Scrubby, smells like a beach-y cocktail - Sandstone is a fun novelty soap, but definitely not HG (for me, at least!). I find the sand to be a little much, but as these are made fresh individually, it just might have been the batch that I received. Overall a decent cleanser.
Finally loving one of the LUSH products I ordered! Was very disappointed in some of the others, but this one is good. It has a strong lemon/citrus smell in the package which is softer once used in the bath with water. It's great exfoliate as well as refreshing to your skin. It's marbled looking with white creamy insides. So I'm guessing that's where the moisturizer comes in. Pleasantly surprised by this product. I've sliced mine so it will last for quite a while. Would definitely re-order since I don't have a LUSH store near me.
Holygrail. Aniliates ingrowns as well as rough, bumpy skin. Wish I discovered this YEARS ago! :)
HOLY GRAIL ALERT - Once again, Lush has done it with this brilliant little sand-studded soap that exfoliates like nobodies business. Normally I use homemade sugar or salt scrubs on my skin, which work well, or simply use a loofah in the shower to get my skin soft and smooth. I have NEVER had softer skin than I have right after using Sandstone soap for the first time, and I saw drastic results immediately - and I exfoliate nearly every time I'm in the shower. This powerful little citrus sand bar completely eliminated the bumps/clogged hair follicles all over my lower backside and the back of my legs - the bumps I've had for years, figuring they were just genetic and wouldn't ever go away. After rubbing a few times with sandstone, they were gone, just like that. Just like the wind. Just like my wallet after I re-visit Lush and purchase every exfoliant they make.
The bar works very well, and I like that it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. The bar has a really lovely citrus-y lemon scent (not at all like "dishwashing liquid" in my opinion) that doesn't really linger on the skin - instead it leaves you smelling fresh and clean, not at all weighed down by heavy perfumes. It is a little drying, but shouldn't we all be moisturizing after a good shower anyways? Great for use all over the body, especially as a pre-shave exfoliator. Has TRANSFORMED my skin, and with immediate results like these, I can feel good about throwing away every half-bottle or tub of old scrubs in my bathroom.
I dont know if this is a new soap or if I just never noticed it before, but I'm really glad I found it. Its very exfoliating. It contains sand, so dont mash it on your skin or else it will hurt. I gently rub it all over so that it doesnt rip my skin off. As long as I do that I have no problem with it. It smells like a toned down version of sexy peel, which is fine because I also love sexy peel. Just dont mash this onto your skin and you'll be fine.
The soap is drying and smells like a dishwashing liquid. The sand itself wasn't really good for any exfoliation since I didn't want to use it in a combo with overly drying soap. I won't be repurchasing.
Sandstone is the BEST soap/exfoliator combo imo. It has alot of citrus notes in it, similiar to sexy peel (another fav)!! I was recommended this by the S/A at LUSH because my skin is dry and it was the beginning of summer, so I wanted something that would get rid of dull dry skin. I love how this soap actually has sand in it. I use to buy soaps/gels that would claim to exfoliate, but this soap is just on another level! As far as it making a mess, I don't really notice because I use this in the shower not while taking a bath. The S/A cut me an end piece that was loaded w/sand and I love it!!
Does it leave a mess in your bathtub? Yes. Do I care? Not even remotely. No clump of sand laying by my feet could overcome the awesomeness that is Sandstone. It saves my life in the summer time. It's a fantastic exfoliant. Yes, it's grainy, but it's not for your face, and, quite frankly, after six months of my skin being shut away in heavy clothes, a serious sandy rubdown is exactly what my ass needs. I find the sand to do a better job at exfoliating than sugar or salt, as they melt in the warm water, anyway. It smells lemony. Not particularly fabulous, but pleasant enough. I have repurchased already and will continue to. I think it's a great product.
ok here are my likes and dislikes as simply put as possible:
exfoliates brilliantly (not as rough as a pumice stone but not as wimpy as "exfolaiting beads" in face wash and stuff)
didn't leave any residue or mess in my tub (no tile on the floor or non-skid daisies, though, so my tub is totally smooth anyway)
the packaging is refreshingly low maintenence. i just cut off enough for a few baths and that way the soap doesn't get germy or melt too fast. the majority of the chunk i bought is still wrapped up perfectly clean and fresh.
the smell isn't too heavy and doesn't interfere with my preferred perfume/conditioner scents.
just one... the price. It made me nervous when I bought my tiny $8 chunk. I ended up loving it, but I think i'll switch between this soap and scrubby gloves as soon as I find a pair that works like my old ones.. i definitely won't waste this soap on my feet, either. I just feel like a glycerin soap with sand in it shouldn't cost this much.
I like the smell of it and the soap but I like the old version of it better with the sand just on top. (I could scrub my feet better with the old version.)