I am a big fan of lip scrubs, keeping my lips smooth and flake free for whatever lipstick shade seems to brings out the worst in my lips, is an obsession of mine. I have a quite a few of these but I usually reach for the ones that have a stronger grit to them, the ones that really go to work on my lips are my favorites.
Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub has been out for ages but the $24 price tag kept me away for a long time. When I finally bit the bullet and gave in to the price tag, I found a lip scrub that is rich, gritty and effective. One of my pet peeves with some lip scrubs is texture. Some do not have enough grit to them, there’s too much oil or a carrier in them to use the sugar crystals effectively but that’s not the case with Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub. What you get is a dense paste with plenty of brown sugar to take care of flaky lip syndrome and keep it in check for good. A pot has 30ml of product and this scrub is now available in 6 other flavors.
On the right you have Lush’s Sweet Lips Lip Scrub retailing for $8.95 a pot. While it has slightly less product, it also costs much, much less and is just as effective. It does not have the same paste link consistency as Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub but it has a healthy dose of castor sugar crystals to keep lips soft and smooth just as well. I actually reach for this one more often than the other because Lush’s Lip Scrub is not as dense and spreads a little easier on the lips. Lush also has two other flavors available; Mint Julip and Bubble Gum, both of which I have just in case I feel the urge to mix it up a little.
Both of these lip scrubs are fantastic and are both eligible for holy grail status. I will tell you this, I do reach for these Lush lip scrubs more often simply because I do not worry about replacing them since they are much cheaper. I do understand that sometimes a splurge is necessary though. Either way, you’re in good hands with these lip scrubs.