If you're among the majority of women surveyed who say they prefer lips that are soft and supple to lips that are dry and cracked, you probably already know there aren't many downsides to lip scrubs. After all, they're pretty much a winter beauty essential, buffing away flakes to make your chapped lips presentable, all while tasting sweet as the sugar they're made from — and without the calories.
Ahead, 9 delightfully scrubby treatments that'll get you through winter, no problem.
Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub
Among the gentlest lip scrubs out there, apply a daub of this K-Beauty favorite each a.m. to prevent flakes from forming in the first place — and who wouldn’t want to kick off every morning face-to-face with such adorable packaging?
Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm
We’re not sure who’s the star and who's the supporting talent in this scrub-balm duo, but why quibble over such things? Together they put on quite the show, with the scrub setting the stage for a high-shine gloss that leaves lips super-hydrated.
Tarte Lip Facial Scrub
Trace this kaleidoscopic wand over lips, smack a few times, and voilà, magical smoothness.
Bliss Fabulips Sugar Scrub
Bliss' touted scrub buffs away flakes with all-natural walnut shells, and restores moisture with a whole bunch of beauty oils, including shea, olive, and jojoba.
Pacifica Lips Like Sugar Candied Lemon & Sugar Lip Scrub
Even if you're not a fan of the '80s indie hit by the same name, we're sure that you wouldn't turn down lips like sugar, and this lemony scrub lives up to its promise to give you just that.
Fizz & Bubble Mint Mojito Lip Scrub
Fizz & Bubble’s scrub inspired by the minty, limey cocktail buffs away dead skin to leave lips super-soft and ready to lock in hydration from a favorite balm — like maybe this one, if you’re inclined to go all matchy-matchy.
E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator
Don't let the $3 price tag trick you — give E.L.F.'s minty scrub a test run and you'll find it works just as well as almost any pricer brand you could try.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
Arguably the originator of the sugar-scrub concept, Fresh’s lip polish is packed with brown sugar and molasses.
Sara Happ The Lip Scrub
If pink grapefruit isn’t your thing, try this classic scrub in any of the three options. It leaves lips soft and supple, without greasiness.
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