Dampen your skin with warm water. Break off a piece of your cleanser, and mix with a little warm water to create a paste. Massage onto your face and body, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Follow up with your favorite LUSH moisturizer, and enjoy your soft, smooth skin!
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
Velvety black sugar cleanser
Black sugar and charcoal gently exfoliate and absorb excess oils to leave dull, oily or acne-prone skin feeling fresh and matte. Even oily skin can be sensitive, so we've made this one soft and soothing to calm redness and irritation, too. Its rhassoul mud base deep-cleanses to help prevent breakouts while vitamin rich cold-pressed organic avocado oil nourishes skin to leave it soft and lightly hydrated. Use all over for perfectly smooth, bright skin. An angel indeed!
- Ideal for young skin: Dark Angels is lovely for those experiencing excess oil and blemishes.
- Liven up: The gentle exfoliation of black sugar will smooth and brighten up the skin.
- Best used fresh: Our cleanser rolls are preservative-free, so be sure to use it up by the best before date on your pot!
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsRhassoul Mud , Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) , Glycerine , Powdered Charcoal , Black Sugar (sucrose) , Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate , Fragrance , Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album) , Rosewood oil (Aniba rosaeodora) , *Linalool , *Farnesol
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Q:I've been using dark angels for a couple of months and love what it does for my extremely oily skin. I recently moved and had to get back into a routine. I've started using it on a daily basis again but am still pretty stressed in my life. I'm looking for something to pair with it that will help me balance out my skin even when I am stressed. I also try to use mask of magnaminty once a week. I live 2 hours from any store so i can't use a fresh mask which is what I used to buy before when I would get stress acne. Any thoughts?Asked on 9/9/2014 by Brooke
A:My best suggestion based on the information that you have provided would be our Tea Tree Toner which is great to use with a cotton pad after cleansing and remove every trace of dirt and oil from your skin or can be used as a spray over your face anytime it feels sensitive as the tea tree with soothe any redness or irritation. Another product that would be great is our spot treatment: Grease Lightening - this can be used on any acne flare-ups as soon as you notice them and this helps to reduce the problem and soothe the skin. If you are not already doing so, you should be following up your cleanser with a moisturizer and I would suggest you look at either Vanishing Cream (super light and great for clearing problem skin), Enzymion (full of fruit extracts and great for clarifying and balancing the skin) and Imperialis (a little richer than the first two, but fantastic at balancing your skin if you have issues with some areas being oily and some areas being more on the dry side).Answered on 9/11/2014 by Michelle from LUSH Direct
A:I have been using angels on bare skin and ultra bland at night along with dark angels a couple times a week and that balances out my skin perfectly!
Shannon ToppiAnswered on 9/10/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I've been using this cleanser for about 2 and a half weeks now, and have been breaking out since. I'm aware of the "purging" period that occurs when you start a new skin regimen, but was wondering if this cleanser is going to work for me. This has made my skin very soft and decreased my oil production extremely! I just want to know if this is going to work for my acne. Is this normal or should I try a different product?Asked on 7/29/2014 by Chloe
A:A full skin cycle is about a month, so we usually recommend trying the product out for at least that length of time before deciding if it is right for you. It is absolutely normal to experience breakouts worse than usual in the beginning, as you said, but try to stick it out for a bit longer if you can before making your decision.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I'm not a skin professional by any means, but if you weren't breaking out before and just oily, I'd give it another week and if there is no improvement breakout wise, stop using it. I've been using this cleanser for a year now and never had a breakout issue (save for super stressed and girl time acne). I however, also pair tea tree water with my regimen as well. Lush also has a spot cleanser that I've read on other reviews (on the lush site) that work well with acne prone skin and dark angels, it's called grease lightening. If you aren't ready to throw In the towel just yet... Try that.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 7/29/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Can Dark Angles be used with a clarisonic or would that be too harsh on the skin?Asked on 7/22/2014 by Sarah E from Salisbury, MD
A:We wouldn't recommend using a Clarisonic with Dark Angels because it is made mostly of rhassoul mud which may clog the brush.Answered on 9/12/2014 by Anonymous
