Lush | Dark Angels Charcoal Cleanser
If there is one skin-loving ingredient I like to layer onto my skin, it's charcoal. I believe I read somewhere that active charcoal can remove up to four times its weight in dirt which makes it the best pore unclogging ingredient around. I'd also highly recommend the Biore range and have just purchased the This Works Quick Fix Purifying Charcoal Mask but have yet to try it out to see how it compares to this - my new love!
I cannot stress how much of a difference Lush's Dark Angels Cleanser has made to my oily and dehydrated skin. The charcoal deals with those horrible little white bumps whilst helping to exfoliate away all the dead skin at the same time. I like to use this the acne-busting cleanser by wetting my face and then scooping up a bon-bon sized (sorry, it's the closest thing I can think of!) nugget of product and wetting until it forms a smooth paste between my hands. I then scrub it all over to exfoliate and leave for 3-5 minutes until my skin feels fresh and clean (note that it doesn't say this on the tin but I like to think that it helps as you can still feel it working).
It then needs really carefully washing off - and I mean carefully, this stuff is black so make sure to use dark towels, flannels and wash the skin thoroughly when done. To me, the mess is the only down side of the entire process, which is gentle enough to be done daily, and I could see a difference in my congested pores as soon as I washed it off.
In my option, this does exactly what it says on the tin, it's Angels on Bare Faces but for those of us cursed with oily skin. A must try for anyone experiencing skin issues!