Oh Aqua Marina! I wanted to love you so much but my nose says otherwise. Not sure I can get onboard with this one, but it made my skin feel amazing. Such a conundrum!
I got the Lush Aqua Marina Cleanser as part of a Lush haul earlier this week and I wanted to love it. The reviews are amazing so I was excited to get it in the mail. Upon opening I was intrigued but my nose told me no. The pinkish clay cleanser is wrapped in a beautiful green piece of seaweed that you can mix up so that you get bits of the seaweed when you wash with it.
I mixed it up but still could not get over the smell. To me it’s pungent (not bad, at all) just a really, really strong scent. I’d say it smells like earth or clay, roses and the ocean. But it’s STRONG!
However in an ironic twist of fate this cleanser made my face look great. The smell is a little less strong once you mix will water but even after I rinsed it I can still smell it lingering a bit.
So as much as I do like the result I think I’m passing this one on to a friend who doesn’t mind the scent as much.
I am glad I tried it though. I am a fanatical Lush fan that knows not every single product will be for me. So my advice is that if you want to try Lush get samples (they give them at the store) and figure out what works for you.