July 30, 2013

Review: Nature Republic Mango Bebe Lip Scrub

July 30, 2013
More than once have I mentioned my curse of dry lips. You can imagine my frustration, as well as the extra maintenance I have to keep up in order to prevent my lips from becoming flaky and cracked. Aside from having to apply at least a hundred layers of lip balm before bed, I also need to reach for a lip scrub two or three times a week. I've used a number of lip scrubs before, but none have been very effective and alas, I still tend to wind up with flaky lips afterwards.

But a few days ago I suddenly remembered something Sabs from Musings of Makeup Maven had written. It was an entry that featured Nature Republic's Mango Bebe Lip Scrub. It seemed like such a great product so I immediately dropped by the nearest Nature Republic stall and picked it up for myself.


The Nature Republic Mango Bebe Lip Scrub is housed in a mostly clear squeeze tube. This is my first time using a lip scrub in this kind of packaging, so I'm loving how convenient it is to bring along if need be.

The name of the product and the product information written behind it is a nightmare to read though as the font is way too light in color, especially against an already light background which is the color of the scrub itself inside. Aside from the name, the product info is in Korean so I wouldn't be able to understand it anyway. But thankfully this Ebay page has translated it:
Contains 1% mango butter. Walnut particles gently remove dead skin cells on the lips. Vitamin A nourishes lips. Alpha Carotene boosts lip elasticity.
It's a simple lip scrub though, so that's all you need to know in the end I think. I do like how it contains 'walnut particles' though, also the first time I've heard of it being used in a lip scrub, and it's apparently supposed to help improve lips' elasticity.


The cap is a secure, twist off type and like many lip balms or essences in a squeeze tube the product is dispensed through a slanted tip which makes application easier. Controlling the amount of product released is easy to do also, though I'm sure it'll become a nightmare once I've used most of this up.



Using two pea-sized amounts, one for my upper lip and the other for my bottom lip, I dispense the scrub onto my fingers and gently massage around for a few minutes. I prefer to squeeze the product onto my fingers to keep the tip of the tube clean and germ-free. Once I'm done massaging, I simply rinse it off. It doesn't have an unpleasant aftertaste and your lips don't feel waxy like I've experienced with other lip balms.

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So far this has been the best lip scrub I've tried to date! Even when my lips are super dry to the point that they're flaking like crazy, this instantly hydrates them and makes them super soft and smooth. Even all the pesky flakes of dry skin disappear! The only thing I wish this had now was a fruity, mango scent.

WHAT I LIKE:
  • Cute and convenient packaging.
  • Instantly hydrates, smoothens, and softens lips.

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
  • It's difficult to read the name and product info.
  • Product might be difficult to get out of the tube once there's only a small amount left.

Price: PHP235.00, Purchased from: The Landmark (Makati)

45 comments:

  1. Fräulein SchneeTuesday, July 30, 2013

    This one sounds good. I should try a lip scrub sometime. I never did actually...mainly because of laziness XD

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  2. Sounds great! I usually scrub until its not ok :S

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  3. Raimar ღ Guevara ღTuesday, July 30, 2013

    Sounds nice but I´m no going to spent money in a lip scrub because I prefer made my own lip scrub because I can know what contains exactly! But the package is pretty!
    Thanks for your honest review!


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  4. not a huge fan of lip scrubs as I mostly just use sea salt, baking soda or brown sugar with some coconut oil with similar results, but I do like the packaging. It's certainly less messy!

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  5. I looove Nature Republic. I pretty much bought them out when I was in Korea. Wish I had picked this up!

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  6. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieTuesday, July 30, 2013

    Super cute packaging! I love lip scrubs so I'll definitely have to give this a try! <3

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  7. i feel your pain when it comes to dry and shapped lips. i have to have a lip balm with me wherever i go!
    Is this available in the UK do you know? Might be one to try!
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    Claire
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  8. i've a super dry skin too! gonna try this soon! Thanks for the review^^


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  9. I hate my dry lips. In summer it's okay but in winter... looks so gross when they are not peeled and there's still lipstick on it because you had to rush in the morning. xD

    GIG love ♥

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  10. Omg a mango lip scrub!!! :) I tried a strawberry one and it was soo yummy. But mango sounds more delish.


