I seem to have amassed a rather large collection of lip scrubs as of late, which is worrying as I know they are best used fresh, and unlike a lot of Lush products, these are more likely to go off because of certain ingredients featured within them. Despite owning a good 6-7 different varieties, they're a product that tends to get shoved in the bottom of a bag and forgotten about. So I made it my mission to use these scrubs religiously over the next few months; firstly, so I can use a few up, and secondly so that I can really notice any difference they make to my lips.
Like most people, when I first heard about the lip scrub, I was dubious that they would actually work. My mind was somewhat altered when I tried Bubblegum for the first time, and found that my lips did feel a lot smoother and velvety after use. But would Lip Dip do the same?
Much like Bubblegum, this scrub is another sugary delight that seems more like a pot of sherbet than a cosmetic. Lip Dip is more of a fizzy scrub, scented with sweet cranberries and fresh lemon to make it a sweet treat for the lips. It contains both cranberry oil, a natural source of omega oils which helps to keep your lips moisturised, and lemon oil which gives the product it's scent and is known for it's toning properties. Surprisingly, this scrub also features almond oil to soften and smoothen the lips - supposedly to give your 'smackers' an all-round amazing pampering session.
What I love about all of Lush's lip scrubs, is their use of Fairtrade sugar, which not only makes this product slightly edible, but the sugar is finely granulated to gently scrub away rough skin. With other lip scrubs, my lips feel instantly soft and sexy, and I only have to add my favourite lip balm and my lips will stay smooth and moisturised for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, when it comes to Lip Dip, I found that the consistency made it somewhat difficult to use. Unlike most other lip scrubs, this one is definitely more finer and 'wetter', meaning it's more difficult to get out of the tub and far trickier to apply to your lips. I found that this product seems to stick together and doesn't break apart easily, meaning that when I was rubbing it across my lips, it would fall off and I'd lose clumps of the stuff on the floor. Furthermore, because of this, I found that I used up a lot more than that any of my other ones. This means that despite it's price tag being the same as the other scrubs, it actually works out a little more expensive.
Secondly, I read somewhere that the scrub was meant to replicate the sensation of fizzing sherbet, tingling on your lips once you've applied it. Unfortunately, I didn't experience this at all, which was a shame. However, in it's defence, this scrub definitely smells like lemon sherbet, which brought me back to my youth and reminded me of the lemon sherbet sweets I used to eat as a child.
Overall, I wasn't overly impressed with this lip scrub, and it's definitely not one I'm going to rush out and purchase if Lush choose release it again.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sherbet, Sugar, Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cranberry Seed Oil (Vaccinium macrocarpon), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), *Citral, *Limonene.