As it exfoliates, sea salt cleanses, softens, and brightens the skin without stripping away too much natural oil. It is also used in haircare products to increase volume and shine.
There are different types of salt - some come from the sea (or saltwater lakes) and are obtained by evaporating water, while others are mined from the ground. Sea salt is less processed than conventional table salt and therefore remains full of moisture and the various minerals and elements found in the area where it is harvested. This is also why it must be tested regularly to ensure that it hasn't been contaminated with pollutants.
Moreover, salt is a natural preservative which can help to keep products clean and free from micro-organisms when used in appropriate quantities.
Lush purchase this sea salt from a producer in the southern region of Algarve, Portugal. They use traditional harvesting techniques, producing high-quality salt, while actively contributing to the maintenance of the ecosystem surrounding their workplace. Indeed, salt pans and marshes provide excellent feeding, shelter and breeding conditions for hundreds of species of birds in their migration path. A great wealth of plant life can be found there, with over 400 types of plants.
Due to the global sea level rise and the development of cities, salt marshes are amongst the most threatened habitats. Supporting them means supporting their indispensable ecosystem.