From peeled to polished: Fresh Sugar Lip Polish


Not sure about the weather where you live, but here in Winnipeg, oh my gosh, it’s been so cold.  I’m talking about -40-degrees-Celsius-with-the-windchill cold.  There’s no joking around here, it’s taking everything in me to not buy a plane ticket to Cuba to escape from this frozen apocalypse weather.

Pretty much everything gets affected when it’s this cold, including skin.  I have had to lather body butter all over my body every night and apply lotion to my chapped hands every few hours.  Another problem area?  My lips.  Sure, oxblood and red lipstick is in right now, but it’s so not cute when your lips are peeling and dry. A lip balm can only go so far when it comes to chapped and peeling lips, you definitely need some heavy-duty treatments to get rid of all those skins pieces just hanging there.


I got the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish in one of the Sugar sets during the holidays from Sephora.  I’ve been a fan of their balms for a while, so I was excited to try out the scrub as I’ve heard so many good things about it. The polish is a sweet exfoliating treatment that is supposed to leave lips soft and smooth.  The formula is enriched with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes, while exfoliating and conditioning for a smooth finish.  It also nourishes lips with quick-absorbing meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed oils, while shea butter provides long-lasting moisture.

Since my lips need some heavy-duty scrubbing, I’ve been using this product for the past month or so.  I do love the taste of the product and its quite soft and gentle on the lips.  Lips feel moisturized and soft right after you use it, but in the long run, this doesn’t really take away those dry flakes that are oh-so-irritating this time of the year.  This product is great for a quick fix, but if you really want to scrub those bad boys away, I find my Clarisonic does the trick best.


Would I recommend this product? For C$22.50, no.  I feel like you could create your own lip scrub for way less money (brown or white sugar and petroleum jelly), and considering that my lips were still left flaky, I think this product is more hype than anything. Yes it smells great, tastes great, even leaves your lips feeling great right after you use it, but hours later, they are just as dry as they were to begin with.

Save those pennies and DIY one yourself, or give your lips a good scrubbing with an old toothbrush or your Clarisonic.

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