E.L.F (eyes lips face) is a budget cosmetics company. It creates products that are superbly affordable and as a result can be a bit hit or miss. But when they were having their 50% off sale, I couldn't resist and ordered a few things. The lip exfoliator was one of them. I was so intrigued by it you see.
The site describes it as - 'Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.'
The true genius of the product is that it comes in the form of a lipstick. It's hygenic and mess free. I was so astounded by the simplicity and the efficiency of the product that I bought another one.
I have very dehydrated lips, especially in the winter so this is a must. I hate it when lipstick clings onto dried patches but with this product, I dont have to worry about that anymore.
I use these every day and each one lasts me about a month. Be sure to wet your lips before you scrub as this will ensure that the sugar particles are not too harsh on your lips. Also, make sure you put on a nice soothing lip balm afterwards, I recommend the Simple Essential Lip Balm or the Nuxe Reve de Miel. Ohhh and a word of warning.. don't lick the scrub off as some people do with the Lush one, it doesn't taste that great. I just rub my lips with water and get all the residue off.
I realise that my readers from outside the States will be upset as E.L.F is not easily available outside of the US. However, I did find that Urban Outfitters stock this item and they do worldwide delivery.If you are stuck, you can always try and make your own lip scrubs. I will do a post on how to make a home made lip scrub in a couple of weeks, so watch out for that.
To sum up -
- Easy to use
- Convenient - quick with no mess
- Removes dry skin
- Makes lips feel soft and full
- Might be a little harsh for some people..
- Not the best tasting one
Price: $3, E.L.F.