“ Brand: Lush / Scrub / Type: Lip Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
Ive never really been a fan of lush only becuase of the price so its not that regular I visit the shop all though I do love a good bath bomb - I never even knew they sold other products like this lip scrub, face masks and more. When I visited the shop I came across this lip scrub which cost me £5 for a small jar. I just loved the smell it was great - I was a bit undecided because of the price but why not treat myself I though. When I applied this to my lips for the first time I didnt really know what to expect as Id never used a lip scrub before. I didnt really like the grittyness of it however I still rubbed it in. The thing I liked about it was I could lick it off my lips it tasted so good. My lips were ultra smooth and felt great so im so glad I did pay the £5
I love exfoliating my lips as it leaves them feeling super smooth and brings out the colour slightly. Usually I exfoliate my lips using natural products such as a mix of sugar and almond oil however making this can take up some time also I always end up making too much then leaving the rest to go to waste. However my sister came across Lush's bubblegum flavored lip scrub and I have to admit at first I was reluctant to use it even though she kept on raving about it, the colour put me off as it is a bright pink that looks very artificial. But after she continuously bugged me to use it I eventually gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised at first it smelt great and also left my lips feeling super soft, it did everything that I expected a lip exfoliant to do. I know that they have other flavors but my sister assured me that this smelt the best, I might still give the other flavors a go and try to look for a colour that looked more natural and less artificial.
I love Lush products, and I have sampled this a few times, but when I was in the Lush shop a few days ago, I was gently persuaded by the Sales Assistant to treat myself to this (ok, I'll be honest, there wasn't a lot of persuading involved). Lip scrubs are designed to get rid of any dry, flaky bits that you may develop on your lips if, like me, your lips are prone to drying out. You could probably use an old toothbrush and do a similar job, but this is the more fun method in my poinion. This comes in a small 25g pot, and is bright pink in colour. As soon as you open the pot, you get this really strong candy floss, sweet smell and inside is the sugar lip scrub. The scrub is slightly moist, but when you put your finger in to apply the scrub, it's quite dry. This scrub is made with Castor Sugar and Jojoba Oil, which help the sugar stick together, stops the sugar drying out and also provides some moisture on your lips. The scrub itself is probably the only edible product available in Lush. Some others smell good enough to eat, but this is the only one that is safe to eat. To use ths scrub, you just dip your finger in the pot and apply to your lips. You then scrub and buff your lips and then (this is the best part) lick off the excess sugar. It's a very sweet, candy floss taste as well as the smell and is very sweet. I wouldn't like to eat a lot of this, but it's a sweet hit and leaves yout lips very soft as well - bonus! This lip scrub is made fresh, with no preservatives, and it is advised that you use it within a year of it being manufactured. The sticker on the bottom of my scrub said it was manufactured on 21.06.13, so I have almost a year left to use this. This scrub is also suitable for vegans and Lush do not test on animals. The ingredients in this scrub are as follows: Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Methyl Ionone, Flavour, Colour 45410, Colour 45380 It is also available in other flavours; mint julip and popcorn. They cost £5.25, which means that it's not something that I'd buy all the time, but it's nice for a treat or as a gift for close friends. Also on Ciao under same username
=Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush= This is the first product that I have ever tried from Lush, I was given it as part of a Christmas present. =Price= After being nosey and looking online, I saw that the Bubblegum Lip Scrub was £5.25 for a 25gram pot. =The Package= The scrub comes in a small see through pit, with a black screw top lid. The logo of Lush and the product description is printed on a sticky label which has been placed on the top of the lid. On the bottom of the pot is an additional sticker, and this has relevant information such as ingredients and the contact details for Lush. =The Scrub= The scrub is a bright pink colour, and when I opened the lid, I could smell the bubblegum, and also noticed the grains in the scrub, and when I scooped some scrub onto my finger to put on my lips I could feel the grain. =To Use= I just applied the scrub to my lips with my finger and rubbed into my lips to ensure an even distribution of scrub and also that all of my lips had been covered with the scrub. I have to say the aroma was so true to life, that I could have eat it. =Results= The scrub gets rid of any dead skin and flakiness form my lips. Once I rinsed off I could feel an immediate improvement to my lips. After this I put some lip balm on to add mositure back to my lips. =The Product= I found the scrub to be good value for money, as I used it once a week and had about 5 or 6 scrubs from it. =Would I buy myself= I would buy the scrub, but am trying to be good as after reading some lush reviews, i would be awful in there and spend a fortune! =To sum up= Cute, sweet smelling, and does a good job. .
