I was recently offered the opportunity to try the Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub from Go Pure Naturals. This plastic tub of fine Dead Sea salt, oils and herbal extracts comes together to exfoliate and hydrate the skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth.
What is in it? Lay thine eyes upon the field in which they grow their ingredients and see what hath been planted.
Yeah. I've only had one cup of coffee, so far. Please don't judge me too harshly.
Okay. Let's get to the meat of the matter. After I get another cup of coffee because damn. My brain, she is not working so hot, ya know?
Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub is a very oily scrub. I don't know if you can tell from my photograph but there is almost a quarter of an inch of oil pooled on the surface. Giving this scrub a good stir or shake only temporarily gets it all mixed together before it quickly settles to this state. Now I don't object to this, really. I have very dry skin so as far as I'm concerned, the more oil, the merrier. I don't know how the abundance of oil would play in the shower, as I haven't used it there. I'll go into why, shortly.
This scrub performs like a boss. Stir it together and pick up a nice amount and go to it. Scrub vigorously, rinse with nice, warm water and pat dry. Soft, velvety smooth skin that feels nicely hydrated. I initially tested this, as I always test all scrubs on my hands. They are the perfect place, as I need regular exfoliation there and my hands can get very dry. I was happy with how this scrub did it's job.
I was not, however happy with the scent. This scrub has a powerful, artificial oceanic fragrance. When I initially opened it and gave it a quick sniff, I quite liked it. It smelled watery, fresh, clean without that "swampy" undertone that some oceanic scents can have. I stuck this under my husband's beak and he liked it, as well. My opinion about the scent changed when I was photographing and testing this scrub. The longer it was open, under my lights and my nose, the stronger the scent became and it started to really bug me. But I thought, it's because it was under warm lights. It will be okay just scrubbing and rinsing off, right?
Yeah. No. I did my scrub my hands test. Liked how my hands felt but the scent. No. It over powered and lingered. For hours. I am not kidding. For hours. Now, if it turns out that you love this scent, that is fine. But since this is one of those rare instances in which a product scent just isn't for me, personally that characteristic turned out to be one that I didn't appreciate.
Bottom line, Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub, $15.95 is a good quality product that does it's job admirably well but the scent is one that you need to be able to appreciate. It is not a "bad" scent. It is just not to my personal taste and for that lone reason, I won't be using this all over my bod.
You can find the Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub on Amazon. I would like to try other products from the Go Pure Naturals line.
Have you tried this scrub? What did you think of it. of the way it performed and the scent? I'm interested to hear your experience.