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Friday, May 22, 2015

Sandstone Soap

   Sand under your feet, sunshine beaming down, sunscreen on your skin, and a cold drink in your hand... Now if only we had a way to get a bit of these feelings during our day-to-day lives... Well, we sort of do, thanks to LUSH's Sandstone soap!
   How can I compare a beach day to a bar of soap? Its because this particular vegan soap is packed full of ingredients that send your mind straight to the shoreline... At least, that was my first impression when lathering up with this beautiful bar.
   Inspired by the beach-going babes of Brazil that combine sand with their tanning oil for silky smooth skin, this soap has a good amount of sand throughout it to scrub blemishes, dry skin, pealing skin, or to just get your blood circulating! I recently forgot to reapply sunscreen while tanning, and of course I drifted off... For the first time in ages, I was left with a bit of sunburn. I tested a patch on my stomach with sandstone, and it didn't seem to hurt much (of course I do not recommend using scrubby-things on actual, serious sunburn)... I used Sandstone every other day, and continued after I peeled a bit. I was left with silky smooth skin and easily skipped a handful of days being miserable.
   When I think of a cold drink and sunshine warming my skin, my mind tends to think of citrus... And this soap has plenty of it! Litsea Cubeba, a tree/shrub native to China, Indonesia, and Taiwan, is a super lemon-scented ingredient in Sandstone that also has natural antiseptic properties... To be honest, its scent is like Bohemian, but better.
   This bar may sound drying, but I've come to find the opposite thanks to the coconut oil (which is the same scent as my favorite sunblock). Plus, the coriander and gardenia oils help to tone and brighten the skin.
   Sandstone may be advertized for its exfoliating power, but it gets an amazing lather going as you wash up... I've even used it on lazy days for shaving my shins, although I know it dulls my razors faster... Also, when cutting this soap into halves for storage, the knife went through fairly easy! The only "downfall" to this soap is that you'll have a tiny bit of sand in your tub once you're all finished.
   In conclusion, I can't find anything I dislike about this soap, so I'm giving it a 5/5! If you're not sure if this sandy soap is for you, grab a sample of it from your local LUSH Cosmetics store and test it out.

Handmade With Fresh Ingredients: Water (Aqua) , Sand , Glycerine , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Sodium Hydroxide , Sodium Stearate , Fragrance , Litsea Cubeba Oil , Coriander Oil (Coriandrum sativum) , Sodium Chloride , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , EDTA , Tetrasodium Etidronate , *Citral , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Hydroxycitronellal

*All body products I review are ones I have used for a week+...
This post is in no way sponsored and all opinions are my own.*
xoxo Elle
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