Monday, December 23, 2013

Lush Lip Scrub VS ELF Lip Exfoliator

Lush Lip Scrub Bubblegum : £5.50
ELF Lip Exfoliator : £3.75

Looking after my lips is something I need to start taking seriously, especially in these winter months. Ive got 2 products that are dedicated to removing dead, flakey skin from the lips, leaving a smooth base for lipstick application. I do like both products, but I find both have pros and cons and I often find myself reaching for one more than the other.

The Lush Lip Scrub is in the flavour Bubblegum and I'm sure they do loads more flavours. The loose mixture of sugar and jojoba oil is designed to gently remove dead skin whilst moisturising. The bubblegum flavour is for when you lick the product off afterwards. That bit I really couldn't get used to. I dunno, for some reason licking bubblegum flavoured dead skin isn't something I fancy doing, so I usually wipe this off with a cotton pad. Application is easy - place a little of the product out of the pot onto the lips and rub together. I don't find this super moisturings, so I normally follow with a lip balm to give  a boost of hydration. 

The ELF studio Lip Exfoliator is different in its application as it is in Lipstick form. I'm not too sure what the 'Hard Bits' are in this product, they are explained on their website, however the moisturising agents include Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oils. This product is soo much more moisturing that the Lush one. I find the after feeling alot more luxurious on my lips, however, I really can't see past the applicaiton of the product. I apply this in the same way I would a lipstick, and I find the 'hard bits' really, really hurt. Don't get me wrong, it does a brilliant job at removing dead skin, afterall that is its job, but I don't use it as often as I would like purely because of the pain it inflicts. The bits scratch at my lips - its such a shame because I love its moisturising properties. Maybe mine was a bad batch? I don't know.  I also feel abit put off by the idea that my dead skin can be left on the product due to the way its designed - you don't have this issue with the lush one. 

Have you tried these products? What did you think?

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