I absolutely agree with neha9. The key to this product is applying a lipbalm before you put this on. The formula is much too solid and the granules too large to be used on dry lips. If used in that manner, the product does exactly what it should. I'm pleased with my purchase.
I cannot live without this stuff - I've been using it for years. It's part of my weekly beauty treatments, and I especially love to use it right before I put on a lip plumper. I don't find it that harsh, and haven't had a problem with applying it or removing it. I think it exfoliates very well, and followed with a good lip balm, my lips look smooth and healthy. Plus, the exfoliating stimulates circulation and I end up with a nice rosy color to my lips. I will continue using this product as long as The Body Shop has it around, or unless I find something better (I haven't tried Mary Kay Satin Lips yet!).
I also found this to be too harsh. It didn't work well for me. I had very flaky lips at the time. What actually did help me was putting on vaseline at night. The next day, the dead skin becomes very soft and loose and then requires only some rubbing to get it off and have baby soft lips.
I find it too harsh and will hopefully find another brand that does the job. Ah well, it's The Body Shop, what was I thinking...
I disagree with the other reviews. I think this is a great exfoliator before bedtime. I do agree in that it's harsh, BUT I would HIGHLY suggest you put lipbalm or vaseline on your lips first & then exfoliate after. This makes a huge difference. AND you should wash your lips with warm water once you're done exfoliating since it does leave behind a white residue as well as some granules. I couldn't imagine doing it on dry lips - my lips would start bleeding since the granules are hard. Overall, it leaves my lips feeling a lot more soft & supple & removes any excess lipstick that may not have come off when I washed my face. I use this every night before I go to bed. I think the other users should try it according to my routine & you may just be pleased. continued >>
I used this product and found it to bee too abrasive, leaving a thick film of wax or butter behind. I find using a moist bath towel in gentle circular mothing around the lips does a way better job at exfoliating the lips. It is way softer and a more effective exfoliator. Follow with Elizabeth Ardens 8hr lip moisturizer. Best of all, it costs nothing!
I loved the idea of a lip exfoliator. Unfortunately, I was not impressed in the slightest with the reality. I had high expectation for lipscuff, but it so did not meet them. I found that the creamy base that is meant to hold the exfoliating material pretty much hardened right away, after a few uses, so the stuff was nearly impossible to apply to my lips. I had to use pure physical force to get this stuff to spread on my lips. Because the exfoliating matierial was so harsh, this left me bleeding on several occasions (!)
I actually threw this stuff away. I never throw cosmetics away.
Needless to say, I won't be buying this again. TBS does a honey exfoliating lip balm that is ever so much better.
There is nothing that this stick can do that a creamy (not soapy) facial exfoliant can't do better. I guess the bonus is that you can carry it around with you, but I don't like the way the cream wears away and you're left with only "scuff". Good idea but overrated.
Nasty. Just plain nasty. I don't know why I once bought this, but it smells and tastes awful, is way too harsh, and if you really want to un-scuff your lips, just put your facial moisturizer on them, and rub with your fingers. Uck, this stuff is just rubbish.
This product has it's good bits and bad. I really like the packaging, an exfoliator in a tube. However it does not do it's job for me. I apply it with medium pressure, leave it on for 2 to 5 minutes depending, and then rub my lips in a circular motion and I can feel the dead skin coming off. The texture is nice, a bit rough (the granules are large anough in that you can actually see them) but it leaves a waxy feel. Also be sure to have your lip balm/chapstick ready because it does not moisturise. It's not a balm I know but for some people it's moisturising. Not me, I have dry lips even in the summmer. It does what it's meant to do, exfoliate the lips (though there are other alternatives to this) but do not expect it to moisturise. My lips did not soften from using this product. It actually dries out to the point that the lines in my lips become visible.