Lush Ocean Salt is a cleanser/exfoliating scrub. It's classed as a facial scrub but to be honest I see no reason why not to use it else where on my body as it does such a good job at exfoliating, in fact I personally think this could be a little harsh for alot of people and can't imagine alot of people would want to use it on there face - it does a great job at exfoliating my upper arms, my legs and even my neck, so if you read this review and don't like the sound of it remember it is not strictly a facial scrub. I paid £12.50 for a 250 gram pot which is much more then I would usually pay for a face scrub but I am a big fan of Lush and know first hand how good there products are so this is another Lush product I will be buying myself as a treat once in a while. There is also a smaller, 120 gram pot which is £6.75 so this is a better option for anyone who is unsure of whether they will like it/want to test if it's suitable for them.
The face scrub comes in the usual black Lush pot which is a sturdy plastic and is recycable. It has the product name and a brief description on both the lid and the front of the tub in white writing, along with the Lush logo. The ingredients is included on the lid which like all Lush products is 100% natural. On the back of the tub is a sticker with a picture of the Employee who made your tub of face scrub along with the date it was made and the use by date. The use by date on mine is one year from the date it was made. On the front of the tub it reads 'We take the lime and the coconut and grapefruit and sea salt and mix them up together in our stimulating, fruity, vodka based face scrub for a complexion that glows.' It sounds like a margarita (but with vodka instead of tequila).This attracted me to it because it is quite different to the other Lush smells and flavours - i'm not aware of many alchohol type products in the Lush range, most are fruity or chocolatey. This is obviously is still quite fruity though due to containing fresh lime, fresh grapefruit, coconut butter etc.
Once the product is open it looks like a creamy, gooey white mixture with an aqua blue layer of salt crystals on the surface. It looked quite hard at first, which is why I mixed the two together to make it more creamy. It did require quite a good mix until it was merged together. I used a spoon to mix mine which I washed thoroughly afterwards. Once the mixture was merged together it was a pale milky turquois/blue colour. It does not look as grainy in texture once it's been mixed in the pot but once you get a bit out of the pot and onto your hand you realise just how big the salt crystals are. Most are quite fine, but the bigger ones can actually be quite painful and scratch the skin.
Smell wise, it's lovely. It smells very strong (on the verge of been overpowering). It reminds me a bit of shaving cream mixed with lime and other exotic citrussy smelling fruit and like I said before smells like margaritas.