|Life’s A Beach, Lush|
A couple of days ago I wrote about the Life’s A Beach Lush event in Melbourne and today I’m finally reviewing the product I helped create. This is a very limited edition body scrub with 100% of proceeds (minus VAT) going to 1 Million Women to help save the Great Barrier Reef.
It is unlike any scrub I’ve tried because instead of sugar or salt, it’s made of sand. There’s also lovely salt from Spain and delicious essential oils in it, but as you can see from the picture, there is a lot of sand. It is fragranced with melon. The smell lasts a surprisingly long time post-shower and is very refreshing. This really is a mini-beach in a pot. The smell of sand, salt and melon brings the beach to my bathroom and I don’t have to worry about layering on sticky sun cream to enjoy it.
The sand makes it extremely exfoliating which I love. I can’t stand “scrubs” that do little more than gently stroke your skin. I want a lean, mean, scrubbing machine and this pot is just the thing. On first use, I used it all over and discovered that it is very harsh to use everywhere so all my washes since I’ve just used sparingly on places that need the most love: Arms, legs, feet and booty! My skin has never, ever been so soft and smooth afterwards. I understand why those beautiful Brazilians mix sand in with their sun cream so perhaps this is not the best if you have sensitive skin.
Life’s A Beach will make your shower much cleaner too. If you’re shower is like mine with shampoo bottles taking up all the standing space, you will find sand gathers, turning your shower floor into a beach of its own. Yeah, you’ll need to rinse the shower afterwards.
I know a lot of people will disagree, but I think its nice that countries have their own exclusive Lush products for their local issues. It makes the product extra special and makes the customers feel happy. Not only have they helped raise money for something important, they now get to indulge in something rare. I like that. However, if you are keen to try, I believe Life’s A Beach has been released as a ‘showder’ at Lush Oxford Street so quick! Get to London pronto! It might be too late to get your hands on it now, but its not too late to save the Great Barrier Reef. Sign the petition.