I’ve always been curious about body and lip scrubs; lip scrubs in particular. After a weird incident with a pot of salty lip scrub I had gotten my hands on back at Comic Fiesta (I forgot which year, but it was held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre then) I decided that lip scrubs wasn’t my cup of tea.
Now this coming from someone who’s pretty adventurous when it comes to trying out new beauty products, a salty lip scrub is definitely a weird one for me. While it does make sense (who would lick on salt-ridden lips?) I still didn’t like it hahaha. Plus, my lips are often dry and chapped so rubbing salt to the wound (literally!) made me feel like my lips are burning in hell.
I found this artisan brand purely by coincidence. Last month when I was at the Jaya One bazaar (I’m sorry, I am not sure what is the name of this bazaar but it definitely isn’t Markets) helping out a couple of friends in manning their booth, I kept eyeing a certain table that dished out handmade beauty products.
Being a MAD scientist myself, I thought to myself, why not find out more about them? Maybe it’s time I should check out the market and/or competition as well. Of course, having said that, it never hurts to see what others are doing. Not to ‘steal’ away their customers or product ideas. Oh no no no….I prefer to find inspiration in things that I love. It’s more fun that way, and for someone who’s been in the creative line for many years now; it is important to have a personalized edge to your products.
That said, I eventually checked out their booth. And I was pleasantly surprised too! Their items were packaged beautifully and smelled heavenly. Yes, even the ‘sweet stuff’.
Even the booth set up looks like it’s heading back to nature; how cool is that? Went to take a closer look at the products they have for sale, and of course, chatted with the two founders of Potions as well.
What tickles my fancy is actually the colours more than anything. Aside from a small portion of their lip scrub range, everything else has minimal artificial coloring in it. So imagine giving yourself a well-deserved caffeinated coffee scrub, or be in the zen with their matcha body scrub. Baby smooth skin with a hint of yummy scent. Perfect!
In the end after several rounds of contemplation, based on my needs and my wallet, I decided to go with the lip scrub in the end. Perhaps Lotion Bar the next round for review I hope! I am utterly intrigued by the coffee butter bar.
Bought the Lady Marmalade sugar lip scrub in the end. For RM15, the pot is pretty decent. The sugar that’s being used for the scrub is pretty fine too, very much unlike the granulated sugar you’d get from the grocery shops.
As this blend is mixed in thoroughly with nourishing oils and essential oils, the sugar isn’t too grating on the skin. Yes, even though it’s a scrub it’s actually pretty smooth as the same time. Go figure 😛
Being a citrusy sort of girl, I would of course ask more about the ingredients involved. And of course a quick peek at their website helps paint a clearer picture too.
- Caster Sugar – acts as a gentle yummy exfoliator
- Orange Peel Powder – great in brightening and treating dull and dark looking lips.
- Grapeseed Oil – moisturizes and nourishes chapped lips
- Honey – a humectant, which means it will help the lips to retain moisture. It also contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids which nourish the skin.
Care & Usage
Scoop out a pea-sized amount of Lady Marmalade and scrub on your lips in a circular motion. Rinse off and pat dry.
Always use a dry spoon to scoop out the scrub and store it in a dry and coolspace to extend lifespan.
Since there are no preservatives, please use within 6-8 months.
My Personal Verdict: 9/10
I love the idea and concept, and I equally love how refreshing the scrub was on my lips. The blend wasn’t too oily nor was it too rich, which made it easier to clean off as well. Because it wasn’t salt-based, my chapped lips fared better after scrubbing. Personally would prefer if there were essential oils infused in it for better nourishment but that’s something that I can fix on my own. I just wish it came with its own disposable spoon, but oh well. For that price it’s pretty worth it 🙂
Disclaimer: This review is purely personal and has not been endorsed in any way.