I happen to be old enough to remember the Urban Legend that was spread across my school about Little Mikey, the kid from the Life Cereal commercials, who mixed a deadly combination of Pop Rocks and Coke and proceeded to explode and die.
Ahhh youth. Did we ever really believe this crap?
Lush has absolutely no issues with including Pop Rocks in their new Pow Wow Lip Scrub.
Takes popping candy, jojoba oil, organic rose hip oil, caffeine powder, and a bit of lime to create their new Pow Wow Lip Scrub.
I happen to be old enough to remember You Can’t Do That on Television (as well as Little Mikey) where anyone that uttered the words “I don’t know” would proceed to get a nice bucket full of greed sludge dumped on their head and Lush Pow Wow Scrub kinda reminds me of that rather gross slime.
Did I mention I’m a horror buff? Well, Lush Pow Wow Scrub also reminds me of the cornfest that was Troll 2. Please tell me you remember the legendary eating scenes?
Ahhh I’m just having a blast with this post today…
But on to the serious stuff…
This is a chunky scrub that doesn’t technically use sugars or salts to create the exfoliating base. When Lush says they used popping candy to create the base for the scrub they literally meant it. Pop Rocks are suspended in a thin base of jojoba oil which you can scrub on your lips. They do indeed sizzle, pop, and crack when you apply them but you’ll feel more of the “pop” should you get any in your mouth, no worries, ingesting it won’t kill you and your stomach won’t explode. Actually, it’s quite tasty!
As fun as Pow Wow is I didn’t feel it was as effective or easy to use as other scrubs Lush has. The popping candy pieces are a tad abrasive on my lips and they prove difficult to move around my mouth and “scrub” with. The added lime is tasty but it also stains the area on my lips so I have to really take a second to remove this with a washcloth less I have a lime green ring around my mouth after use.
Mmm it leaves lips soft thanks to the oils in the formula however it doesn’t successfully buff away drier skin sadly.
Lush Pow Wow Lip Scrub is fun and worthy of a pick up just for that reason along however if you’re looking for results and something that will actually scrub away drier, flaky skin on lips you might want to check out some of Lush’s other, better lip scrubs as this simply doesn’t do the trick.
Available now at www.lushusa.com