Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub Review

Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub Review
After trying Adovia's fantastic and effective Dead Sea Mud Mask, I jumped at the opportunity to try their Dead Sea Salt Scrub. According to Adovia, their Dead Sea Salt Scrub will "gently exfoliate dead skin  cells to reveal smoother, brighter skin - works great in the shower or bath - also a great hand exfoliator to use in the sink or foot scrub. Fine grain Dead Sea salt exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal new, younger looking layer of radiant skin. Deeply moisturizing oils infuse skin with luxurious hydration that lasts all day." This body scrub, available in one scent called Ocean Breeze, contains 300 grams (11 oz) and sells for $19 on Amazon. Adovia is cruelty free. This salt scrub was made in Israel. 

[just look at that layer of oil!]
Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub comes in a clear plastic tub with a screw on cap. The label features Adovia's logo and the product name, a description, directions, and ingredients can be found on the back. This jar is pretty leaky, the oil from the scrub is constantly flowing out of it, no matter how tightly I twist the cap on. All the oil is causing both labels to peel off. All packaging is recyclable. 
Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub was not at all what I expected it to be, to be honest. This salt scrub came with a deep pool of oil sitting atop the salt - far too much oil - do you know how hard it is to scoop out a handful of oily salt in the shower? Do not recommend. I tried to mix the salt and oil together, but it didn't really work out, so I ended up pouring out at least 3/4 of the oil. Nor that all of that bright blue oil is out of the way, Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub is much more user friendly. This salt scrub provides decent physical exfoliation, but the grains of salt do not fully melt, so be careful not to over exfoliate - try to rinse after 30 seconds. Rinsing this scrub off is no easy task either - the salt comes off, but the oily base clings to the skin, water beads up on it instead of rinsing it away. Its so important to follow this scrub up with a good shower gel. Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub leaves my skin feeling softer and smoother, but the results aren't exceptional. I'm also not ery big on the Ocean Breeze scent, which is like a stronger, more cologney version of Bath&BodyWorks Sea Island Cotton. 
Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub Close up
[closeup for texture]
I'm not crazy about Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub. Thi product is literally overflowing with oil (and its mostly mineral oil, so its not even doing the skin any good). The salt granules are fairly good at scrubbing the skin, but this body exfoliator doesn't work any wonders. The strong, cologney, oceanic scent of Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub is a little overpowering for me, and it makes it difficult to pair this product up with a coordinating shower gel/lotion scent. If you want a great salt scrub, try Lush Ocean Salt, which is most expensive, but it has better ingredients and can also be used on the face. If you don't want to break the bank, pick up one of Tree Hut's Shea Sugar Scrubs instead of Adovia's Dead Sea Salt Scrub - they're more affordable, easier to get a hold of, and more effective. Sadly I can't recommend this product, but I do this Adovia has good items in their range. 

Dead Sea Salt, Paraffinum Liquidum, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol & Aloe Vera Gel & Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Extract & Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract & Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract & Papaya (Carica Papaya) Extract, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Algae Extract, BHT, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil.

This product was sent to me for review as part of a BrandBacker campaign. My opinions were not influenced by Adovia, BrandBacker, or any other third party. 


  1. Replies
    1. I agree! I read your review a day or two before my scrub arrived, and was so sad to see you didn't like it. Turns out I felt exactly the same. I love body scrubs, so I really wanted this to be a hit for me. =(