Angels on Bare Skin is one of Lush Cosmetics' fresh made beauty products. Their website describes it as follows: A simple, yet beautiful, rose and lavender cleansing wash that gently exfoliates with ground almonds (not shells, too harsh for your skin). Appropriate for all skin types, but especially beneficial to dry, mature and sensitive skin. I'm getting older, and I find that harsh cleansers leave my face feeling dry, so I thought I'd give Angels on Bare Skin a try.
I did give it a zero rating on antibacterial because, to my knowledge, this product does not have any antibacterial properties, nor does it claim to do so. I'd have marked it N/A, but that wasn't an option.
The first thing that's different is the look of the product. Most cleansers come in the form of a cream or gel, sometimes clear, sometimes colored, maybe occasionally with scrubby bits or microbeads or something like that to add a bit of texture. With Angels on Bare Skin, you can see the bits of lavender in it, and it has a distinct grainy texture to it.
The second thing you notice is the smell. Instead of smelling soapy or harsh or chemical like a lot of cleansers can do, Angels on Bare Skin has a lovely soft floral fragrance that's very pleasing to the nose.
Angels on Bare Skin, for me, is a bit more difficult than other cleansers to apply. You put about a pea-sized dollop of it on your fingers, add a little water, and mix it to form a paste. I can never get it to form a paste so much as it forms moist globs that never seem to smooth out. But once I wet my face and start rubbing, it works just fine. And application is with your hands - it doesn't get much simpler and much less complicated than that!
The real benefit, though, is in the end result. Angels on Bare Skin leaves my face feeling clean without feeling dry and stripped, and it's scrubby without being too harsh. It costs $9.50 for about 3.5 ounces, but you get a lot of uses out of those 3.5 ounces, and with the way it makes my skin feel, it's money well spent. I still get the occasional blemish at nearly 40, and when I use Angels on Bare Skin regularly, I find that the number of blemishes I do get decreases noticeably. I highly recommend this to anyone who's interested in a more natural approach to good skincare.