One of my biggest pet peeves on earth is dry lips. I am serious about the fight against dry lips. I always carry some type of lip treatment with me, I keep one by my bed and one is in my bathroom. I told y'all I was serious. Sometimes though it seems like all the lip conditioners, balms, salves aren't enough. That's when It's time to do a scrub. I am a body scrub fanatic. It never occurred to me to do the same with my lips until my unfortunate lip gloss incident which caused my break up with my favorite lip gloss on earth, this perfect neutral nudeish color by Clinique. After 6 months it broke me out something terrible. Lips just looked and felt like braille. After trying almost everything I realized I needed more than a moisturizer I needed something to get the dead skin off. So off to Sephora I went in search of some relief.
Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Scrub was recommended to me. The product is described as:
Enriched with natural butters and oils, Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub is formulated to help keep your lips in impeccable kissing condition. Ideal for renewing dry, flaky lips this easy to use treatment exfoliates dull, dry, flaky skin for super soft, super smooth lips in seconds.I love it! It did a great job after using it my lips were soft and smooth.
I also tried Sally Hansen's Gentle Peel for Rough Lips. The description states:
This gentle formula with fruit enzyme removes rough, dull and uneven skin. Smooth it on, and in just 3 minutes, wipe away to reveal beautiful baby soft lips. It's like a facial for your lips!
I have to disagree with them. This is just ok. My lips kinda felt soft but they also felt dry. Bizarre. I'd skip this.
Some other lip scrubs for your consideration...
This dynamic duo leaves lips smooth, soothed, plump, and sexy. Simply buff off the dry stuff with the AHA, jojoba-enriched scrubbing beads, then slather on a layer of the rich, hydrating silky lip balm for a fab kisser - in an instant.
What it is: A duo ended lip buffing and smoothing treatment wand. Start the morning off right with Bourjois double ended Buffing Balm: the morning prescription for pout perfection! What it is formulated to do: The mini buffer is the perfect exfoliator for smooth lips. The moisturizing balm is enriched with glycerin emollients for optimal hydration. What else you need to know: This balm also contains small, iridescent particles to give lips a gorgeous pearly veil…the perfect accent for toned and buff now luscious lips!
Cosmedicine - Full Benefits Lip Plumper, Hydrator & Exfoliator
What it is:
An all-in-one lip exfoliator, plumper, and conditioner.
What it is formulated to do:
-Sloughs away dead cells to reduce roughness
-Reduces cracking, peeling, and splitting
-Makes lips look fuller and smoother
-Diminishes lip lines
-Stops lipstick from bleeding
-Keeps lips well moisturized
-It's great for even the most sensitive skin
Clinical trials using state-of-the-art high resolution tools measured:
-100% of those tested agreed that their lips felt moisturized
-68.5% increase in protection against free radical activity induced by UV radiation
-56% reduction in dry, flaky surface skin
- Of the 217 tested, no one experienced sensitivity that can accompany lip exfoliators
So, what does it do?1. Fruit enzymes assist in the removal of dead skin cells
how: why: Colloid to soothe irritated skin.
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Buffer Gentle Formula
Our mint-infused lip exfoliator, formulated with sugar crystals, is the perfect remedy for flaky, peeling chapped lips.
- Gentle sugar crystals exfoliate flaky lips
- Mint-infused for fresh breath
- Made with honest, genuine, trustworthy ingredients
- Developed by Bigelow Chemists
Since I'm on the topic of lips I picked up Bigelow Lip Renewal Remedy this week at the Bath and Body Works sale for 2 bucks.
No. 1140 Miracle Line-Smoothing Formula Shea Butter 2.5%, Pro-Vitamin B3 1%, Illlipe Butter 1% Our rstorative, nourishing formula repairs, softens and smoothes the lips surface, giving a firmer look and feel. With everyday use, it helps to repair the signs of damage, restoring lips and lip area to a healthier, more youtful condition. This line-smoothing remedy reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping lips look and feel healthier. Contains no artificial colorants, and not tested on animals. The directions say to apply liberally before makeup application. May be applied over or under lip color. I've tried it under and it does what it says. I'll keep using it and see. For $2 I can't complain.
Happy scrubbing ladies!!!