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    Kumiko Mae

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  11. Sophia E. (Fauunzie)Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    Looks like I'll have to grab this - I LOVE mango anything and I love the tube it's in!! Thank you for the review!

    Fauunzies
    Finds ♡

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  12. I really like that it comes in a tube vs the typical jar/tub packaging for scrubs. This is much more hygienic xx

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  13. Love the packaging! :)


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  14. wow, this seems really interesting as it helps on flaky and dry lips! thanks for sharing =)

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  15. Very nice review! I want to try lip scrubs too, but before I buy one I might try to make a DIY lip scrub. :))

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  16. Oh I love how different the packaging is! Normally it's in a tub and I find it difficult to use. Glad this product worked out for you :)

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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  17. Sounds like a winner to me! I love anything mango-infused! :)


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  18. I was going to get this a while ago but somehow forgot about it! Thank you for reviewing it! I just wish it came in a different packaging

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  19. i think i need this in my life. haha. anyway, i have an on-going blog giveaway and i hope you can join and win! http://raellarina.blogspot.com/2013/07/big-20th-birthday-blowout.html

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  20. Cute packaging xx

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  21. @Michelle Nicole Both types of lip scrub packaging (the ones in small jars or a squeeze tube) have their pros and cons. This one is definitely more for those who are particular about double dipping into products. :)

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  22. @Louise Previous lip scrubs I've tried have been in a tub too. To be honest I'm partial to either, so I don't really mind the kind of packaging as long as it's effective. :)

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  23. @Maxinne Marie Making your own lip scrub is super easy, so I'd definitely try it out.

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  24. Definitely a lot more hygienic. No double dipping at all! It's a lot more convenient to bring along with you too. :)

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  25. @Kumiko Mae Haha. To be honest, this doesn't taste very good at all and doesn't even have a mango scent like I mentioned. Mango is a unique concept for lip scrubs though!

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  26. @♥ Natalie ♥ Ugh, yes! There's nothing more horrifying on me than flaky, cracked looking lipstick on dry lips.

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  27. @claire s There's no Nature Republic in the UK, but you can definitely purchase it online. You can check eBay, or Koreadepart has it too http://en.koreadepart.com/item/1299722225/ :)

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  28. @Autumn Love them too! I'm thankful we have a small NR kiosk of sorts in one of the department stores nearby.

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  29. @tianna Sea salt and the like work just as well, admittedly! But the added convenience of the packaging and the extra ingredients in it sold me. :)

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  30. @Fräulein Schnee I'll admit, I do sometimes get lazy to use one but I remind myself that I can't wear lipstick if I don't. Haha.

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  31. @Casey I love anything that's fruit-infused in general as well.

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  32. @rae I'll gladly check it out. Thanks! :)

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  33. @Janet You're welcome! Definitely makes flakey, dry lips disappear right after. :)

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  34. @Sophia E. (Fauunzie) You're welcome! Nature Republic's packaging always tends to be great too.

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  35. @Kawaii Ryn You're welcome! Glad you liked it.

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  36. I never tried a lip scrub before. I mostly use a home-made scrub to exfoliate. But this one looks pretty amazing. Love the amazing though. xx

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  37. Rosalie B.TangonanFriday, August 02, 2013

    This looks very unique! I love lip scrubs and I think this one is a must try :)

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  38. Oh my gasssh. I need this I will put this on my list na.. as in now na! :0 Thanks!

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  39. I use a lip scrub every night! It's the only way to keep my lips smooth. Glad that you discovered this one. It looks like it works for you!

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  40. I have an unhealthy obsession with lip scrubs.

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  41. I scrubbed my lips more in the past. Now I tend to forget. The packaging is cute and yellow :)

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  42. Cool!! I usually just scrub my lips with sugar, but this packaging looks much cuter and more convenient than what I do. Great review <3

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  43. wooo i think i wanna get one!

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  44. Try strawberry lip scrubs! :D you'd end up licking your lips haha

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  45. Wow... The product looks good! I need that because I always get dry lips!


    I do hope they think about putting a mango scent! That would be lovely. =)


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