I gave this another try after being assured it had been reformulated. I'll take their word for it that the product was reformulated but it didn't do any good. It still dried out with more than half of the product left. I think it is more of a packaging issue than a problem with the formula. I would guess that Paula can reformulate it as many times as she wants and it's still going to dry out as long as she keeps it in the jar packaging. I really don't see why she doesn't go to a tube since that would be more sanitary as well. Anyway, up until the time this product dries out it does work well to keep lips soft and smooth, particularly when used in conjunction with a good lip balm. Once it's dried out it becomes much more difficult to use and you pretty much have to toss it. For those who like this type of product you might try Mary Kay's satin lips exfoliator, which comes in a tube (I would warn that the MK contains menthol which was ultimately too irritating for my lips over time). Or try BeautiControl's Lip Apeel, which is a lip exfoliator and lip balm in a combined packaging. That one also comes in a jar but for whatever reason the product stays "fresh" and moist a lot longer than Paula's does. At this point Paula's just isn't worth it because of the amount of product that gets wasted. A shame. :(
I am not sure about the reformulation. I purchased a jar after it had been reformulated. It still dried out and became unusable in just a few months. Perhaps I was sent the original product instead of the newer one.
In any case, this exfoliator works nicely when it's brand new. I only managed to get one use out of it though (I don't need lip exfoliation very often). The rest had to be tossed. Waste of money unless Paula repackages it so it won't dry out.
This is the worst product of its kind I've ever tried. It's supposed to have been reformulated so it doesn't dry out as quickly, but it does become useless in a short period of time. It tastes awful, goes on thickly, and while it works, it doesn't work well. If you're in the market for a product like this, try Alchemy's lip scrub--it comes in a tube so it doesn't dry out, has a light cinnamon taste, and works every bit as well for about the same price (considering you'll have to throw out at least half of the PC product since it will have dried up into a rocklike substance that can't be revived).
This is a great exfoliator for dry, chapped lips! I use it at night before bed, put on the PC lip balm and wake up with a smooth smile :)
Great stuff. Very similar to something by Beauticontrol I used several years back, but much cheaper and a huuuuge container. Allows you to rub all your old nasty dead skin off your lips. Makes my lips much smoother before applying lipstick. It's a definite must for me if I'm going to wear matte!
ATTN: Paula has reformulated this product and it no longer dries up in the jar. I've had mine for at least 6 months and it's still like new.
Spread a thin layer on your lips and let dry for a couple of seconds. Then, gently rub the dried paste off your lips to reveal smooth flake-free skin. Follow with a lip balm for plump, luscious lips.
Only just got this and already I'm in love! I have full lips that tends to get really dry and no lipbalm in the whole world helps. But this exfolidator takes off the dead skin and provide a good base for lipbalms. Great stuff! Will always keep this near by. =)
I agree with the majority of the reviews. Nice product, but it dried out too quickly. I had to pitched mine with over half the product still left. Would consider repurchasing if it was packaged in a tube.
This product was nothing special in my opinion. A wet washcloth works just as well and is free. I agree with the other reviewers - Paula should package the product in a tube.
I ended up hating this stuff and throwing it away. Ick! continued >>
I really liked the way this worked on my lips. Between all of the stuff we put on our lips, eating drinking, etc. they definitely need to be exfoliated once in a while. What I didn't like about this product is that it dried up half way into the jar. Half of it totally wasted. Their packaging definitely needs to be redesigned. A tube would probably work much better. Didn't spend a whole lot on it so I'm not out a lot of money, but was pretty disappointed that it only lasted about two months. Would not buy this again. Baking soda and a wash cloth works just as well.