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tarte Facial Lip Scrub


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.48 / 5 based on 214 Reviews


A hypoallergenic, twist-up lip scrub to resurface, condition and protect lips without the mess.

  • Rainforest of the Sea™ complex: a proprietary blend of algae and marine flower extracts that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and softening skin
  • Sugar: micro-fine granules gently exfoliate surface cells
  • Shea butter: a natural skin emollient that helps retain skin elasticity and protects against degeneration

Product performance: Pamper and perfect your pout with this at-home lippie facial that exfoliates and treats dry, cracked lips and provides instant hydration, all in one easy-to-use pencil. The 2-in-1 lip scrub sloughs away dead surface cells, allowing moisturizing ingredients to penetrate deeply thanks to micro-fine sugar granules suspended in a conditioning treatment balm. The raw sugar acts as a natural exfoliator, gently rolling over surface imperfections to polish and improve lip texture. The elixir balm helps moisturize, firm and protect with a silky-smooth, lip-loving™ blend of shea butter and the proprietary Rainforest of the Sea™ antioxidant complex. The mess-free pencil provides targeted applications, and the anti-aging formula can be worn alone as a treatment or to prep lips for lipstick application to deliver your perfect, plumped-up pout.

Ingredients: Polybutene, microcrystalline cellulose, octyldodecanol, polyethylene, tridecyl trimellitate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, sucrose, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, dipentaerythrityl hexahydroxystearate, cellulose gum, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’abeille, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcristalline, sodium saccharin, menthone glycerin acetal, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, limonene, algae extract, gardenia taitensis flower, tocopherol.

Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

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  • Is this harsh on dry lips?1 Answers
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tarte Facial Lip Scrub
tarte Facial Lip Scrub
Reviews (214)
Q&A (51)
Media (13)
  • "I use this before I'm applying matte lipstick so my lips don't look dry and crusty. Helps make my lips stay moisturizer and takes off that extra dry skin" in 30 reviews
  • "This is a clean, simple, effective lip scrub. It's incredibly easy to use. I received a deluxe sample, but a little goes a long way. It tastes and feels minty while the granules are small. It's also moisturizing " in 9 reviews
Lexi W.
Elgin, IL
239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This lip scrub is so nice. It’s sweet and doesn’t taste like much other than sugar. But it really helps to exfoliate the dead skin off of the lips and it’s not too rough to where it really irritates the lips either. It’s a great balance. It’s $16 which is fairly expensive in my opinion, I got it on sale. So I definitely think there are other more affordable options but this lip scrub is great!
Stephanie H.
Palm Harbor, FL
207 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like the Tarte lip scrub. It gently exfoliates my lips prior to applying a balm for moisturizing. It has a sweet minty flavor and the scrubby particles do flake off easily. I’m not sure if I would repurchase this or if it is necessarily. A diy sugar scrub or Jeffree Star lip scrub is better in consistency that this although I do like the stick form of the product for traveling.
Bay P.
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love how easy this is! Unlike other lip scrubs that come in little containers that you have to dig out with your finger and apply and rinse off, this applies just like a lip crayon and rubs in fully just needs a little dab with a face sponge). I use this before every getting-ready lipstick application!
Ava B.
3 reviews
This product is amazing. It makes your lips very smooth after one use. The packaging is pretty and it is a very nice texture. This is my first time using it, but I would use it again. You can get it at kohls, sephoria or ultra. I would recommend getting this for your lips. 
Susan D.
Newark, DE
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I ended up trying this after finding out their lip scrub that came in the tin was discontinued, and this doesn’t disappoint. Is perfect for when you need to apply matte lipstick in 30 degree weather or just to get some soft lips. It smells and tastes nice too!
Heather S.
Burkesville, KY
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received a sample size of this and am constantly reaching for it. The packaging is lovely, as with most Tarte products. It's smells good and isn't too harsh. Leaves my lips feeling exfoliated and moisturizers.
Jade B.
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This lip scrub works super well but it has an awful taste. I think it’s also a little to pricey was you can go to Walmart and get one for five dollars. I really don’t recommend unless you want to splurge
Emily M.
Oroville, CA
225 reviews
Got this as a gift. Definitely exfoliate my lips genty and smoothly. Saw a difference right away. Use this before I put on any matte lipstick. Makes the lipstick go on better and more smoothly
Nikole M.
Brookhaven, PA
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This was my first lip scrub I used and I dont think I want to try any other. This product has helped my lips look and feel great! Also helped with the way my lip color products go on!
This product I found at Sephora!
Elisabeth D.
Port Orchard, WA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is sooooo easy to use and I love that I don’t necessarily have to put any on my fingers like with Other lip scrubs I have. The price is a little much but given the ingredients and ease of use I might just have to buy another one when this one runs out. It definitely worked great too.
Ella P.
Portland , OR
542 reviews
Does it work? I need some insight! Thinking about getting this to use before a matte lipstick!
Stephanie S.
San Antonio, TX
21 reviews
I've been looking for a quality lip scrub, most run out quickly and can be harsh with all the grains. I've made my own for awhile but want an honest opinion on over all experience. How long does it last, how many coats do you use? Is it too abrasive? Thanks y'all !
Katie L.
Sioux Falls, SD
20 reviews
Alright guys, this or the glam glow version?
Katherine S.
Maysville, MO
232 reviews
Does this lip scrub have any flavor when you apply it onto your lips? Also does it make them change color such as super red or pink?! Thanks in advance!!
Karen H.
384 reviews
I like that this is in a stick packaging but does it work well? Worth the price? I love the Jeffree Star scrubs and the Glamglow one.

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tarte Facial Lip Scrub
tarte Facial Lip Scrub