“ Brand: Lush / Scrub / Type: Lip Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I have fairly dry lips and sometimes suffer with the problem of dead skin and flakiness, particularly in the winter. I've tried some of Lush's lip scrubs before with varying results - generally I have been impressed by their permanent range but less so with their limited edition Christmas scrubs. Mint Julips is part of the permanent range, however, so I was confident it would work well. Mint Julips is designed as Lush's mint chocolate flavour lip scrub. It is made with castor sugar, which scrubs the lips gently and naturally, and contains organic jojoba oil, vanilla extract, tagetes oil and peppermint oil. The scrub is suitable for vegans. It comes in one of Lush's little glass pots - the same pots that are used for the colour supplements - with a black label. The scrub smells absolutely divine and tastes even better. It reminds me of After Eights, with a delicious minty (but not too strong) chocolate taste. The castor sugar is very effective at scrubbing the lips. I take a tiny amount with my fingertips, rub it over my lips and lick the sugar off and am left with soft, smooth lips. The jojoba oil helps to moisturise the lips, though I do need to use lip balm afterwards. I've had my pot for a while and it looks barely touched. I suspect it will last as long as the Sweet Lips scrub, which I've had for over a year and is just over half empty (I now keep it at work and use Mint Julips at home). For this reason, I think the £4.95 price tag is great value for money. If you've tried Lush's limited edition Christmas lip scrubs (the most recent was the Pow Wow scrub) and been unimpressed I recommend going for one of the permanent scrubs as these are much better value for money and much more effective. As well as this mint chocolate scrub, Lush also make a chocolate flavoured scrub called Sweet Lips (which I also have) and a pink sweet Snow Fairy scented scrub called Bubblegum. I highly recommend this product if you want to get soft, smooth lips as it is very effective and delicious too.
This is not a product I thought I would ever end up buying but I am very glad I did! I'd always seen these little pots by the tills in Lush but never really took notice of them properly and after being in one of the stores a fews weeks ago with two friends finally tried it. There are three different smells or flavours but to me this mint chocolate one smells the best which was the main thing that enticed me to try it. Imagine the smell of the best mint chocolate you've ever had and this is exactly what it smells like, amazing! The smell literally makes me want to eat it, it is that good. The product comes in a small screw top pot which I'm assuming is made out of glass and will be recyclable as it is made by Lush. The packaging is slightly different to the picture on here. Inside is what looks like sand but is actually sugar, it is not sticky or sludgy but it is not loose so that if the pot is tipped upside it falls out. It is very easy to use, basically the same way you would use a lip balm, you press our finger into it and rub the sugar into your lips or rubbing your lips together, then simply lick the sugar away. As well as getting a refreshing, tingly sensation on your zips you get a nice little tasty treat. After using this my lips feel amazing and very soft. I do use lip balm or Vaseline on a regular basis as I get slightly chapped lips but I find even with using these my lips are still a bit rough feeling. This scrub removes all the dry, flaky parts, leaving them ridiculously soft. It does not hurt at all using it and I sometimes use lip balm after for an added soft touch and it is great preperation if you are going to be wearing a strong lipstick. I know there are other ways to exfoliate your lips, such as using an toothbrush or rubbing your lips with a cotton bud dipped in Vaseline but I always forget to do these and I think lip scrub really makes it feel a bit special rather than another boring routine us ladies (or men!) have to do. The pot was £5.25 which I really thought was overpriced at the time (especially as it is not a necessity) and I only bought it because I didn't buy anything in Lush on that day but I'm glad I did and after having used it I do think it's worth the money as I can tell the pot is going to last me a long time and actually does a really good job of exfoliating. Also remember that you are paying for completely natural ingredients with Lush products which definitely makes it worth it, plus all products are handmade!
