Lush Dark Angels Facial Cleanser/Scrub


Dark Angels Cleansing Face Scrub for Oily Skin with charcoal, sandalwood, black sugar, and rhassoul mud.

Dark and tough, this one doesn't mess about. It's a black, squidgy scrub made with charcoal to absorb oils and exfoliate your skin. Nutritious avocado oil softens, glycerine keeps the moisture in, and black sugar scrubs away.

lush face cleanser scrub dark angels oily skin sugar charcoal sandalwood rhassoul mud review ingredients

This Lush Dark Angels cleanser/face scrub is my favorite for the summers.  It gets the scrubbing power from sugar granules and powdered charcoal and Rhassoul mud soaking up all the excess oils.  If you have oily skin, then this is the scrub for you!  It has avacado oil and glycerine to avoid excessive drying, but I still would not recommend it for those with dry skin.

lush face cleanser scrub dark angels oily skin sugar charcoal sandalwood rhassoul mud review ingredients
lush face cleanser scrub dark angels oily skin sugar charcoal sandalwood rhassoul mud review ingredients

Dark Angels really is a black scrub, looks like someone powdered some coal and moistened it into a wet powder. I like the smell of this cleanser, but I have no idea what the smell is :-|  Do sniff at the store before buying as it is quite strong, but it does not last on the skin after washing off.  To use, mix a chickpea-sized amount with a bit of water to make a really thin paste.  Scrub damp face (never use on dry skin) with this and wash off for clear skin.   That's what Lush instructs you to do.  There is a bit of soap in the ingredient list which will wash off any excess oil, but you won't know it unless you read the ingredient list.  I use this as a scrub after a gentle face wash.  Sometimes I use this as a quick face mask, leaving the thin mixture on the face for about 2-3 minutes and then washing off - I do this on days when my skin is very oily or I suspect a pimple is on it's way.

lush face cleanser scrub dark angels oily skin sugar charcoal sandalwood rhassoul mud review ingredients
That's how much I need for one-time use - compared to a TicTac for size :P
lush face cleanser scrub dark angels oily skin sugar charcoal sandalwood rhassoul mud review ingredients
The scrub has very fine black granules - powdered charcoal/mud, I am not sure what - and larger sugar granules.  While scrubbing, I take care to do a very gentle scrubbing because even though the granules are very fine and not at all harsh, this is a remarkably efficient scrub.  It's easy to wash off, but the black particles tend to get just about everywhere and create a black sooty mess.   Not difficult to take off or anything, but it just looks a bit messy.  They also get under nails and you have to be extra careful and check so you don't go out with sooty looking nails :D  And errr...they also manage to get into my nose :-|

For all these minor faults, this is a superb product.  It soaks up any extra oil from the skin and gives the skin a polished look with regular use.  It works as a cleanser, scrub, and a mask.  This is a made-for-oilies product, and my must-have from Lush for the summers.  I think dry skin girls are better off with Angels on Bare Skin, though, since this can be drying.

Lush Dark Angels Facial Cleanser/Scrub Ingredients:  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).

Cost:  $10.95/Rs. 700

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40 comments:

  1. he he he he heeeee..this looks soo goooey gooey Rads.....Me want to see you with this on your face now!! :P

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  2. bought this for my SIL for her bday last week...i hope she is liking it...u r right abt the mess part and all the nail, nose, sink part :D but i still like it...never tried keeping it for a while like a mask though

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  3. Cali - :P :P :P :P :P :P

    Priya - Won't this be too drying for your skin type? I thought it might be too drying..no?

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  4. agree with calicoaster, it would have been great had u uploaded snap of urs with this on your face :P

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  5. Err..okay I will remove all of them! they don't look stupid to me :|

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  6. Okay now? Anyway...AOBS not same like this, Priya..that is coarser granules na..so even though it gets messy, it's still tolerable..this is really fine granules..it's like silt...and the colour doesn't help the cause :D

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  7. Rentu - :spank: :spank: heheeeee

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  8. aaah ok...bec that was much coal, thin, mud type and mine is a bit coarser....ok i get the pic :P

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  9. yest i used everything in my makeup kit that can be used for a wedding.....hehe...i was so happy but kept on checking am not over done !!

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  10. Heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....what did you use?

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  11. i used the primer...foundation, concealer..blush..liner...mascara...lippe...hehehe...so much went on the face...

