I LOVE this product. It does feel a little harsh when you rub it into your skin because salt has a very coarse, granular texture, but it doesn't hurt at all nor did it leave my skin red or irritated. After I put it all over my face and rub it in a couple of times, I rinse it off and my skin feels so soft! It feels very clean, smooth, and soft. An excellent skin exfoliator, though it is indeed too harsh for daily use, I use it every couple of days before bed and the next day my skin looks and feels heavenly. A definite recommend! It is a little pricey for the big jar though but if you want to try it out buy the little one.
This product does exfoliate thoroughly but it's also kind of harsh. The smell is not unpleasant but it's very strong.
While the immediate result is that it makes you look fresher, cleaner and brighter, I believe harsh exfoliants can exacerbate acne so I've stopped using them on my face. Gentle exfoliation is all you need. I would use this on my scaly legs and feet though. The product wouldn't last long this way though, which makes it kind of pricey, at least in India.
Besides the scent being the best smelling fragrance in the world...the product is GREAT. I just finished my first tub of it, which lasted about 5 months using it every other day, or sometimes every day. It helped clear up acne, take away oils on my face, and really exfoliate my skin. OS is a miracle worker! Expensive, but very worth it.
I don't understand everyone's intense love for this product! Salt is a great exfoliant and anti-bacterial ingredient for the skin but this product is purely that- salt! it is so incredibly strong that it BURNS my face, and the particles of salt are so large and rough that they scratch my face! and I have owned this product for about a year now and still have one third left of it because I use it about once a month as any more would completely dry out my skin - it leaves it feeling soft and thoroughly cleansed, but I would definitely not recommend this for the face or repurchase.
Ocean Salt works well as an exfoliater, but due to the ingredients and large salt granules it can be quite harsh so you have to be gentle with this one. I have sensitive skin and can use this on my face if I'm careful. I like the scent and it does a wonderful job. While I do like it, I won't be buying it again as it always expires before I get to finish it all.
Ocean Salt is a lovely exfoliant for the body and face. I absolutely love the scent; its a very unique citrus-y vodka scent. The top layer of the product contains larger granules of salt whereas towards the bottom of the pot, the granules of salt are much more finely milled. I made the mistake of using this on my face, which resulted in an unbearable burning sensation. I removed the product immediately as it was much too harsh and abrasive for my sensitive skin. However, I love using this on my arms and legs. It really smoothens them and makes my skin look and feel great. I would definitely recommend this as a body exfoliant, but would not recommend using this on your face, especially if you have sensitive skin.
I THINK I like this product....
I've only used it a couple times so I can't say whether it has helped my skin the long run or not (with mild acne and such) but every time I use it my skin feels really soft and looks glowy. It can be harsh because of the large salt granules, so I wouldn't really recommend it for someone with sensitive skin. It's sort of pricey but that's LUSH for you. I would buy it again.
I am using third bottle of this product and I am going to buy it again this runs out. It leaves my skin clean and smooth. It gets rid of zits too. It is not harsh at all. Yes, if you have some scars on your face, it might sting a little bit. But that's because the salt ingredient is disinfecting the area - which actually makes the healing process goes faster. I sometimes use this on my body too. My body feels soft afterwards as well. Some people might not like a little bit of burning sensation during application. But personally, to me it is not a bad feeling at all - it feels like deep cleansing. I have dry skin. As far as I put some moisturizer later, it doesn't dry out my skin at all. Excellent exfoliator.
I love, love, LOVE this exfoliater. It smells like the ocean and margaritas and feels incredible on my skin. If you have incredibly sensitive skin this may not be for you, but I don't find it to be harsh at all. When you open the container the sea salt component is on top of the base, so make sure to mix it up with your finger before you apply it the first time. That said, I wouldn't recommend using it more than once or twice a week.
This leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and refreshed. It also has an excellent shelf life for a Lush product, so it's one of the few items I would say are worth sizing up on if you're going to be working through it on your own. Using this with Mask of Magnamity once a week has made such a HUGE difference in my skin, and I can't recommend them enough.
I loooove this facial scrub. This was one of the first products I got from lush. AMAZING. I had read reviews where people have said 'this is too harsh on my skin' which I have to completely disagree with! It's perfect and feels lovely and my skin feels as soft as a babys bum afterwords.
As for the smell, its smells like an alcoholic cocktail which you would have on holiday. Refreshing, and reminds you of holiday and your face feels squeeky clean!
Overall, I LOVE THIS! DEFINATELY WORTH THE MONEY.