LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub

LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub
LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub

4.3

158 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia), Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Limonene, Flavour. . . CASTOR SUGAR is very fine grain granulated sugar. . . This product contains NO Castor Oil.

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on 10/17/2017 9:27:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I was so sad to learn that this product jumped in price significantly. Seems like it was $6.95 CAD just a couple years ago and now it's $10.95! I decided to make my own recipe and it is very similar. Here it is:

3 Tbsp Raw sugar or castor sugar (regular sugar works too but the raw/castor one is coarser)
2 Tbsp Jojoba oil
1-2 "shots" of Tim Horton's Mint Chocolate Flavouring (go to Tim's and ask for a shot or two of the mint chocolate flavour in a cup and then add it. It's about 25 cents per shot)

Mix it all up and it should resemble Mint Julips :)

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a really lovely lip scrub. I wear a lot of matte and liquid matte lipsticks, so I do need to exfoliate every couple of days to avoid any flakiness. Mint Julips has a sweet vanilla-mint scent and flavor that is very pleasant. It is very gritty, but not oily, which I like. It doesn't do anything except exfoliate the lips, so you do need to add a very rich lip moisturizer or balm after you've scrubbed. I love this in combination with Bite Agave Lip Mask before bed, but any good, emollient balm is nice to use afterwards. This is a must-have for soft lips.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Black

This does the job to exfoliate lips. But it gives a oily film after exfoliation, which do not like. Since its a pot of coarse sugar labelled as lip scrub, refrigeration is needed in warm weather. I had the popcorn flavor before this, & I prefer this much much more, as it gives a slight minty cooling sensation & it is not as oily as the popcorn flavor.


on 11/12/2016 9:56:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is the first physical lip scrub I have ever tried and must say I am not particularly impressed. I generally use the exfoliant Wasser Hi-Functional Gel from the Japanese brand Sasaki, which uses all natural products to chemically remove dead skin cells. Wasser is simply amazing, I have discovered this 10 years ago, when it was first launched and I`ve never switched to anything else since, it is that good. First off, it sloughs off dead skin and impurities so well, but without irritation or tightness, and my serum and oils just sink right into the skin after I use it. It is so gentle that you can use it for your lips, too, and it does a far superior job to Mint Julips. Mint Julips is just sugar granules with peppermint oil. While I enjoy the smell of peppermint and it does exfoliate, it also dries my lips and is pretty rough. I don`t use it so often, just sometimes in the mornings when I decide to wear a matte lip. It`s pretty messy to use, too, as the sugar crumbles all over. I will not repurchase.

UPDATE: I`ve had to stop using this as my lips have never looked worse. I only use it twice a week and scrub gently but my lips just seem to be getting drier and drier (I do apply balm after exfoliating) like never before. I even got a giant sore on my upper lip. I think these kinds of physical scrubs are not the most hygienic option for exfoliation, and they make small cuts in your lips that allow bacteria and grime to slip in.


on 5/29/2016 2:26:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

A really effective lip scrub that gets all the dead skin off my lips off but it can get quite messy and you'll end up wasting some product. However, it didn't last very long for me because I ate mine. It tasted really good, I couldn't help myself.

This product can also be easily made with sugar and jojoba oil plus vanilla extract and food colouring so I don't think it's worth $10.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is one of my favourite lip products. I really like the flavour and the minty scent which isn't overpowering. The consistency isn't oily and thick, but it's really loose and easy for removal unlike Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. This product left my lips really soft, but it also dries out my lips. I suggest scrubbing about 1-2 times every week, and again, it depends on your region as I live in a fairly hot country. Overall, this product is good, but not great. To be fair, the price is pretty high for a really simple product, but yeah, I might consider buying this again.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

It does exactly what it's supposed to do. It tastes good and it smells good. It reminds me of a York Pattie. Just lick your lips, apply some to your index finger, rub it on your lips, and lick off the remaining product. The container is small, but it should last a loooong time. I got this as a gift, but I probably won't buy a second one because scrubbing my lips with a toothbrush is more effective.

By the way, I've used this on my face and it's never felt so soft. I just mixed it with a drop of cleanser and rubbed it all over my face.

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on 3/28/2016 11:10:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I wish I liked this more. It's literally just sugar in a jar. There needs to be a base because it just goes everywhere. It would be so much better in a balm so that it doesn't just fall off my lips when I use it. I put on my Fresh sugar lip treatment, then this and it works ok. I have super-duper crusties and I have to use this every day or I can forget about wearing a matte lip. I don't always have time to use it in the morning, so it's kind of a (first world) problem.

The smell and taste is good. I won't repurchase, though. There has to be something better out there.

I also have a HUGE issue with Lush's packaging, and it's true for all of their products. The screw tops on the jars get SO messy. The products just end up getting all in the threading and it's irritating. Not enough to get me to stop using them, tho.


on 4/17/2016 5:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Bough this a long time ago, still has a lot of the product left. It works wonders on dry, chapped winter-lips. It's a must for me to use this before I put on a more bold or heavy lipstick.

The formula is kind of oily, which really smoothes the lip before applying more makeup. It says on the packaging that you can eat the product, which is kind of nasty, but a very efficient way to do it. And the minty one tastes very good... so... yeah. You might find yourself eating it instead of using it on your lips.

The consistency of the product is perfect for it's purpose.

The only downside about this lipscrub is actually the packaging. I don't think it's completely sealed, because when I brought it with me the lid became all oily on the outside. Not good. So I don't carry it with me anymore, and the problem is gone.


on 2/13/2016 10:16:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was sceptical about this little tiny jar at first. I had been eyeing it in lush for a while because it was $10 and the pot is so little. I finally decided to treat myself a splurge on this product and I'm happy that I don't regret it. It's the only lip scrub Lush makes that actually smells good. All the others smell quite sickly and I don't like them at all. This lip scrub smells heavenly and I was surprised at how good it tastes too. It does make my lips smooth, but it must be something you have to use daily because it doesn't keep them smooth for longer than a day but it's not like it's a lip balm or anything.

This could be an absolute coincidence but I have angular cheilitis which causes both corners of my lips to be a bit dry and flaky. I rubbed some of this lip scrub in the corners when there was no active split, and the next day there were new splits where I had rubbed the product. This has happened twice now. It was silly of me to rub such a coarse product onto a sensitive area that's not in good shape to begin with but still beware that this lip scrub should be used on healthy lips and only if you just need to make them a bit smoother for lipstick or something. Not for dry sensitive chapped lips that are in need of repair.


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