Lush Dark Angels reviews
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Rhassoul Mud, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Glycerine, Powdered Charcoal, Black Sugar (sucrose), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Perfume, Linalool, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Rosewood oil (Aniba rosaeodora).
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This was the first lush cleanser I've ever used. There was soooo much hype about it so naturally I was excited to use it. I actually loved the smell. I used this twice a day, and shortly after using it I developed a buuuunch of tiny pimples all along my face - mind you, I'm already suffering with horrible cystic acne. So I used this for about two months because sometimes cleansers can apparently make your skin worse before it gets better, or something like that. Well every time I used the cleanser, it left horrible black residue all over my face. So I had to scrub with a washcloth to get it off, which irritated my skin. Then, when I thought all of the cleanser was off, I would go in with toner and a cotton round and when I was done the cotton round would be covered in black residue from dark angels. So I really give up with lush cleansers (herbalism did the same thing with residue and gave me the most painful cystic acne) and highly suggest not using them because of this. They also contain fragrance which is not great for your skin. If you are looking for a wonderful cleanser for acne, especially a more natural one, I highly suggest the tea tree oil spa cleanser from Trader Joe's!
I've had acne since I was fairly young, and most creams or ointments I tried were to harsh even though I had oily skin. Dark angels has kept the acne under control and my face is even less oily without irritating my skin!
I really like this scrub. I've been suffering from acne prone skin since I was 17 years old, going from product to product. Over the past 3 months of using Dark Angels I've seen a huge difference with my skin! I don't get big pimples anymore, sometimes a minor white head but it heals fast, my skin is glowing and my acne scars are healing. Overall, I'm really happy with the results. Especially when I use it as a morning scrub to smooth my skin before applying my makeup! I would definitely recommend this product. Ask Lush for a sample if you are looking to try a new acne remedy!
Bought this product from Lush because I thought that using something with 'natural' ingredients would help battle those pesky spots and keep them at bay. Alas, I was wrong. This product just makes me break out even more, I don't know whether it's because when I rinse it off I still have the product stuck in my pores which I can't scrub off or what. Don't buy!!
I would LOVE this if they took out the large sugar particles -- as it is, it's just way too abrasive to be used on a daily basis which is a shame because I otherwise like everything about it. I've resorted to using it as a mask 1-2x weekly and following up with a regular cleanser to remove any leftover residue. For daily use I prefer the Coalface bar or Herbalism. It's nice as a mask and leaves my skin feeling calm and smooth. It also seems to help shrink active breakouts a bit. I'm using it as a body scrub as well in order to use it up before it expires and it works great for that.
This stuff is amazing. I have tried countless other over the counter products... creams, scrubs, toners... nothing worked! The BP and SA chemicals were so harsh on my skin and they still weren't even clearing my acne. Long story short, I (hopelessly) walked in to the LUSH store one day and they recommended this for my adult cystic acne (oily/combination, dry/flaky, red/blotchy skin). I was miserable until I tried this stuff. After ONE WEEK my acne was greatly reduced. I barely got any new pimples, and if I did they were tiny and healed quickly. I think those little pimples were already formed under my skin before I started this product. Anyway, now my skin is glowing with no new pimples! This stuff is also reducing my acne scars. Oh any my skin isn't as oily! PLEASE try this stuff! It is a miracle!
This product is great for acne prone combination skin. I have a dry forehead and oily acne prone chin. I have been using this product every 2 days, leaving it on for 15 or 20 minutes before drying it off. It has significantly helped my breakouts. All I need now is something to get rid of the left over acne scars. :D
I have really sensitive skin, so when I was using it everyday it was too harsh of an exfoliater. But using it every 2 days, has been perfectly fine. If you're not used to serious scrubs it will take some time getting used to it. I do not suggest using this if you have no acne and just dry skin.
This possible contributed to making my breakouts worse. To get started, it left a black residue which I had to use makeup remover to get rid of, and yes--I have heard of using toner to get rid of it. Secondly, it smelt...weird. Thirdly, it was a little too abrasive for my skin, even though it was a cool black color to look at, it felt like little pebbles on my face. I would not recommend this. I couldn't stand using it longer than a couple of days since I was running out of makeup removing pads fast.