Lush lip scrubs are small pots of castor sugar mixed with jojoba oil. This is then combined with lovely flavouring and colouring agents. This scrub is preservative free and suitable for vegans. The sugar granules are pretty large and do a lovely job of buffing the lips and getting rid of dead skin cells. The jojoba oil helps to moisturise the lips. Though on it's own it does not do a good enough job. You should also moisturise with some lip balm. The flavours are what make the product yummy (just as well they are edible huh?!) This bubblegum flavour smells, and I imagine tastes like, Snow Fairy soap - only less...soapy? If you are unfamiliar with this scent it's kind of sweet candy floss mixed with pear and a hint of bubblegum. Those of you without a sweet tooth may find this is just too sickly. I love it. I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes if I'm feeling in need of something sweet and there are no chocolate bars to hand, I hit this little baby up. It leaves my lips lovely and soft to boot. Kill two birds with one stone, eh? The lip scrubs also come in Popcorn and Mint Julips flavours. There is also a chocolate lip scrub called Sweet Lips, however this is currently unavailable online - I'm not sure about in store. The colourings in the bubblegum flavour of lip scrub give the product a stunning bright pink hue. Very girly indeed. The packaging itself is alright. It comes in a small, sturdy 25g pot. It has a black lid with the name and description of the product on. Then there is a label on the pot with ingredients and instructions on how to use the scrub. On the bottom is information about who made the product (thanks Rob!) and a use by date, My use by date is a year and 2 months after the 'made on' date. So there is plenty of shelf life with this product. The texture is, of course, grainy. Great for scrubbing the lips, but not too harsh. My only problem with the texture is that when I apply the sugar onto my lips I lose about a third of it and it falls onto my clothing. However this is easily brushed off and doesn't bother me too much. You only need to apply a small amount anyway. It's really easy to use, basically you just rub the sugar onto your lips, I do it in small circular motions for about 30 seconds, then you can lick it off. The licking it off is my favourite part, but some people find licking dead skin from their lips disgusting (I can't imagine why!) It can easily be washed off but then you won't get the lovely bubblegum flavour, which is a pity. Afterwards just apply your favourite lipbalm for a soft, smooth pout. This is a much better base for applying lipstick to, of course. I adore this product, if you can't tell. You can pick it up from Lush for £5.25. I apply mine about twice a day, when I remember. And I think that's pretty excessive, but it lasts me a good few months. Well worth it if you ask me, and good value for money since it lasts so long.
