Lush describes Angels on Bare Skin as a bestselling facial cleanser and the perfect place to start if you’re new to their cleansers. I’m not entirely new to their line of cleansers, but I’m just about to finish my first batch of Angels and it’s my favorite that I’ve tried and one of my favorite cleansers, period. When I first brought this home with me after discussing cleansers with one of the Lush sales associates I feared that it actually might be too mild for my combination skin, but after a few uses I was relieved to see how remarkably well my skin was reacting to it.
It’s an odd consistency, and takes some extra effort to get it evenly dispersed onto my face without it falling in chunks into the sink (but it’s worth it). It feels a little like dry cookie dough and has lavender blossoms sprinkled throughout. You just take a pinch and mix with a little bit of warm water to loosen it up and gently rub onto skin. It doesn’t froth, but creates a sort of paste.
The ground almonds in it give it just enough exfoliating power to aid in effective cleansing, but not so much that I find it irritating. These days, my skin isn’t that fond of gritty manual exfoliation applied more frequently than about once a week, but using Angels twice a day works perfectly fine for me.
Angels is priced at $63/lb. and when purchased in store it does not come in a plastic tub like many of Lush’s other products do. I had kept my tub from the Let the Good Times Roll cleanser (review) and moved Angels into that, which I find convenient for day to day use. The sales associate let me choose how much I wanted to spend on it, and gave it to me a brown box similar to what you’d get from a grocery store deli.
Angels smells like lavender, as it includes a good dose of lavender oil as well as the lavender blossoms that are sprinkled in. It also includes kaolin clay, rose absolute and chamomile blue oil.
Full ingredients list: Ground Almonds (Prunus dulcis) , Glycerine , Kaolin ,Water (Aqua) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida) , Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia) , Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla) , Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre) ,Lavender Flowers (Lavendula hybrida) , *Limonene ,*Linalool
I find Angels to be extremely well balanced. It’s a good cleanser that my pores are responding well to, but it also isn’t drying nor do I find it to leave any greasy residue. My skin has been looking really good since I’ve been using it. Lush says that this cleanser is appropriate for all skin types, and I wholeheartedly agree.
Angels stays fresh for about 3 months. My $12 worth of it lasted me for about a month and a half, so it’s not the cheapest option ever, but I find it to be reasonable enough for continued use. I may have been a little overzealous in the amount I used for each application, so it could feasibly be stretched a little further.
You can purchase it online or in stores, and if you’ve never given it a try I recommend that you do!
Have you tried it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!