Lip Scrubs & Exfoliators

Open up any national women’s magazine right now and you’re likely to see an article on how to prevent or treat chapped lips. Clearly it’s a common problem if they’re all writing about it, right? Slathering on various lip balms can only do so much- you really need to get down to the surface to eliminate the problem. This is where lip scrubs and exfoliators come into play. Before putting on your favorite lip balm (my go-to is Aquaphor– can’t live without it), take to your lips with one of these products below. You can use your fingers, an old toothbrush, a washcloth or whatever works best.

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Best Smelling Lip Exfoliator

The Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Lip Scrub by sara happ takes the cake. You’ll have to try your hardest not to lick your lips after you’ve applied it. She has a bunch of other flavors, too, if grapefruit isn’t your thing.

Best Deal for a Lip Exfoliator

At just $3 a pop, the e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator gets the job done. You apply it like you would a regular lipstick, which makes it easy-to-use. I’ve had mine for a few months now and it lasts forever. Plus, the vanilla smell doesn’t hurt, either.

Coolest Lip Exfoliator

I have to admit I haven’t personally tried the LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub, but I’m so curious as to how it smells/tastes. They just opened a new LUSH store at an outlet near me, so you know I’ll be stopping in soon to pick up a few new products to try out. Has anyone tried this yet?

Best Multi-Use Lip Exfoliator

The jane iredale ‘Sugar & Butter’ Lip Exfoliator & Plumper can be used for a variety of things. On one end, you have an all-natural exfoliator to prep your lips for your favorite lipstick. On the other hand you have a lip plumper to give your lips a fuller appearance.

Cutest Lip Exfoliator Name

The Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub gets my vote for the cutest name- Fabulips! Plus, Bliss products are known for being awesome, so this is a must on any beauty lovers list.

Best Hydrating Lip Exfoliator

Although this post is about exfoliators and scrubs, a product that does that and nourishes and hydrates is even better. The Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant features unique and natural ingredients to rid your lips of dead skin while replacing moisture at the same time. Win-win.

Lip Exfoliator with the Coolest Ingredients

The Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub is formulated without sulfates and parabens, unlike many drugstore products. With ingredients such as Trans-Resveratrol (which helps reduce wrinkles), Vitamin C, rice bran (huh?) and natural cherry fruit flavor, you’ll see why this scrub won my award.

What are your favorite lip scrubs or exfoliators? 


  1. I’ve been meaning to do a post on this! It’s so hard to keep your lips nice and soft in winter. I love that you included “cutest name”.

  2. I have never actually bought a lip scrub before, but about three months before my wedding twice a week I would mix olive oil and brown sugar together and put it on my lips – did the trick and lips looked great!! I’ve heard really great things about the ELF one!

  3. Sara Happ’s scrubs are nice, but actually forgo lip scrubs for a damp washcloth, they seem to work as well and they are free. winning! I also love aquaphor, it’s the bomb… are people still saying that??

  4. I’m definitely in the middle of a chapped lip crisis lollll! This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I only use chapstick and it never works, so I will definitely try out one of these scrubs! Thanks for sharing Rachel:)!

  5. Oh I LOVE the way you divided them into categories, that’s so useful! And I’m a big fan of a good deal so you know I’ll be checking out the elf product.

  6. I have the same debate every winter: do I buy an lip exfoliator or do I make one? You should know that every year I choose the DIY and yet I’ve never actually made one. It’s probably time that I actually do something about it, right? haha

  7. I feel like lip scrubs have been popping up everywhere! The Sara Happ one’s packaging immediately draws me in. I have a few diy lip scrubs that I want to try too!

  8. This is great. I’ve got to get my husband in on this lip exfoliating bandwagon too. No body likes kissing cracked lips! Gotta stay smoochable even in the winter months! I’ve missed you btw! Ive been so busy but I’m trying to make my way back around to all my favorite bloggers! Hope the new year is treating you well love!

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