glided onto my lips with ease as they were already much smoother after one use.
I found that my lips stayed smoother for a longer amount of time than they would just using a moisture lip balm alone. For a good few days they weren't dry at all, but this is with continued use of vaseline once a day. I wouldn't use this lip scrub daily as it may have an adverse effect on my lips if I use it too often, therefore I choose to use it twice or three times a week.
Since using it I feel that when I wear lipstick or lip gloss it makes them look much better on, and they also last longer on my lips. For this reason alone, I wear lipstick more often than I did before.
Overall, I can't fault this product at all. It works so much better than I originally thought it would. Now I've been using it for a few months I really couldn't live without it and wish I'd found out about it sooner. My friends and family that I've introduced to it also seem to love the lip scrub and ended up buying some for themselves. My pot of lip scrub is still nearly full after lots of uses, so I do think it's worth the money.
I first discovered Lush when I was about 16/17 years old away with my mum, and I have really liked them since then. I was lucky enough to work in one of their stores in Lincoln a couple of years ago, and while there, I discovered this little gem.
Lush do a variety of lip scrubs, but Bubblegum is by far my favourite. The taste of the scrub is just delicious, and even after rinsing it off my lips still taste of the flavour! (I rinse away with cool water rather than lick as suggested as I don't like the idea of eating dead skin!)
The scrub itself is easy to use. I usually dampen my lips with some cool water before using it as I think this helps the scrub stick a little more to the lips rather than just fall off as you scrub. I use enough to coat the end of my finger and scrub away like there's no tomorrow! I then rinse with cool water as mentioned above (this can be a little messy to do - I often end up with pink sugar in my sink! But it is not that big of a deal).
It is a very course texture, but not too harsh for the delicate lip skin - caster sugar is fine enough to not hurt or tear the lips but course enough to take the nasty flakies away! The jojoba oil in the product also leaves a lovely moisturised feeling on your lips after application (though I always apply a balm after as recommended by Lush). After I have used my scrub my lips instantly feel healthier and less dry. Any visible flakes have gone, and I can't help but smile. It really is a miracle scrub.
Ok, let's get down to aesthetics...
The colour of the scrub is fabulous! Bright-bright-bright pink! Being a very girly girl, this made me go "ooooh" and was actually the initial reason I tried the Bubblegum... then the scent and taste won me over completely!
The packaging is a small glass jar with a black screw top lid. The usual simple packaging we expect from Lush. The 'Lush' script on the front and top, as usual, say the name and some extra little bits of information are written beneath in a simpler script. The fact the pot is clear is fab because we can see that lovely pink scrub showing through, and it pop's brilliantly against the black lid and label - very eye catching in the stores.
As an added wonderful bonus - Lush does not test on animals, and Bubble-gum scrub is vegan. Woop!
Oh, and if you like using lip stains then this bad boy will remove any colour you throw at it - a wonderful little treat for make up removal too!
For £5.25 you get 25g of this wonder scrub, and personally, I think it is well worth parting with that cash. The scrub lasts ages! And is truly effective. I use it every morning, and any other time I see some flakies making an appearance on those lips. Goodbye rough lips, hello sexy smile!