Do you need a lip exfoliator that works? Would you like to know which ones professional makeup artists prefer? This list reveals the top picks to make it easy for you. Every makeup artist has this nifty cosmetic in their kits to smooth the lips of models instantly. If you want smoother lips instantly then consider that one of these might work for you.
Makeup Artists Favorite Exfoliators
The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ
Do you love brown sugar? This one is favorite lip exfoliator because it works naturally. It’s hard to resist licking your lips afterward the flavor is so good. Yes, it’s a little more expensive at $24 then a drugstore product, but it’s worth it. If you prefer a different taste you can pick it up in vanilla bean. Find it on Amazon.
Pros: Great taste makes for a pleasant experience. Gets the job done quickly and effectively.
Cons: The price is higher than most lip exfoliators. Doesn’t come in a tube.
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea
Exfoliating Lip Salvation
Are you wondering if there is something comparable at a lower price? A lip exfoliator without petrolatum? This one is your baby. It’s all about hydration combined with nutrients. It has a slight gritty feel to it and you leave this one on your lips.
Pros: A tube packed with nutrients. It’s hard to pass up at $15!
Cons: The bright pink color. Some people don’t care for the scent.
Tarte fRxtion Natural Sugar Exfoliator
and Lip Balm Duo
Have you ever tried a lipbalm product that scrubs your lips and then moisturizes them? This one is just that. Two products in one which is what I like. To me that’s like getting a two for one. It has aloe leaf extract which not only helps smooth your precious pout but that ingredient also has antiseptic properties. When you add in the chamomile extract with a little jojoba seed oil it works.
Pros: Convenient lipstick tube makes it easy to use. It’s like two products for the price of one – $15
Cons: Minimal sugar amount in this one. The lipbalm in this one is shiny
Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub
And Facial by Philosophy
The entire Philosophy line is a good one and this product certainly is. What I like about it is that it combines sunflower seed and olive oil with mango and cocoa seed butter. You take a little dab, smooth your lips and the sugar crystals dissolve naturally. Then you simply wipe it off.
Pros: Totally yummy minty taste. Hydration with effective oils.
Cons: The oil and sugar have a tendency to separate. The price is is a little high at $15
Softlips Pure Organic Coconut and
Sugar Exfoliating Lip Polish
If you’ve never tried Softlips you’re in for a treat. This line is perfect if you are just stocking your professional makeup kit or using lip exfoliating products for the first time. Do you want a gluten free lip conditioner? This one is. It works with a combination of sugar and oils like safflower, coconut, jojoba and shea butter.
Pros: Good lip moisturizing in a tube with a nice scent. Price is less than $5.
Cons: You might need to use an additional lip exfoliating method.
How To Exfoliate Lips
There are a few things you should know before you start to use a lip exfoliator. First, make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients. Because these type of cosmetics are intended to be used as both a scrub and and moisturizer they contain a number of nourishing oils. Some of them may contain nut oils and if you are allergic to nuts then make sure to check the labels.
When you use one the first time you might be tempted to press hard. Don’t! What you want to do is lightly massage it onto the skin. The point isn’t to peel of dry flaky skin, but rather to let the moisturizer and sugar work on it’s own so that it gently lifts the flakiness off. If you press too hard it will irritate your lips.
After you finish removing the product make sure to follow up by using a special lip moisturizer product like a salve or lipbalm. If you do this natural skincare routine in the evening you you can apply a moisturizer and give it time to work all night.
Lip exfoliator products really do work. If you get into the habit of regular use you can just kiss those chapped lips goodbye. Your pout will look better and feel great and you might just find your favorite lipstick colors – yes even red lipstick – go on smoother.
Warning: If you are putting together your own professional makeup kit do not be caught without a lip exfoliator of some type. You’ll need it for your clients.