In the winter I often get dry chapped lips and it looks and feels unsightly. I am always on the look out for new lip products to try and alleviate this problem and as a Lush fan absolutely had to buy this Bubblegum lip scrub when I saw it in store. It costs £5.25 for 100g pot and can also be brought on the Lush website. It is bright pink and a very sweet smell- and literally does smell like sweets. It is made with caster sugar to exfolaite and jojoba oil to moisturise. A full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website. To use you simply massage a very small amount over your lips. As you only need such a very small amount a pot will last several months. It makes my lips feel beautifully soft and moisturised and removes dead skin improving the appearance of my chapped lips. After use I apply lipbalm for added moisture. I absolutely love this and always have a pot on the go especially in Winter- HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
Product: Bubblegum Lip Scrub From: Lush Price: £5.25 I'm a huge fan of Lush and I always pop into the Birmingham store when I'm out and about in town. For those of you who don't know Lush is a well-known cosmetic company in the UK that sell a variety of handmade products including their famous bath bombs, shower gels, soaps, shampoo and conditioners, bubble bars and body and hand lotions amongst a whole lot more skin/body care products. Lush products are made of natural ingredients and they do not test on animals. I bought my first pot of the Bubblegum Lip Scrub early last year. It cost £5.25 for a 25g sized pot. My lips tend to become dry at times so I figured that using this before I apply my lip balm/butter would be the perfect solution to combat that dryness. The Bubblegum Lip Scrub comes packaged in a small see through pot with a black screw top lid. The product logo and product description is printed on a sticky label on top of the pot whilst all other relevant information is printed on another label at the base of the pot. The scrub itself is a bright bubblegum pink colour; you can clearly see the grains of the lip scrub which feel extremely gritty when you scoop it up onto your finger. The scrub smells delicious, just like strawberry bubblegum, it certainly smells good enough to eat. To use I simply apply the product with my finger to my lips and then rub my lips together in forward and backward motions to ensure that every inch of my lips are covered. The scrub gets rid of any dead skin and flakiness from my lips. Once used it leaves my lips feeling extremely smooth and soft as well as well moisturised, lovely. This is a fun, cute and girly product which really does work. I shall definitely be purchasing this again. Dooyoo Stars: 5/5
I constantly have dry lips and using vaseline or other moisture products religiously just never seems to do the job properly. The recent cold weather and harsh winds obviously don't help in the slightest, so I thought it was best to try and find something new to use to tackle the problem. ~WHY I BOUGHT IT~ Lush is a well known cosmetic company throughout the UK. Their brand name is very popular because of their quality products that tend to do what they say they do. Not only do their products work well, but they are made of natural ingredients, environmentally friendly and not tested on animals. Lush have never let me down in the past with their products (apart from the henna hair dye I thought would be a good idea to try - I'll not go into that) and although they're a little pricey, I didn't mind paying a little extra if I knew it would work. In this case, Lush was the first place I headed to find something for my dry lips. The assistants in the shop are lovely and helpful, and the lady I spoke to that day suggested that I try the lip scrub to exfoliate my lips before using one of Lush's lip balms. ~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~ As this is a Lush branded lip scrub, just like any of their other products it is only available to buy from any of the Lush shops and online at www.lush.co.uk. It only comes in one size, and a 25g pot will set you back £5.25. You do get a lot for the money and you barely need any of the lip scrub for each application. It's available in 3 different flavours: bubblegum - the one that I own; popcorn and mint julips. They have samples out in store for you to try before you buy, which I took advantage of and had a quick smell/taste of each of the three to see which I preferred. Doing this, I thought I'd get along with the bubblegum flavour much easier than the other two. Lush also sell lip balms that you're meant to use after using the lip scrub, but I decided not to buy one of these as I'm sure vaseline would do a similar job and I may as well make the most of what I already own. ~PACKAGING~ Just like most of the other products in Lush, the lip scrub's packaging is very minimalistic and simple. I actually think packaging looks better when it's simple and a gimmicky look often puts me off buying something. The 25g jar is small and transparent glass with a black and white label stuck around it, telling you what ingredients it contains: -Castor sugar -Organic jojoba oil -Methyl Ionone -Flavour and colouring - the only unnatural ingredients It has a black lid that unscrews to reveal the bright pink, crystal-like scrub. A cute little