Now, I've long expounded on my love for exfoliators, and you all know how much I love trying different things so it's very, very rare for me to repurchase a product. My first brush with this was 3 years ago in New York, where I picked up a little size, and because I didn't realise it said "Facial Scrub" in big, bold letters on it, I used it as a body scrub. There is a terrible trend going with me where I don't read instructions.
Now, this wasn't purely assumption-based on my part. When you look at the grains of salt in there, your assumption would be to use it for your body too. I don't think enormous grains of sea salt are meant for the face.
In any event, it worked miraculously as a body scrub, and I found true love.
[Lush's Ocean Salt]
When you open this up, it's absolutely gorgeous!
[Courtesy of the Internet!]
It truly does look ocean-y, and it certainly smells that way if you're in an ocean of vodka! For any alcoholics out there, you will love this because the mixture of salt and vodka in here makes it smell like a beverage. I don't drink, so I can't hazard a guess on which beverage exactly. Nevertheless, the lemon-y scent certainly freshens the scent up and it's just all-round lovely for the senses.
So, at the end of last year, the Enabler was returning from Australia and I went onto their site to send her a picture of what I wanted. I was a little distressed when I couldn't find it under the "Body" section, so I was browsing through the "Face" section and came across the tub I was looking for!
For the face? Hmm...
Even though it had been over 2 years since I had used it, I did remember that it was rough even on the body due to the enormous grains of salt, so it couldn't have been right. But, I ordered it anyway, and I did try it on my face. Such a bad idea. I should really stick to not reading instructions. While it definitely exfoliated the living hell out of my face and it was left smooth and tightened by the vodka, it's far too abrasive for regular use because it would surely scratch your skin and strip it a little too much. Back to the body with it! Absolutely amazing stuff for that purpose!
[The End of the Tub]
While you can see the smaller grains in this picture (It did occur to me when I was taking pictures that I probably should have done so before using the entire tub up), the bigger grains run around 5-6 times this size. We're going to ignore the fact that this was ever meant for use on the face and discuss how amazeballs it is for the body. Seriously. One of my top 3 scrubs ever. It's rich and smells lovely, it exfoliates like a dream and it's good for your skin. Not only do you have the softest skin ever after you've used it, it's a brilliant means of helping with in-grown hairs, and the vodka acts as a disinfectant for those of you who tend to break out due to residue after scrubbing. Love! Love, love, love!
Lush is now available in Singapore, which is probably the only reason (along with Sephora - They count as one) for me to go back there. Yes, I'm definitely repurchasing this!