head to head lip scrub review: glamer lips natural lip scrub vs the lip scrub by sara happ

If you know me or my blog, you know that I love lip products. I have been using lip scrubs as part of my regular lip care routine for many years. Before discovering Sara Happ lip scrubs, the scrubs I used were made in my kitchen and contained 3 items (sugar, olive oil and a flavor of some kind).

Recently I was asked to do a “scrub off” using glaMER Lips Natural Lip Scrub (from the LuxePineapple Limited Edition Lip Luxuries Box of Joy created in partnership with Belleza Kisses) and The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ. (The Sara Happ site is currently under construction.)

The Scrubs

 

glaMER Lips Natural Lip Scrub aims to gently remove dry flaky skin, leaving lips soft and smooth. The list of ingredients that make up glaMER Lips include Jojoba Oil, Pure Vitamin E and a few other items. This product retails for $10. (There is an organic formulation from this brand, as well.)

The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ also aims to gently remove dry flaky skin, leaving lips soft and smooth. The list of ingredients that make up The Lip Scrub include Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and a few of other items. This product retails for $24.

The “Scrub Off”

I scrubbed my lips three of seven evenings with glaMER Lips Natural Lip Scrub. The next week I switched to The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ and scrubbed my lips three of seven evenings. After scrubbing, I used the lip balm from each respective brand overnight and whenever I did not have on lipstick. During the “scrub off”, I documented my thoughts.

My Thoughts

The overall taste of glaMER lips is true and amazing! I though I was tasting a fresh pineapple or a piña colada. I love that!! I also love the glass jar packaging. Bonus points for that!!

My biggest issue with this product is that the emollients in the scrub do not hold it together. I find it to be very, VERY crumbly, causing most of the product to fall in the sink during application to lips before scrubbing. That is a waste that I HATE. Even with the affordable $10 price tag, I don’t like this at all. I was not even willing to attempt to calculate the loss going down the drain before use. (Someone do this, please!)

After using glaMER Lips my lips felt soft and ready for a balm. Because the scrub is not moisture rich and is so crumbly, no moisturizing properties exist on the lips after removal. I though I was being too critical in my initial review, so I used this scrub an extra few days. With extended used after the “scrub off”, I found this product to be super disappointing.

Some flavors of Sara Happ scrub can be a bit off – I assume due to the other ingredients. I LOVE that the emollients hold the sugar together allowing for a good, thorough scrub before removal. This scrub really coats the lips well during application.

After using The Lip Scrub my lips feel very smooth. With my removal method (see the Personal Hygiene Tip below) the moisturizing properties in this product lightly remain on the lips. Coupled with The Lip Slip on top overnight, my pout really recovers well from all the matte lipsticks I wear.

Bottom line, if I were stranded on a deserted island and I had one item, hands down, it’s Sara Happ.

**Personal Hygiene Tip: I don’t lick lip scrub off my lips. I actually find it kind of gross to lick off the product I just used to remove dead skin from my lips. I rinse my lips with tepid water and pat dry.

Have you tried either of these lip scrubs? If so, what did you like or dislike? If not, are you planning to try either?

Images of Sara Happ, The Lip Scrub via Nordstrom.

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One response to “head to head lip scrub review: glamer lips natural lip scrub vs the lip scrub by sara happ

  1. Pingback: Beauty Myth: It’s Ok To Lick Off Lip Scrub…It’s Just Sugar | Pop Goes the City·

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