For some reason if I don't use lip care items my lips become chapped, sore and then they start cracking. Then I start picking at them. As you can imagine that's pretty gross so I always have some lip care products lying around. I don't always use the Lush lip scrubs but I took a Christmas shopping trip to Meadowhall a few weeks ago and couldn't resist going into the Lush shop. On the counter there is always testers of their lip scrubs and I couldn't resist buying this one as soon as I smelt it. I like to use Lush lip scrubs mainly because I haven't seen anyone else selling such an effective lip care product. Lip balms don't and chap sticks don't help me at all and I can never been consistent with them but the Lush lip scrubs however, smell delicious and are tasty too. I've never seen this product for sale before but I've seen some really old reviews of it. This product is still available in the Lush stores and retails at £4.45. Some people may find this a lot of money but to me a product that actually works, it's well worth the money and it's not like I use a lot at any one time. Mint Julips sugar scrub keeps lips smooth and hydrated and dry skin free, this is ideal for weather changes as it can be hard to remove dry skin. This comes in a small glass jar with a black screw lid. I like this because it means that the scrub is secure and will be kept fresh, because it's small it means that In winter I can carry it around in my bag easy enough, the reason I carry it around it because my lips can get really sore so mid day I can just re apply this or if I fancy having tasty lips I can apply some of this and then I taste great! When opening the lid this is filled to the brim with an off green/yellow caster sugar mix. Unlike some this is a thick consistency and the granules are separated, others that I have had have a runny texture like the Bubblegum lip scrub which can prove to be messy. The sugar gives the rough texture which is what is needed to remove the skin or keep lips lovely. Also the next thing I noticed was the smell, in this it has peppermint oil which gives it the fresh minty smell. To use this you just get a little bit on your finger and rub away at your lips in small circles, granted this could be hard to do and I usually end up getting it all over my face which is amusing. The results of this are really great, one moment my lips can be really bad, chapped, sore and peeling, but after having a couple of goes with this in one session once I've wiped my lips they're really smooth although still a little sore but all the dry skin has been removed really easily and it only tastes a couple of minutes, this can be done after or before you've cleaned your teeth in the bathroom so it isn't like you need to go out of your way to take care of your lips. One of the best things about this is not only does it actually work, the peppermint is really strong scented and I can smell it for at least an hour on my lips providing I don't eat or drink anything, not only that but it tastes great too. it's really hard I find to not lick my lips after doing this. The pot lasts a really long time. To keep on top of my lips I try to use this every day so the job is easier, really just topping up, I've used this every day and barely an indent has been made in the pot so it lasts a really long time, the use by date it really generous as well.
Mint Julips is one of the range of 'lip scrubs' which Lush Cosmetics manufacture and sell. For anyone who is not aware, Lush Cosmetics are a UK company, based in Poole, Dorset, who make and sell natural, handmade, cosmetics. Their products include shower gels, skin care, shampoos and conditioners, bath bombs, soaps, and lip products. The lip products they sell are mainly lip balms, and in the last couple of years they also introduced 'lip scrubs.' Their lip scrubs are mainly made from sugar and jojoba oil, and come in a small glass pot. To use the scrub you take a small amount with your finger and rub it onto your lips. The idea is that it removes any dry skin from your lips by gently scrubbing it away. There are three different flavours of the lip scrubs, as well as a couple of limited edition ones that have been brought out at Christmas. The flavour which I prefer, and therefore am reviewing now, is called 'Mint Julips.' It is a peppermint and chocolate flavour, and it is made from sugar and jojoba oil, as well as peppermint oil and vanilla extract. As explained above, to apply the scrub you take a small amount on your finger and rub it onto your lips. You can then lick it from your lips as it's fine to eat and tastes yummy. It should leave your lips feeling softer and smoother and get rid of all dry skin. My experience was that the lip scrub does get rid of dry skin, and also moisturises due to the jojoba oil. I think it's great for applying before lipstick, and is especially useful during the winter months and cold weather when lips and skin become dryer. The reason why the Mint Julips scrub is my favourite is because the peppermint in it feels really tingly on your lips and I think it tastes the best too. My only real problem with the lip scrub is that it is a little messy and you definitely have to look in the mirror when applying it and licking it off, otherwise you end up leaving some sugar around your mouth and looking like you've been eating donuts. Mint Julips lip scrub comes in a small 25g jar, at a cost of £4.95. This is quite expensive for such a small jar but it can last quite a while and is a great size for a handbag or for giving someone as a cute little gift. Overall, this product works well, it gets rid of dry skin, moisturises, and tastes good. It is a little expensive and messy but I would definitely buy it again. I give it 4/5.
