I've been using this for a week, since my regular face scrub was discontinued, and now I wonder why I hadn't been using it all along!
I had some dry skin around my nose, and after two uses the skin was as smooth as the rest of my face.
The first thing people seems to say about this product is that it is too harsh because of all the salt granules in the tub.
My advice is to rub gently- take the teeniest bit, maybe the size of half a grape and place them on your fingertips. Do not place them on your palm and rub them together before scrubbing your face, you do not want this stuff to get into your eyes.
The salt bits may be very harsh, but the avocado butter In this is very moisturizing. Really does leave my skin soft and smooth.
However, this scrub does NOT do anything for Blackheads, the granules are too chunky to get that deep into your pores. Kiehl's has a dermabrasion one that works better for black/whiteheads.
EDIT: This stuff PISSES YOUR SKIN OFF BIG TIME.
I am serious. I stopped using this for a bit, and then a couple of nights ago I saw it sitting there all sad and lonely so I decided to give my face a good scrub with this and what a bad mistake.
Honestly, you can just feel how harsh/gentle your scrub is by putting moisturizer on right after that- if it stings, your scrub is too harsh or you're using too much pressure, and I swear- this stuff is sooooo harsh for your skin and I wasn't even using a lot of product/pressure!
It might feel soft and smooth in the shower, but not when you're out. Also, this left me with red splotchy skin for close to 2 days now- which I am trying to nurse with my 8 hour cream. BADDDD.
Stick with something gentler that has both manual AND chemical exfoliants like the St Ives instead. Removing 2 stars because now I have to use makeup to cover up the redness (although this does give me a lot of insight when it comes to which concealers work)- BUT. NOT THE POINT.
Wanted to love this, smells devine, looks pretty, cleans face reasonably well. Made my skin very red and sore after using, just too harsh for face I think. Also made me very oily. Will use up on body but too expensive to buy for a body scrub.
black lush pot with 100 g of product for $20.95AUD. $30AUD for the 200g.
can be used on face and body.
this is one of the lush products that i can actually see a difference when i use it. it smells like vodka and lime and feels so nice when you use it. the vodka kinda stings my sentitive nose and cheeks sometimes.
the little salt bits really exfoliate gently though the big rock salts hurt abit. i cant get enough using it, its so fun to use.
it makes my face feel soft and doesnt leave a residue after your washed it off. the cream is slightly moisturising and doesnt feel like how soaps and other scrubs can feel stripping and hurtful.
i willkeep buying this product. it also has a good shelf life of a year after the production date.
I really felt a difference after using this scrub. My face felt so unbelievably soft and squeaky clean. I love the citrus smell too. It's a pretty abrasive scrub though, as the salt granules are quite big, so you have to rub gently and be careful around acne and definitely needs a moisterizer after. I don't like the pot that it comes in. I use the scrub in the shower and water gets in it. I'd prefer it to come in a more hygenic tube form.
This is one of LUSH's best sellers (It actually may be #1 but I can't remember off the top of my head) and for good reason! This stuff is STELLAR.
For one thing, it smells like the beach and alcoholic beverages I am still a few years away from enjoying xD it smells like salt, lime, and a strong vodka kick to it!
If you have REALLY sensitive skin I would be weary of this products. It contains both coarse and fine sea salt that could be a bit to abrasive on more sensitive skin types. I live in the Pacific Northwest and I spend a lot of time in the very salty ocean, and this made my skin a bit pink after using it the first time. However, as you get used to it it results in a very refreshing feeling afterwards, like spending a weekend at the beach! I use this at night in the shower and in the morning my skin feels smoother and much more even!
I would suggest this product to just about anyone but as will all LUSH products, grab a sample first! LUSH is super generous with their samples an will happily send you home with some Ocean Salt.
However, if you do end up not liking it LUSH is super good about returns both with and without receipts. Of you have a receipt they will give you all of your money back, even if the products has been used. And if you don't have a receipt they will happily let to exchange it for anything of the same value in the store.
UPDATE: I still love this product, so very much. BUT I have recently bought a Clarisonic and am planning to mostly use the rest of my giant tub on my legs when I shave since I think the Clarisonic does a better job at exfoliating. I will finish the tub but do not plan to repurchase. (It's also friggin expensive for something you could definitely make at home for a quarter of the price, sea salt isn't exactly rare xD)
Lush's Ocean Salt is a salt scrub for face and body. This exfoliator is made up of fine and coarse sea salt, avocado butter and coconut fat to hydrate, and natural antiseptics like lime juice and vodka to help with acne, blemishes, and blocked pores. Lush says that this scrub is suited for all skin types but is most beneficial for those of us with combo to oily skin. Lush also warns that the salt and citrus in this scrub may be too strong for people with sensitive skin. If you're looking for heavy duty exfoliation from Lush, this product is your best bet, Lush defines it as their "most exfoliating cleanser". I wouldn't even call this a cleanser. I got a little sample of this scrub at the Lush in Macy's in downtown Pittsburgh. This product is available in two sizes; 4.2oz for $19.95, or 8.8oz for $34.95. Not cheap. I believe this product was made in Canada, but I'm not fully sure. Lush is a cruelty free company.
