Lush - ‘Angels on Bare Skin’ Fresh cleanser
This is my favourite of Lush’s fresh cleansers and one I buy regularly. When I was lucky enough to attend a Lush event where we made our own fresh face mask and then we were treated to a free facial in the store I had the chance to try many other cleansers but this remains my firm favourite.
I usually choose Lush products for ancient dry and lined skin as I am getting to that stage and so when I was in Lush asking advice on which cleanser to buy over a year ago I was advised that this one would be best for me and I haven’t looked back.
This fresh cleanser is an oaty caramel colour and looks like either finely ground oatmeal or ground almonds which are not surprising as it is mainly ground almonds in the mix. This ‘Angels on Bare Skin’ is similar looking in texture to both ‘Herbalism’ and ‘ Dark Angels’ in texture. They all have that crumbly slightly sandy look while they are all very different colours and they are all soft feeling and slightly damp rather than dry and crumbly. ‘Angels on Bare Skin’ is designed for those of us with dry skin as a gentle exfoliator and cleanser as it contains lots of really great skin feeding ingredients.
This usually costs £5.95 for a pot containing and the usual thing applies if you buy this in the black pot, if you wash it and return five of them you can choose a free fresh mask or hair mask which I think is a great incentive to encourage people not to just throw these pots away.
As I said this fresh cleanser is designed for those with normal or dry skin but can really be used by anyone as it is suitable for all skin types. This is Lush’s best selling cleanser globally and it is the number 1 product sold in Lush’s Japanese stores.
This cleanser like the other fresh facial cleansers is preservative free and is based on a medieval recipe and is full of quality natural ingredients. I love the smell of this too as the almond scent combines with the rose absolute and lavender and creates a lovely fresh but clean and unique scent. The new ‘Putty in my Hands’ hand cleanser has the same sort of smell and it is almost impossible to describe and possibly not to everyone’s taste but I love it.
My skin tends to be a bit sensitive and so I try not to treat it too harshly and this is just perfect. It exfoliates with gentle ground almonds which do not dry the skin as they are ful of lovely natural almond oil which is so good for the skin.
Lavender and rose absolute essential oil are both great for the skin as they are healing and calming and also smell gorgeous too.
Glycerine helps to soften the skin to make it ready to absorb the gentle oils in the almonds as well as all the essential oils like lavender, rose absolute, chamomile blue oil and others. The rose absolute oil, lavender oil and chamomile blue oil also all help to calm any skin sensitivity or soreness. The kaolin helps gets rid of excess oil on the skin’s surface. These ingredients all help the facial skin balance so that if you have a combination skin this is perfect.