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  12. radssss...my siahi has dried...i used it yest..and its dried...am very very sad :((

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  13. Oh you try Sireesha's method..wait I will give you the link. She has posted on her blog..using a hair dryer. You try that..if that fails..buy Inglot Duraline.

    http://destinationmakeup.blogspot.com/2011/05/rescue-time-revive-your-dried-out-gel.html

    And which primer did you use? Me didn't know you had a primer :| I know foundation, concealer and all...

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  14. i bought this maybelline primer na....am not into primers so i just bought it for checking....use it very sparingly..bec its a bit white cast for me

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  15. u know i shd hv atleast bought duraline when i went to del....am an idiot !!!

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  16. Oh okay...you try this method and see if it saves the liner..and keep it upside down while storing.

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  17. its lies upside down / sideways only...anyways...will try this tooo....

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  18. Inglot is opening in Bangalore, isn't it? Or so I thought...

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  19. I had tried it at the store on my hand and the granules are quiet scrubby...can be irritating at times!!!

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  20. Swati..you have to make it a thin paste..in store usually they make a thick paste or no paste at all. But it depends on skin type also I guess naa...I find Ocean Salt too irritating while loads of people love it :) :)

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  21. I`m glad I stumbled across your blog. Thank you for a great review.`m definitely following. DO drop by if youre interested in perfumes. I`m new at this. Just started two days back.

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  22. I should get this- I definitely should.... I got the cosmetic warrior pack last time and It expired :(( but the pack was grt - for us oilies only!!

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  23. That's my favorite pack, Bee..that one really works! :D

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  24. My skin is dry so you say AOBS is better for me?

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  25. Definitely, Aaarthi..try out a sample of AOBS at the store..heard they are giving out generous samples now :)

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  26. Oh really. I will try it this weekend probably. Thank you Rads :)

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  27. I asked you to suggest some lush products like 6 months back and I am yet to try anything :P I will try this one asap :D and let you know how I liked it :D

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  28. Hehheee...me also like that..will make list ..ask a million people..and then I will never get to the shop :D :D

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  29. Rads I ended up getting Pied De Pepper :P Though I have dry skin, my face has combination skin and thus the SA suggested me to get Heralism.. I was not very sure, thought I'll read reviews and then buy :P

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  30. Pied de Pepper! Err...okay it's not that great for me, but then you stay in Chennai and it's quite humid so it might be moisturizing enough for you :) Will wait for your review on it...I have tried Herbalism, didn't work that time, but I think i might try it when it's a little less humid here. I have oily skin naa :)

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  31. Ya I saw you review on Pied De Pepper and was very skeptic but the SA insisted so much. So me too trying it hoping it would work well for me. Also I am not too fond of herbalism, haven't heard good reviews :P If it works well for you, do let me know Rads :)

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  32. Never know..it might work for you..have seen a lot of positive reviews on it :)

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  33. hey really Rads??? Are they giving out samples now :) gotta go then :D

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  34. Hey I bought and tried this yesterday. I just happened to pass by a store that sells various soap products here in the Philippines and I got curious so I tried.

    I am a guy (37 years old) with an oily skin and I was impressed after using this product. Highly recommended for MEN too.

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    1. It definitely is, Francis! Glad you liked it :)

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  35. Hi

    Isn't Coal Face a similar thing only minus the scrubbing part? I need sth for the summers for my oily skin...what would u suggest? Dark Angels or Coal Face? Currently am using Herbalism and Ocean Salt n am quite happy with them.

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  36. Hi Tamanna! Hmm..Coal Face is a soap, and while it does have a bit of a .effect from the powdered charcoal in it, but it's very very fine and is not that obvious, at least to me. Dark Angel on the other hand is not a soap - it's more like a face pack, and this is a cleanser like how besan would be a cleanser. Anyway, if you are happy with Herbalism and Ocean Salt, I think your skin must be normal that turns a bit oily in the summers..is it? Based on that, here's my suggestions and hope they work for you: You could use Coal Face as your cleanser soap for the summers OR Dark Angels as a mask/scrub once or twice a week OR pick up a face mask like Cosmetic Warrior and use that once or twice a week to just keep the oil at bay. I would pick one of these three options, not use all three together cos I think it might be too drying. Most often oily skins tends to overcompensate and spoil their skin so use only what you need.

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