extra that I really like is the sticker on the bottom of the jar. It tells you who made it, and on what date it was made. The sticker also tells you what date you should use it by. Looking at this, the life span of the product should be around a year and two months. ~THE PRODUCT~ The lid screws off really easily and opens to the pot filled to the brim of the lip scrub. As soon as you open the jar you're met with quite a strong sweet smell, although it's strong I don't find it too overpowering. I used my finger to get a little bit out of the jar, and gently rubbed the little grains of castor sugar into my lips for a couple of seconds to 'buff them to softness'. Containing jojoba oil too meant that the lip scrub isn't too abrasive or sharp on my lips and has a bit of a moisturising element to it. Applying it to your lips is surprisingly mess free and easy to do, a little goes a long way and I can see my jar lasting for a long while. In fact, I probably won't be able to use it up before the recommended date. After rubbing it into your lips, you're meant to lick off the excess. This wasn't a problem to me! It tastes lovely. It's not got a very strong taste to it, just a slight sweet, candy floss kind of flavour. Being sweet, I expected it to leave my lips feeling a bit sticky or tacky, or even a bit greasy from the oil - but I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. For the product to reach it's full potential, you're meant to apply a lip balm after. I chose my trusty vaseline which glided onto my lips with ease as they were already much smoother after one use. ~AFTER APPLYING~ I found that my lips stayed smoother for a longer amount of time than they would just using a moisture lip balm alone. For a good few days they weren't dry at all, but this is with continued use of vaseline once a day. I wouldn't use this lip scrub daily as it may have an adverse effect on my lips if I use it too often, therefore I choose to use it twice or three times a week. Since using it I feel that when I wear lipstick or lip gloss it makes them look much better on, and they also last longer on my lips. For this reason alone, I wear lipstick more often than I did before. ~MY OPINION~ Overall, I can't fault this product at all. It works so much better than I originally thought it would. Now I've been using it for a few months I really couldn't live without it and wish I'd found out about it sooner. My friends and family that I've introduced to it also seem to love the lip scrub and ended up buying some for themselves. My pot of lip scrub is still nearly full after lots of uses, so I do think it's worth the money.
I first discovered Lush when I was about 16/17 years old away with my mum, and I have really liked them since then. I was lucky enough to work in one of their stores in Lincoln a couple of years ago, and while there, I discovered this little gem. Lush do a variety of lip scrubs, but Bubblegum is by far my favourite. The taste of the scrub is just delicious, and even after rinsing it off my lips still taste of the flavour! (I rinse away with cool water rather than lick as suggested as I don't like the idea of eating dead skin!) The scrub itself is easy to use. I usually dampen my lips with some cool water before using it as I think this helps the scrub stick a little more to the lips rather than just fall off as you scrub. I use enough to coat the end of my finger and scrub away like there's no tomorrow! I then rinse with cool water as mentioned above (this can be a little messy to do - I often end up with pink sugar in my sink! But it is not that big of a deal). It is a very course texture, but not too harsh for the delicate lip skin - caster sugar is fine enough to not hurt or tear the lips but course enough to take the nasty flakies away! The jojoba oil in the product also leaves a lovely moisturised feeling on your lips after application (though I always apply a balm after as recommended by Lush). After I have used my scrub my lips instantly feel healthier and less dry. Any visible flakes have gone, and I can't help but smile. It really is a miracle scrub. Ok, let's get down to aesthetics... The colour of the scrub is fabulous! Bright-bright-bright pink! Being a very girly girl, this made me go "ooooh" and was actually the initial reason I tried the Bubblegum... then the scent and taste won me over completely! The packaging is a small glass jar with a black screw top lid. The usual simple packaging we expect from Lush. The 'Lush' script on the front and top, as usual, say the name and some extra little bits of information are written beneath in a simpler script. The fact the pot is clear is fab because we can see that lovely pink scrub showing through, and it pop's brilliantly against the black lid and label - very eye catching in the stores. As an added wonderful bonus - Lush does not test on animals, and Bubble-gum scrub is vegan. Woop! Oh, and if you like using lip stains then this bad boy will remove any colour you throw at it - a wonderful little treat for make up removal too! For £5.25 you get 25g of this wonder scrub, and personally, I think it is well worth parting with that cash. The scrub lasts ages! And is truly effective. I use it every morning, and any other time I see some flakies making an appearance on those lips. Goodbye rough lips, hello sexy smile!
