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Cleansing my face has become a fun thing to do these days, thanks to the Lush cleansers. I truly enjoy using them, so I figured I’d review one of their most popular cleanser — Angels on Bare Skin. Let The Good Times Roll has been a long time favorite of mine, so let’s see if this one’s just as good!

If you’re curious about this product, make sure you keep on reading.

What is it?

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser costs £12.00 / $18.00 / €15,00 (100g/3.5oz) and it also available in 250g/8.8oz. It’s been around since 1995 — a real oldie! This face cleanser is a 100% natural cleanser, used to.. exactly, to cleanse the face. While reading some reviews in the webshop about this product, I notice a lot of people with sensitive and/or acne skin are loving this product. I have a combination skin — my chin, nose and forehead are less dry than my cheeks. My cheeks are even flaky during really cold weather. I’ll expand on the ingredients below, but this cleanser has a combination of ingredients that will not only cleanse the skin, but also soften and relax the skin.

What’s inside?

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

This cleanser is ground almonds based. Ground almonds are, mixed with a little water, a great and gentle exfoliator. This is ideal for those with sensitive skin! Glycerine is a humectant and a carrier, it helps to lock in the ingredients into the skin. Kaolin clay is great for deep cleansing the skin, because it absorbs excess oil and removes impurities. Now, the next ingredient is one I’m not really positive about — lavender oil. Lavender oil is, as far as I know, very irritating to the skin. Though Lush claims it ‘balances and soothes the skin’. Maybe this has to do with the amount of lavender oil in a product — of course, there’s very little lavender oil in Angels on Bare Skin. Then there’s rose absolute on the list, which is supposed to be soothing, rejuvenating and toning. Also chamomile oil is said to calm and soothe the skin. Tagetes oil is antimicrobial and antioxidant, and the last ingredient is lavender flowers, which is purely decoration.


The scent of Angels on Bare Skin is amazing. It reminds me of Dream Cream. It has hints of lavender and chamomile, mixed with a warm, almond background. It’s a lovely scent, one you can’t get enough of.

Grab some of the cleanser

Add a few drops of water

Mix into a paste..

..till it’s smooth enough to use

Smooth over skin, gently scrubbing the skin

Rinse off

What do I think?

Using this product is not only fun, but also gives off “spa moment” vibes. The soothing, calming scent of lavender always works wonders for my ‘prone to stress’ mind. Because applying this cleanser is more work than slapping on a regular cleanser, I always feel like I’m having a little me moment. Whenever I apply the paste to my skin, I gently massage it across my face and let it sit for about a minute. After rinsing my skin feels incredibly rejuvenated! It’s soft, smooth, it feels healthy, and in the mirror I can see my skin being a bit more glowy! It less flaky and dry, but I still apply moisturiser since my skin is very dry in the winter.

A small 100 gram pot goes a long way–you need just a little bit for your entire face. It’s best to use it up within 3 months though. In the intro I said that Let The Good Times Roll is my all time favorite, and it still is–but this one is definitely a runner up! It’s great having these two cleansers, so I can switch between them depending on my mood.

If you have a positive (or negative) experience with this product, feel free to share them in the comments!

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser costs £12.00 (England) / $18.00 (USA) / €15,00 (The Netherlands)

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Hi there, and welcome to my blog! My name is Evelien, I live in The Netherlands and I've been a huge Lush fan since 2013. On this blog I share my love for Lush with others!

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