Balancing light exfoliation from superfine sugar with our rich moisturizing formula, this decadent scrub rounds out our Honey & Olive Oil trio. When used weekly, it gently polishes, revealing smoother softer skin.
Apply a tiny amount to wet lips once or twice a week, using a very gentle circular motion until sugar has fully dissolved. Rinse or wipe away excess with damp cloth. Follow with either our lip serum or a natural lip balm of your choosing.
***Note that while exfoliation is a key component of a balanced skin care regime, overuse either by exfoliating too frequently or with too harsh an agent is counterproductive, and in extreme cases could actually harm your skin***
What's in the Jar
Sugar has a very low melting point compared to salt, making it a much gentler and less abrasive option than salt or non-dissolving physical exfoliants. We find it far less likely to scratch skin, especially when finely ground as in our formulations. Sugar is also moisturizing, serving as a natural humectant that draws water into the skin, and is classified as skin conditioning and soothing.
Olive Oil is emollient and occlusive, meaning it softens and moisturizes within skin and forms a barrier on top of skin preventing moisture loss and protecting the skin from the surrounding environment. It is rich in squalene, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K
Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids that soften and hydrate skin and promote healthy tissue growth. It has humectant properties that help to draw water deep into the skin, and is both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, which can help to calm sensitive skin.
Jojoba Oil is chemically so similar to sebum (skin’s natural oil) that the body responds to it as though it were sebum. This allows jojoba oil to penetrate quickly, easily and deeply into skin, pulling its humectant, (selectively) antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties with it.
Don't Forget to Moisturize
Even though our lip scrub is highly moisturizing on its own, the entire point of exfoliation is to remove the top dead layers of skin, revealing the fresh, new softer skin underneath. This new skin is extremely fragile and delicate and needs to have the protection afforded by the removed skin replaced to avoid irritation and premature weathering. It is therefore critical that you apply some occlusive agent to any freshly exfoliated skin. (An occlusive agent is a category of moisturizer that creates a physical barrier on top of the skin. Vaseline, olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, etc. are all different types of heavier occlusive agent that serve this purpose).
Full Ingredient List
Honey, Sucrose (Sugar), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Sorbitan Olivate [derived from olive], Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed wax, Fragrance