Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub is Lush’s #1 seller for a reason…a really, really, really good reason.
In addition to my favorite Lush product, Coalface (past review linked) I’m equally addicted to Lush’s Ocean Salt exfoliate. This is a body/face exfoliate, although I only use it for my face because I prefer some other amazing body exfoliates (past review linked). I first bought this while I was at school in D.C., the girl helping me in the Lush store was kinda bored and just wanted to try products on me. When she suggested this one I was slightly skeptical because I’ve always looked at salt based products as super drying…but this is perfect and is designed for normal to oily skin.
I loved the texture and consistency of this product, and decided to try the small pot (120g). The area of my hand that she tested it on was super smooth, and when followed up with lotion was amazingly soft. So, I figured that if the back of my hand felt like heaven, my face probably would too.
You don’t need to use a lot of this product for it to have an effect, the picture below is about the amount of product I use per use for when I’m only exfoliating my face. When I’m doing neck and face I’ll use a tad bit more.
When you first buy this the mixture isn’t set…when you open it up it’ll look like the photo below. They give you a little mixer and the first time you use it just stir it up a couple of times and you’re good to go! It might look a little scary when you first open it, because it just looks like a pile of salt…but it’s okay no worries.
|Before stirring the mixture.|
|After, ready to go.|
Ocean Salt smells so yummy, it’s kinda zingy.…which makes sense given it’s super cool ingredients. The mixture is composed of lime, coconut, avocado, grapefruit, and sea salt…it’s vodka based which basically just proves how much of an astringent/antibacterial it is…meaning more benefits for your skin!
I use this product twice a week, you shouldn’t use it more than that because it could potentially dry you out. I can promise you that Ocean Salt will deliver results, I found that the longer I spend massaging it into my face the better the results are. I have mildly sensitive skin, and because it is a serious exfoliate it sometimes leaves me red, but it’s only for about 5mins after and then my skin looks great and glowly!
I’ve moved on to the larger (250g) pot, and gave the rest of my smaller pot to my mom to use. My aunt recently tried it out too and loved it. This product can be expensive if you use it all over your body, which is why I only use it for my face. The smaller pot is $19.95 and the larger pot is $34.95. One of my favorite aspects of all Lush stores is they will give you an ample sample (lol) of anything you want, go to a Lush store (or if there aren’t any around you they have their own stores within most Macy’s) and ask for both a sample to take home and a test right there in the store!