Review: Lush Pow Wow Lip Scrub


You may have noticed this little pot making in an appearance in my latest Sunday Summary post and a couple of you asked if I could write a more in-depth review of it, so here it is! It would probably have made more sense to do this review a couple of months ago as this is a seasonal product only available at Christmas, but Lush do several other varieties of lip scrubs which are available all year (I would recommend the Bubblegum one in particular).

At this time of year I tend to get quite dry lips and I have a really bad habit of biting my lips too which makes the problem worse. The best product I’ve used to make my lips nice and smooth again is definitely Lush’s Pow Wow lip scrub. I tested a few of these out in the shop and from what I’ve heard/read elsewhere I think all the lip scrubs do an excellent job – I chose this one purely because I liked the scent best. Pow Wow is a luminous green colour and I think it tastes just like Haribo Tangfastics (anyone else?!). It contains popping candy which you can feel tingling on your lips and the best part is it’s not full of unnatural chemicals so you can lick it off your lips when you’re done!

I find the easiest way to apply it is to purse my lips together and use my finger to lightly scrub away the rough skin. It can get a little bit messy because the ‘particles’ are a bit big (due to the popping candy) so I would recommend doing this before you apply the rest of your makeup. Once you wipe it off you’re left with lovely soft lips due to the natural oils in the scrub, like jojoba and argan oil. I usually add a bit of Chapstick or lip balm afterwards just to make sure it lasts all day.

The lip scrubs retail at £4.95 which I think is a very reasonable price considering how long they last. I’ve had mine for over two months now and it’s still almost full. I use it probably around four times a week – whenever my lips are looking dry or when I’m planning to wear lipstick and want smooth lips to apply it to. Unfortunately Pow Wow isn’t available at the moment but I would definitely recommend writing it down on your wishlists for next Christmas, or you could try one of the other varieties. I’ve tried the Bubblegum one too and it smells so good, and I’ve heard the Mint Julip one is great too.

Have you tried any Lush lip products?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • I'm so curious to try this scrub! I also get rough skin on my lips due to a bad habit of biting them all the time… the product's the coolest shade of green, too!

    x Michelle |

  • Caroline says:

    I haven't tried any of Lush's lip scrubs, they sound good though and I should probably give one a go as I'm constantly reapplying lip balm with this cold weather! The tangfastics scent sounds great! 🙂 x

  • Rai says:

    Ooh I am tempted by this, I always have dry lips and something natural might be better for a change.

  • This looks so good, I always get dry lips too! Great review 🙂 Gillian x

  • Cassie says:

    I have this too and agree that it's messy, surprisingly so! I don't like the taste (I bought it on a whim because it was half price, I should really have paid that bit extra and got Mint Julips) so I never really know what to do with the scrub that's left on my lips. Still, it's great for getting rid of chapped lips at this time of year 🙂

  • jazxo says:

    This looks amazing! Really want to try it now xo

  • Maisy says:

    This looks lovely! Like you I get chapped dry lips around this time of year so I have the bubblegum one and it works really well! it's pricy but I'd definitely recommend it for smooth lips that don't just get rough again once the moisture wears off ( I find that happens with vaseline) It also tastes so good I end up eating it once I'm done scrubbing! ..that's probably not too sanitary. Ah well!



  • jessicaindge says:

    i love pow wow ! its amazing the smell is the main thing that drew me to it in the first place 😛 and it works really well!

  • Yasmin; says:

    I havea lush one and I love it! Definitely need to branch out and try more 'lush' stuff 🙂 x

  • I never tried any Lush lip products but I may get Pow Wow, cause my lips are always really dry too and just like you I bite them constantly… Thanks for the review Gillian xx

  • Alyse L. says:

    This sounds really wonderful! I get flaky lips all the time from dryness. Might just have to test one out.

  • sammycx says:

    this looks really cool! i have to try this!! 🙂

  • DawnieP says:

    Great review I looked at this when I was buying bath stuff yesterday and wasn't sure about it. Now I might go and have a proper nosy at it!


  • Kirsty says:

    Hi love, oooh I am a sucker for snazzy lip products and moisturisers – this wee baby looks perfect to fix my chapped rough winter lips. My fav is still Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream in the tube, best thing EVER!


    Also, thanks for your comment on my post, so glad you'd be into coming along. Nothing set in stone yet but keep an eyeout for an official g-list for u to add your name to – should be getting it up and running in next few days 🙂

  • Daisy says:

    This looks so interesting, I never really know how to scrub my lips and just end up using my toothbrush :/ this might be a better idea!

  • I tried this out in Lush and really regret not buying it now! The popping candy is really fun too 🙂

  • kate louise. says:

    I wish I could use the lush lip scrubs but they bring me out in blemishes around my mouth. They taste so yummm! 🙁

    PS: Gave you an award on my latest blog post hun! xoxo

  • Aimee says:

    I got one of the Lush lip scrubs in a gift set a few Christmas' ago, but never really got into using it. It did make my lips feel nice, but I just found the whole licking it off thing a bit weird! xo

  • Anita says:

    Lovely blog.

  • Lulu says:

    I've had this scrub before and it's amazing! It might deserve a re-purchase…

  • I've not tried the lip scrubs before but I do really like the look of them. I think Pow Wow has been temporarily removed because of complaints about the name, so they're going to re-name it and bring it back I think.

  • Harriet says:

    Ooh I think I may have to try this! I am terribly bad for biting my lips, and then whenever I put lipstick on it always looks kind of gross as my lips are just not smooth at all! Definitely adding this to my shopping list – thanks for the review!

  • Eloise says:

    I also bite my lips and the inside of my mouth : / And it makes matte lipsticks look gross on me so I may have to give this a try.


  • It looks and sounds amazing, great review!

  • Raz says:

    I bite my lips when I'm nervous/stressed. Never bitten my nails but I guess I need this scrub to combat my bad habit!

  • Daysha says:

    My friend loves Lush! I'm totally gonna try it! Lovely blog!

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