This is my first time trying out a Lush product. I’ve heard and read great reviews about this brand so I decided to give one of their most popular products a shot: Ocean Salt. There are two versions of the product one being self-preserving (SP) and the other one in the original version. I got myself the SP one via their website.
Shipping and Packaging
I placed the order on the 22nd of March and just got it yesterday at 27th. The shipping process took quite a long time because they had to pack everything by hand and send it from Tokyo. In the website, there was a drop-down bar in which you can select the delivery time that suites you. I picked 8-12 in the morning, however, it reached my place 9 PM. I am not happy with that. But I’m glad it’s just several hours late compared to the Innisfree things that I purchased from Korea.
I must say I am happy with the packaging. I guess it’s because they put some effort in arranging those white balls to fit the box properly. I’ve tried taking the products out and then tried to put them back in place, but the box won’t shut because the stuffings aren’t properly arranged. Haha. I’m also pleased that they gave me a free tester of their other product for me to try.
Stickers … of their employee’s face
This has nothing to do with the review, but I just had to mention this. I was genuinely amused when I saw these stickers inside the box and on the product’s tub. It tells you who were packing and handling your products.
The product does not come with a spoon or anything to scoop the product. So you have to use your own hands to dig in and take it out. Not exactly hygienic if you’re using for both body and face. So, for the meantime I’m just going to use this as a body scrub to see how well it works.
I love the product color just because it’s aesthetically pleasing. The salt inside acts as a scrub for your body but it’s not that rough for your skin. It does have a strangely refreshing smell, though. I wouldn’t recommend this to people who aren’t fond of strange and strong smell.
When applied to a damp skin and rinsed after, it does give you a soft and smooth sensation. The smell stays there for awhile and will just disappear after some time so it doesn’t really bother me. It managed to get off some dead skin off my scaly legs (lol) so I guess I’m quite satisfied with it for now.
This product has three sizes available starting from 120g, the medium sized being 250g and the biggest at 500g. I got myself the 120g for ¥1,670 (tax included). A bit pricey but I think it’s worth it if you’re just splurging once in a while. A little goes a long way if you use it wisely.
Strange and strong smell. Exfoliates well. Not irritating. Aesthetically beautiful. A bit pricey.
I will continue using this product for the time being and see if I can finish this tub. I won’t be purchasing any other products from this brand for awhile since I’m quite considerate of the smell that Lush products give. I would have to visit the actual store to test it out in the future.