Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Product Review: Angels on Bare Skin

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Product: Angels on Bare Skin

Tag Line: This simple, ancient blend of
ingredients is a worldwide best seller.

Ingredients: Ground Almonds, Glycerine, Kaolin,
Water, Lavender Oil, Rose Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Tagetes Oil, Benzoin
Resinoid, Lavender Flowers, Limonene, Linalool

Cost: £5.95

Product Size: 100g

For those that aren't familiar with LUSH products, LUSH is a company that specialises in moral, ethical, natural and essentially 'conscious' products. They make cosmetics that even the most fanatical vegan will probably not be able to find fault with. Walking into any LUSH store is like witnessing the aftermath of a rainbow colliding with a paint factory and shimmying into a cake stall; it’s an explosion of colours and overwhelming scents and a lot of the products look genuinely edible!

Within these kaleidoscopic, Willy wonka-esque landscapes, you may begin to feel somewhat disorientated and unsure as to what cleanser will work effectively for you. Angels on Bare Skin is suitable for all skin types but particularly for dry skin. Excessively oily skin owners may benefit from using a different cleanser.

Do not be put off by the small size of the pot as this cute container is packed with small, crumbly mounds which last a long time when used sparingly. A pea sized amount is advised but I find double this generally does the trick but I do tend to enjoy ladling my cleansers and moisturisers on with a trowel (to the detriment of my purse). I even share this product with my mum (that's two women cleansing two times a day) and there is still plenty left! A little goes a long way!

You rinse a small chunk of the product under some water and lather it onto the face where it gently builds into a light, refreshing foam. It works in the same way that all cleansers do, only the appearance of the product and its scent (herby and most definitely natural!) indicate that you are using something a little different. It left my skin looking and feeling fresh, dewy, youthful and soft which I was somewhat surprised by. I'd heard good things about this cleanser, but was not expecting incredible, nor such visible results. You then want to (as with all cleansers) wash off with plenty of water. I found the product reviving and invigorating and as it’s such a small and inoffensive little pot, hopefully people won’t be tempted to steal it from you!

With a name like 'Angels on Bare Skin' you half expect to pop a pot and find a choir of squeeing angels playing harps, and it’s certainly got a lot to live up to with its promise of heavenly skin, but I found this product made my skin feel both cleansed and moisturised. That said, the product has its failings - it’s not a 'heavy' cleanser in that it’s not ideal for removing caked on make-up and acne
prone skin may benefit from something equally gentle, but somewhat more thorough. You can most definitely feel the harmonious pitter patter of timid angels but if you are looking for a deep cleanse, you might want a more rigorous product. Also, compared to other cleansers on the market, it is a little costly, and perhaps more of a now and again treat than a staple regular in your beauty routine.

I would give Angels on Bare Skin, 3.5
out of 5.