Today’s post is quite possibly the most unmanly thing I could ever use and review - no I’m not talking sanitary towels, I’m talking lip scrub, Lip Service Apricot Lip Scrub to be more precise.
As my reputation for being a bit of a mean, tough spirited git takes a nosedive I will point out right now that I didn’t buy this, I have no idea where it came from but curiosity got the better of me and I had to try it once I had spotted it in the bathroom.
Available from Wilko for £2 for a 10g tub, it is tiny, yes, tiny in my hand. With my big bloke fingers I struggled to get into it and after asking what the hell it was for thought, why not, my boyish smile could do with a lift.
As soon as the lid is removed the faint hints of apricot start to become evident. I can’t say I’m drawn to it but it was completely inoffensive. As a newcomer to lip scrubs I was intrigued by the texture - the scrub looks like sugar, feels like sugar and crumbles like sugar.
Like a man possessed I rubbed some onto my finger and then started to scrub it across my lips - yep, it’s sugar and boy does it have a powerful abrasive action. My lips had been dry and dehydrated thanks to a hefty session on the old demon drink but the scrub removed any dead skin and left my lips feeling soft and smooth.
While it has a strong abrasive action it is actually quite a weird experience (for a bloke, am assuming women are used to this kind of thing) and so gentle after a while you forget that anything is happening as the sugar dissolves.
On the puckering up test they received top marks and I have to say my lips seemed to have colour that wasn’t there before.
I’ve used it once and will use it again. I’m happy with the results, it doesn’t taste that bad if you lick your lips and is really affordable. Even with my massive fingers I only used a little. This little £2 pot would last me weeks making it great value for money.