The Body Shop Lip Scuff Review

by Samarpita on December 31, 2010 · 22 comments

The Body Shop Lip Scuff Review + Photos

Hi everyone!
A while back I wrote an article on a big haul that I did, . One of the things that I bought in that haul was a Body Shop Lip Scuff (NZ$24.75)/ Rs 495.

The Body Shop Lip Scuff

The Body Shop Lip Scuff

The Body Shop Lip Scuff

The Body Shop Lip Scuff

Here’s the official spiel on the Lip Scuff, from The Body Shop website:
A moisturising lip care product that gently exfoliates the lips to help remove dead skin cells, leaving the lips feeling smooth, soft and conditioned.

What it is:
In simple words, it is a lip exfoliant that comes in a retractable tube. The scuff itself is angled (just like how a lipstick is) so you can give it a good swipe over your lips. It is infused with peppermint and you can smell the peppermint straight away. There are tiny exfoliating beads in the scuff, but I am not quite sure if they are peppermint beads or something else. This is what it looks like.

The Body Shop Lip Scuff

How to use it:
You apply it the same way you would apply lipstick, only you don’t need to be precise about staying within the lip line. I would recommend leaving the lip scuff in for 1-2 minutes before removing with a tissue.
Here’s a swatch of the lip scuff:

Lip Scuff Swatch

What I like about The Body Shop Lip Scuff:

  • I like the fact that it comes in a retractable tube. Very easy to apply, and non-messy too.
  • The peppermint smell is not too strong.
  • The texture of the scuff is just like a lipstick, if you can imagine a lipstick with tiny exfoliating beads in them . :)
  • You can really feel the exfoliating beads working on your lips when you swipe the product. I don’t know about you, but I like to actually feel exfoliating beads in any lip/facial scrub working into my lips/skin.
  • My lips felt smooth and supple and refreshed after wiping off the product.
  • It is definitely a unique product. I have never seen The Body Shop come out with something like this before. Or maybe they have and I have been living under a rock the past few years :P

What I don’t like about The Body Shop Lip Scuff Swatch

  • The quantity. There is only 2.5g of product in the tube which is hardly anything! The size of the scuff is the same as a full sized lipstick, and yet lipsticks usually contain around 4g or so of product.
  • The price tag. NZ$24.75 is a hefty price to pay for only 2.5g of product. I am really not sure how much this lip scuff would cost in India but I am assuming it would cost around the same?
  • I have only used the lip scuff a maximum of 7-8 times but I have already almost finished it! It does not last very long at all. One or two swipes of the product diminishes the tube quite a bit. I am pretty sure that with 3 or 4 more uses, I will finish the scuff completely! And I was thinking this was something which would last me a while.

My final verdict:

The lip scuff does exfoliate my lips nicely and make my lips feel nice and smooth after using it. However, the heavy price tag, and the tiny amount of product for that price are a major put-off. The fact that the product doesn’t last very long either is another con.

Would I repurchase this product? Nope.

Have you used The Body Shop Lip Scuff? Please rate in the box below.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Rati December 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

I don’t know why they make lip scrubs expensive. Even the Lush lip scrub is not cheap. I like the concept of lip scrub in a lipstick format. Its easier to use and quite a hygienic option as well.

Thanks for the review. :)

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Samarpita January 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

Thanks Rati! I agree….but I think for that price they should give more product :-?

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jomol December 31, 2010 at 11:49 am

he he………it looks buttery though…………somebody had mentioned using a new baby toothbrush to exfoliate lips. :victory:

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Rati December 31, 2010 at 11:55 am

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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naina December 31, 2010 at 11:57 am

that also peach coloured baby brush .. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati December 31, 2010 at 11:59 am

:jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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calicoaster December 31, 2010 at 11:53 am

yeah..and our famous DIY lemon juice + glycerine + rose water + sugar :D :D…but I agree this lipstick form of scrub is more convenient. Donno whats the point of making it so expensive with so less quantity in that!! :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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rids December 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm

hehehe quite expensive ( WHY M I GIGGLIN AGAIN ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i also use baby toothbrush to exfoliate my lips jomol :) ….. cheap option and does good job too hehehehehe

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Samarpita January 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

hehehe maybe I should try that Rids!

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Janhavi December 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I use my own tooth brush :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: why to use a baby’s .. brush your lips in the morning when u brush ur teeth …everyday … nice soft soft kissable lips :kissing:

or DIY scrub of honey and sugar … scrub scrub n wash off :P

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Radhika December 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Heheheeeeeeee Janhavi…same here..I use my own toothbrush :toothygrin:

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Radhika December 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Rs. 495 here…and it lasted longer for me…though I didn’t use it every day… :|

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Samarpita January 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

oh I wonder how much of the product you used every time you used it though? Because I swiped it twice…maybe you only swiped it once?

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Natasha December 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm

i just scrub my lips with a moist little terry towel :P

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monika December 31, 2010 at 2:42 pm

same here

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jomol December 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm

janhavi rads are here…….ask farha 2 com too……datti girls limited :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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naina December 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm

i put loads of vaseline and very lightly scrub with the fingertip wearing TBS bathgloves at bath time .. that does the job for me .. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Giasaysthat December 31, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I HATE BODY SHOP FOR THEIR PRICES
EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE DISCOUNTS OR SALE IT’S LIKE 10% :worship: :worship: :worship:
so sad!
grrrrrr!
but their products seem to be good though :yahoo:

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bhumika December 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm

i knw…very expensive n d qty is too less…i too use my own toothbrush or a towel..works fine… :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Insiya December 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm

thanks for reviewing this. I was about to purchase this after seeing my frnd get it :P
btw is there any other product which will lighten the lips? my lips have started to darken :(

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Samarpita January 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

That’s alright Insiya! I wouldn’t really recommend this product if you’re looking for lip scrubs…maybe just try an old toothbrush that the others are suggesting ;-) ;-) ;-)

I’m not sure whether there’s anything to make your lips lighter…probably try going lipstick or lipgloss less for a few days and see? If might just be that your lips are more sensitive to all the chemicals in the lipsticks/glosses that you use?

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Samarpita January 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

thank you scooby-dooby-doo ;-) ;-) ;-)

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