“ Brand: Lush / Scrub / Type: Lip Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I have always been a fan of Lush products, but due to the cost of the items, I have always kept my purchases to gifts or treats for myself on a special occasion. When I do treat myself or others though, I always enjoy perusing the varied and colourful items for sale. I often pass a Lush store whilst on my way to work, and the sweet smell and colourful products in the window always make me wish that I could pop in instead of carrying on to work. A while ago, I was shopping for some little gifts for a friend's birthday and thought that Lush would be the perfect place to go. As well as picking out a lovely gift set for my friend, when I went to pay, I spotted the Lip Dip displayed on the counter right next to the lip balms. Having recieved and enjoyed using the chocolate lip balm for christmas several years ago, I thought that I would see what this new product was. Lip Dip is a sherbert, cranberry and lemon flavour lip scrub, and it comes in a small glass pot with a black lid. A 25g pot cost £4.95, which is quite expensive, but the smell was just too good and I was interigued at how it would work, so I added it to my purchase. The lip scrub itself is a sort of off-white colour, and although it has a scent, it is not overpowering as you only need to use a little bit of the scrub on your lips. The lip scrub is also more grainy than say a body scrub, but due to the placement of the scrub, it works perfectly. You do need to be gentle though otherwise you can scrub not only dead skin from your lips, but you can also damage healthy skin. Although 25g is not a lot, it lasts so long because you only need a little and it goes a long way. I have used just under half the pot and I have used it about once a fortnight for quite a while. Overall, it is a great smelling lip scrub that works well and is worth the cost as it lasts so long.
I can't believe I paid just under five pounds for something that is essentially just a pot of sherbet and sugar! This scrub is way too overpriced for what it is. I mean, you could easily buy the ingredients yourself and make about twenty (or more) 25g pots of this! Lush are charging more for the essential oils but a couple of drops of cheap flavouring would be enough. The scrub is okay. It manages to exfoliate my lips, making them appear softer and smoother. After use your lips feel a lot better and you can even lick off the excess if you wish! However, I suggest keeping the scrub somewhere where it is going to be out of the cold as it hardens in cold weather and ends up being virtually useless. This happened to mine. I ended up throwing it away as it hardened so much that I couldn't scoop it out of the pot! Also, be careful if you're using false nails when applying this to your lips. The sherbet tends to end up stuck inbetween your nails, which would be a bit "ew" to use after that! You can't really use this scrub on any other part of your body as the pot is far too small for that. Unfortunately this scrub is no longer available to purchase instore as it was a limited edition product for Christmas 2010. However, I tend to see the odd pot pop up on auction sites. Not bad. It does the job but it's overpriced by a mile...
I am a big Lush fan and really enjoy browsing around my local store. The trouble is, I have to really limit myself to what I buy as I love all of their products and it can get rather expensive! One of the more unusual things I have tried from Lush is their Lip Dip Lip Scrub which they brought our as a limited edition item back in 2010. The lip scrub comes in a very small glass jar with a twist off lid and it cost me £4.30. I thought it seemed to be a little bit overpriced at the time and the reason I bought it was because I was sort of coerced into trying it as I stood by the counter paying for my bath bombs and bubble bars. The sales assistant gave me 'the talk' about how it would exfoliate, moisturise and hydrate my lips and as she then pointed out it was a limited edition item and 'once it is gone it is gone', I felt sort of obliged to give it a try. I do suffer from cracked flaky lips, especially when the weather gets colder at this time of the year, so I decided to treat myself and give it a try. I used it straight away and I was immediately struck by how hard it was to actually get it out of the container. I couldn't just wipe some off on my finger and apply to my lips as I had expected to - oh no, I had to jam my finger nail down in there and dig it out - it was the only way. Upon application I immediately noticed the fresh lemony smell and I was hooked. It is a very natural lemon fragrance and is quite refreshing. The consistency is a little bit odd - much like a very thick pale yellow paste to be honest. It is made from Fair Trade fine sugar granules and the idea is that you rub it on and it will gently exfoliate, leaving you with smoother, moisturised and hydrated lips. It is full of natural ingredients such as cranberry seed oils, almond oil, berries and lemon and as I quickly licked my lips (well, I had to, didn't I?), I could detect the powerful taste of lemons, yet it was sweet and sugary at the same time. After using Lip Dip my lips really do feel much better. It is brilliant at removing dry skin flakes and adding much needed moisture at the same time. What I especially love about this product is that it tastes so nice, too. I have had my Lip Dip now for over a year. True, I don't use it that often and I don't think it is supposed to have a very long shelf life, but mine is still going strong and doesn't taste (or work) any less effectively than it did when I first bought it. I keep it in the fridge though, just to make sure it is at its freshest. I really love this Lush product and although initially it might seem a little on the expensive side for such a small quantity, I don't actually need to use that much and so I personally think it's great value for money. Really recommended for dry, cracked and flaking lips. Review also posted on Ciao as dawnieG.
Unlike most of the people reviewing beauty products on here, I'm not really a fan of Lush products. I find them too heavily scented and overpriced. I was bought this lip scrub as a present from a friend, it's not something I would have thought to pick out myself. I have to admit for the first few weeks it was just sitting there unused, as exfoliating my lips isn't something I generally think to do. However, I do every now and again get dry patches on my bottom lip. I remembered the lip scrub and decided to give it a go. When opening the pot, it basically looks like a pot of sticky sugar. It has a very sweet scent to it too, but this is not unpleasant. It has just about the right consistency for lip exfoliation, it's not too harsh, but it's rough enough to do the job. I rub it into my lips in a circular motion. As it's an exfoliant and not a balm or anything, the stuff just stays on your lips. I'm not sure which is the correct way of removing the product, but I've found I tend to just lick it off and eat it (!) But I have no idea if you're meant to do this or not. The thing is it does taste quite nice, it's sugary with a hint of mint. It does seem to work, it helps to get rid of the rough, dry bits of skin and leave my lips feeling a bit smoother. As with any exfoliant, it's important not to overuse it, or you'll risk getting sore skin. This product is on the Lush website at the moment for £4.95 which I guess isn't too bad, but is possibly slightly more than I would want to pay for it. However, I find myself using this product more often than I thought I would, which is a good sign. Although it's a tiny pot I've used it quite a bit and there's still loads left, so I think it will last quite a while. I imagine that by the time I've used the pot I'll be completely addicted to the stuff and will be off to get more.
