Winter here in Southern Ontario has arrived in full force! It's the time of year when snow piles up and skin gets dry. The same goes for lips, which does not pair will with my love of lipstick. Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator line in my effort to keep my lips lipstick ready.
The original version of the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator (which is still available) features large sugar crystals suspended in a creamy moisturizing base incorporating vitamin E, shea butter, grape, jojoba and avocado oil. The large sugar crystals make for a nice gritty scrub, which I love, but may be a bit much for those with sensitive skin. This is my favorite for wintertime as it really tackles my chapped lips. The packaging is metal, but I leave it in the shower and haven't experience and issues or wear. I really like that this scrub comes shaped like a lipstick so I don't have to stick my fingers into jars and no product is wasted. The brown sugar also makes this smell and taste pretty delicious - bonus
The last time I went to stock up on the original lip scrub I noticed that e.l.f. had released a few new varieties of their lip exfoliators. At $3 a pop I had to give one of the new ones a try. The first thing I noticed was the packaging. Instead of the metal tube I was expecting, this one came in a plastic tube. Not a big deal, and it seems to have held up fine to a life in my shower. The other big difference is the size of the sugar particles. The sugar particles in the mint exfoliator are much smaller than in the original. There's definitely still some grit in there, but it's not as strong. This would be a good option for those who want something a bit more gentle for their lips. For me, I think this will be a good option for summer time when my lips need a little less hardcore TLC. Like the original version it smells delicious and I still love the lipstick-like packaging.
The original version is still my personal favorite. Of all the lip scrubs I've tried I find it most effective at dealing with flaky chapped lips. Even better, it's only $3! The mint version will be great for summer when my smile needs a little polish, but I'm not fighting with drying winter weather. Have you tried these lip scrubs. What did you think?