This has been a crazy month, and I haven’t really taken care of myself (there is such a thing as too much pizza) or addressed that pile of laundry that somehow doubles in size every night.
Whenever I feel like this, like I’m always behind, I look forward to treating myself with an extra-long nighttime beauty routine, and one product I’ve recently added to my regimen is a moisturizing lip scrub.
In fact, here’s a look at two new lip scrubs I’ve recently tried.
The first new one I tried was Pixi Nourishing Lip Polish ($12, available at Pixi and Target stores), which is new for spring.
OK…this one is great, and I’ve never really tried anything like it! The plastic tip, which feels like a firm-but-squishy silicone, feels AMAZING when I scrub my lips with it, and since I’m able to control the pressure and placement, I feel like I’m massaging areas of my lips that I’ve never massaged before!
The moisturizing oils feel luxurious, too, although I do wipe them off after I’m done exfoliating. The instructions recommend keeping the formula on after the scrub, but it feels really weird with dead skin sitting there… I love how mess-free this product is as an exfoliator, but only as an exfoliator.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Shorea Robusta Resin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Yellow Beeswax, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Xylitol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol.
New for spring 2016, the Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm ($19.50 each, available in multiple shades) is a 2-in-1 product housed in an adorable double-ended jar that mimics a delicious macaron.
One side is a sugar scrub suspended in antioxidant-rich plant oils, while the other side is a fragrance-free balm. Interestingly, these are fragrance-free, because the packaging looks like candy!
- Gently massage sugar scrub on lips, then tissue off.
- Use up to three times per week.
- Smooth on balm anytime lips need lasting moisture and a hint of shine.
Most sugar scrubs are more sugar than anything else, but this one feels like a paste, so because of this, it tastes more like wax than sugar (bleh).
As a 2-in-1 product, these are really handy to keep in my bathroom drawer. I think that an un-tinted version for night and morning lipstick-prep would also be amazing.
Call me, Clinique. I got you!
Sugar Scrub: Sucrose, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cellulose, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Silica, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol Acetate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 20 Lake (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
Lip Balm: Petrolatum, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutane, Tocopheryl Acetate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, PPG-51/SDMI Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Astrocaryum Murumru Seed Butter, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Ceramide NG, Sea Whip Extract, Cholesterol, Polylysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lauryl PCA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Water\Aqua\Eau. May Contain: Mica, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360).
What do you guys think of lip scrubs? Do you think they’re must-have, unnecessary, or a nice pick-me-up at the end of a reeeeally hard day?
See you in the next,