LUSH version, but for the price it seems a little ridiculous. Granted the original price of this (sticker price is $14.95) is even more ridiculous than the $9 or so for LUSH.
I did a little research on the company when I came home. Apparently, it is a fairly small woman owned company based in Colorado. The company name is simply "The Natural Lip Scrub" and this is their only product which comes in several flavors. I'm kicking myself for not picking up the cute little orange box now as they are all different flavors.
It all started one day when two product junkies from Colorado were experimenting with a well-known lip scrub - very intriguing, except when they noticed the ingredients... Petroleum - Parabens - Sucrose! Yuck!!This retail for $20 (I guess Beauty First got a wholesale deal) which is a bit ridiculous, but I admit, the company nailed the packaging. How cute is this?
So, The Natural Lip Scrub was conceived, and after months of trial and error, the formula was perfected and launched to retailers and consumers in October 2008!
We are very proud of our achievments - now selling The Natural Lip Scrub nationwide at independent boutiques, spas and salons!
Sunkist Fruit Gems which I threw and got thrown at me at my parent's synagogue (can be pelted, individually wrapped and not dairy!) at celebratory events.
I'm not sure I'd repurchase at the $15 or full price, but for just under $4 dollars it's nice for myself. I may repurchase at full price if it were a gift though since it is packaged beautifully!
Have you tried or found this anywhere?
Hillary from http://www.byhillary.com/ reminded me that I didn't actually write how well the scrub actually worked and isn't that the real reason for a review?! Anyway, as I responded to her, the scrub did a good job of exfoliating my lips and left them moisturized. My only qualm with the product is the sugar granules are quite large and a little unruly and they got under my nails which is a little annoying. However, I was able to rub them over my lips, though a slightly damp finger is probably easier. The sugar does eventually dissolve and leaves a nice layer of moisture. All natural ingredients so you can easily leave this alone and a little can get in your mouth (even the website leaves that as an option).