This works super well! This time of year, thus is a must have for me. I would recommend lightly applying Chapstick or some form of oil before starting, and it works wonders when you use it after showers. It's basically the same shape a a regular lipstick, but it's textured. The brown sugar one smells devine and works wonders. It's simple, apply it to your pre-moisturized lips like you would lipstick. What works best for me, is instead of just swiping back and forth, running it over my lips in a circular motion. When you feel you've exfoliated enough, or your lips are pretty raw, wipe it off, then wash your mouth. Then apply some form of lip moisturizer. Your lips will be super soft!