The first time I purchased this product I was in love! It had a lovely sweet smell and taste, glided over the lips easily while scrubbing gently with the sugar crystals, and left a smooth soft finish. And the price was a huge bonus! Five out of five stars from me. But ... I opened my second tube yesterday. This one is the complete opposite of my first. This one is horrible: thick and sticky, horrible smell and taste, leaving a gluey texture with few sugar crystals in sight. I "scribbled" the tube over my hand to possibly wear away any dryness from storage(?) and expose more sugar. (I needed a makeup remover to get rid of the residue on my hand.) Unfortunately, I got the same result, a thick unpleasant gluey mess. One star out of five this time. That averages out to three out of five, explaining my rating. Perhaps my second tube was from a bad batch? I don't know, or really care. No more of this lip exfoliator for me!