I bought this thinking it was a cleanser. It's not. I'm happy for the mistake since this is possibly the best scrub I've ever tried. I cannot believe how smooth it makes my skin. It's not particularly moisturizing or drying, just does a fantastic job as an exfoliator. It's a mess to use though, which is my only complaint. You have to scoop a small piece out of the jar, mash it around on your hand and smear it on your face. And it's coal black (hence the name.) My husband tried it and thought I was playing a practical joke on him. But he was really impressed with the results too. Great product and I will certainly be buying again.
How do you use this cleanser???? I put a pea size in my palm and mix with a little water like the instructions say but it just turns into a watery mess! Any suggestions on how to properly use this? I love coal face so I figured I would this a try but so far I can't rate how it works since all of it usually goes down the drain!
I received a sample of this last week when I went to the LUSH store and I must admit that so far I am impressed. The SA told me to use it in the shower or tub and not the sink as it can be quite messy (he's right). I used it as a scrub/treatment at the end of my bath the other night and my skin looked and felt great after I got out. My skin was matte, but not overly dry/tight, and the effect seemed to last well into the next day. Will definitely finish the sample and buy more!
I think this is an upgrade from Angels on Bare Skin which I *love*. I think this is one of the best scrubs out there (I use it as a scrub, not a cleanser). It makes my face feel super-smooth with just the right amount of grit. Nothing like those useless high street brands! And the price is great too.
Can I Tell You . . . . . at the end of the day, you can fry an egg on my face thats how oily it gets. This is my first LUSH cleanser and I been using "dark angel" for about two weeks now. This is the only cleanser that minimize my skins oil production. I also have sensitive skin and this cleanser did not cause me to break out. Although I would not recommend this cleaner as daily use, its more like a mask that can be applyed twice a week.
ingredients: Silt, Grastissima (Avocado ) Oil, Glycerince, Charcoal Powder, Sucrose, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Perfume, Linalool, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil
I really like this. I use this as a weekly mask/exfoliator rather than a cleanser since it is all too harsh to be used more than perhaps twice a week. It does wonders to open my pores and draw all the gunk to the surface. So, for an alternative mask/exfoliator this works great (and it has no talc in it, unlike the other Lush masks). For a cleanser, however, I would suggest getting something else.
It works great as a body scrub too, even if the sugar crystals are small and rather gentle they are many and very effective. Of course, it does get rather pricey, and ordinary sugar mixed in a cheap lotion or oil will leave you with pretty much the same result.
I've been waitig to try this since I seen it in the flyer. It SA said it would be like AOBS and coal face mixed together. I don't quite agree. The scrubbies in it are harsher than AOBS. It smells like coal face...which I think is lovely. I've only used only for a weekk, but no adverse reactions. It's cheaper than AOBS too. If your skin isnt too sensitive I think it's worth a try.