Whenever the seasons change, my skin always pays the price - if I'm not suffering from dry skin, I'll have dry cracked and sore lips due to lack of ex-foliating and moisturising and I often find it difficult to find a suitable product that I like putting on my lips since most are either too greasy, to oily, too heavy or don't do anything or taste absolutely foul. With lush's bubblegum lip scrub I actually found myself using it time and time again, not only because of the smooth feeling it gave my lips, but also because it tastes and smells amazing. Bubblegum is my absolute favourite taste and scent and I was delighted to find that this was such a suitable product for me. I found this product after looking at the snow fairy range which is limited edition every year to the Christmas season, I couldn't get enough of that sweet bubblegum scent and it was nice to know that there were a couple of products that shared a remarkably similar scent to snow fairy - the scrub being one of them. According to lush's site the ingredients are as follows: Natural Ingredients: Caster Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Methyl Ionone Safe Synthetics: Flavour, Colour 45410, Colour 45380 The scrub is vegan friendly and costs £5.25 per 25g pot; which is made from glass and a plastic lid. Lush say that "Our lip scrubs are made from castor sugar to act as a gentle scrub and jojoba oil to be wonderfully moisturising but light enough not to leave you feeling greasy." Which is the exact reason why this product is ideal for myself and many others who share the same problems in finding the right kind of product. I find it comforting that I'm putting natural and safe ingredients on my lips so that I'm not making myself ill with any artificial products - and for me personally I found that even with daily use the scrub lasted a good 4-6 months, which in my opinion is great value for the price otherwise I wouldn't have bought it again because it is a small tub after all but it is definitely worth the money if you want to care for your lips. Like all of lush's products this scrub is not tested on animals whatsoever so it is also cruelty free. It can be bought on-line at lush or in store, though obviously postage fees are applicable so if possible take a trip to your local lush store or buy it with a few other products when ordering on line so the postage seems reasonable.
I remember the first time I bought a pot of Bubblegum Lip Scrub, it can't have been long after the launch as there were small pyramids of them dotted all round the shop and various displays documenting its creation. Marketeers dream, I had to buy a pot because a) it was so prettily pink and b) the staff in Lush were so incredibly enthusiastic. I didn't even use it straightaway and after finding it in the bathroom a few weeks later thought I'd give it a go - and I have used it practically every single day ever since. I had a brief flirtation with a chocolate flavoured Lush scrub recently but it just didn't have the yumminess of Bubblegum and I didn't even finish the pot before replacing it with my favourite girly pink scrub. This scrub is such a clever and simple idea; caster sugar mixed with organic jojoba oil and Methyl Ionone, which is derived from essential oil to add fragrance to cosmetics. These are all naturally occurring ingredients and have been carefully chosen and blended to create the lovely Bubblegum scrub - Lush have added a flavour and two colours from their 'safe synthetics' list, but really you couldn't create this colour and taste without using *something* that doesn't occur in the natural world! As Mark puts it, you're paying £4.95 for a tiny (25g) pot of flavoured sugar. Obviously, being a man who has never used so much as a lip balm let alone something to scrub his lips nice and smooth, he would say that. Myself, I think it's a bit of a wonder product. When I first started using it I had never heard of such a thing as a lip scrub so was curious, but being a product based on simple sugar I wasn't really expecting too much - I remember looking at my slightly chapped lips after I used the Bubblegum lip scrub for the first time and being impressed by how smooth they looked, I doubt if my love affair would have blossomed if it hadn't sorted out this minor problem so quickly so I'm really glad it did! Continued use has left my lips looking healthy and well looked after, the scrub aspect is fabulous but there is little in the way of moisturisation provided after use. I counter this by using the scrub and following this with a slick of lip balm for soft and ultra smooth skin on my lips - the Bubblegum scrub was developed by Lush technicians who were looking for something to create a smooth base to apply their lipstick over, and they succeeded with this! I'm a complete lipstick junkie and wear it most days, the thing is you can apply your lipstick with the precision of a make-up artist but if you have bits of flakey skin on your lips it'll never look perfect. Bubblegum will rid you of any flakes, chapped appearances and even has the added bonus of giving your lips a natural pinkness that not only looks healthy but lasts for a while too. In the olden days (when lipstick was expensive and full of lead) women would pinch their lips and cheeks to create an attractive glow - this is the 21st century equivalent and looks fantastic as part of a natural look. The taste is delicious, Lush have engineered the lip scrub to be not only very tasty but also safe to ingest. It