What LUSH says about Dark Angels:
“Dark Angels is the nemesis of all blemishes, breakouts and blocked pores. Our soft black scrub was conceived when we combined the exfoliating power of Angels on Bare Skin and the sebum balancing abilities of Coal Face. The result? A velvety cleanser, sprinkled with black sugar and powdered charcoal to gently exfoliate and cleanse away excess oils. We add antimicrobial rhassoul mud and vitamin-rich cold pressed organic avocado oil to soften, moisturize and nourish skin, as well as sandalwood and rosewood oils to soothe.”
Before I got this, I was dealing with a lot of clogged pores and blackheads that I could never seem to get rid of, no matter how much I exfoliated or cleansed my skin. That all changed when this black beauty came into my life. Suddenly, my skin took on a glow that I hadn’t had before and my pores were significantly cleaner than ever before. This Dark Angel definitely became my skins guardian angel.
I was originally a little worried when I bought this that it would be too harsh for my skin. I still think that this isn’t suited for all skin types because it can be really rough if you overuse it or rub too hard. So if you have super sensitive skin , I would skip this or just tread very, very lightly. It also does have a noticeable Sandalwood scent to it, which I love but if you are also not a fan of scents, get a sample first. When I used it for the first time, I found that my skin really loved it! I have a huge issue with getting milia on my face and this has dramatically reduced the chance of coming back. I use this every other night alternating with my LUSH Aqua Marina Cleanser and my skin has never been happier. As with the other LUSH products, if you’re not familiar with how they work it could be a bit tricky to get the hang of. Don’t worry, I’ll break down how to use this one for you as well.
1. Get rid of the makeup on your face first. I use LUSH Ultrabland for this
2. Rinse your face with warm water (not hot) to ready your skin
3. Grab a large pea sized amount of Dark Angels and lightly drip some water on the piece you just took out until it forms a runny paste
4. Rub the paste gently in circular motions across your entire face. When I say gently, I mean gently. It doesn’t take much to get a deep exfoliation.
5. Rinse with warm water. Still be gentle when taking it off, often this is where I get the most exfoliation. Be diligent about making sure it’s not under your jaw or around your hairline, sometimes it likes to be sneaky and stay there!
The only issue I’ve ever had with this cleanser is that it can sometimes leave behind a dark streak if I’m not careful. Usually when that happens I realized I forgot to wipe off a little section of Ultrabland. Just a little extra woman power and water will make it come off usually. My sister had this happen to her also when she was using hers after it expired (after 3 months usually) and it was even harder than usual to take off. My guess is that it’s the Rassoul Mud in it.
If you’re looking for a cleanser to help clear your clogged pores, exfoliate your skin and remove impurities, you’ve found it. This will always be in my skincare regimen, my skin loves it and I love how my skin looks after using it. Hopefully this Dark Angel can be your saving grace too!
Where to buy: LUSH online and in stores for $12.95 – $28.95