If you love LUSH as much as I do then you’ll have used at least some of the other goodies on offer like their yummy shower gels or their massage bars! Definitely lots of goodies on offer so what about their skincare?
I have incredibly fickle skin – sometimes it’s sensitive and sometimes it’s perfect. Breakouts have become a regular part of my skin routine since I started going to the gym. I’m drinking enough water, and eating enough healthy stuff so really my skin is like an angry teenager taking it out on me when I really don’t deserve it.
I even had a brilliant experience in the last month, for the first time in 10 years of acne, with cystic acne. Cystic acne is those horrible under the skin spots that you can’t pop and they hurt like crazy (FYI a brilliant low-budget trick for getting rid of those is vaporub I found out). So in times of facial struggle, I turned to LUSH’s solid cleansers in particular Angels on Bare Skin.
If you’ve never used the solid cleansers, I’ll fill you in.
The solid cleansers are, as the name suggests, solid mixtures you make into a paste to cleanse your face with – or your body it’s up to you. They’re all natural and like everything in LUSH, the ingredients are stated on the packaging or label. You work them up into a paste with water and scrub away at the desired area.
So as I was saying – Angels on Bare Skin. Angels on Bare Skin is the best one of the 5 usually on offer for sensitive skin. Inside the oat-like consistency, there are a grand total of 13 ingredients with some highlights being Lavender oil, Rose Absolute, Kaolin and ground almonds. All the ingredients combine to make a very gentle, balancing, calming, and cleansing.
If your skin is freaking out about life then Angels on Bare Skin is the one for you. It really helped my cystic acne (in combination with vaporub).
In my new time of need which is sweat and crazy blocked pores, I recently purchased Dark Angels. Your skin does feel incredibly smooth after this one. Why I chose this cleanser over other options on the LUSH shelf is the CHARCOAL. Dark Angels contains charcoal, avocado oil and rhassoul mud. This cleanser is an deep cleanser – it’s getting right in there. It’s a good exfoliant but still moisturizes with the avocado oil and vegetable glycerine.
Another added extra if your skin is freaking out, this one has an antiseptic effect thanks to the Sandalwood and Rosewood oils.
These two are the ones I have at home in my bathroom but I have tried the other three if you’re interested in something a bit different to the ones above especially if you have dry skin. I got to try these ones at my time working at LUSH.
Do you have dry skin? Do you like popcorn? If you just said yes to both then you’ll love Let the Good Times Roll. This fresh cleanser is a good scrub and incredibly softening. It also makes your face smell awesome! This one contains Maize flour, Polenta, cinnamon power and… POPCORN! This cleanser is great for dry skin and is incredibly moisturizing.
The other two are Herbalism and Aqua Marina. Just briefly, Aqua Marina is probably the most sensitive for your skin; it’s got mineral rich seaweed and calamine which are both very calming ingredients. Herbalism is a nice one for skin that needs brightening; you’ve got nettles and rosemary in there as well as rice bran to exfoliate.
So there you go, there’s all the fresh cleansers from LUSH – that I’ve remembered to cover. If you’re ever unsure about trying any of the cleansers, the assistants in your local LUSH store should be able to give you a generous sample especially if you have allergies.
Thanks for reading!
Read more about my time working at LUSH here.