This Sparkling Peach gift set by Sara Happ was a complete impulse buy when I first discovered Luxola. I ordered a couple of things as a gift and was intrigued by the idea of a lip exfoliator as it wasn’t a product I’d seen before and I frequently suffer from dry lips.
First of all it came in a gorgeous little gift box and as soon as I opened the mailing bag I was met with a delicious smell from the various products in there, this included. I’m a sucker for lovely packaging.
The gift box contained one lip scrub and one ‘lip slip’ (or gloss) in little tubs. The scrub is approximately twice the size of the gloss (deeper tub) but you can’t see that in this picture.
In order of the instructions:
- Apply a generous amount to lips and rub in a circular motion – I took a good scoop of it with my finger and my first note is: you don’t need to be nearly as generous with it as this might lead you to believe. Which is good, because the lip scrub isn’t cheap (RRP close to AUD$30) so it’s nice if it lasts a while.
- Wipe off with a tissue – I’d add: make it a wet tissue, a dry one didn’t really work.
- Wonder how you ever lived without it – All I can say about this is: Accurate.
This product is now in my must haves. My lips felt all soft and tingly afterwards, and it certainly did start to peel away the dead dry skin. Word of warning – in the initial stages of using this, after scrubbing away some of the dead skin you will be left with some rough edges and it is tempting to pick at these revealing raw patches. So try to resist this while you work through the exfoliating process for a few days.
The gloss is thicker and stickier than I would generally like, and took about half a day to absorb/wear off completely, but I sort of liked the feeling that it was providing my newly scrubbed lips with an extra layer of protection.
To top it all off every flavour that this comes in sounds delicious with editions such as vanilla bean, lavender, mint and creme brulee. I really want them all. But like a dagger to the heart, despite being incredibly delicious (smelling AND tasting) you can’t eat this product. It has a poisons warning on the back not to, which I find a little strange given its a product designed to be delicious and go on your lips. Hard to resist when it’s soooooo yummy.
This product is also advertised as: Gluten Free, No Animal Testing, Nonacnegenic, Noncomedogenic, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Vegan 🙂