Today I have a product review for the skin.
I became aware of this baby while I was out of the country in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). I was approached by a lovely sales lady to do a sample test and I (almost unwillingly) agreed. She took my shopping bags off my arms to help me out, talked to me about the product, explained what it contained and started the product sampling. She first washed my hands, scooped out a tiny bit of the scrub, gently rubbed it into the back of my hands. She let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing off, patting my hands dry and asked me “how does your skin feel”? With a big smile on my face I said “soft, smooth & lovely”! And I was hooked!
Now, given as far as I can tell you can only purchase this bad boy from UAE (there might be a chance to purchase online by contacting them on their Facebook page but I can not be sure and therefore can not guarantee this). I just wanted to share in case some of you pass through the area or have friends/family passing through, living there that can pick up a scrub for you if you are interested to try it.
Size: 17.63 oz – 500grams
Cost: At the time it cost 200 Dirhams but I paid 150 Dirhams after a discount ($54 but I paid $40, In Euros It was €47 but I paid €35 )
- Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt)
- Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Fruit Oil
- Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Oil
- Mangifera Indica Extract Actinidia Chinensis (Mango-Kiwi) Extract
- Halianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
- Cl 61565 (colour)
Paraben Free and not tested on animals.
Smell: It smells divine! It really does smell so good, fresh, refreshing and with a hint of sweetness. (There was a Coconut and Vanilla option which smelt good as well but I preferred the Mango – Kiwi scrub).
Feel: The grains of sea salt are really small and finely exfoliate the skin without tearing or feeling coarse. While you massage the scrub on your skin it feels amazingly relaxing. The oil helps to leave the skin feel smooth after exfoliating without leaving a feeling of greasiness.
Colour: There is colour added to this scrub (Cl 61565) which gives it a bluish/green/aqua blue colour which is very pretty. The Coconut scrub has a slightly different colour, it is pale/Almost white in comparison to this one.
How To Use:
I was told by the sales lady that the scrub can be used on both your face and body but you need to be extra careful when using it on your face. Avoid getting it near your eyes (the skin under your eyes) and DO NOT get it in your eyes, the salt will burn! If you do get it in your eyes rinse with clean warm water. You want to apply the scrub onto damp skin and gently massage in a circular motion and rinse with warm water. You should only apply this 1 time a week maximum 2 times a week. (My suggestion is to start once a week and then decide if your skin will need an additional session). You might actually feel like your skin doesn’t need a moisturizer after the scrub thanks to it feeling so soft and smooth but you should so you provide extra moisture to your new skin cells.
Benefits of (Dead Sea) Salt Scrubs:
- Salt scrubs helps to exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells.
- Stimulates blood flow to the skin which helps to generate the growth of new skin cells, reducing the appearance of wrinkles leaving the skin looking young & fresh.
- Dead Sea Salt scrubs are said to be particularly beneficial for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema thanks to the natural minerals.
- Dead Sea Salt can assist in detoxifying, improving circulation and suppleness of the skin which is said to help reduce the appearance of Cellulitis.
As I mentioned this product seems to only be available in the United Arab Emirates however if you happen to be in the country (or your family/friends) hopefully you will remember this review and will go for a test in order to decide if you want to buy one for yourself!
P.S let me know if you like these types of reviews, i do have a few products I buy for my hair/skin which I can review.
I would like to buy the Petra sea salt scrub and body butter, I live in the United States where can I find them ?
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Hi Angela, they don’t have a shop in the States. As I mentioned in the post they are in Dubai (UAE) and that’s where I bought mine. So apart from their FB page I mentioned in the post The company have their main page: http://www.petracosmetics.co.uk I didn’t see an “online store” option however, maybe if you contact them on their site they can help you with ordering. Wishing you good luck!
I am from United Arab Emirates and I got one, and on the bag it’s written that they have a branch in UK, if not misunderstanding, also they have a website