Just thinking about…and smelling…and staring at these products makes me happy. Read this review then order some. Right. NOW. (Can you tell I loved these products?)
WHAT: The Rub and Lip Buttah
WHO: Splurge Skincare
AVAILABLE IN: Peppermint, Almond, Lemon, and Orange Chocolate (the latter is in Lip Buttah only)
COST: A .15 oz. tube of Lip Buttah is $7.00 and an 8 oz. tub of The Rub is $26.00
BONUS: You can pronounce all of the ingredients in these products!
RECOMMENDED SCENT: Almond (warning: you may experience strong cravings to eat said product)
FUN FACT: The line was created by two teachers, with the hopes of encouraging others to “splurge” on themselves everyday!
INGREDIENTS: The Rub – sugar, organic safflower oil, meadowfoam oil, glycerin, organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, aloe vera leaf juice, sweet orange essential oil, bitter almond essential oil, vitamin E; Lip Buttah – babassu oil, organic cocoa butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil, organic castor oil, peppermint essential oil, vitamin E
I could hardly contain my excitement when I finally received the samples I had requested from Splurge Skincare. Being a lover of all things beautifying, and feeling the compelling need to discover and introduce others to natural, healthy, and safe beauty alternatives, I was pumped to give Splurge a shot.
Well, it’s been a month and I’ve already gone through half a tube of my Peppermint Lip Buttah—I never go through natural lip balm that fast, not even my Burt’s Bees. The Almond Rub gets busted out at least once a week, and I always have to double think about wanting to taste a little bit of it (I’m serious. It smells that delicious).
So? How do they measure up?
The Lip Buttah is luxuriously smooth and moisturizing. It does’t leave any residue, and it makes your lips soft and kissable. It comes in an oval tube, similar to that of Hurraw! natural lip balm. It comes in 4 flavors: Peppermint, Almond, Lemon, and Orange Chocolate. I sampled the Peppermint flavor. The scent was light, so it’s great for both men and women. I didn’t taste anything (which, if you read my last natural lip balm review, is nothing out of the ordinary for me). In addition to the classic flavors, these lovely ladies have also recently introduced a tinted line consisting of “Fling” (a luscious red), “Going Steady” (a sort of beige), and “In Love” (a pinkish nude).
The Rub is unlike any other body scrub I’ve ever used. It’s made with sugar, so the granules are fine and exfoliating against your skin without being rough. The organic cocoa butter & shea butter in it moisturizes your skin so that when you get out of the shower, you are glistening and your skin is quenched! It’s not greasy or harsh at all. In fact, I’ve found that I can skip my lotion or oil moisturizing session after a shower when I use The Rub, which, hey, anything that makes my morning beauty routine go faster is fine by me! I sampled the Almond scent, and it’s to die for. TO-DIE-FOR.
All of Splurge Skincare’s products are available for purchase on Amazon, as well as in a couple of local stores in New York and Massachusetts. I highly recommend the “splurge” on these, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the bend. As their tagline suggests, “spoil yourself naturally!”