Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Exfoliating your lips

I am one of those people that are very fussy when it comes to choosing my lipsticks. I only ever wear matte lipsticks. The only problem with matte lipsticks are that they are very drying on your lips. If you have any cracked or peeling skin on your lips, it will show immediately when you apply a matte lipstick. I have two products that I use on a regular basis for these problems.

The first product I bought was the Extra Firming Lip & Contour Gentle Exfoliator from Clarins. I actually only purchased the Lip Scuff Scrub from The Body Shop several years after that. The Clarins exfoliator contains mineral oil and sugar and it really is gentle on your lips. The sugar works well as an exfoliator. I recently found out that this product has been discontinued but I have found a recipe online that shows you how to make it at home! The Body Shops exfoliator contains crushed fig stone granules as a exfoliator and I find that I have to put more effort into my routine when using it. 

With regards to packaging and usability, the exfoliator from The Body Shop wins hands down. It twists up like a lipstick and you apply it directly to your lips. You then take a cotton swab and gently wipe it off. Its that simple. The Clarins exfoliator you would apply a small drop to your finger and then massage your lips with it. You would then have to wash the exfoliator off. 

Left- The Body Shop Lip Scuff  • Right- Clarins Extra Firming Lip and Contour Gentle Exfoliator 
As you can see in the picture above, the Clarins exfoliator is like a gel. I am not a fan of the consistency. Sometimes when I try to squeeze some of the exfoliator out, all I get is oil. In the end, both exfoliators work really well but the Lip Scuff from The Body Shop is a lot more convenient. The Body Shop's exfoliator has a pepper mint smell while the Clarins exfoliator has a sweet, perfumed smell. I still prefer the results that I get from the Clarins exfoliator though. I guess all products have their pros and cons.

What do you use to exfoliate your lips? Also, would you be interested in my homemade lip scrub recipe?



8 comments:

  1. I use sugar and honey its really amazing and leaves my lips smooth as can be think I might want to try out the body shops one though .

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    1. I tried the sugar and honey homemade recipe but I hate the taste of honey :(
      The Body Shops one is so convenient!

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  2. These look great, I could really do with a lip exfoliator after the long winter!

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    1. Yeah they are perfect for winter :)

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  4. Have you tried the lip scrubs from Lush? They are also made with sugar and are edible, so after it's done it's job you can lick it off. (Just reread that and it sound kinda ewww. :/) I'm keen to try making my own though, especially since it's made with ingredients we all have in our kitchens.

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  5. Ooh lovely! I want to try the Clarins one

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