LUSH – Dark Angels | Review

For the past few months all other cleansers have been pushed aside in favour of LUSH’s natural offerings. 

It’s fair to say that I’ve fallen pretty hard for LUSH and I’ve been impressed with all of their products I’ve tried so far.

Dark Angels is a charcoal and rhassoul mud based cleanser. 

It’s the thickest and driest of their cleansers I’ve tried so far and you need to make sure you add enough water and mix it in your hands thoroughly before applying it to your face.

It really does the trick and you can feel the charcoal exfoliating your skin. It leaves my skin looking clean, feeling soft and it makes light work of panda eyes!

I have oily / combination skin and it seems to suit my skin perfectly.  

For some reason, and I’m not sure why, this cleanser seems to be lasting longer than the other two I’ve used. (Bouche de Noel and Let The Good Times Roll.) I’ve been using it for a couple of months and I don’t think I’m even half way through the tub yet. 

If I can give you one tip about this product, it’s to make sure you take your time rinsing it off. I keep missing bits and ending up with a black strip on the side of my face or under my chin where I’ve missed bits. Oops. 

In short: A gentle exfoliating cleanser. 

Is it cruelty free? Yes, LUSH do not test on animals.

Price: £6.40 for 100g

Would I recommend / repurchase: I would both recommend and repurchase Dark Angels.

Which of LUSH’s cleansers should I try next, any recommendations for oily / combination skin? 

  • Ooh, this sounds like a good price for a charcoal cleanser. I’ve never tried one but I keep hearing such great things about charcoal for pulling out impurities.

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

    • It’s really good, I think in terms of my skin being clear this is the best cleanser I’ve ever tried.

  • Looks good! Haven’t tried any of Lush face masks yet but will definitely pick some up next time I wander by one! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • They’re worth trying. I was put off by the price but their products last as long as any other brands. I’ve been using this cleanser for at least 2 months now and there’s loads left, so for £5 I can’t complain.

  • Love that its cruelty free!


    • Me too, that was one of the main reasons I first started using LUSH.

  • I used to use LUSH products all the time (their fresh face masks are incredible!), but it’s been a little while since I’ve swung by there. I need a new cleanser now, so this is the perfect excuse! I absolutely adore charcoal products too. Since I struggle with acne and redness, I find that charcoal works really well for my skin. My favorite is the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment, but it’s absurdly expensive. This looks a little bit more in my price range. Thanks for the recommendation!


    • I’d never heard of charcoal products before but my skin is so clear when I use it.

  • I really want to try Let the Good Times Roll as I heard it smells really nice? The only thing that puts me off is that you have to keep in the fridge or something? I would have liked to try this cleanser but I think it would irritate my skin 🙁

    Danniella x

    • I used Let The Good Times Roll before this and it smells so nice. No you don’t have to keep the cleansers in the fridge, I think it’s just the face masks.