Product Type: Lush Lip Care
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Effective and delicious lip scrub
Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub
Advantages: Lovely taste, effective scrub, lasts a long time
Disadvantages: None in particular
Salted caramel seems to be this year's big thing. Costa now sells a salted caramel latte, and now Lush have released a salted caramel lip scrub called Popcorn. I love salted caramel - Hotel Chocolat make several chocolates containing this and they are yummy - so I knew I would want to purchase this product.
The lip scrub comes in the usual glass pot with a black lid. The scrub itself is clearly the colour of popcorn, a pale brown. Inside, the scrub smells absolutely delicious - sweet and yummy, not much like popcorn (which I hate!) but with a definite caramel kick.
The scrub is suitable for vegans and only contains a few ingredients: caster sugar, jojoba oil, sea salt, polenta, coconut oil and popping candy. Sugar helps to scrub the lips soft, as does the salt, which brings out the sweet flavour. Jojoba oil is moisturising, as is coconut oil. Polenta is an Italian grain and I assume it is also in here for scrubbing purposes. Popping candy is meant to create a festive popping sensation on the lips. I actually can't detect any popping candy here at all, but I find this to be a good thing, as I find the scrub is much more effective without it.
This scrub contains £5.25 a pot, but it does last for ages as only a tiny amount is needed at any one time. On average a lip scrub from Lush lasts me several months. If you had the time and the inclination you could probably make your own version of this at home, but frankly I can't be bothered!
To use, I take a very small amount of lip scrub and rub it gently over my lips to smooth them. After use I lick off any remaining scrub. It tastes utterly delicious, with a distinct salted caramel flavour which I love. I apply lip balm over the top and am left with beautifully soft, smooth lips, ideal to leave as they are or cover with lipstick.
In the past, I've always preferred Lush's permanent lip scrubs rather than their festive limited editions, as the former tend to be more effective and the latter often contain gimmicky ingredients such as popping candy which lessen their effectiveness and mean that they get used up more quickly. This is not the case with Popcorn, however. Though it is supposed to contain popping candy - and I can see why, given the name - I can't detect any, and the caster sugar is fine enough to scrub effectively even though only a tiny amount is used.
This is a fantastic lip scrub and luckily it has now been added to the permanent range, so it can be enjoyed all year round!
Summary: Newest lip scrub from Lush
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