=== The product === This is a mint chocolate scented lip scrub from Lush designed to soften, moisturise and exfoliate your lips. == The packaging === Lush lip sugar scrubs come provided in small clear pots which have black screw top lids. These can be recycled once finished with. The size of the packaging is compact and just the right size for holding the sugar scrub. I can see at a glance how much scrub I have left ready for my next visit to Lush and the pot size is handy enough to keep in my handbag for easy application wherever I am. On the bottom the scrub, like all Lush products, there is a little sticker showing when this should be used by for best results. === How to use this === Lush lip sugar scrubs are incredibly simple to use. Just rub your finger in to the pot, get some scrub on to it and then rub it across your lips. Give it a little rub, leave for a minute or two (if time) and then remove any excess grains with a tissue or simply by liking them off of your lips. This scrub is one that I tend to use at home generally, just because of the length of time and way that it needs to be applied, however, I have used this while out and about a few times if I want to guarantee soft kissable lips for my husband! Once this has been applied and been wiped off I am able to apply my lipstick of lip gloss. === Is it effective? === Indeed it is! This sugar scrub contains lots of wonderful ingredients including caster sugar, vanilla extract, jojoba oil, peppermint oil and more. This means that this sugar scrub is perfect for exfoliating lips and removing dead skin. After using this my lips feel soft, smooth and uber kissable! The scent of this is delicious, it has a peppermint chocolate taste to it that is very enjoyable and I have no problem licking the extra off! I do find that my lipstick or lip gloss applies nicer and looks better when I have used this sugar scrub. === Where can I buy this & for how much? === This can be purchased from Lush stores and www.Lush.co.uk with a 25g pot costing £4.95. This is priced much higher than a standard lip gloss or scrub but I believe this does so much for my lips that it is worth every single penny! === Overall opinion === I am a huge fan of Lush products and I am always purchasing something new every time I visit. I have used one or two of the other lip scrubs in the past and I have always been pleased with the results. I absolutely adore the smell and taste of this lip scrub and it is the nicest one I have tried so far ever! My lips feel absolutely wonderful after using this and I love everything about this scrub! I love the minty freshness of this scrub and the clean feeling that it gives me when I use it. My lips feel delightful, particularly at this cold time of year, and I stay in tip top condition without any horrible dry skin on my lips.
I tried some of my friend's lip scrub, and loved it so much that I bought some for myself! Before purchasing this lip scrub I had made my own with sugar, olive oil and honey. it worked really well at smoothing out my lips but it tasted absolutely horrible. I was quite excited to try out the mint julips one as a replacement and I can say I won't want to go back to my home made brand! It comes in a really cute little jar which fits easily in your purse or handbag. Gets rid of all unwanted dead cells and leaves my lips feeling super soft. I use this every other day at night, and its not too much. It's easy to apply. I just lick my lips, get a tiny bit of the sugar out of the gar and rub it quite vigourously on my lips. This gets rid of all my chapped lips and dead cells. I then apply a lip balm to make sure that it seals in the goodness. Mint Julips lip scrub comes in a small 25g jar, at a cost of £4.95. This is kind of expensive for a lip scrub but I think it is worth it as it is amazing scrub. The smell is amazing ! Its like an aero mint bar! It's edible as well, which is good because you don't have to worry what will happen if you consume it. I would really recommend this product !
Mint Julips is a lip scrub from Lush. Although it has a horrible name the scrub itself is really good. As you might have guessed from the name it smells of mint but it still has a lovely almost edible sweet smell to it. For me it reminds me of mint chocolate and when I apply it to my lips it always puts me in the mood for chocolate and I have to stop myself from licking it off. It is quite expensive at £4.95 for a 25g jar of the scrub but it like most lip scrubs from lush is really good quality and better than a lot of lip products from so called premium brands. It is made from sugar which is what will exfoliate your lips and some oils to soothe and nourish. The peppermint oil that gives the scrub its destinctive smell really feels zingy when you first put the scrub on and you can feel your lips tingling and the peppermint oil absorbing into the skin and soothing any chapped bits you might have. The jajoba oil and the vanilla extract work to moisturise and leave lips in tip top condition. Unlike a lot of scrubs that just remove dead skin Mint Julips actually does moisturise lips as well and because of the oils even when you wash the scrub off the oils stay on the lips protecting them and keeping them moisturised just be sure not to rub your lips with a towel. To use the scrub you jut need to apply some to your lips and then use gentle circular motions with your finger tips for a minute or so to really make sure you get rid of all the dead flaky skin. When you have done this you can then remove the excess sugar by either just splashing a little hot water on your lips or by gentle dabbing with a wet cloth or cotton wool. Using this scrub just a few time will make your lips appear in much better condition that they originally started and if you use it a couple of times a week should preven you from getting sore chapped lips in the first place and your lips will look super soft and smooth all year long.
