Product Type: Lush body care
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Leaves skin really soft and smooth.
Lush Angels On Bare Skin
Member Name: tina_teaspoon
Lush Angels On Bare Skin
Advantages: Great for dry skin, lovely scent, natural ingredients.
Disadvantages: Didn't completely stop my breakouts.
Angels on Bare Skin is one of the first cleansers I tried in the Lush range. Despite being very sceptical to start with- a greyish/ greenish lump of play-doh like clay with little dark bits in it is not the obvious cleanser- it has become one of my staples now.
I have difficult skin- for starters it is very sensitive, so I have to be very careful not to use anything too harsh on it. I once used Clearasil and broke out in such a bright red rash that everyone at school thought I'd got heat rash! In addition to that, I have very dry cheeks, that go peely and red at the drop of a hat, and an oilier t-zone, which breakouts whenever it feels like it. All of that is quite a challenge for any cleanser, my Angels on Bare Skin took it all in it's stride!
To use the product, I wet my face with warm water, and then with dry hands, take a pinch of the product and place it on the palm of my hand. I then add a few drops of water, and rub the product until it forms a beautiful milky liquid. I then use this milk like any other cleanser, by gently rubbing it over my face, before rinsing off with warm water. The assistant in Lush explained to me that if it was sold in this liquid form then they would have to add many preseratives and chemicals, whereas in solid form they don't need to as there is no water in it, so it is kinder to my skin.
It contains rose oil and lavender, which are both very soothing and calming. The bits you can see in the picture are lavender seeds, so nothing to be alarmed about! This product has a slightly scrubby texture- the great thing about it is that you can choose how scrubby you want it to be by adding more or less water to it. The more water you add, the more diluted the milk is, and so the less scrubby it is. I find this is gentle enough to use every day, and while it hasn't suceeded in overcoming all of my breakouts, it has done a pretty good job at reducing them. It does balance my skin out nicely, and it is great for my dry cheeks. My skin is left feeling beautifully soft, and this product also smells really relaxing, so it's really enjoyable to use.
I have recently converted my boyfriend to this product, which was no easy task as he hates Lush! Clearasil wasn't working for him and he was fed up of the spots. This has really worked wonders for him, and his skin is massively improved now. He was extremely sceptical to start with as it is so different in appearance and consistency to traditional cleansers, but now that it is working for his skin, he won't be without it!
Angels on Bare Skin costs £5.50 for a 100g pot. Each pot has a 3 month shelf life, so it is worth checking the date when you buy it. If I use this morning and night then it would take me just under the 3 months to use it up. My boyfriend is more generous with this product and it takes him 6 weeks to finish a pot. It costs roughly the same price as a bottle of Clearasil, so I think price-wise it is average value for money.
In summary, this is a lovely gentle cleanser, which is fabulous for soothing and calming your skin. It is particularly good for dry patches and sensitive skin, and although it didn't control my breakouts, it has done so for my boyfriend. I think this is a nice gentle cleanser to start off on if you are new to Lush's facial skincare range.
Summary: A lovely gentle cleanser from Lush.