Are Expensive Lip Scrubs Better than DIYs?

As someone who has chronically chapped lips, I was extremely excited to try this lip scrub! I was really hoping this would be my lip-saver. This lip scrub is from fresh and it is called Sugar Lip Polish ($24).

The directions say to massage a small amount onto the lips and then wipe it off with a damp washcloth. It can be used 2-3x a week.

Here are my opinions on this product:

I like that it makes my lips feel smooth afterwards. It also makes my lips plump (but that’s expected because of the exfoliation).
I don’t like that it doesn’t get all of the dead skin off of my lips. There is still some flakiness afterwards. Also, while it does feel smooth, it doesn’t feel moisturized.

Overall, I think it’s a decent product but not worth the money. A DIY lip scrub works just as well and is way less expensive. Here’s a DIY lip scrub recipe I’ve used before from Michelle Phan:


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • A squirt of Vaseline

Just mix the ingredients together, massage into your lips, and wipe off with a damp washcloth!

Have you guys tried any of fresh‘s products? What are your favorites? Xoxo

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  • Reply ananxiousmum101 January 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    This is a really interesting blog post x

  • Reply Claire Talks Beauty January 20, 2017 at 2:57 am

    i have never tried a DIY lip scrub but now i think that it is absolutely worth it πŸ™‚
    i would love to try it soon for sure πŸ™‚

  • Reply Daniela Soriano January 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I’ll have to give this a try!! <3

  • Reply Superman January 25, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    My gf says she will definitely try this. Thank you for the tip. Keep up the good job!

  • Reply itzjustrachel February 10, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I’ll have to try out that DIY recipe! I didn’t know it was so simple. However, I’ve tried some of Sugar Lips’ other products and they’re usually pretty good and high quality πŸ™‚

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles February 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Really? Which other product did you like from them? Also tried their lip treatment but wasn’t WOWed by it for the price point.

      • Reply itzjustrachel February 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        I don’t remember exactly but I think it was some of their tinted lip balms. I thought they were very moisturizing πŸ™‚

  • Reply noovihandayani March 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I love DIY lip scrub, it’s affordable with a good result.

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