Product Type: The Sanctuary Bath / Shower
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A lovely, luxury product, worth the price but not without it's faults!
Sanctuary Salt Scrub
Member Name: birdie2290
Sanctuary Salt Scrub
Advantages: lovely product with a distinctive scent and great essential oils leave your skin feeling moisturised
Disadvantages: a little greasy, clasp has a tendency to rust, can be hard to open and close, leaks!
I have been a faithful user of this product for a number of years now, my mother swears by it in fact. With it's lovely smell and great consistency all I can say is give it a try.
There are numerous pros and cons to this products, that as an experienced user I can swear by, first, when used with exfoliating gloves, depending on the amount you use, the oils in the formulation tend to leave your hands feeling a little greasy afterwards. The exfoliating effect doesn't last too long so you have to regularly scoop up a little more as it doesn't really produce a lather either like many other exfoliating gels for example. The jar can be a little hard to open and close, and the metal clasp does in fact start to rust after a number of weeks, as you reach the end of the salt scrub there does tend to be a lot of the essential oils included left over in the bottom of the jar. Another downside to this product is that it does tend to leak, so I wouldn't call it particularly travel friendly, definitely not something you want to pack in your suitcase for a weekend away, and when purchasing make sure you wrap it up in two bags rather than letting it sit with your other purchases.
I do like the contemporary design of the product as it appears to be high end and looks lovely sitting there on a bathroom shelf. It's not at all cumbersome, and one pot is enough to last for a number of weeks even with regular use. This of course depends on how much you use at any one time and the number of uses, but I find that after use your skin is very soft for a week or two after. The only downside of this is that the metal clasp tends also tends to rust at this point.
So overall a lovely, good quality product that is long lasting, but has a tendency to leak, and the clasp has a tendency to rust after a number of weeks.
Summary: a lovely good quality product, but with it's own flaws.