As a daily Lush lip-scrub user I was of course more than delighted to get hold of a 25g pot of the Lush Puppy Lip Scrub. I am an everyday user of Lush lip scrubs because I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. I choose Lush lip scrubs over all others not only because of Lush’s ethical buying policies but because they give instant results and with minimum effort.
At the point of writing this, Lush Puppy had only been available from the Lush Summit that was hosted in London back in February 2017. I unfortunately couldn’t make the event due to it being so close to my husband and I’s wedding day but I have a very kind friend that picked me up most of the exclusive products there so I didn’t miss out completely. Another huge thank you to her as I wouldn’t have even be able to do this review if it wasn’t for her.
Lush Puppy is supposedly inspired by the slushy ice drinks that we all drank too much of as kids, if you thought the Bubblegum lip scrub was sweet then the sweetness of Lush Puppy will blow your socks off. With the Lush Puppy lid off, all I can really identify with my nose is sweet, sweet orange mixed with strong vanilla. It’s like no other sweetness I have ever experienced in a Lush product before. I’m not the biggest fan of all things sweet but after such positive results with the also very sweet Bubblegum lip scrub I couldn’t not give Lush Puppy a go.The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still amazed that something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating. Lush lip scrubs blow all other companies lip exfoliators out of the water. Going back to Lush Puppies scent, it has a strong, VERY sweet citrus fragrance, its sweetness was still a concern of mine before I used it, I became really hesitant to actually give it a go, just the thought of putting it near my lips made me feel a little queasy because in the pot it was just so strongly sweet.
The smallest amount of the Lush Puppy sugar scrub however goes a very long way and I found that when it was on my lips in a much smaller quantity, its scent wasn’t nearly as strong, it was more than manageable for me, using it wasn’t an unpleasant experience at all.
Apart from their different scents, colours and flavours, I really don’t see any other distinguishing differences between all of the Lush lip scrubs when it comes down to the job they are meant to do. I of course like some Lush lip scrubs more than others but all of them do, do an amazing job at exfoliating, hydrating and softening your lips. The more versions Lush bring out, the more I can change my daily routine up a bit. Sometimes it’s nice to try something that’s different, especially when you know you’re always going to get the same when it comes down to levels of quality. Whatever ingredient Lush decide to mix with good old caster sugar, it always remains a very good lip scrub.
One thing I have realised through my excessive Lush lip scrub usage is that some last longer than others. The Lush Puppy lip scrub seems to have stayed just as fresh as the day I received it so in that respect it has more to it than (for example) the, The Kiss lip scrub, The Kiss doesn’t seem to last much past 3 months, whereas Lush Puppy is still just as fresh as the day I got it at almost 4 months old. This small difference is what has made Lush Puppy one of my favourite Lush lip scrubs.
I hope that the Lush Puppy lip scrub at the least comes out as a Kitchen exclusive one day, more people need a chance to try it as it is a very good product that really is very different scent and colour wise from any other Lush lip scrub that has been created before.