A:I don't use both of them at the same time. Dark angels in the morning, clarisonic at night.Answered on 7/22/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I wash my face with this product then afterwards i wash it with ocean salt cleanser, is that recommended?Asked on 7/18/2014 by Chanandler Bong
A:I would say that most people might find both of them right after the other too abrasive for their skin, but if it is working for out for you go for it.Answered on 9/12/2014 by Anonymous
A:I would definitely recommend it. The charcoal in the scrub cleans and strips so well that you need to follow with a gentler cleanser for preventative measures. And then of course a good moisturizer!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 7/18/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is this cleanser okay to use on all skin types? I'm considering buying this and I want to be sure that it will work for me.Asked on 7/9/2014 by Nate from Green Bay, WI
A:It is definitely appropriate for all skin types, however, it does tend to be very deep cleansing. If your skin is more on the sensitive side, we would suggest using it less frequently than you might if you prefer a rougher exfoliation.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I think it might be a little too exfoliating for very sensitive skin. As long as you're skin isn't sensitive, I'd say go for it. It's amazing!Answered on 8/6/2014 by Shelberto from New Orleans, La
Q:Does this help remove acne scars and dark spots?Asked on 7/3/2014 by kellyboo
A:No, it doesn't remove acne scars or dark spots. I would instead recommend Ocean Salt, because it brightens your skin!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Anonymous
A:Kelly, I have noticed a difference in my acne spots in my one month use of this product.Answered on 9/17/2014 by Chelsee loves LUSH from Pocatello, ID
Q:What toner and moisturizer would be best paired with this product?Asked on 6/16/2014 by Kingsley from Los Angeles
A:It really depends on your skin's needs, as each of our toners and moisturizers are aimed to help in different ways.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I use Grease Lightning and the Celestial moisturizer with this product.Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
Q:can you use this product everyday ?Asked on 6/12/2014 by aj
A:Dark Angels is great for even sensitive skin so if it works for you, feel free to use it everyday!Answered on 9/12/2014 by Anonymous
Q:How do I store this cleanser? Should I put it in the fridge?Asked on 6/8/2014 by Ryona
A:No need to put it in the fridge. You can keep in your bathroom like any regular cleanser.Answered on 9/8/2014 by Anonymous
A:I keep Dark Angels in my bathroom and vanity and it works perfectly!Answered on 6/21/2014 by Lindsey from Indianapolis, IN
Q:How long does a smaller container of dark angels last with daily use?Asked on 4/12/2014 by Lexi from Spokane, WA
A:If used just on your face and twice a day, a small pot will last about 4-6 weeks. How often and how much is being used every time will shorten and lengthen this time frame, however.Answered on 5/3/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:A small container of dark angels lasts about 6-8 weeks:-)
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 4/13/2014 by Anonymous
A:About a month or so. Depends on the amount you use and the frequency of use.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 4/12/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is this product tested on animals and/or cruelty free?Asked on 4/2/2014 by Kira from Orange, CA
A:At LUSH, we do not test any of our products on animals. We also believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.Answered on 4/4/2014 by Megan from LUSH Direct
A:This product is NOT tested on animals. LUSH does not condone testing/animal
cruelty. I use this product almost everyday an absolutely love it. I
recommend it. :)Answered on 4/2/2014 by Anonymous
A:It is cruelty free, as any other product from Lush! =DAnswered on 4/2/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is it typical to experience a "purging" period when using this product? I just started using Dark angels and i'm noticing a couple of small break-outs, but I'm unsure if it's just not compatible with my skin or if I should stick it out for the next week or two and let my skin re-balance.Asked on 3/22/2014 by jill
A:When starting out a new cleansing routine it is always important to give it at least 3 weeks, as it takes that long for the cells of the face to regenerate. After that time, you will see the most accurate results and benefits!Answered on 3/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:When I started using this product I also got small break outs, for me I stuck with it and my skin rebalanced and became clear. I would recommend staying with it for a bit longer before giving up on it completely. :)Answered on 3/24/2014 by ElenKat from Lagrangeville, NY
Q:Is this product good with removing black heads?Asked on 3/6/2014 by Nica
A:The Dark Angels Cleanser is fantastic for removing blackheads. It contains rhassoul mud and charcoal which will work together to clean out the pores.Answered on 3/7/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
A:I have black heads on my nose and have not noticed them disappearing, but I don't use this daily, only a few times a week. It does cleanse the face real well and leaves it soft. I love the product, just haven't noticed the black heads disappearing.
