I used up my wonderful yet expensive lip scrub from Fresh and wanted to find a more affordable replacement for it. I never thought to exfoliate my lips but after using that one I decided I like having one in the shower. It’s really great for the winter when my lips are especially chapped or whenever you just want to prep your lips for a dryer lip stick. E.L.F. offers a lip exfoliator that Emily Noel of youtube (Emilynoel83) uses all the time! She’s a super crazy lip junky so I thought if she digs it, it’s worth a try!
This guy can be found at Loblaws for the tiny price $4! Here’s what E.L.F. claims that it does: “Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.”
The lip exfoliator comes in a lipstick format that is, unfortunately, metal. I like to bring my lip exfoliant in the shower with me but I won’t try that with this one because of the packaging.
It smells amazing and tastes sweet! I’m thinking that’s because of all the shea butter and sugar 🙂 NO complaints here on the smell! It’s like a bakery for your lips!
The actual exfoliant is the sugar and I have to confess that I don’t find it gentle. It can be rather harsh and abrasive.
I found that the best way to fix the harshness of it is to warm it up with your fingers a little bit before you begin using it. This warms up the oils to be a lubricant against the rough sugar. The draw back to that work around is that it’s messy and gets on my fingers. It also is an extra step that I’d rather not take!
In the end I think that this product is not for me. I’m going to keep looking for a more affordable lip exfoliant. If anyone knows a good one, let me know 🙂