I can't really speak much for Ocean Salt's packaging, as I only have it in a small sample jar, the name half rubbed off. The full size comes in a black plastic tub with a screw on lid. The name of the product and a description can be found on the front of the jar. Because it's a black pot, its included in Lush's awesome recycling program. Bringing in 6 empty black pots earns you a free Fresh Face Mask of your choosing. Anyway, I can't go into any further detail about the packaging. If you've ever seen anything from Lush before it won't excite you, it all looks the same.
Ocean Salt is a pretty seafoam green scrub with a viscous but thin consistency. The main component of Ocean Salt is, not surprisingly, sea salt. The granules vary in size, some miniscule, others quite large. The salt feels really abrasive at first, but the longer you rub the product into your damp skin, the granules get smaller and smaller to the point that they've melted completely away. That's when you know to rinse. Rinsing is no trouble at all, considering most of the product has melted. If you have any fresh acne or other boo boos, Ocean Salt will burn on contact, pretty bad, I speak from experience. And common sense, you know the phrase putting salt in the wound or whatevz. Aside from the terrible, debilitatingly painful burning of getting this stuff on open wounds, Ocean Salt feels pretty calming on the skin. This is actually a pretty mild scrub too, I've been using it every morning with the rest of my normal skin care routine with no irritation.
I've been experiencing some intense acne issues, especially on my chin, and Ocean Salt is really helping me out. The acne is still there, but it's starting to clear up since I integrated Ocean Salt into my morning regimen. I totally believe that it has anti-septic qualities, and is keeping my pimples clean. Aside from helping to heal my disgusting chin acne, this scrub has given me a much softer, smoother complexion. My skin feels happy. Ocean Salt also has also completely removed the a random rough patch on my forehead. Like just this little sample has worked miracles for me. I never expected results like this.
I know I haven't mentioned much about how this product works on the body, that's because I've only used it on my body once, mainly because I was given such a small amount. From what I recall of the one time I used it on my legs and chest, the scrub was nice on the skin, but I prefer something a little more coarse on the body. I think I'll restrict this product to "face only" use, but its totally a matter of personal preference. You know what isn't a matter of preference? The scent. You have to love the way Ocean Salt smells. Clearly, it's a salty, minerally, somewhat oceanic scent, but you can definitely pick up the lemon juice and a slight boozy quality from the vodka. There's just something really refreshing but calming about the scent of Ocean Salt. I really like marine type scents, that probably has something to do with it.
I kinda love Lush's Ocean Salt scrub. Its worked wonders for my recently problematic skin. My disaster area of a chin is clearing up and my forehead is much smoother. Overall my skin seems to really be benefiting from this sea salt scrub. I'm going to be so sad when this sample whens out. Hopefully I'll be about to invest in a full size of this scrub sometime. Even if this scrub wasn't a miracle product (which it really is), I would still like it just because it's pretty to look at and it smells nice. I do agree with Lush that it probably shouldn't be used on sensitive skin, but if you have combo, somewhat acne prone skin, you need Ocean Salt in your life. Next time you go into Lush, ask for a demo of this wonderful product, and don't forget to request a sample.
As a facial exfoliator, I would give this a 1. It's far too abrasive for not being that effective - doesn't take away blackheads or unclog pores or resurface the skin - but it's very, very harsh. Scratches away at the sensitive skin of the face. Not recommended at all for facial exfoliation. However, since it can be used on other parts of the body I will give it another lippie. It's far better used as a body exfoliator.
I have purchased this product and literally have used it 3 times. Post buying this product I purchased some products from Clinique that worked better with my skin. The price for the Ocean Lush is expensive due to the quantity they give you. Keep in mind it's meant to exfoliate your face, so you REALLY do need a moisturizer afterwards or your face WILL dry out! It's a product I would not recommend.
I absolutely LOVE this face/body scrub. I only use it on my face, because I use a different body scrub from Lush in the shower. The first time I used this scrub on my face, I could see and feel the difference. My face felt so smooth, and I saw that I had scrubbed away all of my dead skin cells. The first time I used it was at night, before going to bed. The next morning I noticed that my face had already started to clear up and that I had smaller pores, and less acne. I continued to use this scrub daily, once a day before going to bed, and now my face is absolutely clear. I also noticed that the dark spots that I used to have on my face are completely gone. I love love love this product. I don't even wear make-up during the day anymore because my skin feels so clean and flawless without it.
I highly recommend giving this product a try. Use it often and you will see results.