Wednesday, February 27, 2008


We are used to exfoliating our bodies and our faces but when can our lips get in on the action? Years ago I learned a little beauty trick- to exfoliate your lips move the damp bristles of a toothbrush in a circular motion on your lips. (I would suggest using a different toothbrush for your teeth) So I tried this little trick and tada smooth lips. My lips are not usually chapped or hard but its nice to give them a little extra attention every now and then. So gone are the day of using a toothbrush because Smashbox has introduced an edible exfoliating lip treatment. The Emulsion Lip Exfoliant by Smashbox consists of jojoba oil, peppermint oil, aloe, avocado butter, grape seed oil, the cutest little poppy seeds and the list goes on and on. This exfoliant is a sugar based product and it is edible. In case you are wondering it tastes like peppermints and sugar, not bad but not something you will sit around licking all day. After you wipe the sugar grains away, your lips will be very smooth leaving behind a thin waxy layer which is probably the beeswax that is in the product. Yes your lips are even smoother after using this product but I don't know that I will run out to buy this product again probably because my lips feel pretty smooth on a regular basis and because I could make this product myself. I would gather some sugar grains, some pure oils like grape seed or jojoba oil and scrub my little lips away.
It is a cute little product so if you decide to try it please let me know what you think.
The Emulsion Lip Exfoliant is $18.00 for .93 oz.


Anonymous said...

Hey PJD--

Wow exfoliating the lips huh? I'm all about keeping my lips from chapping up, I love burt bee's chapstick and have been using blistex for years and years now. I'll have to try exfoliating my lips with sugar one


Anonymous said...

Yes it is a sweet little treat for the lips and if you add a drop or two of peppermint oil you will get a tingly feeling.
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