On the surface (pun intended), Sea Vegetable was not a product I was particularly excited to try. Having never read anything about it, I merely made a judgement on how it looked, and for me, it isn't exactly the prettiest of soaps. An aquamarine in colour, with pieces of actual seaweed built into one side of the block, it's a soap that would have to speak loudly to be heard. And so it does...
Sea Vegetable soap is packed full of so many ingredients that do wonders for your skin. Firstly, it contains lavender oil, an antiseptic ingredient that calms and balances pores. Next up is sea salt, a stimulating, antiseptic and astringent ingredient that softens the skin and hydrates it. Finally, and perhaps the key ingredient here, Arame seaweed. Not only is this nutrient-rich product here to help heal and strengthen your skin, but it's presence on the outside of the soap, helps to create a natural, effective exfoliater for you to use.
In the shower, this soap produces a rich, creamy lather, which instantly softens your skin. Although it's not the easiest soap to 'cream up', you can feel it getting to work even when there is minimal lather. It's worth noting that it's rather difficult to get any foam from the rough seaweed side. I tend to use the softer sides to clean myself, and then finish up by using the coarse side to massage my entire body. For this reason, Sea Vegetable Soap is excellent value for money as it doubles up as both a shower gel and a scrub.
Scent wise, this soap produces a beautiful and rather subtle lime and lemon fragrance, intertwined with a slight salty undertone. This somewhat increases when it's being used in the shower, and it really reminds you of the fresh, sea scent that it's trying to replicate. There's a tropical edge here too, which is wonderful to experience and it is this part of the fragrance that lingers on your skin afterwards.
The product made me feel clean and fresh, like a spring breeze, and the soap makes my skin look rejuvinated and brighter instantaneously. This soap really leaves your skin feeling beautifully soft and leaves behind a slight glow, which a few of my friends even commented on recently.
They say you should never judge a book by it's cover, and yet again Lush have proved this theory right. This soap is wonderful, and while Sandstone is not a regular product to be had, this will be the one I continue to use daily. Sea Vegetable shares it's scent with Lush's Big Blue Bath Bomb, so if you love it's smell and want to indulge yourself even more, pick up one of these sexy ballistics today.
A beautiful, refreshing soap that awakens those tired senses in the morning, and leaves you feel revitalised for the day ahead. A must have for anyone who needs that little extra boost to see them through the day.
Quantitative Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Water, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Coarse Sea Salt, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Arame Seaweed, Lime Oil, Lavender Oil, Seaweed Absolute, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 42090, Colour 19140.
2015 Price: £3.10 for 100g, £7.75 for 250g, £15.50 for 500g.
Year Of Original Release: ?
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