I wandered into the Lush store in the Arndale Centre in Manchester yesterday, with extremely dry and flakey lips. I’ve been using a Clinique’s ‘All About Lips’ over the last few days. I’m not sure if I should put my dry lips down to a weather change, or if I’ve been overusing products on them.
I had lipbalm and a tint on yesterday, and I wasn’t particularly keen to try the lipscrub when the lady started to tell me about it.
I was in there to look at their perfumes, and my lips were feeling especially vulnerable. But about two minutes later, after another wander around the store, I changed my mind.
The fact that it was made from castor sugar and you can simply eat it off after you have scrubbed – dead skin and all worryingly – was too much of an appealing opportunity for me to walk away from. They also contain jojoba oil.
I selected the ‘Sweet Lips’ option- which smells of chocolate and vanilla. The other two available Lush scrubs are ‘Bubblegum’ – which is pink in colour and smells not surprisingly of bubblegum, and ‘Mint Julips’ which is a chocolate mint flavour.
Richard’s favourite scrub of the three (the gentleman who at this point was helping me from behind the counter) was Mint Julips, and Bubblegum is by far the best selling of the three, he told me.
I must admit after a vigorous scrub that my lips much needed, I did choose to damp cotton wool the majority of it off, rather than eating it. Although I could taste a little of what I had scrubbed with and it was delicious.
I was extremely impressed with the staff’s knowledge and enthusiasm in this particular store of Lush’s. I love being told of alternative ways to use products. The lip scrubs for example could be mixed with a cleanser, for less of an extreme scrub across the lips. And their solid perfumes, are alcohol free, and can be used in the hair as a hair perfume and a tamer!
I have used lip scrubs in the past that haven’t been as effective as I would have liked. I’m obsessed with the fragrance ‘Amazing Grace’ from Philosophy, but the lip scrub from that range wasn’t grainy enough for me.
A soft toothbrush is the old classic way of exfoliating the lips and removing flakes. The sugar scrub is definitely the fun way.
The lip scrubs are priced at £4.95
Secondary school girls apparently love them, so that they can have a sweet snack in class without getting into trouble – brilliant – I would have done exactly the same.