Bliss Labs • Hot Salt Scrub • Scrubs
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have mixed feelings about this scrub. First let me say, I bought my jar over 2 years ago ( maybe 3?) and tonight is the 2nd time time I used it. Why? because I have so many other scrubs I reach for ( Decleor, GM Collin, Dermalogica, Murad Pomegranate, Juvena body peel, and even One minute manicure just to give you an idea!). I love scrubs and love to have baby skin all over, so my bathroom has a lot of scrubs available, as I do exfoliate every second day or 3rd if I have bad hangover that last...
Now about the Bliss hot salts...Well, it's a funny story because I recall why i bought it, not because of the minty scent, nor because it was Branded bliss, but because of the HOT in the description. And no, I wasn't vain...I was simply trying to get a replacement for one of my HG scrub: the MOR HOT SALTS ( Australian gals, you know what I'm talking about...) which I had been searching high and low for since I moved to the US and couldn't get it here, and then to my horror found out it was discontinued before I had a chance to send one of my home girls to stock up for me ( even thought I do have 4 jars waiting for me in my storage in Oz!)...so here you go, when I bought this Bliss, I thought it would be at least remininscing of the MOR...
Well, I was wrong. As many reviewers have said, these salts didn't warm up...My first use was kind of epic, as I even pushed as far as buying the other product Bliss sells to accompany these salts and that you are supposed to slash on first...to no avail...The scrub did what any self-respecting scrub is supposed to do, somehow exfoliate and leave your skin soft.
I was so disppointed with it, I put the jar away and never thought about it again, until today...
I finished my Murad pomegranate 2 days ago ( sigh! have to rush buy more- as I LOVE this polish) and as I am in the the middle of moving, I looked at my stash this arvo to see what was still sealed ( and going into packing box) and what wasn't and found this Bliss hot scrub...
Well, ladies, I don't know if it's the fact that it has been sitting in the dark for over 2 years or what, but tonight, this scrub warmed me up and then some! I first open the jar, and I had to mix the contents a little before use as the oil was on top. I used a few tsp to put some on 4 parts of my body and hopped into my shower stall, sat, and started to scrub from the feet up, and boy oh boy, I felt the warmth all over...By the time, I had done my shoulders and hit the water, it was a cooling relief!
Then the skin was baby smooth without any oily residue ( and I love that, same as the Murad!), and I had a smile thinking, I had been wise not to give this one away, as I usually do with products that are a hit and miss at the 1st go...( I have way too much to test as it is!)
So my thoughts are ambivalent, as I don't know why it didn't work upon first use, and I'm not sure it will on the next...but when it does work, it warms up and leaves beautiful skin. I won't repurchase, simply because I have many years of scrubs that I need to use ( today I counted 14 full size unopened ones just in one bathroom!), and of course I have to finish the open ones, including this jar...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This is a nice body scrub - smells very minty, exfoliates well, doesn't leave an oily residue. BUT it is nothing more than that. It is supposed to help with cellulite but I dont see how it would work any better than any other body scrub. For $36, in my opinion, it's a ripoff. I don't even know why I bought it - another impulse buy I guess. You can get a body scrub just as good as this (or better) for less than half the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm not a fan of this product. I used it as directed (on dry skin) and it did not warm up on me at all. The smell was a huge turnoff for me. What woman wants to smell like menthol? That strong eucalyptus smell may be meant to 'wake you up' but it's just wrong. They should have gone with their classic Lemon & Sage combo for this product. The actual granules were fine, I didn't mind the consistency/texture of it so much but I will not continue using this product in the future. (I normally use Fresh's Brown Sugar Body Polish and now I know why I keep returning to it!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love the energizing yet zen-like eucalyptus scent of this scrub. Since this has to be used on dry skin, I use it while I am treating my hair with a mask, then hop in the shower to rinse everything off. I use this by taking small amounts at a time and following the same strokes as I would for body brushing (moving towards the heart, then circular motions on my stomach and back). This scrub doe not get hot, but does slightly warm the body. This is very comforting in the winter, but not uncomfortable in the summer months. This scrub rinses of clean. It does not leave a residue like other body scrubs I have tried. That being said, I do have to moisturize my body after using this. I love that it leaves my skin smooth, and my skin is generally smooth for a few days afterwards. The price is high at $36.00 for 14.1 oz, but I find that with weekly use it will last about four months. The only thing I don't like about this scrub is the container. The container has a lid that can be hard to get a grip on, and it is difficult to replace the lid when your hands are covered with salt granules. However, I can deal with minor packaging issues because this scrub performs so well and it is a product not tested on animals.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got a generous sample packet of the Hot Salt Scrub in a Beauty.com order and just got around to using it. I love the relaxing spa scent of rosemary and eucalyptus and it does seem to do its job of exfoliating and improving circulation. Unfortunately, it was just too strong for my skin. My chest flushed red on contact and didn't calm down for hours. Also, the formula is full of parabens, which I'm trying to weed out of my beauty routine. A no go for me, despite its lovely warming scent.
$36 for a 14.1 ounce tub at Beauty.com.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I neither love nor hate this product-but-I want to love all my products, so I'm not buying the Hot Salt Scrub again.
It's expensive, and not where a little goes a long way either, you have to use quite a bit of the scrub to cover your body. It's a dry scrub, you use it on dry skin, then wash after. This can be a little rough and not really the pampering effect I'd like. My skin felt a little scratched up after rinse- you definitely need to moisturize afterward. The smell is very menthol-eucalyptus-vaporub-medicinal, and it doesn't get 'hot'- only a warm, circulating feel which is probably induced more by rubbing yourself than the actual product. I felt more like I was being treated for flu-symptoms than anything.
Now the pros:
When I washed off in the shower, wowza! I was silky smooth.
So- Bliss Hot Salt Scrub works-but it's not the greatest. You can home make a salt (or gentler sugar) scrub on the cheap, or buy a cheaper sea-salt scrub that will perhaps smells a bit better and work just as well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Did not like this scrub. The label was a bit confusing - I did not realize that you did not use this during the shower. Instead you use it before. I found it very difficult to use on dry skin, and it did not heat up at all. The results were ok, but the Lavender Sea Salt scrub from Trader Joes is a fraction of the cost and works just as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used this for the first time last night before i jumped in the shower. I found that using this scrub when skin is dry is definitely a bit harsh, i read a review where someone mentioned using a bit of body butter first then using the scrub and i can see how that would totally help. I have KP in some unflattering places (tear) that were flaring up recently i used this last nigth as directed. I scrubbed in circular motions for about 30 seconds and i did feel the product warm up, not "hot" by any means. The salt does not dissolve and you can definitely get a nice scrub in, after about 30 seconds the bit of oil in the product is absorbed and you can really scrub much more so thats pretty fool proof. Once i hopped in the shower, the salt came right off and my skin felt sooooooo smooth i could hardly believe it. It made my skin incredibly incredibly smooth, no residue, no oil or grease. My skin was not burning or irritated (even the KP areas) and this morning those areas looked alot less irritated. After the shower i applied some Nivea body lotion and my skin is still very smooth today. The smell is a little like vapor rub or icy hot but its not a smell that lingers on your body post shower. I showered like normal after exfoliating using my aveeno body wash and my skin was still smooth after that and didnt smell like the scrub. I would definitely buy this again but only for use on my kp aread. I prefer the smell and scrub of bliss's blood orange and white pepper sugar scrub over this for the rest of my body.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like the idea of this scrub, don't get me wrong. I'm all for a pre-scrub and I like using salt. I've used several in the past and the heating-up thing intrigued me. The smell didn't bother me when I sniffed at Sephora. But-- oh my God, this irritated my skin! I am writing this post-shower to tell you all that it gave me a huge rash! My whole stomach, my arms, and parts of my legs and back are bright red and blotchy. They itch like crazy. I ran to the medicine cabinet to pop an antihistamine and have smoothed some cortizone over the worst of the affected areas, because this is so bad it qualifies as an allergic reaction. Though my skin is acne-prone and somewhat sensitive, I have NEVER had a reaction like this to a bath product before! Like I said, my skin is very much used to scrubs and exfoliants. So something like this is frightening, not to mention absolutely unacceptable, especially at this price point. I'm shocked that Bliss would make something so harsh for the skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I didn't realize when i bought this that is was a pre-scrub just assumed you would use it in the shower. Thought is was ok when I first tried it, nothing special, but then I read on the Bliss web page to apply body butter first, than the scrub to get more of a spa treatment effect. That works fabulously! Leaves my skin silky smooth.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
this was initially rough feeling, but it does exfoliate nicely. my skin felt so smooth and silky after rinsing off. I didn't mind the smell at all... cuz I don't even remember anything about it now lol. I do find it overpriced for what it is, but I would probably repurchase if I had no other options for an exfoliator around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I would never ever buy this again or recommend it to anyone. It burned if I didn't rinse it off right away. I felt greasy afterwards and it made my back break out. I have never had body acne before.
That and the price. Way way way overpriced. I worked in a spa and the scrub we made with grape seed oil and sea salt was much better. I don't think I'm ever going to buy another pre-made scrub.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This doesn't work even half as well as Origin's ginger salt scrub (which is lovely). This stings, it smells disgustingly medicinal, and it doesn't moisturize well. Not worth the money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product for probably over a year now(not the same jar of course!!) and I really do like it. I like it because it doesn't leave an oily residue when it's rinsed off. But I use it mainly on my legs just prior to shaving, which leaves my legs feeling silky smooth afterwards. No, the product doesn't really warm up and I actually put it on in the shower when my legs are already wet. I tend to get itchy skin (very much so in the winter, even though I'm in FL) and this scrub does the trick. I think it's great personally. Though the price tag is a tad hefty for what it is. . a salt scrub. The eucalyptus scent doesn't really bother me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product smells bad. Burned my skin. And the package is ugly. I know packaging shouldn't mean so much to me, but apparently it does.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I really like this product. The smell is very relaxing. It does make my skin a little dry though after I get out of the bath.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Not too crazy about this. First of all, the smell is a bit of a turn off- I think it smells like Vick's Vapour Rub, my husband thinks it smells like chemicals. Secondly, I felt a burning sensation when if I kept it on my skin for more than 30 seconds or so. IT did make my skin feel pretty smooth, but then again, so does a sponge. Not worth the money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love Bliss products but was very disappointed by this and brought it back to Sephora for a refund. It didn't heat up at all, and I didn't like the smell.
The Bliss lemon and sage body scrub is much much better.....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
What struck me first is this is a pre scrub-You actually scrub before your shower and then rinse off. Im not used to this as with most of my scrubs you can use it while your showering. Sorry i doubt I can get used to this, I dont like standing around in a cold shower scrubbing. On top of this is didnt get any hot/warm sensation..this is pretty expensive If I recall $35 and did a mediocre job as its thick so harder to spread..would not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Just ok. The warming sensation was minimal at best. The exfoliant was just ok, no big differences or super smooth and soft skin after use. Not worth the price!