Sunday, 11 May 2014

Lush Dark Angels Face & Body Cleanser


After looking at it almost every time every time I've been into a Lush over the last few months, I decided to finally pick up the Dark Angels face & body cleanser. 


The cleanser smells like mud (not surprising since it contains mud) which at first, I found a bit off-putting but I was willing to look past that if the product itself worked well. Which for me, it didn't..


Directions tell you to mix the mud/charcoal mixture with water to form a paste and then apply it to your skin. It was easy enough to apply and I found it spread out across my skin nicely but it dries incredibly quickly, so if you want to add more to a certain area of your face, the rest underneath is already dry. I then rinsed it off like I would any other face cleanser/product and looked in the mirror to make sure it was all gone. I found that it had sunk into all of the pores on my face making them look huge and dirty (keep in mind this is a black coloured product) and that I had a pretty big black streak along my jaw and up to my cheek. So, overall it left my face looking dirty and dull. I tried to wipe it off with a wash cloth to no avail and it this point I was worried it had stained my skin! I decided to completely re-wash my face with my normal cleanser and luckily it removed it all.

So, pretty disappointing. I guess this would be okay if you are someone who always double cleanses but I wouldn't recommend this if you don't. Now I really wish I had just ask for a sample of this one before I went straight ahead and bought it! 

I gave half of it to my sister to try and she found the same thing happened to her, so I would love to hear if anyone had the same experience with it as we did..?

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13 comments:

  1. I've been loving Lush products recently, but its such a shame that this one didn't work out well for you - will know to avoid this one when I next go in

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle x

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    1. I've been loving them too but they do have some gems so I'm not letting this put me off!

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  2. I tried that cleanser too, a couple years ago and had about the same experience. I didn't find that it stained my skin, but it wasn't effective and it gets everywhere. Also, because it's so dark, you can't afford to miss a spot when wiping it off. Nothing's sexier than walking out of the bathroom with what looks like oreo cookie crumbs still sticking to your face.

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    1. Haha I know! The messy-ness of it along with it staining my skin just makes it a pain to me. It might be better off used in the bath but I can imagine the bath ending up a huge mess!

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  3. Hi! I actually use the product and I had the same problem but adding more water to the mix works! Your mix looks really dry. I usually add water in until it looks muddy. Doesn't leave residue but you do have to wash it well! Your skin will feel great after! It's best used in the shower

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    1. I will try adding more water.. I figured if I don't like it for my face I would just finish it up on my body in the bath!

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  4. I'm an avid fan of Lush, but that's so disappointing that this product wasn't for you :( I haven't tried this one myself personally, but I'd say don't be too disheartened by your experience, and don't be afraid to try another in the future! :) Great review overall - at least I know what to expect from this one! :)

    Frankie x

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    1. Oh I wont let it put me off ;) I'm pretty new to Lush products but I find I am pretty hit and miss with them in general.. Some I absolutely love and some I don't really like at all, I'm still figuring that out with most of their stuff though!

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  5. Ah such a shame, I expected good things from this cleanser!!

    Zoe - http://www.stonefoxinc.com/

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  6. I haven't tried this and I don't think I will do. It sucks when you buy a product and it doesn't work for you.
    Rubi | The Den

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