Back when Lush Cosmetics was shiny and new to me, the first lip scrub from there that I tried was the Bubblegum lip scrub. I was seduced by its bright pink colour and until I actually tried it I had no idea of the true potential of Lush lip scrubs.
I use Lush lip scrubs all the time as I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. They are a quick and easy way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips; For everyday use or just for prepping your lips before adding a splash of colour.
No other lip scrubs exfoliate, hydrate and soften my lips better. I’m not sure what makes the Lush ones so much better than the rest performance wise, they just all seem to do the trick and with minimum effort too, (which is always a plus when you’re trying to keep up with the fast pace of the world we live in today!)
Today I am reviewing the Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub that was originally released in the Lush Kitchen back in August 2016. Luckily for those that missed it, as of the 10th of March it will be available for a limited time in the UK as it has been chosen as the leading lip product in Lush’s 2017 Easter range.The Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub has the most amazing scent. What first hits you on the opening of this mini jar is pure CHOCOLATE. Predictable? yes, but it is literally like a creation from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, there’s just something so special about it.
Alongside the chocolate there are also hints of orange, it really reminds me of Terry’s Chocolate Orange and when I think of that I think of Christmas!
The main ingredient in Lush lip scrubs is caster sugar, it’s amazing how something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating. The fact that it is so good makes me question other companies that make products for the purpose of exfoliation, in particular those that use unnatural ingredients such as plastic microbeads…
Not only do they not work as well but they also do more harm than good to our environment.
There is a very interesting article written about the use of microbeads in cosmetics on the Lush website, the full article can be found here. For the purpose of this review I have pulled a short paragraph from it to better explain the problems with using unnatural ingredients in cosmetics.
‘Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said: “Trillions of tiny pieces of plastic are accumulating in the world’s oceans, lakes and estuaries, harming marine life and entering the food chain. The microbeads in scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes are an avoidable part of this plastic pollution problem. A single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.”
Not only do Lush’s natural products work but they also help us maintain a healthy planet. Sometimes less is more and if all of the ingredients are natural and cruelty free, even better!To use Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub, put the smallest amount onto your finger then gently buff onto your lips. The sugar helps smooth any bits of your lips that don’t appear perfectly polished, (dead or dry skin being the most popular culprit).
Once you have finished buffing your lips I then add a dab of Lush lip balm (Rose Lollipop being my current weapon of choice.)
The sugar lip scrubs are also in fact great for moisturising the lips because of the jojoba oil in them. I however like to finish off with an extra layer of lip balm just so that I keep on top of having beautifully hydrated lips. Lush Sugar scrubs and lip balm really are the winning combination of lip products for soft, smooth and kissable lips.
If you haven’t tried a Lush Sugar lip scrub yet then please do. You won’t be able to live without it and you’ll want to collect them all!
This post was originally posted on this website on the 31st of August 2016. I have been slowly updating each post on this blog as with time my photos have improved(ish) as has my product knowledge – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time ♥