“ Brand: Lush / Scrub / Type: Lip Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I have managed to overcome my Lush addiction - oh yes, it can be done! That said, I do still receive lovely Lush gifts sometimes from friends who are aware of my past obsession. One gift I received previously is this Pow Wow Lip Scrub, which was released as a limited edition seasonal item and is currently unavailable for purchase.
Product description: "Our festive lip scrub to make sure that you are ready for any mistletoe action.
As you start to rub this on your lips the popping candy in this scrub makes using this an event. You'll get the snap, crackle and pop effect as soon as you get going.
Then, whilst you're enjoying the sound effects, you can feel the organic jojoba oil, rose hip oil and argan oil smooth and soften the lips. There is goji berry powder in here too, because it is so nutritious. But because this is our party season scrub, Helen's put ginseng root powder and caffeine powder in here to keep you going all night."
This lip scrub comes in a small but heavy glass jar with a screw top lid and contains 25g of product. I love the look of this lip scrub as the acid green colour of it really catches the eye and makes it look fun. Inside, the lip scrub itself is made of sugar particles and pieces of popping candy, which again ups the fun factor! I love popping candy and thought it was neat to have it included in a beauty product. I'm pretty convinced that the popping candy serves no practical purpose and is just there for a bit of a twist on Lush's regular sugar lip scrubs. The scrub is infused with lime oil which gives it a lovely sweet citrus scent.
The only bad thing about this lip scrub is that it is very messy to apply. To use this I dip my fingertip into the pot so that some of the scrub adheres to my skin, and then I'll rub my fingertip over my lips back and forth until it has worked in properly. The bits of candy and sugar can fall off and drop away which is a bit of a pain, but I've taken to using this when in the bath now to avoid having to clear up any messy bits. I've used Lush's sugar lip scrubs before and notice that this Pow Wow version tends to dry out quite quickly. It does look like the scrub has gone all hard and crumbly inside the pot, but it is still usable and gives excellent results as soon as you start applying it to the skin, so even though it might look like it's gone past its best it just takes a little extra care in applying it as the initial dryness makes it even messier.
I don't tend to use this type of product very frequently, and it has lasted me for absolutely ages because only a small amount is needed each time. I have not tested it on chapped skin but I imagine this is best avoided as the popping candy might sting! I generally use this when my lips are being a bit problematic, such as when I've dared to wear lipstick without first applying a lip balm, which then makes my lips go dry and flaky. I make sure to remove any make-up first and rub onto my bare skin. A quick rub of this lip scrub creates an interesting feeling. The sugar granules work to exfoliate the skin and the popping candy starts to fizz away which is a fun sensation. The scrub is packed full of nourishing oils such as jojoba, rose hip and argan oil, and I can really feel the effect this has as it is highly moisturising and leaves my lips feeling beautifully soft and cared for. As the sugar and candy pieces dissolve away all of the oils start soaking into my skin, which again can be quite messy but I keep rubbing the oils in and then wipe away any residue with a flannel.
I think this lip scrub is a really fun little product and it is really effective for repairing dry and flaky skin. I use this whenever my lips need an intensive treatment and it has always worked really well. I love that this is such a unique and fun product that also gives excellent results.
Ingredients: Popping Candy, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rose Hip, Argan Oil, Lime Oil, Spinach Powder, Goji Berry Powder, Ginseng Root Powder, Caffeine Powder, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Linalool
*occurs naturally in essential oils
This is a vegan product and Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
A couple of years ago Lush introduced their lip scrub range. Their lip scrubs are little 25g glass pots full of sugar which is coloured and can be used to scrub over your lips gently to get rid of dry skin and soreness. Lush states that using one of their lip scrubs will make your lips extra kissable! They cost £4.95 each.
The Pow-Wow lip scrub was available as part of the 2011 Christmas range. Personally I never did understand its Christmas connotations. Colourwise it is a snot green and Pow Wow always makes me think of a comic superhero! The lip scrub is also scented with a lime scent, again not particularly Christmassy. The lime scent made me think of summer rather than the icy cold winter we suffered from last year.
Lush use jojoba oil in their lip scrubs which they claim is "wonderfully moisturising but light enough not to leave you feeling greasy". The sugar used is caster sugar which is supposed to be the most gentle of sugars therefore the best to use on your lips.
I didn't intentionally purchase Pow-Wow - I actually received it as part of a massive Christmas present bundle. I only used it when I had run out of my usual Lush lip scrub. I liked the scent but I just didn't feel December was the right time of year for it. For some reason Lush decided to put popping candy into this lip scrub which is a really strange but fun sensation on your lips - it feels like your lips have a crackle running through them!
I do find the lip scrubs work very well however. They really do get rid of the dead skin on your lips and make them feel very soft. The lip scrubs can be a bit messy when applying so I always make sure I do it in the kitchen or bathroom where it is easy to mop it up! The one time I done it in the living room, the sugar stuck into the carpet and took ages to get it out again.
I also use the lip scrub as a base coat for my lipstick. I rub some lip scrub across my lips first, remove any excess and then apply my lipstick over the top. I find it really helps my lipstick to stay put for longer.