As you know is the season of dry & dehydrated chapped lips! I desperately needed some lip therapy. - When applying the scrub I only needed to rub a little bit on my lips to remove the dry skin. Bonus: This product is edible!You can either lick the sugar off after or simply wash it off with warm water. - it does taste yummy! Result: You are left with instant smooth lips :) I use it in the morning and night! followed by Vaseline. I also bought the BubbleGum & Vanilla and Chocolate flavour! Defiantly a wonderful winter/spring therapy treat to yourself :) I chose the Mint Julips just because I wasn't keen on the other two. This comes in a lovely little glass jar that you could re-use and the scrubs have been approved by the Vegan Society. The scrub smells like After Eight Thin Mints but doesn't have any calories so it's perfect for slimming if you love the smell of chocolate but can't have any. However the Lush gal that sold it to me says the scrub is edible. All it has in it is Castor sugar and some organic oils and extracts so is safe for human consumption. This is good to know because when you use it, some of it does end up in your mouth. The peppermint oil also gives your my mouth a tingly feeling which is quite nice. Compared to Sara Happ lip scrub this is quite thin as it doesn't have any petrolatum to hold it together. I would recommend using the Mint Julips scrub whilst in the shower so you can rinse it off easier. So does it work? Yes the little grains of sugar do a fine job of taking away dead flaky skin and you don't need much to do it. I did taste it and it was okay but it's not something I would actively consume. The Lush lip scrub is about 75% cheaper! So if you've want to try a lip scrub but don't want to spend a lot of money than I would go with Lush. KimberleyLove.
I find Lush to be a company that has some amazing products and then some which are a bit of a let-down. Some products are so heavily scented that they are slightly irritating, however this is not the case with mint julips lip scrub. A rather simple concept, this is a product that can be made cheaper at home, essentially it is just sugar which is used to exfoliate the lips. The aspect which drew me in however is the smell. This product smells amazing! It is a peppermint and chocolate sugar lip scrub, it tastes like the filling of an after eight mint chocolate, whilst smelling of very sweet peppermint. The directions for use aren't stated on the jar, however I found online that the best way to use it is to slightly wet your lips, not too much though or the sugar will dissolve! Dip your finger into the scrub to pick up some on your finger, dab it onto the lips then gently buff it into your lips until it mostly dissolves. I have read on other sites that this product is edible so I then lick the remaining amount off because it is yummy! I would advise though that this is a 'do at your own risk' option, I cannot confirm on the lush website whether it is edible as the website is currently down due to being hacked. I will update this section if I manage to confirm it is edible. The ingredients of this scrub are very simple, it contains castor sugar, organic jojoba oil, vanilla extract, tagetes oil and peppermint oil. The product comes in a small circular glass jar with a black screw top lid. As with all lush products they do have an expiry date sticker on the bottom, however if you are going to keep this in a bathroom be aware the steam from baths, showers etc may cause the stickers to begin to peel off. It is also imperative to make sure you screw the lid on tight and that you don't dip a wet finger into the product as it will cause it to dissolve in the jar. The jar contains 25grams of product and I have found mine has lasted me well over six months. The product lasts for over a year usually before it expires so it should always be possible to use it up before expiration if you are using it semi-regularly. As for my overall opinion of the product, I really like it. It is not harsh on my lips and when used two to three times a week really does keep them in a nice condition. I usually apply something like a lip butter afterwards to condition my lips. The smell and taste are great in my opinion, I would always recommend if you can get to a lush store and smell it yourself then do as we may differ in opinion. It is possible to make a sugar scrub which is just as effective at home, considering this lip scrub costs around £4 it is cheaper to make your own, but this is great as a treat once in a while I think as it smells so good! Overall I give 4/5 because it performs well but I do think it is slightly overpriced!
