"If you love the feeling of squeaky clean skin, this is the bar for you. We put in powdered charcoal because it's such an amazing exfoliator and absorber of excess oils. We add in rosewood and sandalwood as a balance to soothe and calm, and softening licorice root decoction. We recommend this lathering, sparkly cleansing bar for oiler skin because it's so great at absorbing excess oils and leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. Don't use regular body soap to wash your face please; use this instead.
Liquorice Root Decoction (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Stearate,
Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeordora), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Powdered Charcoal, Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, *Linalool, Perfume, Silver Edible Lustre (Potassium aluminum silicate, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxides and hydroxides)."
What I say:
I am on a Lush kick lately. The smell of the store might make the paint peel off the wall, but I can't deny that they've got some good products. I like how I can read their ingredients label and actually know what the ingredients are, that way I know what I'm really putting on my face.
This cleanser is part Lush's line of bar cleansers, meaning that it looks and feels like a bar of soap and you use it like you would a bar of soap. I know some girls cut theirs into little pieces for individual use, I, however, prefer to keep it whole and just use the whole bar on my face each time.
It is described as an exfoliator and it does contain exfoliating granules. These granules are, in my opinion, a tad too coarse and I have in the past experienced light cuts and scratches on the surface of my skin as a result of rubbing my skin too vigorously with the granules. The weird thing about these granules is that they are only present in the top and bottom layer of the cleanser. I don't know if this is intentional or just a result of the manufacturing process, but if you use this cleanser either from the top down or from the bottom up, you will discover that after about a week of use, you will have a smooth lather with no exfolianting particles. I guess the solution would be to use the sides of the bar, that way you'll have less harshness as your skin won't be in contact with so much of the exfoliants. I like to use from the bottom up, using the top when I feel I need more exfoliating action xD.
I only use this cleanser at night, when my face is dripping with yummy oil, and my half melted MAC forcefield. As to it's cleaning power...it can remove CG's Lashblast, enough said!
If your skin is dry and sensitive in general, I would advise that you get yourself a sample and try it out first. Its oil absorbing properties are just a little TOO effective. My night cream is quite rich yet I find that my face isn't oily when I wake up in the morning. It must be this cleanser because usually my face has enough oil to fry chips when I wake up. This doesn't mean that it leaves that horrid tight feeling thankfully!
One thing I really don't understand is why they added sparkly bits. It's up there in the ingredients list as "silver edible lustre", thankfully it doesn't stay on your skin or you'll look like a disco ball.
Another word of warning, this cleanser smells of liquorice T.T
Damage: C$10.95 per 100g
Verdict: Good for oily skinned individuals who are looking for a cleanser with mild exfoliation.
Foundation, Blush, Eyeshadow, Pencil Liner, Liquid Liner, Waterproof Mascara
No chance against this cleanser!
For some reason this photo makes it look like the waterproof mascara wasn't removed. It was! just look at the second photo. I think I wiped my arm dry and in the process removed more of the others T.T