Thursday, June 19th, 2008

The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ ($20.00) was one of the first lip exfoliators to really penetrate the beauty realm. Aside from its utterly adorable packaging (comes in this little gift box tied with a ribbon), it is a great exfoliant for your lips. I tried the Vanilla Bean flavor/scent, which definitely has plenty of vanilla flavoring and scent to it, along with the sugar bits.

This differs a lot from my staple Peter Thomas Roth lip exfoliator, which is lemon flavored/scented, and it has gritter crystals. Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub has finer sugar crystals for softer, gentler exfoliation. I think I may prefer the smaller grit to the larger grit when it comes to my lips. I still find these lip exfoliants essential for my beauty routine, because my lips often get itchy/allergenic for one reason or another (seriously, no idea why) at random times. It occurs often enough that Cortisone doesn’t always do the trick. If I exfoliate, it often helps take the edge off of the itch/burn and return my lips to their normalty.

I know some of you will look at the pricetag and go, “What?!” A little goes a long way. You won’t be re-buying this scrub every month. I imagine this 1 oz. pot will last me at least six-months of regular (two to three times weekly) use. I also really like the ingredients that are found in the Lip Scrub, from the petrolatum (yay, my nightly staple) to the Jojoba and Grape Seed oils for added moisture and suppleness.

Plus, these make great gifts. They’re petite, but so utterly cute. They come in six flavors: Almond Creme, brown Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, Cocoa, Peppermint, and Vanilla Bean.

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6 thoughts on “The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ in Vanilla Bean Keeps Lips Sexy and Soft

  1. Thank you for posting this! One of my friends had this in the winter, and I got a little sampler from her… was awesome! It is definately worth the price tag, because like you said, a little goes a long way!

    I really want to order the Brown Sugar and Vanilla Bean because I get cracked lips way too often….and this would be perfect!

    Thanks again!

  2. Ashley

    I have the Cinnamon Sugar one and it smells god enough to eat. It smells exactly like the cinnamon sugar you put on your toast! I fell in love after smelling it and HAD to buy it (despite the ouchie price tag!)

    However – I never use it. I also have dry lips which flake and peel a lot and I don’t find any improvement after using this scrub, EVER. I try to still use it at least for the smell, but it doesn’t even barely moisturize immediately after using it

    Perhaps I just need to not give up on it so quickly, and instead commit to it regularly through the week….?!

  3. Caroline

    I have Vanilla Bean & Cinnamon Sugar and I love this stuff. It’s the best thing!