As we are moving closer to colder weather, we must keep in mind the health of our skin. Lips get chapped, skin starts to flake and noses get dry from endlessly sneezing into tissues. However, with proper care, these things don’t have to happen so severely. As you could have guessed, I am going to (yet again) praise LUSH and their products. They have these amazing things called Lip Scrubs that help to banish away lip problems any time of the year but especially during winter.
There are currently three year-round lip scrubs (Bubblegum, Mint Julips and Popcorn) and one holiday lip scrub (Santa’s Lip Scrub).
So what exactly are they?– exfoliating sugar that polishes your lips to soft perfection. They help to remove dead skin and reveal a fresh layer of lip. They are perfect for exfoliating away damaged winter skin on the lips, and plus they leave behind a fresh or sweet taste. The sugar is completely edible and it does taste really good! They are perfect to smooth out lips before applying any lipstick or gloss– giving a base of flawlessness. Inside these little wonders are Fair Trade sugar and jojoba oil (which helps to moisturize and soften lips).
My lips are rather big, and I often feel that they lose their softness or evenness (especially during the winter) and I have loved using LUSH’s lip scrubs in order to perfect the texture of my lips. I have tried all three of the current year-round lip scrubs and I am hoping to try out the holiday one soon!
The first one I tried was Bubblegum. This was during my LUSH shopping spree in Montreal a couple of years ago. I already had so many things in my basket but as I got to the counter to check-out I saw the little display of lip scrubs. Their simple glass jars invited me to buy one, so I slyly picked one up, showed it to my mother, and she agreed to add it to our load of LUSH goodies. The smell of it is described as being like cotton candy. It’s very sugary and sweet– it’s practically candy!
Next I tried Mint Julips. My mother and I both loved Bubblegum so much that we decided to try a second lip scrub. Mint Julips tastes like mint chocolate chip and it leaves a peppermint fresh taste along with perfectly soft lips. Peppermint leaves that wonderful tingly sensation that feels chilly and its attributes are showcased in this tasty product.
Then came along Popcorn. It came out last year during the holidays as a seasonal item, but I guess people loved it so much that they wanted it available year-round. I of course wanted to try it because I loved the other LUSH lip scrubs. So while I was in Florence I was lucky enough to visit a LUSH store. They had Popcorn (but under a different name) and I was so excited to get this product with Italian writing all over it! It tastes wonderful– like traditional kettle corn and I really like it.
Santa’s Lip Scrub is seasonal for this Christmas and I wanted to get it at the store in King of Prussia when I was there just a few weeks ago, but it hadn’t arrived yet. The taste/smell is supposedly of cherry cola which I think would be really nice!
If any of you suffer from winter-induced lip problems, I would strongly advise you to seek help from LUSH’s lip scrubs. They significantly increase softness/suppleness/healthiness of lips. Plus they make applying lip products much easier, since lips are smoothed over before trying to apply lipstick/gloss. Try them out!