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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