Mint Julips sugar scrub was originally part of the B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful range, but now that the shops have closed down this product is one of the lucky few that have been taken on by parent company Lush. The packaging has been revamped to fit Lush's aesthetic, and it comes in a small but heavy glass jar with a screw top lid. The cost is £4.50 for 25g. The idea behind this product is that it smoothes and exfoliates your lips before you apply lip balm, lip gloss or lipstick. It should be used 2-3 times a week to remove any unsightly flaky bits of skin, and give a soft kissable finish ;) When I opened the jar it was full to the brim, almost overflowing with the scrub. It can spill over if you're not careful and can easily get messy. The first thing you notice is the smell which is a gorgeous chocolate mint, like an after eight. The chocolate smells dark and rich, and the peppermint smells fresh and strong. The base of the scrub is plain old castor sugar and the large grains make it easy for you to use. I find it easiest to use in the bathroom as any loose grains can fall straight into the sink, but be sure that you have dry lips and hands before you use the scrub, and don't let any moisture get into the jar or else the sugar will start to break down and dissolve. Using your fingertip, simply dab it into the sugar scrub until the grains adhere to your skin. Rub directly onto your lips and work it until any flakes have been removed. That's it! It really is dead simple to use. To get rid of the leftover sugar that is clinging to your lips, you can just lick it away, yum! I love the smell of this scrub but the peppermint doesn't make my lips tingle like other mint products I've used. I guess that not a big deal but it usually helps to provide a little bit of extra plumping, and I haven't noticed that effect after using this. The scrub works really well at giving smooth lips and is really good to prepare your lips before using lip balm. It is especially good to rub flaky bits away, I suffer with these quite often and have a bad habit of pulling at the edges to remove them which can sometimes cause bleeding. I'm making sure to use sugar scrub now instead! Unlike the rest of your skin, lips are unable to produce natural oils to keep the area moisturised. Once I have used the scrub I find that my lips are more dry than usual and this can last for a day or two afterwards. I have to apply lip balm straight away and continue to top up frequently to avoid causing adverse effects. It works out to be really good value for the price, as you only need to use a small amount for each application and the tub is loaded with plenty of scrub to last you a long time. The ingredients are: Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vanilla Extract, Tagetes Oil, Peppermint Oil, Limonene, Flavour and it's vegan friendly! Lush are against animal testing, keep your beauty cruelty free!
As I am out in all weathers with my horses and on a motorbike quite a lot too, my lips tend to take a bit of a beating. They dry out really quickly and start to flake which can be quite painful. I saw this mint julips sugar scrub lip exfoliator in Lush while I was in there last weekend so decided to see what it was like. It cost £4.50 for a 25g jar. When you open the lid of the little glass jar that the scrub comes in, it looks like brown sugar to be honest. Nothing more, nothing less. You can really smell the mint with an undertone of chocolate. It is not too sweet and I really like the smell. If you like the Lush cupcake face mask smell, then you will love the smell of this. The label on the pot says to rub a little gently into your lips to scrub them smooth and soft. I scrub contains sweet vanilla extract to help lock in moisture and protect your lips. You only need to touch your finger to the top of the sugary mix to get enough to scrub your lips so the pot will last you ages. The grains of sugar remove the dead skin of your lips really well and although they are scratchy enough to do their job, they don't hurt. I scrubed my lips for about 30 seconds each and then wiped off the little bit of excess scrub that was left with my fingers. I could still see a few grains so I just licked them off. The exfoliator tastes really sweet and very pleasant so please don't eat it all rather than doing what you are meant to do with it. As the scrub contains peppermint oil, my lips felt a bit tingly for a few minutes afterwards but this was in no way unpleasant. I was really pleased with the way my lips felt after I had used this product. Immediately after I had used the scrub, I noticed that all the dead skin had gone from my lips and they were really soft. When I ran my finger across them, my lips actually felt smooth and touchably soft. I think this is one of the best products I have ever bought from Lush. Although it is a bit expensive to start with, the scrub will last you ages so in the long run I think it is good value for money.