has that sweet and synthetic bubblegum flavour that I remember from the old Anglo bubblies, it's such an amazingly authentic bubblegum taste that you'd definitely be able to pick it out in a blind test and the main reason I couldn't take to the less natural chocolate flavoured scrub I purchased recently. At one point the label used to urge you to lick your lips after using the scrub but Lush seem to have phased that recommendation out now and you're simply advised that it's 'safe' - I love to lick the loose sugar from my lips, although wouldn't want to eat too much of it as it's delicious but there is a hint of something (maybe the jojoba, maybe just a byproduct of the flavouring) that gives it a bit of an odd aftertaste if you're accidentally or otherwise too heavy handed with the sugar. I think you've probably guessed that I adore this wonderful lip scrub. The small pot lasts for ages as you literally only need to use enough to cover the tip of your finger per application, I'd guesstimate each pot will last me for at least two months and maybe more. I tend to use it in the morning as that's when I apply my make-up but it can be used at any time of day really, if my lips are playing up I'll sometimes use it twice a day but any more than that and it can make my lips a bit sore. Despite the fact that it's made with sugar there's no residue left on my lips after use, I follow the old directions of licking my lips after scrubbing them - by the time I'm sick of the bubblegum flavour it's all gone anyway! Perfect!
WHAT IS IT? A bubblegum flavoured lip scrub from Lush made with granules of sugar. HOW DO YOU USE IT? Scoop some of the lip scrub out of the glass pot with your finger and rub into your lips. WHAT'S IN IT? The scrub is caster sugar and this has jojoba oil added to soften your lips. There is also a flavouring and two colours to give the scrub it's pretty pink colour. IS IT ANY GOOD? It's a nice product but I don't think it's very effective if you have very unconditioned lips. The bubblegum flavour and smell is beautiful and sweet but I don't like the taste much because it's very artificial and too much like eating sugar. It is too much of a novelty for me to use it regularly because lip exfoliators are widely available now and are much more effective in gel or cream version than having to use loose sugar like this. My lips don't feel much softer after I've used the Lush lip scrub and that makes me think it's a novelty instead of something they've developed to help keep your skin in good condition. The scrub lasts a long time and is ok to use after it's use by date, you only need a small amount each time so that makes it more cost effective than you'd think at first. The problem is that it lasts so long that I got tired of using it before the pot was even half empty and ended up giving the rest to a friend who has never tried Lush before. I don't like the feel of my lips after I've used the lip scrub because it makes them feel a bit sticky when I rub them together, using the scrub is a good primer under lipstick though and I've noticed my colour lasts slightly longer on the days when I've used this lip scrub. This will happen whatever lip exfoliator you use though because the removal of dead skin will automatically give you a smoother base for your lipstick. I won't buy this again but am glad I tried it as so many of my clients talk about it as though it's a wonder product so although I disagree I'm glad I was able to make up my own mind about it. 2 Dooyoo Stars.
I have a mass of lotions and potions for near enough every part of my body. I seem to have a different cream that's made for each skin cell these days! Recently I realised that in all of my creams and scented products I have nothing for my lips. Upon deciding I wasn't going to neglect my lips any more I headed onto the Lush website to purchase some lip care products. I went to Lush as I'm vegetarian and I knew the shop would be the only one which offered a range of choices which wouldn't mean I was rubbing animal parts onto my mouth. All of their products are not tested on animals and they're ingredients are ethically sourced, fairtrade, natural and organic so I knew they'd be good for me as well as other people! This lip scrub comes in a glass pot with black screw on lid. It is described as a 'sugary perfectly pink polisher' which 'keeps lips in tip top condition and tasting of candy floss', sounds good! The lip scrub itself is a bright pink sugary mixture with a beautiful sweet scent to it that smells just like bubblegum! To use this you simply dip your finger in, rub the scrub all over your lips and then lick off the excess sugar. This last step is my favourite as this tastes very sweet and lovely, perfect for my sweet tooth. Once I have licked off the excess I don't find that my lips still taste like bubblegum which is a shame. They do, however, feel absolutely beautiful. Really soft and smooth and just lovely. It kind of makes me want to go out and kiss everyone I see just to show them off to everyone! I apply a little lip balm on after this and I still feel how soft my lips are the next day! The pot of lip scrub contains 25g of scrub which lasts for a good few months with daily use. Considering the effects this has and how long lasting it is I find the £4.95 price tag to be very reasonable! I always find myself wondering how many calories I'm consuming with this product though.. This lip scrub is also suitable for vegans so everyone can enjoy it really.
