So, true story: Just the other day I was listening to a podcast and they were talking about, of all things lip scrubs. Lip scrubs are new to the beauty scene and up until this set I have never bought one. I mean with all the scrubs out there, who would think you need one just for your lips?
After buying this I kinda like it.
That's not to say that I couldn't use one of the multiple scrubs that are sitting in my shower right now. But it's nice to know this will be a little bit more gentle than the one that I use on my legs.
That being said, I did what many people do after listening to an interview and checked out the product. I checked out the website knowing that I had listened all the way though about the development of the product.
I wasn't quite ready for the sticker shock: $22. Now, I didn't order and won't be ordering for quite some time (maybe after I win the Powerball). So I'll keep my eye out for a more affordable option.
In fact, I picked this up last year, but didn't try it until they were long out of stock on this duo.
But I liked it enough to pick it up again this year.
The balm has a smell that I think is closer to orange sherbert than most balms I've tried. But it's pleasant and seemingly moisturizing. My lips are always dry this time of year and this seems to do the trick to make them less parched.
My only complaint about this product is actually about the scrub. And it isn't about the scrub itself. It's about the size. I wish it was about double the size.
With a product that is gritty, you tend to use more than the balm which is thick. Since the purpose is to exfoliate, I tend to use a higher proportion to the balm. The balm seems to provide a temporary moisturized feeling.
Which means I always run out of the scrub long before the balm. But being that this duo doesn't cost what many designer products do, I won't complain too much. This duo is well packaged, would make for a nice gift, and is priced at $3.99.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Lip Treatment Duo:
Ingredients and directions
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
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Trader Joe's Lip Treatment Duo
Product Name: Trader Joe's Lip Treatment Duo
Product Description: A lip scrub and lip balm packaged together as a set.
This is an annual gift set that Trader Joe's puts out that contains a lip scrub and lip balm.
- A nice gift set at an affordable price
- I wish the scrub were larger
It nice that TJ's offering a beauty set for $4 which is cheaper than other stores out there. I see TJ's is setting up in the holiday game now.
Hey Alek! My store seems almost cleared out of holiday items. I was there the other night and couldn't believe it! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have also perused various Sephora lip exfoliating products. And at one point a year ago I actually just ponied up the big bucks & bought the Glamglow lip scrub. Way too expensive for what it is but I succumbed to the hype. Really not worth it. I actually learned how to make my own moisturizing lip scrub. So easy & no additives or chemicals- I bought a small amount of organic pure shea butter from Amazon, added some organic coconut oil (TJs) and mixed in some granulated sugar. Optional things to add ---some vitamin E oil from capsules & if you want some flavor add. Few drops of natural vanilla extract (TJs). You can either just mix it or actually whip it with some beaters for more fluffy consistency . Just as good as the high prices items. And it actually makes cool Christmas gifts for friends and family.
Hey Dag! Wow! I think I know what I'm doing over winter break. I think you've inspired me to make my own lip scrub. Thanks so very much for sharing! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the overpriced nature of lip scrubs. I can't wait to try it!
Cool beans re: trying the DIY lip scrub. The more I looked at the ingredients for various lip scrubs they all had a lot of the same things in common- a gritty exfoliator (sugar) & moisturizing oils &/or butters high in fatty acids for smoothing/moisturizing (shea,coconut,jojoba,cocoa butter, vitamin E etc). You could make more than a cup of lip scrub for far less than what one of those high-end lip scrubs cost LOL.
So funny, i got a gift last year of this awesome coconut lip scrub and then the company stopped making it! I am not a DIY beauty products person but i had everything on hand and made my own coconut sugar lip scrub in maybe five minutes total. Stupid easy and cheap. I use it about twice a week in the winter and it really helps!
Hey Ttrockwood! I'm not a big DIY beauty person either, but that is one of those products that can easily be done at home with better results than what is commercially available. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this!