Have you always been struggling with dry and chapped lips and a lip balm is no longer cutting it? Well, perhaps it is time to treat them to a lip scrub! Just like what you do for your skin, you can exfoliate your lips once a week to remove dead skin cells – leaving you with softer, plumper and more importantly, hydrated lips!
How do you use a lip scrub?
Pick up a small amount of your scrub with a finger and gently apply it all over your lips. Put more focus on the flaky areas to gently slough them off. Don’t forget the corners of your lips too – they tend to be quite prone to dryness! Rinse off.
After that, you can consider loading up on a generous amount of lip balm to use it as a mask for your lips to hydrate and nourish them.
15 best lip scrubs to try
There are so many lip scrubs in the market, how do you choose? Here are 15 best lip scrubs that have received great online reviews, which will hopefully help you narrow down your search!
1. Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
How does mint chocolate on your lips sound like? Yummy! Besides being super delicious, this scrub is also made with natural ingredients that are safe for your lips (and yes, safe to eat – not that we’re recommending this!)
You’ll love that the cooling peppermint flavour leaves a refreshing sensation on your lips. The real sugar crystals also offer hydrating benefits to your skin.
Reviewers say that results are instant and that they could not help themselves in tasting the product when they are applying it – we’re not blaming them!
Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips retails at SGD25. It can be found in all Lush outlets and on their online store.
2. e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator
For those of us who complain about how applying a lip scrub with our fingers can get quite messy are going to love this one from e.l.f. In the form of a lipstick, this is a lip scrub that you can bring along with you wherever so you can give your lips a scrub whenever. Reviewers love how convenient it is and that it comes in different colours to give your lips a bit of a tint too.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator retails at SGD5.58 on iHerb.
3. Burt’s Bees Lip Scrub
If you are someone that appreciates an overnight lip remedy, you should give Burt’s Bee Lip Scrub a try. All you have to do is apply the treatment on your lips before you turn in for the night and let the product work its magic through your slumber.
A reviewer mentioned that Burt’s Bee Lip Scrub worked instantly and that her lips managed to stay moist and soft throughout the night.
Burt’s Bees Lip Scrub retails at SGD12.50 at lookfantastic, an online retailer.
4. Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Lip-Loving Scrubstick
Another favourite for lazy ladies out there, Fenty Beauty Scrubstick is a fuss-free lip scrub that comes in the form of a lipstick, making it easier to carry around as you go about your day.
Many reviewers raved about not having to worry about making a mess because of how compact the product is.
You can purchase Fenty Beauty Scrubstick from Sephora at SGD25.
5. Sephora Collection Honey Lip Scrub (Great value!)
This lip scrub may one of the cheapest in our list but it doesn’t mean that it’s any less effective. There is a blend of honey and shea butter in this sugar-based scrubbing stick, which helps to moisturise your lips.
Besides being affordable, most reviewers say that the product works almost instantly in delivering softer and smoother lips.
Sephora Collection Honey Lip Scrub retails at SGD9 and is available at Sephora.
6. Dior Backstage Dior Addict Lip Scrub
With Dior Backstage Dior Lip Sugar Scrub, you will get the best of both worlds. Apart from acting as a lip scrub, it can be doubled up as a glossy lip balm too!
A reviewer mentioned that although this product comes with a hefty price tag, it is worth every cent because of how well it performs – your lips will feel instantly softer and presents a natural-looking shine after each use.
You can find the Dior Backstage Dior Lip Sugar Scrub at Dior counters and Sephora at SGD50.
7. Kopari Coconut Lip Scrubby
A unique lip scrub that contains ingredients of coconut oil, volcanic ash, and brown sugar, this product will help to nourish and replenish your lips. Note that a reviewer advised that a little application goes a long way with this effective product, which means you should go easy with it and be happy that you’re saving money with this goodie.
Kopari Coconut Lip Scrubbyretails at SGD25 at Sephora.
8. Clinique Sweet Pots Lip Balm & Scrub
A two-in-one product, Clinique Sweet Pots Lip Balm & Scrub, offers you a sweet sugar scrub that doubles up as a tinted lip balm. And who can resist a multi-tasker like this one!
Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm is available at all Clinique counters at SGD42. Five shades are available.
9. Too Faced Peach Lip Scrub
Love Too Faced’s range of peach-inspired products? Don’t forget to add the Exfoliating Peach Sugar Lip Scrub into the list! This feels rich, creamy, and very pampering – but it’s the juicy scent that is the highlight of the entire scrubbing experience. Reviews, however, are quite mixed. Some people love that it has a subtly sweet scent, while others complain that the texture was too oily/wet to properly exfoliate their lips.
You can purchase Too Faced Exfoliating Peach Sugar Lip Scrub at Sephora at SGD25.
10. Tarte Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant
Rejuvenate your lips to its natural colour with this famous lip scrub! The extremely fine sugar granules will help to gently buff away the dead skin cells away – giving your lips a refresh and minty life again.
One of the reviewers complimented the product, saying that it comes in a generous amount. They also said that the granules are not too tough on the skin as compared to other lip scrubs.
Tarte Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant is available at Sephora at SGD25.
11. Ilia Balmy Nights Lip Exfoliator (Organic option!)
Known as an all-natural and organic brand, Ilia is well-loved by vegans and those who only use organic products. If you want to go organic for your lip scrub – considering you’re bound to consume it – then you can consider the Ilia Lip Exfoliator. This lip scrub stick is formulated with ingredients like shea butter, sunflower seed oil, sesame oil, and grains of volcanic stone, to create the perfect solution for exfoliating and hydrating your lips.
ILIA Lip Exfoliator is retailing at SGD46 at Sephora.
12. Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub
This is one of the most popular lip scrubs out there and we’re not surprised why. The brown sugar crystals serve as a wonderful natural solution to sloughing off dead skin cells on the lips – it also does not hurt that it tastes really good.
Most reviews stated that they enjoyed the scent and the taste of the lip scrub.
Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub retails at SGD36 and is available at Fresh boutiques and Sephora.
13. Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub
We love our matte lipsticks 24/7 but we are guilty of neglecting proper care for our lips especially after long-term usage of our matte lip products. Enter Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub, made with natural Hawaiian ingredients, which will help you feel like you’re by the beach, enjoying the Hawaiian breeze on your luscious lips.
Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub is available at Amazon and retails at USD14.25 (approximately SGD19.60).
14. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Lip Facial Lip Scrub
A lip scrub that does conditioning, resurfacing and protecting of lips? Sounds like an amazing one. This adorable product that comes in the shape of a pencil to deliver more precision on dry patches, and is blended with botanical ingredients like algae and marine flowers.
Reviewers who have tried this product loves how convenient the format is and the ease of application.
Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Lip Facial Lip scrub is retailing at SGD25 at Sephora.
15. MAC Lip Scrubtious
This lip scrub helps to buff away flaky skin on the lips and leaves behind a sweet scent and flavour. Almost all the reviewers who have tried this product commented on how effective it is and that they’re able to achieve results immediately after each treatment.
MAC Lip Scrubtious is available for purchase at SGD32 at all MAC boutiques and outlets, as well as Sephora.
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