I tend to find myself with very dry lips from time to time with no rhyme or reason to explain why. This has left me puzzled in the past, especially as nothing I used in an attempt to get rid of it seemed to help. When someone suggested a lip scrub as an exfoliator, I gave them a frown and an extremely confused expression. What on earth is a lip scrub, I thought? However, after doing some research, it seemed that this may just be the answer to all my prayers... ** LUSH ** Lush is a handmade cosmetics company, of which you will find stores in most cities around for U.K. For me, it is usually the smell that invites me in when I walk past! Their products come from companies that have not tested them on animals, but humans. Their packaging is minimal as they are conscious of the environment and all the ingredients they use are fresh and vegetarian. The products they sell come in all different shapes and sizes. They do bath products such as your standard bath bombs, bath melts and soaps (although these come in very interesting forms that look like they should be edible!). Similarly, they sell body products from massage bars to deodrants and facial related products from masks to solid toothpastes! On the whole they are quite a quirky brand and for me, they offer something a bit different to their competition in this sense. Its really nice that a company who like Lush, carry out mass production of products, yet they still feel authentic. ** HOW IT LOOKS ** I made a special trip to purchase this lip scrub and I went to my nearest store as I thought it would be a good opportunity to see what other products they have on offer as I'm not actually that familiar with Lush. It is very nicely packaged, albeit rather simple, in a clear 25g pot with a black lid that screws on and off. A sticker on the lid has the Lush logo on it, with the lip scrub description and 'Bubblegum' in a larger font. Admittedly, the bit that stood out to me the most was their description that it tastes of candy floss! As the pot is see through, you can see the lip scrub inside which is a deep pink colour and literally looks as girly as you can get! There is another sticker about the pot that states the ingredients, and instructions for use. Finally, the sticker underneath is a really nice touch - it tells you who it was made by and the date it was produced. This is something I have never seen before, but I feel it is a very personal touch (the same person probably made thousands of others that day, but shhh). ** USING THE PRODUCT ** At the time of buying this product, my lips were what I could consider 'normal'. They were not too dry although I decided I would go ahead and try the scrub anyway as I had never exfoliated my lips before so surely it wasn't going to do me any harm! The lid is easily twisted off to reveal the product inside. As you twist the lid off, it feels a little crunchy as some of the particles in mine were around the edges of the lid. The next thing I noticed was the smell as it is incredibly strong. The scent of candy floss is really evident and sweet smelling although not overpowering. The 'particles' I referred to are actually grains of castor sugar which have been mixed in with jojoba oil to strike a perfect balance between moisturising but yet not feeling like you have greasy lips. This mix of ingredients is fairly evident when you see the product, as although you can clearly see the individual grains, they are compact together, making the application less messy than I had originally imagined. I followed the instructions for use which are to 'scrub and buff your lips to softness' and 'lick of the excess'. I did exactly that! One thing I wasn't sure of though, was how long to buff my lips for. Shall I do it for a 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 30 minutes, 5 minutes?! This could do with being made clearer as initially I rubbed them for around 15 seconds and they actually felt quite sore afterwards! Although that could just be me being stupid.. When the product first came into contact with my lips, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't feel too harsh and the individual grains were not sharp. They were easy to rub in although I only used a small amount of product as I scooped out around a pea size onto my finger and this was plenty for both lips. As I began to rub it in, but smell was still very much present. Although the grains rubbed across my lips with ease, they seemed to disappear. I applied it over the sink to avoid making a mess but there didn't seem to be a trace of them there, so I assume they stick together as you rub in it as I can't imagine they are absorbed. This remains a mystery! After around 15 seconds, I had ended