Mint Julips - Sugar Lip Scrub Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Scrub made with Sugar! What is it? This is a new product ( Feb 2010) by LUSH that I and many other Lush fans have anticipated for a while now. It is a set of 3 ex-foliating lip scrubs to combat and wear down dry flaky lips, leaving beautiful soft lick-able lips.The 3 in this set are called: bubblegum sweet lips mint julip This review is on the Mint Julip's scrub. Ingredients Castor Sugar (Sucrose), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia), Tagetes Oil (Tagese minuta), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Limonene, Flavour} Overall look/feel of the product The packaging is a small glass e25g container with a black metal screw cap and black labelling. The labelling includes the name, description, a how to use guide, ingredients list, use by date, 'lush product maker' and HR address. Average 'use by' is 1 year 2 months. Did this product meet my expectations? I am quite surprised by how big the containers actually are, I expected them to be very small but you get alot for your money - avg £4.00. The smell is divine. It's taste is equal to its smell, as it is all natural ( and vegan) you can eat/lick the product. It smells of 'after 8' mints, you can almost smell the chocolate undertones also, but the peppermint really comes through! The actually product itself is alot grainier than i expected, I thought it would have some form of 'stick' to it but it is all dry granulated sugar, no binding agent such as honey, so I had to pinch the sugar to get enough on my fingers to rub in. Due to it being very fine ex-foliating sugar its very soft and not harsh on the lips, but to get the stubborn flakes off the skin you will need to use a fair amount but not alot. The other issue with this being fine sugar is it is very messy, you will no doubt have some spillage so probably not best to take travelling until you have got the sugar down in the container slightly? Mine was filled to the brim, always good. X How does this product compare? I have tried 2 other lip scrubs, 1 being benefits lip scrub that comes with a conditioner. The second from the body-shop as a lipstick shape. This so far is my favourite as it is very soft on the lips, it doesn't leave a residue, is inexpensive, beautiful tasting and very fragrant as well as the fact it does its job. The benefit was too harsh and left me bleeding, and the body-shop was far too soft and I hate it. I would like it to be slightly more sticky so I could pick it up easier but then I would have a residue left....? Pros: 1. Very soft ex-foliation 2. Beautiful smell 3. Sweet tasting 4. All natural ingredients 5. Long lasting Cons: 1. Can be messy 2. Hard to 'pick up' the sugar 3. Probably not travel friendly? 4. Doesn't moisturise Would I recommend it? I would definitely recommend this and the others in the set. Mint Julips has the best smell but I expect that the bubblegum would be nice too.
Lush Mint Julips Sugar Scrub Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Lip Care / Exfoliator for your lips. www.lush.co.uk Just in case you have never shopped at Lush before, it is worth knowing that they make cosmetics by hand from only natural ingredients. They promise to be ethical, never test on animals and ensure that they only use suppliers who don't either. Lush are committed to reducing packaging and also support loads of charities and projects around the world, details of which can be found on their website, along with products and ingredients. You can shop online and also locate your nearest shop. I like to visit the stores where possible to see new products and smell the fragrances, the staff are extremely helpful and have a good knowledge of the products so will try to answer any questions that you may have. You can also buy products from the Lush Retro range online which is basically a selection of old favourites which are no longer sold in their shops. A 25g tub of this lip scrub will cost you £4.50 and is suitable for vegans. The lip scrub is a golden brown shade and smells like vanilla toffee. To use, simply rub gently over clean lips. The scrub is slightly gritty so has an exfoliating effect while the delicious oils help to soften and moisturise your lips, leaving them gorgeously soft and kissable. The scrub contains peppermint oil which creates a slightly tingling and cooling effect, this is quite subtle but feels fab and really leaves your lips feeling in tip top condition. Licking your lips is the only drawback, the delicious sweet vanilla taste means that you do it without thinking! This scrub is well worth trying, it is tasty, soothing and hydrating and genuinely does leave your lips feeling like they have had a treat. In this cold and damp weather, using this product can be especially good as it helps prevent dry and chapped lips so if I really recommend that you give it a try. Quantitative Ingredients Castor Sugar (Sucrose), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia), Tagetes Oil (Tagese minuta), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), *Limonene, Flavour} *Occurs naturally in essential oils
