I’ve just recently gotten over a nasty cold, and between two weeks of coughing and sniffling and being perpetually in a state of dehydration, my lips have definitely taken a hit. In the midst of all that I have also been recently reviewing Bite Beauty’s new Amuse Bouche collection (catch that post tomorrow!) and I was quickly made aware of the terrible state of my lips – they were really dry and generally in a bad way. Since I’m not much of a DIY girl – I tend to make messes and forget the DIY project in the fridge for months – I immediately went online shopping for a lip scrub. I’m a massive fan of Sugar’s Lip Polish, however, it is rather pricey for a polish and I’d much rather save up my pennies for their body scrub or Soy Face Cleanser, so I was really on the hunt for a more wallet friendly alternative. Well, literally the day after I was doing my online search I was sent PIXI’s new Nourishing Lip Polish! I might have actually squealed when I opened it – it was exactly what I was looking for!
This 2-in-1 lip exfoliator + nourisher helps to repair & protect dry, sensitive lips. A nutrient-rich formula smoothes lips with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils. The unique massage applicator works to stimulate circulation, giving a healthy, plumped effect.
Right off the bat I’m going to tell you that the PIXI Nourishing Lip Polish is an excellent dupe for fresh’s Sugar Lip Polish – the smell is almost identical, with this one leaning more on the sweet side (an effect of the xylitol, perhaps?). I’m also going to tell you, that although I love fresh’s scrub, I liked PIXI’s version a little better. The Nourishing Lip Polish tube is very reminiscent of all those lip glosses I used to buy back in ‘99, except this tube features a massage applicator that is designed specifically for massaging in product. I feel like this really sets it apart from other scrubs, I love the fact that I don’t have to dip my fingers in a pot which can sometimes feel unhygienic. Also, it feels like my lips are getting a massage which is nice too.
The scent is very citric, likely by way of the grapefruit seed oil, orange peel oil, apricot kernel oil, and cranberry seed oil. The draw for a lot of scrubs is that they feature brown sugar, which acts as a natural exfoliant. There isn’t any mention of brown sugar in the ingredients, but it definitely has a “scrubby” feel to it. Also it’s more wallet friendly than many other scrubs on the market. PIXI has recently been rolling out a plethora of new products, and they’re really hitting the mark, I have a few on my hands that I can’t wait to review, but I definitely recommend picking up one of these if you suffer from dry and slightly feathery (is there a polite way of saying peeling?) lips.