In the last six months or so I’ve been more into decorative lip products (some studies show that people pay more attention to what you say if your lips are painted, and I need people to pay attention haha) and it’s incredibly important to have a good base for lip makeup in the form of healthy, hydrated lips.
The product comes in a cute small twist top jar and has the consistency of thick ointment. The specs of brown sugar and walnuts are visible in the murky white “balm”. I love the smell of ginger and sugar.
How to use:
Apply to clean, moistened lips
Massage lightly (don’t get crazy here!)
Rinse off with water
The effect is three-in-one: exfoliation, nourishment and the formation of a thin protective barrier to keep your lips in top shape longer. I like to use this in the evening and then, a few hours later, apply the Laneige sleeping mask for even more nourishment.
I like the diverse range of nourishing and lip loving ingredients, including: olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, walnut shell powder (for exfoliation), orange and lemon peel oil, and ginger root oil.
This is a good, effective product that got my lips looking healthy. I used to mostly hydrate and moisturize without exfoliation, but just like with skin, simply layering products over dead cells isn’t going to provide good results. The jar is small but I only need a bit of the scrub to treat the lips, so it’s lasting me well. I also like that it leaves the lips with a protective barrier, like lip balm, so if you don’t want to use any other products afterwards, you don’t have to. Of course, that also means that this scrub is best for the evenings or when you don’t plan to wear decorative makeup immediately after. The brand makes a lip sleeping mask in the same line, which I plan on eventually trying.
What are your favorite lip products? Let me know in the comments.
Aritaum Ginger Sugar Lip Scrub Ingredients: Di-isostearyl malate, sucrose, microcrystalline wax, mineral oil, dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, jojoba esters, paraffin, silica, polyethylene, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, tocopheryl acetate, citrus auantium bergania (bergamot) fruit oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil,citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil