Most people know about their bath bombs, and their highly instragrammable stores. Anytime I go to Lush, I get lost in a sea of vibrant and interesting products. Anyone who loves fun beauty would love Lush Cosmetics. Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub ($21.95, 4.2 oz.) is one of their most popular (and pretty) products, and I was lucky enough to be given one as a gift from my sister. But, is the hype real? Does a handmade, vegan, and conscious product fare well compared to a traditional beauty and cosmetics brand?
According to the Lush website, this is what the scrub promises:
Refreshing, exfoliating, hydrating…what doesn’t this scrub do? Our cult classic scrub has a mineral-rich mix of fine and coarse sea salt for serious exfoliation, balanced with coconut oil and avocado butter to soften the skin. That punchy citrus scent? It comes from lime oil as well as limes extracted in vodka to brighten and tone. Just one scrub with this beauty and you’ll see why it’s so popular!
Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub Ingredients
Ingredients are the key to everything. My expectations are considerably high given that Lush touts themselves as always using the freshest and safest ingredients. The ingredients for the Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub are natural or considered a “safe synthetic”. Included in the key ingredients are Avocado and Grapefruit, two of my favorite fruits not only to snack on but for beauty purposes too. Avocado moisturizes and grapefruit brightens skin. Click here to see a full list of what goes inside this little jar of awesomeness.
Using the scrub
Coarse and fine sea salt is what really makes this product a scrub. However, I must say that the coarse sea salt worries me a bit. Damaging the skin is very possible when exfoliating with anything that’s coarse. In order to break down the coarse salt granules, I rub a nickel sized amount of product ferociously and add a few drops of water to create a smoother consistency. Once I achieve a smoother texture, I begin applying the product onto my moist skin using a circular motion. There is definitely a slick feeling which I am going to assume is from the different oils used in this product. A fresh but luxurious aroma fills the bathroom when I use this product, and it is very reminiscent of a slight but sweet ocean breeze. Finally, after one minute of gentle circular motions, I rinse my face clean with warm water.
After patting my face dry, I immediately notice how soft and moisturized my skin feels. Texture of the skin felt very smooth and when fully dried, there were no patches of dry skin or redness which can be normal for me after washing my makeup off. Also, I was comfortable enough using less moisturizer because of how quenched my skin felt! Being that it’s winter, my skin is more on the dry side. So, this product so far is a life saver! Another bonus was that my foundation looked so much better and lasted longer because my skin wasn’t flaky and dry!
This scrub does everything I want. But… Is the price tag worth it?
It is easy to find dupes for most products. However, I can’t say that I can think of a “dupe” for the Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. It has a very unique and fun blend of fresh ingredients that perform extremely well. Benefits that were most impressive was the non greasy moisturizing power, and how it effectively removed dry patches without irritating skin- making makeup last longer and look more flawless. The only downside I can think of is the fact that their is coarse sea salt in this product which I imagine to be harsh on the skin. Luckily, the salt can be broken down with a little rubbing and a few droplets of warm water. Other than that, I am honestly very impressed with this product and I plan to purchase it again!