Lip care some of you might have noticed I deem to be quite an important part of my beauty regime and mainly because I spend a lot of my working day dealing with ordinary members of the public, business clients and other professionals within my work place. So to have well a manicured hand for me isn't enough. Meeting and greeting people means I use my mouth a lot to talk, to eat with over business lunches and so on. So for me there is nothing worse than having dry chapped lips which are sore and raw looking and with some of the products available on today's market, there is never really a need to let your lips get into that state in the first place. I am a huge fan of lip scrubs, one of my last reviews was about a Lush lip scrub and this one is about the other lip scrub available from Lush. Why do I like these products? Simply because I feel there has been a gap left on the market for high street leading cosmetic companies to fill. It is increasingly difficult to find a lip scrub at a reasonable price not some exorbitant price which leaves you weeping as you leave the checkout. So Lush it seems has catered for this niche in the market and at a reasonable cost as well. Mint Julips Lip Scrub is an alternative to Sweet Lips Lip Scrub and for those of you wanting something less chocolaty and something mintier, then this is the product for you. Mint Julips is also from the B named make-up range which Lush provides and for more information about the B range there is more information in my previous review or you can find it on the Lush website. Like Sweet Lips, Mint Julips Sugar Scrub is designed to keep lips that are smooth, conditioned and dry skin free. Whenever the weather changes so rapidly your skin can look dry and tired and sometimes you feel washed out and use a treatment or lotion to combat this, so why not your lips? When your lips are dry and chapped it can be quite painful to remove the dry skin and it can be quite difficult and before I spotted these two products I used to rely on using an old toothbrush to remove such skin from my lips, not that it was very easy to do or as successful as using something especially designed like this. Mint Julips sugar Scrub comes packaged in a small round glass tub with a black lid which screws on and off the pot in a very easy motion. Just like Sweet Lips, this product also depicts a picture on the top of the lid of a pair of seductive looking lips and through the pot you can see a slightly off-green looking cream which because this is a minty flavoured product the colour resembles that. Again weighing 15g and retailing for £4.50 Mint Julips is a fantastic product, it does everything that I had anticipated it would do and makes your lips feel fantastically smooth. Once the lid has been removed, inside the tub the cream I described as slightly off-green is caster sugar which gives the rough texture needed to act as the exfoliator which removes all of the dead skins calls from your lips. Other ingredients include Jojoba Oil can be used on all skin types but is especially used as a moisturising ingredient for dry, flaky skin. Also within this product is peppermint oil which denotes the main smell from this lip scrub, the second you remove the lid you are hit with the peppermint aroma which smells amazing and peppermint is used because it helps to cool and soothe the skin particularly if it is slightly inflamed or irritated and in a product of this kind which is used essentially to remove dead skin cells which are raw and can be painful, so having something soothing to put on your lips is lovely and it also helps to reduce skin redness, where inflammation is present. Then as with Sweet lips we have chocolate extract which is used to give the lip scrub some flavour and then finally Vanilla absolute which again is used for its fragrance which is quite sweet and is said to promote feelings of well-being and calmness. Unlike other Lush products this one doesn't come with a long list of other ingredients to look into. When it comes to using this Lip Scrub, it is exactly the same as I mentioned in my previous review, but got the benefit of those people who haven't read it yet. One of the first things you need to do is to remove any traces of products such as lip gloss, lip balm or lipstick which you might have applied and this is to ensure your lips are as bare as they can possibly be and as clean as they can be as well. Then I would suggest cleaning your lips using water and a relevant facial cloth before using this lip scrub, just to ensure your lips are clean. This lip scrub is quite thick in consistency and because it is to be used on your lips you don't actually need to be using too much at a time. Like with most lip balms you apply this directly onto your lips, but instead of running your finger along your lips to get that smooth look, you will need to rub your lips in small circles to remove the dead skin cells and any other impurities from your lips and once you have worked your way across your lips, using some slightly damp cotton wool gently remove the left over product from your lips and then using your finger check your lips to make sure you haven't missed anything, if you have simply copy the actions you have just done. Then what you will notice when you have done this and if you have wiped any excess lip scrub from your lips, you should actually see what effect this product has had on your lips because you will see traces of what has been removed. Also once you have finished using this product you will feel a quite tingly feeling once the peppermint oil takes a hold on your lips and it is also quite nice to taste. Once I had finished scrubbing my lips my first initial reaction was to see how smooth my lips felt, so I ran my tongue along them. When my lips become dry it is always tends to be in the same place and that is right in the middle of my top and bottom lip and once I had used this product my lips felt soft and smooth all the way along. I have since continued to use this cream once a week as I go between both this one and Sweet lips and I carry both pots around with me in my bag all the time because the pots are quite petite, they add no extra weight to my bag. Overall I am very impressed with Mint Julips Lips as a lip scrub, it was easy to use, it smelled lovely, anything which smells slightly chocolaty will get my vote but this has a lovely smell and feel to it which is an added bonus and price wise I don't actually think it is expensive because it lasts a very long time, my pot is only a third used and I have had it now for almost 6 months and I do use it regularly. So for a cheap in-expensive product to keep your lips smooth, soft and kissable, I would recommend this one.
Exfoliator for your lips /