Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser Review.

To start off, I'm a bit obsessed with this solid cleanser. 

According to Lush's website, Angels on Bare Skin is:

"An incredibly gentle cleanser is made from 100% natural ingredients. Inspired by a medieval recipe and topped off with lavender flowers, this contains kaolin to absorb grease and dirt, leaving skin clean and nourished. Lavender oil and rose absolute calm the skin. As you mix your solid cleanser with water to form a paste, the ground almonds create almond milk which helps to tone and brighten the skin. This can be used all over your body and your face as well."
Yes, I know I've been overusing the pinecone in pictures :P

Anyway, I bought this whilst in Melbourne after my mom mentioned how much she loves the scent of AOBS. According to her, it smells very "natural and good for the skin." LOL.
I'll be honest. I hated this initially. It probably took me 2 weeks to get used to the scent as well as the texture.

As you can see, AOBS isn't like your regular liquid facial cleanser. This comes in the form of a gritty, ugly-looking paste, sprinkled with dried lavender buds that end up looking like bugs. (Sorry for the gross description!)
Here's a full list of the ingredients to reassure you there aren't any bugs:
Ground Almonds, Glycerine, Kaolin, Water (Aqua), Lavender Oil, Rose Absolute Chamomile Blue Oil, Tagetes Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Lavender Flowers, Limonene, Linalool.
See? All really natural. No nasties like sulfates or parabens.

Tbh, this took me a while to get used to. The first few attempts were pretty much disastrous: I either took way too much product and ended up sorrowfully witnessing the excess cleanser fall and crumble away in the sink; or took too little and had to reach for more by dipping my wet fingers into the pot. *shudders at the thought*

Please dry your hands before pinching a pea-size amount of this baby! You don't want water slushing around at the bottom of the tub. Gross!

Also, it is good to know that as AOBS is made without any preservatives, its shelf-life is pretty short: 3 months. Be sure to check the 'use-by' date before purchasing! Dishing out 16.95AUD and realising you only have 2 weeks to finish all 100g of this bug-looking paste is just SAD.

I've been using this day and night for the past 2 months and am absolutely loving the results! This cleanser cleans without making my skin all tight with dry patches, and leaves it soft and glowy (thanks to the exfoliating properties of the ground almonds).

This isn't overly moistursing as well - I have oily skin and this doesn't give me an oil-slick of a face. THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT.
Overall, I highly recommend trying this product! It's like my ultimate holy grail cleanser at the moment :D  Whoopee whoopee!

I got my tub of AOBS at 16.95AUD for 100g. Of course, it's much more worthwhile getting the larger tub. Too bad the shelf-life is so damn miserable. 3 months?!?! So 100g would do :/


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