Wow I realised that the last time that I did a beauty product review was more than a year ago. Well Juice Beauty (especially their GREEN APPLE MASK) still remains one of my favourite product and during this time, I did try other cleansers but it wasn’t really worth mentioning. I am not sure because as I am aging, some of these off-shelves products does not seem to really suit me anymore.
Anyway, this is not the first time that I came across Lush. In fact, I always pass by it whenever I am walking through the underground pass of Wisma Atria and when I walk nearer, I can always smell the warf of fragrance (flowers, honey, herb…..) from the shop.
This time round, I decided to walk in and ask to try some of their masks. Somehow or rather, after deciding to purchase their Brazened Honey Mask (will review later on), I took a curiosity towards their facial cleanser- Dark Angel, that truly captivated me with their bits and pieces of black. I started to imagine how fair I will become after sleathering all these black granulate stuff all over my face. Don’t ask me why because somehow it is just a pictorial illusion to me of those black-becoming-white stuff (if ya get what I mean.) And because my skin is a combination skin which is why the ever-patient sales lady recommended me this:
After using it for coming a week, I think I quite like it but I am not sure how much because this cleanser does not foam (if you see from my pictures above). Without it foaming, I am really not sure how this product can penetrate into our pores to deep cleanse it. Even though it is said that the cleanser’s main ingredient Rhassoul Mud is is a natural mineral product that has a foaming effect and also has grease remover property. Upon further read up, I realised that this mud been used by Moroccan women for centuries to care for their skin and hair and it is intended to soften the skin, reduce sebum secretion, regenerate the skin by removing dead cells, and rebalance the skin by tightening the pores.
Wow, wow wow……………………………. (So I guess my concern for unclean pores is quite uncalled for isn’t it???)
At the point of first usage, other than the worry of having unclean pores, I was also worried if the oils (Avocado, Sandalwood and rosewood) in this cleanser will clog up my pores and cause a break out. But so far so good I am not having any break outs after a wek of usage. And I also just realised that:
- Avocado Oil: Reputed to be beneficial in reducing age spots and the appearance of scars and it softens and moisturises skin’s upper layer. It is also said to help protect skin from ultraviolet rays.
- Rosewood Oil: Other than its spicy, sweet and woody aroma, it is said to be antidepressant, antiseptic and bactericidal.
So now that I have done my read up, I guess I am totally loving this product because also when I am using it, I know that this cleanser sure does exfoliate very well with the presence of black sugar. As I gently massage the cleanser into my face and neck, and inhale deeply into the warm, sweet, woody fragrance of the sandalwood and rosewood oil, I felt a calm and relaxing sensation that seems to loosen up the knots around the behind of my neck that I am so tempted to rub it down my body as a body scrub (“,).
I will usually leave it on my face for about a min before washing it off with warm water, tone it, apply my serum and moisturiser.
The picture above might not show much a difference but I do feel that, my face seems cleaner after using it. Most importantly, this cleanser does not dry up my face leaving it taut and tight. Infact there seems to be a protective thin layer of oil that leaves the skin kind of velvety soft.
Where Can You Find This?
At the moment in Singapore they only have 1 outlet at:
- Store Location: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877 (Unit No. B1-13)
- Store Hours: Everyday – 10:00am to 10:00pm
- Contact No: (+65) 6732 6758
- Web Site: http://www.lushsg.com/
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