up with quite as lot of scrub around my lips as well as on them (perhaps I got into it a bit too much?). I did as I was told on the directions for use and licked off the excess. I pulled a little face as I did this as it was quite strong but very sweet and actually quite nice, albeit a little artificial tasting. Even after about 30 minutes of licking the scrub off, I was left with a pleasant lingering smell of bubblegum. ** THE RESULTS ** After enjoying tasting the product I got back to the matter in hand. As mentioned above, the first time I applied the scrub I think I went a little over the top as I was left with tingling lips although that has not occurred since as I seem to have the hang of it now! My first impressions were that my lips actually looked smoother than usual and they looked very even. This is useful for me, as in the past dry lips have prevented me from wearing lip stick as it simply looks awful. I rubbed my lips together and they felt a little tacky so I applied some lip balm over the top. This was much better then as I could really begin to tell whether it had worked or not. Surprisingly, my lips rubbed together and felt really smooth. I touched them with my finger to try and get a true feeling and they were really soft and as I thought, really even. This smooth effect continued for around 3-5 days and that seems to be the standard amount of time although I don't play huge amounts of attention to the effects anymore as I once did as dry lips are no longer an issue for me. I usually use it in the mornings twice a week before applying my make up as it gives a fantastic base for lip stick or gloss. ** PRICING AND AVAILABILITY ** As far as I am aware, Lush are the only place that stock their products, so you will find the lib scrub in one of their stores or online. It comes in one size which is the 25g pot and this will cost you £4.95. The scrub comes in two other flavours; 'mint julips' and 'sweet lips', but if you are unsure about which flavour you would prefer they will probably let you test them in store! Lush also sell lip balms which are supposed to compliment the scrub really well, so no doubt one of those will be my next purchase! ** INGREDIENTS ** The lip scrub contains: Castor Sugar Organic Jojoba Oil Methyl Ionone There are also a few colours and flavourings in the product too which Lush class as 'synthetic' although the rest of the ingredients in the scrub should be natural. ** SUMMARY ** On the whole, I am really pleased with this product and I am definitely surprised by the results as I didn't think it would have such a significant impact. Dry lips used to dent my confidence although I learnt it cover them up quite well but nevertheless I knew the problem was there. I can't believe I had never come across this before and I recommend it as a vital element of your beauty regime even if you only use it every so often. It really makes your lips feel healthy and revitalised but doesn't make you feel greasy or heavy which product, which is what I had originally thought may happen. I will give this lib scrub 5/5 Dooyoo stars as it has become an important part of my beauty product collection! If you feel it is slightly overpriced, to put it into context, I had used this probably 10 times or more and you can barely tell I have even opened it so no doubt it will last me a lot longer yet. For more information, visit www.lush.co.uk/product/67/Bubblegum-Lip-Scrub.
I love lush, and I love their range of products that smell like sweets and sugar and bubblegum. So I was very excited when I purchased a pot of this to keep my lips nice and soft and smooth. I was however, very dissapointed - although I am not really sure what I was expecting. It smells lovely, and tastes just like sugar - but they are the only positive points I can make about it. You are basically just rubbing sugar on your lips. Its messy, you get sugar around your mouth - and I found it doesnt nothing for my lips other than make them taste nice for a few minutes. If your lips arent bone dry when you apply then the sugar just dissolves instantly and your just rubbing a sweet paste around your lips. The pots come in 25g, and retail for around £4.25, so I consider it to be quite expensive for a pot of pink sugar. The bubblegum sugar scrubs main ingrediant is caster sugar - this is combined with jojaba oil to help moisturise the lips. (now, I dont know if its just me, but I think £4.25 for 25grams of caster sugar is a bit silly). So, in summary - I think this product is useless, you may aswell get some sugar out your cupboard and rup on on your lips. It would do the same trick, but cost you a lost less. The only positive aspect I can think of for this product is the smell.