All in all I really recommend Lush lip scrubs. The only problem with this particular one was that it was released at the wrong time of year. You cannot get hold of Pow-Wow anymore as it has now been discontinued. The pots are also very long lasting, mine usually lasts for two months.
I bought this back at Christmas as I had ran out of my usual Lush Bubblegum lip scrub.
I paid just under £5 for this pot of sugar and essential oils, which is very overpriced. However, the smell of the scrub was what "made" me buy it! The scrub is green in colour and it does look like something that you'd purchase for Hallowe'en! The scrub smells quite sweet and inviting. It reminds me of these sweets that I used to buy when I was younger, however I can't remember what they were called!
The scrub needs to be applied to the lips with your fingertips. I wet my lips first and then apply a small scoop of this, exfoliating my lips in small circular motions. The scrub can then be rinsed off or licked off. I have never licked it off so I can't comment on how it tastes! After using the scrub my lips feel soft and smooth and the scrub manages to banish flakes and patchy areas on my lips. My lips also taste nice too with a gorgeous sweet aroma.
This is a nice lip scrub, plus it lasts ages too as you only need a small amount of it each time that you use it. However, I was a little disappointed when my pot dried up! My advice would be to NOT leave the pot in an area where it is cold. The sugar then clumps together and the scrub becomes impossible to use. I had to "warm" my pot up again by placing it on the radiator!
A nice lip scrub but it is a little expensive for what it is...
Intrigue rather than aesthetics made me buy this product as I had enevr before considerd buying a scrub especially for the lips so it was curiosity that prompted the purchase and certainly not the way thius product looks as while the outer packaging is nice and stylish the contents inside reminded me of mushy peas that had been mushed some more and algae from a pond combined together. Fortunately it smells a lot better than it looks thanks to the lime essence. Price wise a 25ml pot of this product will set you back £4.75 so it is not cheap, especially considering what you get and the specialist nature of the product.
You simply massage the product into your lips to leave them feeling smooth and healthy, the product is predominantly coarse sugar which provides the exfoliating qualities and while there is a certain novelty value to this product I cannot say that I have noticed a significant difference other than it giving me a sugar craving or the desire to drink a tropical cocktail.
It did leave my lips feeling quite refreshed and nourished, this is down to the oils in the product but it also leaves my lips with a tingly sensation and that was not something I found to be very pleasant at all. I found it awkward to apply this product, it becomes too runny and is not easy to apply even with the benefit of a mirror, I found I needed to have something to stop it going everywhere.
Personally this is a product that I struggle to recommend, it does not deliver any special results, the tingly feeling is not something that I particularly liked and it is really messy to use. The only plus factors is that it does have some nourishing qualities and it smells lovely but these alone are not enough to have me wanting to buy this product from Lush again. Two stars only from me.
==Lush Pow Wow Lip Scrub==
I am lucky enough to have a mother in law who knows how much I love all the Lush products and every year at Christmas and birthdays she will always buy me a large hamper of Lush products. This Christmas was no different and included in my hand picked hamper was this Pow Wow Lip Scrub.
I have been a big fan of the other lip scrubs from Lush but up until now have not tried this particular version of scrub. As I say I was bought this for a Christmas present but having had a look in the Lush Times product paper I can tell you that if you wanted to buy it, a little pot containing 25grams will cost £4.75p which isn't especially bad as it will last a long time.
The idea behind the lip scrubs is that they are made out of sugar which has a rough and coarse texture that when scrubbed into the lips will leave them feeling super smooth and ever so soft and kissable. This product does indeed do just that. At first I wasn't sure about the toxic green colouring of the product but I was drawn in by the wonderfully refreshing lime aroma which is strong enough to be pleasant and the sweetness of the sugar comes through as well making it not as bitter as a lime aroma would usually be.
Contained in the product along with the sugar is a whole host of oils which are designed to leave your lips nourished after having had a good scrub so the lips are not left dry or damaged in any way at all. Not satisfied with having essential oils and sugar in the little pot Lush have decided to go that one step further and add popping candy into the mix which is possibly the strangest thing I have ever put on my lips and I am not entirely convinced that I like it that much. The sensation is a little too weird for my liking and possibly the product would be better if this aspect wasn't there.
The effect that the scrub has on my lips is however very good. The product isn't the easiest to use as it does tend to make a lot of mess and application is probably besting the bathroom or with a few tissues handy. However the results do certainly out weight the messiness side of things and after a few seconds of scrubbing on both my top and bottom lips and a good lick round to clear up any remaining product (it is safe to eat - not the whole pot in one go though) my lips are left looking much better and feeling amazing.
I think this is a bit of a novelty product as probably one of the lip scrubs that I would personally go out and buy for myself and for that reason I felt an average score of 3 out of 5 is in order although I would recommend it to Lush fans just for the novelty factor.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
It's that time of year again - Lush have released their Christmas range! Ever since I became a fan of Lush I have looked forward to this time as Lush always make such an effort with their festive products. They always bring back some old favourites but each year they also release some brand new products, usually based around a particular theme.
