No matter where it is on planet Earth that you call home, you have likely experienced chapped lips more times than you would have liked. Whether it’s cold winter winds wreaking havoc on your pout, or sunburn on your most delicate skin, it’s never fun to have to deal with dry, flaky, or irritated lips. Which is why we always keep our beauty arsenals stocked with the most nourishing, moisturizing, and yummy lip scrubs around.
When you gently wipe on a touch of these sugar-based treatments, you can revitalize your skin – and prep your lips for your fabulous new lipstick shade. Shop our favorite lip scrubs below!
A matte liquid lipstick is only as powerful as the base it’s applied on. Lip-prepping salves like this minty Tarte exfoliant will slough off dead skin cells and nourish with a rich treatment balm. This formula contains nourishing maracuja oils and shea butter that will help protect your pout from the elements too.
How much fun is it when your makeup products remind you of a sweet treat? This vegan, sugar-based lip scrub from Caked will get your lips ready for any long-wearing lipstick shade you want to slick on. It’s made with natural oils, and this one smells and tastes like refreshing peppermint. (The brand also has lip scrubs in Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy, Juicy Watermelon, Orange Cocoa Puff, and Dreamsicle flavors – all to die for.)
Want a 2-in-1 product that will help solve all of your winter lip woes? This Clinique pot is a smoothing sugar lip scrub on one side, and a sheer, tinted moisturizing balm on the other. You can use the scrub portion up to three times a week to keep your pout rejuvenated, and use the balm portion any time you need a little shine.
This sweet scrub from Lush exfoliates with castor sugar and nourishes with hydrating organic jojoba oil. We love the candy aftertaste of the Bubblegum flavor, but if you’re looking for a richer feel, try the brand’s Honey, Mint Julips, or Chocolate flavors too!
Have you ever seen lip scrubs come in packaging this cute? K-beauty brand Tony Moly‘s kiss-ready balm isn’t taking lip care lightly, though. “This freshly scented scrub will gently exfoliate your lips to smooth away fine lines and unwanted dead skin,” the brand shared. “Its creamy blend of jojoba, argan oil, and macadamia oil will leave your lips hydrated and smooth!”
A classic favorite lip care treatment is the ultra-conditioning lip polish from Fresh. “Brown sugar crystals, natural humectants that prevent moisture loss, buff away dry flakes while shea butter and jojoba oil nourish the skin” for up to 6 hours, the brand says.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics
The Jeffree Star Cosmetics range features several exciting flavors of exfoliating lip scrubs, all with incredibly clever names. But there’s nothing more refreshing to try out than a Mojito! This vegan, sugar-based scrub is edible, which means you can rub it on and lick it off!
Want to try out a scrub in traditional bullet lipstick form? We love this portable option from e.l.f., which is like taking your lip balm up a notch. This formula is infused with Vitamin E, shea butter, avocado oil, grape oil, and jojoba oil to nourish and protect that pretty pout of yours!
— Kristine Hope Kowalski