LUSH Dark Angels

4.0

315 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Rhassoul Mud, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Glycerine, Powdered Charcoal, Black Sugar, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Perfume, Linalool, Sandalwood Oil, Rosewood oil (VEGAN)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is my favourite solid 'cleanser' scrub from Lush, along with Let the Good Times Roll. This is much, much more abrasive and certainly not for sensitive skin types. This regulates the oil of my t-zone really well (combination skin).

Smells faintly of liquorice, which I generally don't like, but this is tolerable, and is easy enough to use albeit a bit messy - you scrape a chunk out, a pea-sized amount or more depending on how scrubby you want it, you can add a bit of a liquid cleanser to dilute the effect, scrub on dampened skin and wash off thoroughly.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

my holy grail cleanser.... its a bit messy but it totally changed the texture of my bumpy and congested skin. i also had lots of hyper-pigmentation and i do believe that this helped clear some of it up. its almost like it polishes your skins and when you rinse it off your face it super soft and moisturized. i highly recommend this if you have very oily skin with blackheads and congestion in general. you can go to lush and ask for a sample.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Oh dear, dear, dearie me - this stuff makes a horrendous mess. In every crack and crevice, clinging to every hair on my face, whether it be my eyebrows or fluff on my cheeks. I've found that using Angels on Bare Skin afterwards helps to remove most of the residue. Any odd cleaner would do I suppose.

I can see this being useful for many skin types. Maybe it would be too exfoliating for sensitive skin, however. This is perfect for oily skin as it keeps the oil at bay for at least an hour or more, which is a miracle for me, and exfoliates really well. Even dry skin could benefit from this, as you would most likely be hard pressed to try and find any flakes left after using this! This doesn't completely strip your face, and leaves it lightly moisturised.

It smells okay. Nothing special. It took me a while to get used to it, but now I like it, even crave it a little bit. The application process is messy, too messy. And I usually like creating a mess! It feels nice on your skin, gritty but refreshing. I like to leave mine on after scrubbing for over fifteen minutes, to use it as a mask.

To give you a backstory on my skin, I'll start off by saying that I first got acne when I was ten years old. And it wasn't just a taste of it, oh no, it was the full blown thing. Hence I began stripping the supermarkets bare of all skin products designed for problematic skin, tried multiple diets for at least a month at a time, including dairy free, sugar free, meat free, and snorkeled down bottles of water every day. I've been on antibiotics for just short of two years (doxycycline and minocycline, my dermatologist thinks that I'm too young for accutane, although he's considering it) and have had and used many gym memberships. The acne would not budge. Nasty little volcanoes would appear out of nowhere, on the tip of my nose, sometimes mimicking a bindi spot on my forehead, a grotesque version of freckles dotting my cheeks. Don't even get me started on blackheads.

After I used this product for the first time, I was impressed due to the lack of flakes on my face. My skin texture is dry, but it still produces buckets of oil daily. I could cook food with the amount that it produces. Usually, when I try to exfoliate, it does a good job at loosening dead skin flakes, but doesn't remove them. So in the end I am left with more flakes than I started off with, and I need to go back in and try again. Not with Dark Angels, however, just one go is enough to clear my face.

My acne hasn't improved tenfold after using this for about two weeks, but I'm going to stick to it. I'll give it two months. If anything, it is getting better, not worse. My skin looks better and healthier overall, some of the redness that I used to have has died off and it doesn't look as patchy as it used to. The amount of visible blackheads seems to have slightly reduced, and the ones remaining are a lot smaller. I'm quite content with that. My skin has improved since I began using this - no miracles, but it's close.

Like I always say - sample, sample, sample!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

The whole procedure involving this product is so messy it's unbelievable. The texture is dry and when you try to dilute it with water, this coal-like cleanser gets everywhere you don't want to. (Unless you are taking a shower). The skin definitely feels cleaner after it but not any smoother. Not sure how good it is in dealing with acne but for normal skin I think it's pretty much useless.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I very much like this scrubadudby. I bought because I didn't like the idea of the plastic beads in my usual cleansers going into the sea. So I went to Lush and got this.

It does scrub well but I still use a toner after it. The smell is a bit weird but I got use to it now I love it. Is a bit pricey but does last a long time if only used for face but can be used for body too. Although it's good for oily skin and acne I don't think it's too bad for dry skin. Sometimes, I get bad sun/wind burn when I cycle and I get very dry cheeks. This leaves them soft, doesn't make them sore and takes the flakes away.

Sometimes, I leave on a lil longer for a mask. Only downside is if you're in a rush it's hard to take of and sometimes I leaves bits on my temples. Also can get stuck under nails grr. My eyebrows are blonde and sometimes it gets stuck on them.
But lovely product.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is a very good product who does what is says. I have been using it for a month now and no irritation or clogging occurred. I read somewhere it left a bit oc black color due to charcoal, but mine doesn't at all. It is exfoliating and leaves skin clean and soft.
I can't comment if it clears acne as im on accutane now and its doing it's job but so far it hasnt been causing any so im happy with it.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE only if you use it right! First of all, it's black and smells like charcoal which I think is cool but it won't be to everyone's taste. Secondly, I love the packaging because there's no waste - when you use it up you can take it back to Lush with 5 more of their black pots to recycle and you get a free fresh face mask!

Now, to the point - I can't remember the last time I didn't have acne/issues with my skin. I've been through a round of Accutane, tried face washes, masks, serums yada yada yada of all kinds both cheap and expensive. This one is one of the best out there. Granted it is gritty, and if you have very sensitive skin you should skip it - even though I absolutely love it when my skin occasionally feels more sensitive I skip it. Anyway, after I remove my make up, I massage it on my skin for a minute or so, wash it off and my skin is softer, brighter, my spots less pronounced and with reduced redness. Although I'm still battling with acne, I saw a difference only within a few days so I'm very optimistic.

If you're on the fence about it, I recommend you ask for a sample at Lush to check it out.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

i think that dark angels could be a really great cleanser for someone who isn't me. the texture is too gritty and i felt like it tore my skin apart, but i have sensitive skin. i think that for someone who has less sensitive skin than mine, it'd be a lot better. the ingredients all check out, but the black sugar in it is way too scrubby.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Lush is a fun store, there is just so much to see and smell and rub and test. Unfortunately, I think its pretty over hyped at least in terms of skincare. I find Lush skincare works best for those with minimal skin issues, or dry skin. I've tried a variety of their cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and masks. I must say, out of everything skin care, I liked dark angels the most. I've tried this item about two or three different times, years apart each time.

The idea is just so cool and fun. You grab a small amount of the weird dark ashy clay like substance, mix it with water, make a paste, and viola rub on you face (ha! that rhymes). I like how it subtly exfoliates so its great for everyday use. The smell is different.... but I like it for some reason.

So what's the problem? It does nothing! Haha for a cleanser I find it doesn't cleanse my skin anywhere near as effective as my usual cleanser. It doesn't leave my skin feeling clean which is probably because it isn't after using it! It also breaks me out :( not severely, but it still gives me spots so why bother.

I wish this wasn't the case, because its so fun to use. And as fun as rubbing a black ash cleanser on your face is, its just not worth the time, mess, and money for something that does absolutely nothing for the skin. Unfortunately this is very typical for Lush skincare for me so I've since stopped buying. Hope it works for you guys!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

It's overall a good concept and it's fun to use but it doesn't work it's good for an exfoliater but if your trying to get rid of pimples or acne I suggest not using lush at all


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