Lush lip dip lip scrub is my favourite of the limited edition of their holiday lip scrubs in 2010. This lip scrub is made up from cranberry seed oil, berries, and lemon. This scrub is packed full of natural ingredients to keep the lips soft and hydrated. Lush say: This sugary sweet lip scrub is a fizzy and luscious new way to keep lips smooth and tingly. Rowena wanted to use popping candy and sugar to scrub the lips, but she and Helen eventually settled on fizzing sherbet to make lips tingle; the Fair trade sugar is finely granulated to gently scrub away rough skin. Sherbet, Sugar, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cranberry Seed Oil (Vaccinium macrocarpon), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Citral, Limonene, Occurs naturally in essential oils. This is very thick on the lips and makes you feel like it'll be heavy and sickly, but it is very candy tasting and not bad at all I find that the lemon taste is very over powering and I couldn't taste the berries or cranberry on my lips but also when smelling you still cannot smell the other fruits at all but I wasn't complaining. I really found it hard not to lick my lips afterwards though as it tasted of sugary sherbet lemons. This is quite a bitty scrub which really does get rid of the dry skin. This scrub has Almond oil in which helps smooth out skin. Cranberry oil which helps to maintain moisture on the lips whereas lemon oil tones and adds fragrance. Lip Dip is supposed to give the sensation of fizzing sherbet lemon but I haven't felt this at all. Because this scrub is quick thick and not as viscous as bubblegum lip scrub, I find it goes quite quickly as it's a little pastier and the others were rather runny. If you're not quick this may fall off your finger before you have a chance to apply! I've found this is best used if you wet your lips a little first and massage in. This lip scrub is best used for day, cracked, flaky, chapped lips, this also makes your lips really smoother after you've finished so perfect for before you put on your make up and is great for any lipstick straight afterwards.
Lush released a number of limited edition Christmas products in 2010, including a new lip scrub. There were already three in the range that had been released earlier in 2010 - Sweet Lips (chocolate), Mint Juleps (mint chocolate) and Bubblegum (as the name suggests). Lip Dip was cranberry and lemon flavoured and was a little bit different. Lip Dip, like the other lip scrubs, comes in a little glass jar. These jars are quite new to Lush but a couple of their products now come in them, including the colour supplements. Each scrub costs £4.50 (although the price might have now gone up slightly with the VAT rise). Lip Dip is suitable for vegans and is made up mainly of fine granules of Fairtrade sugar. Cranberry oil, a natural source of omega 3, 6 and 9 (fatty acids), helps to maintain moisture on the lips whereas lemon oil tones and adds fragrance. Almond oil is also included and this helps to smooth the lips. The scrub is yellow in colour and smells delicious. The scent is of those lemon sherbet sweets, those old-style sweet shop ones! It's lovely but there's no hint of cranberry, either in the smell or the taste, which is a shame. The scrub is a bit different to Lush's other scrubs. They are proper scrubs whereas Lip Dip is definitely more of a paste. This makes it harder to get out of the tub and I often need to use my fingernail. As it is a paste, it is more difficult to apply it to the lips and rub in, as it has a tendency to all stick together! Although the scrub seems to be lasting a long time, I do seem to be using more than I do when I use the Sweet Lips lip scrub, which I have barely dented the surface of. The scrub does have a tendency to fall off my lips when I use it! The scrub was meant to replicate the sensation of fizzing sherbet, but I haven't noticed any of this - perhaps when I get further down the jar! On the plus side, my lips feel quite moisturised when I use this scrub as compared to when I use Sweet Lips. I do still use lip balm, but there is less of an immediate necessity for it. However, I don't find this scrub as effective as the other, and so I probably wouldn't buy Lip Dip again, preferring to choose one of the other scrubs instead. I would recommend Lip Dip to anyone who wants a gentle lip scrub that is moisturising, but would point anyone who wants a stronger scrub in the direction of one of Lush's other scrubs. Lip Dip is no longer available as it was part of Lush's 2010 Christmas range, but it may be back next year.
I am absolutely in love with Lush products after my cousin bought me a giftset last Christmas and so decided to buy a couple of gift sets in the January sales this year (half price!!) This product was in one of the gift sets, Lip Dip - Lip Scrub. Now I must admit, lip scrub is not something I have ever thought of buying, I may exfoliate everywhere else but never thought to scrub my lips. After using this, I've definitely changed my mind. My lips are so soft, even though I use balm every day, they have never been as soft as this. I would advise though to use a balm or moisturiser after as your lips will be a little dry once you've scrubbed. The product smells gorgeous (as do all Lush products), this smells of Sherbert, cranberry and lemon and you can definitely smell the sherbert! This also comes in bubblegum I believe. It's around £4.50 I believe for 25g. This sounds very expensive but you literally need the tiniest amount, I can see this lasting me 6 months at least! It's very easy to use, just take a tiny amount and rub into your lips. Worth noting though that although the directions do not tell you whether to wash the product off, you must do so! Also, as with other Lush products, this is suitable for vegans and not tested on animals.