Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

I have only ever used one lip scrub before this one. It was edible, made my lips silky smooth and tasted like mint chocolate. Naturally this Fresh Sugar Lip Polish had a lot to live up to. But I clearly thought it was worth the test otherwise I wouldn't have asked my boyfriend to pick me one up from Canada on his business trip. Missglamorazzi or Ingrid on Youtube raves about using this product in winter to help keep her lips silky smooth. I always suffer from chapped lips at this time of the year so it seemed like a match made in heaven to me.

Although I do love my Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub, I find that it dries up and goes out of date before I get the chance to finish a tub. It doesn't seem to completely scrub away every last flake and moisturise my lips so I was looking for something that would last longer, really get all of those bits removed and moisturise at the same time.

From pictures that I had seen, I assumed that this product came in a glass jar so I was surprised to find out it was plastic. Having said that, I think I prefer it as it's so light. The packaging still looks great. I love the clean design and how the lid colour matches the scrub. It's the little details like that which I really appreciate.

This literally looks like a thick gel brown sugar scrub. However looks can sometimes be deceiving. For a start this is most definitely not edible. It doesn't smell that great either which is a bit of a bummer. It's also not very gel-like. It's quite thick in consistency which I prefer as the Lush scrub always felt a bit loose.

I massage this onto my lips 2-3 times a week and find that it really keeps my lips flake free. Although the scrub is a little smoother than the Lush version, I find that I can buff away for longer without the sugar melting and accidentally getting eaten! The oils and Shea Butter included in the scrub moisturise my lips more than the Lush version ever could, even when it was brand new! I'm left with a pout that feels so luxurious, I can't wait to go and slather it up with lip balm to really appreciate it's softness.

It's hard to scrub the inner parts of my lips as I'm so conscious about not eating any of the product. This would be the downside as I tend to miss bits on the odd occasion. You are meant to wipe the product off with a damp face cloth which ruins the fun of a lip scrub for me after enjoying the Mint Chocolate version so much. However if I wanted to go purely on what works best, it would have to be Fresh.

You have to consider all the angles though. Lush doesn't last as long and doesn't do as good of a job but it's edible and easy to get your hands on. Fresh does an incredible job but is harder to get your hands on in the UK and isn't edible at all. Dilemma! Fresh has to win for me as it's the most effective product but once I've finished my pot I don't know what I'll do. Probably go back to Lush in all honesty, and bide my time until someone I know goes back to states in all honesty! Haha.

Have you tried these scrubs or any other fantastic ones? Let me know in the comments below!

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish - $22.50 from Sephora
                                  £12.87 from Amazon


  1. Even though I love my Lush lip scrubs the ones from Fresh sound lovely too. However for me they are a little bit too expensive for a lip scrub :o). Xx


    1. I know what you mean. They're double the money but I just find they work a lot better. I'm totally still loving my Lush version though. I'd definitely buy that again. They're both great but I feel that Fresh gets the job done better :) xxo


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