Is there a category of lip product that I do not like? I’m not sure. From lip balms to lip masks, I am a big fan. However, when it comes to lip scrubs, not all of them are equal. I have tried several that were too harsh, left too much oil and residue on my lips, or left none and felt that I was just running sandpaper over my lips.
While I like exfoliating my lips, I draw the line at sandpaper.
Lips are one of the few body parts that needs a little assistance when shedding the excess skin, hence the need for lip scrubs in case you were wondering. And who doesn’t need a little papmpering for their lips now and again?
Most lip scrubs come in little jars. While I willingly use several of this variety, I am more partial to the ones that look like lip products. And no it isn’t the shiny lipstick like exterior I am drawn to, Although it does make storing them with the lipsticks easier. I like this style because it means I don’t have to dip my finger into the pot of product and potentially contaminate the jar. With the stick like scrubs the product just needs to be rolled up and applied. The trick is that many of the stick ones tend to be drier because of the form they take. I am pleased to see more of them appearing on the market and hope this trend continues.
The Kush Lip Scrub from Milk Makeup manages to strike a really good balance between nurturing oil and exfoliation. It is neither too wet or too dry. The exfoliate it rather fine as well so there isn’t a lot of harsh scrubbing. And when you have finished you can just pat away the excess particles without having to rinse them off.
I had one lip scrub that was really heavy on the product left behind. So many sugar particles were left behind that I had to actually rinse it off my lips and then the rinsing took the moisturizing oil so the product felt a bit pointless. While I did have to brush off the excess particles one swipe did it and then it was all good. The nurturing oils stayed behind.
This lip balm smells of peppermint, does an excellent job and personally I like that it has a magnetic cap. I don’t know why that amuses me, but it does. I like feeling the lid pull back into place with a click.
Is it my favorite lip scrub? No. That title still belongs to my Hanalei lip scrub, but this does come in a close second. And to be honest even though it is a close second, I have been reaching for it more often as the Hanalei is in a jar rather than in a stick format. The difference between the two products isn’t that wide a gap and the format of the Milk Makeup product makes me want to use it more. It is one of those times where packaging actually is a benefit to the product. Do I need the magnetic cap? No but it is fun. More importantly is the ease of use that the tube provides along with the good product inside. I enjoy having it around and will continue to use it. Would I pick it up again? Yes. I tend to use lip scrubs once a week and replace them once they have been used up. I like the peppermint scent, and the way the product itself. It is an excellent product that I really enjoy keeping around. While this product will last me a while I have one cousin who is a vegan and fond of peppermint who might be getting one of these in her christmas stocking this year as well.