Product Type: The Sanctuary Bath / Shower
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A sanctuary for my skin.
Sanctuary Salt Scrub
Member Name: kama0529
Sanctuary Salt Scrub
Advantages: Hydrating. Exfoliates. Nice aroma. OK for sensitive skin.
Disadvantages: Dries out.
I have been using a pot of Sanctuary Salt Scrub for the past few weeks, having not tried it before, but I have been fairly impressed so far. I have used other Sanctuary products in the past and generally my experience of them has been favourable. The scrub tub contains 650g of the salt scrub and costs me £10.15 from Boots which I felt was a decent price considering the fact that the tub is quite large and will last a considerable amount of time.
This salt scrub comes in a heavy glass tub which is clear so you can see how much of the product is left in it. There is a lid which seals the contents because it has a rubber ring which aids the sealing and then it is effectively locked by clipping it together. Although the packaging isn't particularly important, I do think this product looks really nice and expensive - and I envisage reusing the pot again in the future, possibly for some Lush product that I treat myself to!
The scrub is an off white and, as you would expect, it's gritty - which is what makes it an exfoliator. The texture is semi-liquid but is a little less sloppy that other exfoliators I have used in the past and so I have found that I don't need to use as much of it. Having said that, over time, the salt has become even drier and I've found that I have to mix it with a bit of water before applying it. The smell of the salt is quite pleasant and but subtle, and smells somewhat tropical.
In order to use, I have an exfoliating glove which I use to massage the salt into my skin using a circular motion. It does feel quite rough, but it does leave my skin feel really smooth and well exfoliated. It also has oils in it which has kept my skin nicely hydrated and in really good condition. I tend to have really sensitive skin and yet I haven't responded negatively to this product.
Overall, I recommend this as an exfoliator and think it is a high quality product.