Unlike the last couple of years, which were inspired by fairy tales and Christmases from around the world, this year's collection is based around fun and innovation with more than a slight nod to Willy Wonka and his factory which makes many delicious delights - for instance one of Lush's gifts this year is called Billy Bonker's Bathtime Favourites, and the cover of the Christmas Lush Times is a picture of what is obviously meant to be an Oompa-Loompa!
This Pow Wow Lip Scrub is one of the new items for this year. Lip scrubs themselves are relatively new additions to the Lush range, as they only came out a couple of years ago. The lip scrubs come in little glass jars and are made with sugar, jojoba oils and different colours and flavours. This one has an added twist in the form of popping candy, which will give your lips that snap, crackle and pop feeling!
The Pow Wow Lip Scrub is bright green in colour, and when I first saw the picture on the Lush website I wasn't keen. In fact I wasn't going to buy it. The colour is largely drawn from the spinach powder which is one of the ingredients. I changed my mind when I found the scrub in-store. I thought it smelled absolutely delicious and bought it there and then! The smell is derived largely from the lime oil which is one of the ingredients in the product.
The lip scrub is designed to smooth and soften the lips as well as scrub the dry skin away. Jojoba oil and argan oil largely help to achieve this, as well as goji berry powder which is particularly nutritious. The scrub also contains ginseng root powder and caffeine powder, which apparently help to keep you energetic at all those Christmas parties!
To use the lip scrub, you simply scoop a little out of the jar and rub it onto your lips. I don't find this particular one as effective as the original Lush scrubs. This is because the popping candy pieces are larger, and it's harder to get them to stay on your lips. With the original sugar scrubs this is much easier as the grains are so much smaller. I sometimes have to use more than one fingerful too, as larger grains are less effective than smaller ones at removing dead skin from the lips. In addition, I am using much more of this lip scrub than the original version. I've had a Sweet Lips lip scrub for about a year, and I already have less left in this Pow Wow jar than in that one! In fairness this is partly because this lip scrub is so delicious that I keep eating little bits of it. The popping candy is certainly a pleasant sensation both on your lips and in your mouth!
Another annoying thing is that the popping candy keeps solidifying in the pot, so I have to scrape it out (and eat it, which is no bad thing) before I can use a fresh bit on my lips.
I have managed to find another use for this lip scrub. I bought a bottle of wine which wasn't particularly nice. However I had recently read the description of another new Lush Christmas product, the Celebrate lip tint, which also contains a little popping candy and was inspired by popping candy champagne cocktails. With this in mind, I dropped a little of this scrub into my glass of wine. Not only did I get to enjoy the 'popping' effect (rather like a bowl of Rice Krispies!), but once I came to drink the wine, the popping candy had sweetened it and it was much more palatable.
Overall, I'm glad I bought this lip scrub as I've enjoyed using it and it's a fun product for the festive season. I think little girls in particular would enjoy it because of the popping candy. However, if you want something that will simply scrub your lips well, I recommend one of the lip scrubs from the permanent range - Bubblegum, Mint Julips or Sweet Lips - as they are more effective and much better value for money.
I don't normally like copying long lists of ingredients into my reviews, but this one is so short that I thought I might as well give the full list: Popping Candy, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rose Hip, Argan Oil, Lime Oil, Spinach Powder, Goji Berry Powder, Ginseng Root Powder, Caffeine Powder, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool. The product is fully suitable for vegans.
A pot of this Pow Wow Lip Scrub will set you back £4.75, which some might see as expensive. However, the way I look at it is that, if I am happy to pay this for a glass of wine, then why not a Lush product? Next time I come to buy a lip scrub it probably won't be this one, however.
Although the pow wow lip scrub doesn't look very festive I had to buy it anyway whilst I was stocking up on Lush seasonal products as I am obsessed with lip scrubs and balms and this was one that I hadn't tried before.
For some reason even though Lush are promoting pow wow as a seasonal product for Christmas they have decided to colour it green and not a nice shade either and I really did find this to be off putting when deciding to buy it or not.
Once you get over the hideous colour then the actual scrub is okay and although quite good it isn't really up to their usual high standards. I do like that it is a bit different from the majority that are normally available.
The thing that makes this scrub different to all the rest is that for the scrubbing action instead of just using sugar it actually contains popping candy.
Yes that is popping candy just like the sweets. You can actually hear if fizzing and popping whilst you are using it to exfoliate your lips which does make for an unusual experience. Unfortunately the popping candy makes it a bit more lumpy than the scrubs from lush normally are and they also dry out really quickly which can make them difficult to be able to use properly.
The scrub is full of loads of natural ingredients which are good for your lips such as lime and jojoba oil and some unusual ingredients such as ginsing and spinach powder. These combine to really soften and condition lips but be warned that once you have used the scrub your lips will be left feeling a little greasy but it will take away any dryness and rough patches that you have.
My lips were left looking and feeling nice and overall I really liked this scrub but it isn't quite as good as the other lush lip scrubs. I love the idea of using popping candy but they need to refine this scrub to make it a bit easier to use and if they get it right (and change the colour) then it would be a five star product but for now because the popping candy is a little difficult to actually scrub your lips with then I can only give it three stars.