Lush Mint Julip

There exists in both treatment and beauty both the mediocre and the sublime, the most daring innovation and the most uncomplicated, where the most traditional recipes coexist with the most original creation. Scouting a cheeky yet compelling use of oils is that very thing that moves us to sheer glee.

Mint Julip by Lush ($8.95) is just that cutesy pocket-sized treatment for your pucker. The lip scrub is largely infused with the ever-sacred peppermint oil, which contains menthol to impart a cooling effect while nourishing dull skin. Jojoba oils do the job of moisturizing lips while fine sugars tenderly exfoliate away pesky patches of dry skin. Did you know a study in the December 2008 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports that jojoba oil works to enhance the skin's moisture content for up to 24 hours, slowing down evaporation of moisturizers and improving the feel of the skin? Cruelty-free fans will love how Lush hand creates their products using little or no preservatives.

But, we'll posit most huile-istas will get giddy with shared glee when they learn how peppermint oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which are natural anti-agers. Be adventurous; for those who are attracted by the unknown or eager to explore a new oil, this lip saver is a graceful, sublime way to polish pretty pouts. And, within budget.

Scrub-a-dub, dub baby.