Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm
Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm

I’m constantly struggling with dehydrated lips! It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, there are persistent episodes of chapped lips in my life.

Because of the windy Brussels, I even choose sometimes to apply a very rich face cream on my lips…and no, coconut oil doesn’t solve this issue.

During the years, I’ve tried a few lip balms and there are some which are very effective, however the effect is not longterm.

Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm in 05 Candies Cassis (€24.00/ 7ml) | This product is the best from everything I’ve tried so far!

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (scrub detail)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (scrub detail)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (scrub swatch)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (scrub swatch)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (balm detail)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (balm detail)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (balm swatch)

Clinique | Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm (balm swatch)

Now, I know that it’s not windy autumn or cold winter yet.

However, I’ve tried Sweet Pots during my long vacation at the sea side (where the wind, sun and sea have the same effect on my lips as the cold season)…and let me tell you something, it really works!

Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm has two segments: one segment is a scrub and the other one is a gloss.

The Sugar Scrub is sweet and it’s a pleasure to apply it because it erases the dehydrated flakes, massages and calms down the area.

It smoothes the sensitive skin and the result is plump, moisturised lips.

The texture is pretty rough but this is the part that I love most; in my opinion, a good/ effective scrub is rough. The effects are very long, once a week or once every two weeks is more than enough to use the scrub.

The fragrance is almost inexistent, maybe a subtle smell which reminds me of brown sugar.

I love to use the Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub before I apply a matte lipstick…the effects are fabulous!

The other segment is a glossy balm which hydrates, protects and offers a tinted finish, very natural and very comfortable.

The formula of the Sweet Pots Lip Balm is in between a balm and a gloss with a light, creamy, slightly sticky texture.

The effects of the Lip Balm extend hours after the shine is gone…I would say, until the next day.

It is perfume free and has also anti-inflammatory properties.

The two segments can be used as a two-step lip treatment, however, each segment could be used on its own or combined with any other lip product (the lip balm can also be used under or on top of a matte lipstick).

Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm is available in 5 shades: Red Velvet, Orange Blossom, Candies Cassis, Pink Framboise, Sweet Rose.

 

Sugar Scrub Ingredients: Sucrose, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cellulose, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Silica, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol Acetate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 20 Lake (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

 

Lip Balm Ingredients: Petrolatum, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutane, Tocopheryl Acetate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, PPG-51/SDMI Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Astrocaryum Murumru Seed Butter, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Ceramide NG, Sea Whip Extract, Cholesterol, Polylysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lauryl PCA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Water\Aqua\Eau. May Contain: Mica, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360).

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  • Iulia says:

    I saw this stuff while I was returning from vacation in Malaga airport travel free shop and I thought is a ingenious idea, I haven’t seen something similar before… Such a fool, hesitate to buy it maybe because I already spent to much on MAC products and now I regret because I think it was cheaper – up to 20 Euros. Anyway if I find it I will definitely buy it because is cool and as you mentioned that is working it became more attractive for me now.