For years I have been meaning to try one of the lip scrubs by Lush. They always looked so cool to me and even though it’s really easy to make one yourself, I thought this was so much more convenient. However, I could never get myself to spend that kind of money on something that is so easy to make yourself. Until I saw this little guy on sale. It was half off and that felt like the right time for me to buy it. I ended up going for the scent Cranberry Fizz which is limited edition for the holiday season, but since it comes back every holiday season and the lip scrubs in general are in their permanent collection I thought it was okay for me to review. Anyway, if you’re interested in finding out whether or not the Lush Lip Scrub in Cranberry Fizz is worth the price or not, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Lush Lip Scrub in Cranberry Fizz comes in this adorable tiny little glas jar. It’s really tiny and cute looking. Around the sides is a wrapper that’s mainly red, which is the same colour as the scrub itself is. The lid also has a red sticker on it with the name of the product and some additional information on it. Aside from that the packaging is pretty plain and simple looking. I do really like the style of it. I think it looks super Lush-like and really cute. It’s a cute little jar to have in your collection.
Even though the jar is quite small, it’s pretty hefty. I think that’s mainly because of the glass it is made out of, but I like it. It makes it feel more sophisticated. The jar comes with 25 grams of product which I think is a very decent amount. I think this jar will literally last me forever, but it’s only recommend to be used up and till november this year. So that will be quite a challenge.
All in all I really like the look of this Cranberry Fizz Lip Scrub from Lush. Different scents of lip scrubs come in different coloured packagings, but the jar is the same on all lip scrubs and I like that. I think it all looks really cute and very well-made. Well done Lush!
Lush Lip Scrub 25 grams – €8,95
Okay, let’s look at what’s inside the jar. The jar is filled to the brim with a sugary consistency. The product has a raspberry red colour and it does smell very strongly of super sweet candy with a hint of cranberry. When I first smelled it, it totally reminded me of a specific piece of candy I used to eat back in the day, but I really can’t remember what it was. Anyway, the scent is both very strong and very sweet so if you don’t like that, you might not like the way this smells. I’m personally not a number 1 fan of this scent, but I don’t hate it either. Since you’re only going to have this on your face for a very short amount of time I personally don’t mind it.
This lip scrub is made from fine crystal sugar. This creates the scrubbing effect. Because the particles of sugar are very fine, it’s not too rough on the lips. The second ingredient in this scrub is jojoba oil, followed by Fair Trade shea butter, peach kernal oil and so on. These are all very hydrating ingredients. There’s also some citric acid in the middle of that list. From what I could find about it, this will help to exfoliate and polish the lips. There’s also some cranberry seed oil in this scrub, which isn’t a surprise since it’s called Cranberry Fizz. This is a highly moisturising and protecting ingredient that, according to Lush, is great in lip care. There are some other ingredients in the scrub as well, you can read about them on their website.
Looking at the ingredients I think that this is more than just a jar filled with sugar and some colourant. It actually does have a lot of good-for-skin ingredients in there, which makes me think that this product is actually going to make a clear difference for me.
One thing that did surprise me about the texture is that it’s very dry and ‘hard’. I thought it would be mixed in with a bit more like waxy material thanks to which it would be easier to pick some of the product up. However, I quickly realised that it doesn’t matter. Even though it does have this dry texture, it’s still very easy to pick product up and massage it across the lips.
The main thing that I’ve noticed from this lip scrub is that it’s very effective at removing dry patches on the lips. It removes them so effortlessly. You only need the tiniest bit, you don’t have to scrub very hard and your lips feel smooth as ever. I think this is a great and quick thing to do before applying like a very matte lip colour or some other lip colour that usually really emphasises those dry patches.
Another thing I do like a lot about this lip scrub is that it’s edible. After smearing it on your lips you can actually lick it off. I think this is very convenient. It does actually taste pretty nice, since it’s mainly made out of sugar and fruit oils.
In terms of the long-term effects I do think it really does something as well. At first I thought that the smooth-lips-feeling was gone really quickly, but after using it a little longer I noticed it does make a difference in the long run. I usually do have super chapped lips throughout the colder months of the year. Now that I’ve been using this scrub on a regular basis (read about twice a week), my lips are smoother all week long. Obviously they do get more and more chapped when the days pass, but that’s a normal thing to happen. Overall there is actually a difference in the way my lips look and feel and that with just 2 uses a week. I think that’s pretty dang impressive.
All in all I have to say that this Lush Cranberry Fizz Lip Scrub did surprise me quite a bit. I always thought that it would be a bit of an overpriced and not necessary purchase, but I’ve changed my mind about that. This is more than a lip scrub you can make at home and it really does have great ingredients in it. It’s also very effective, super quick and easy to use and it gives me smooth lips all year round. I really like this scrub! And: they have a ton of different scents, so that makes it even more exciting!
That’s pretty much it for today. Thank you so much for reading my review and be sure to let me know if you have any experience with the Lush Lip Scrubs and if so, do you like them?