Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beauty Barrage: Up Close - Lush Exfoliators Part 1: Dark Angels

It's no secret that I love Lush. I love what the brand stands for, I love the smell of their stores, and I love most of their products. Our bathroom is full of Lush -- even the husband uses their Dirty line, but that's another story. I already posted about the Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel and Lush Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleanser before, but I figured I should talk about my favorite Lush skincare products first before moving on to other things.

Let's talk exfoliation, shall we? I don't have the best skin. It's rough, dry, and aside from the occasional breakout, I have to deal with acne scars and hyperpigmentation. I'm still trying to find the best skincare regimen for me, but I'm glad that I have at least found exfoliators that work. I'll be doing a two-part series for this because I use two kinds of exfoliating scrubs, and they're both from Lush.

Lush Exfoliator Number 1: Dark Angels Facial Cleanser 

It's amazing! I've been using it for years now and this was actually my first picture of it back in 2011. It actually doesn't look like much. In fact, it looks freaky, since it looks like a black mud cake in the container and it smells pretty sulfuric. It's a facial scrub made of charcoal, black sugar, and actual Rhassoul mud that is ideal for oily complexions because it absorbs the oil in your skin and brightens your complexion right up. You take a teensy pinch of it (you can see that when I took this pic I had already taken a couple of pinches off of it), mix it with a bit of water on your palm so it turns into a thin paste, and then you rub it all over your face. Be gentle -- it can feel pretty rough. Make sure you rinse it off really well too, since this stuff has a tendency to stay on your face. I once got out of the shower with a couple of faint black smudges on my cheeks!

I don't have oily skin -- I have combination, which means parts of it are regular oily and parts of it are dry, but I still tried this and it is awesome. When I first used it, I was breaking out on my forehead and had a zit on the nose coming on, so I used it for one whole weekend (just a couple of days) and it dried everything up! It stopped the pimple right on its tracks and the little bumps are pretty much gone. The zit went away just like that!

I wouldn't recommend this as a daily scrub though because it's so strong it can dry your skin up. I only use it when my face is feeling extra oily or when I'm getting a hint of a zit. My husband, who has very oily skin, loves it too. We treat it like a magic scrub and only break it out when we have a skin emergency.

I've been raving about this for so long in my social networks, but I had to post about this here for inclusion in my beauty product archives. It's incredible.


  1. They don't sell these in the black Lush container locally! Kainis! It's in a clear container with a Lush sticker lang. I still love the product though.

    1. Really? My first one was from the US but my second was from here, also in a black container. Maybe they changed the packaging.