Product Type: Lush Lip Care
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Does what it says on the pot
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Member Name: -becky-
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Advantages: Easy to use, leaves lips soft, well lasting
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.
Summary: Worth a try
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