Bernie G. :0)Answered on 3/6/2014 by Anonymous
Q:can this be used with a different brand cleanser afterwards?Asked on 11/22/2013 by xoxo from new york
A:Yes it can! You may use this as just an exfoliant for your skin then use another cleanser if you prefer! It can depend on what type of skin you have, combination or oily skin, as Dark Angels can be a little intense on the skin!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes! You can use it as an exfoliant and then a different cleanser. It depends on your skin type. Since I have combo skin this works great for me. If you find it too harsh id switch to angels on bare skin..something harsher; ocean salt. I find this to be a great go between.
Maria SantiagoAnswered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Is Dark Angles okay for combination skin? I'm currently using Angels on Bare Skin and I love it! I just need to exfoliate my skin a few times a week and I really want to try Dark Angels.
Thanks(: Have a wonderful day! <3Asked on 11/3/2013 by BrendaBabyface
A:With Dark Angels, this has different properties which are great for all skin types. Black sugar and charcoal in this product hep to gently exfoliate and absorb excess oils to leave dull, oily and acne-prone skin with a clean, matte finish. I hope this helps!Answered on 11/15/2013 by Lydia
A:I use both Angels on Bare Skin and Dark Angels, and prefer Dark Angels. It
smells wonderful, and leaves my skin very matte and clean feeling.
Jules Linderman | Sticker Robot
sticker blog: http://stickerobot.com/blogAnswered on 11/4/2013 by Anonymous
A:I use Dark Angels on my face, neck and chest several times a week in the shower. I love the way my face feels after using it. I have noticed that as I get near the end of the tub it leaves a black residue on my skin that require soap or a toner to remove. I definitely have very combination skin.
Sent From my iPhoneAnswered on 11/3/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes, it's good for that purpose. It cleans your skin really fast and really well. I have combination skin and I like it a lot. I use it every day. Angels on bare skin leaves me a bit oily so I use it in a really dry winter day.
Maria SantiagoAnswered on 11/3/2013 by Anonymous
Q:How often should I use this? Can I use it everyday? My skin is really oily and have acnes.Asked on 10/14/2013 by sof from China
A:While everyone is different, it is fine for most people to use every day. If you find your skin is getting dry while using it every day, it might be best for you to use it less often and integrate a gentler cleanser in between uses.Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:I use this every time I take a shower. Just love it. It smells great, and
keeps my skin nice and fresh and clean.
Jules Linderman | Sticker Robot
sticker blog: http://stickerobot.com/blogAnswered on 10/14/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have the dark angels cleanser and the tea tree toner the only thing is that I forgot to ask the girl at the counter on instructions on how to use both of these, is it the cleanser first then the toner? also how often should I use it? twice a day?
ThanksAsked on 8/10/2013 by BEX from Houston
A:We usually recommend going through your facial regimen at least once per day; however, twice per day is alright, so long as your skin seems to be taking to the products well!
The order should be cleanse, tone, moisturize.Answered on 8/14/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Does this remove makeup?Asked on 5/21/2013 by Shelise from WV
A:While Dark Angels will work to draw the impurities out of the skin, it likely wont be as effective in removing makeup. We suggest either Ultrabland or 9-5, which should give you the results you are looking for!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:It is definitely going to remove dirt from your pores, but getting this near the eyes might not be such a good idea. Lush has an all-purpose makeup remover: Ultrabland
If you don't want to use that, here's my method: I use tea tree toner and vanishing cream to help remove leftover mascara after I cleanse my cheeks/chin/forehead/neck. I was always told that using lotion to remove eye makeup is better for the skin around your eyes and doesn't promote wrinkles.Answered on 5/21/2013 by KM from Los Angeles, CAo
Q:Did anybody go through the 'purging process' after using this cleanser? If see how long did it last, and what did it look like?Asked on 5/20/2013 by lawrencb22 from Pleasanton, CA
A:In general, whenever you switch cleansers your skin will go through a purging process. A full skin cycle is about three weeks so you can expect to see things even out after the initial couple of weeks. This process can vary greatly from one person to another so it really depends on how you find your skin adjusts to new cleansers. Definitely don't let it discourage you, as it is a completely natural process!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Yes, I had gotten a small sample from the store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When I ran out of this sample my skin broke out like crazy! I now have my own large jar of Dark Angels & I'm hoping to get this all under control once again. Amazing product. Don't let this get you down!!! :)Answered on 7/3/2013 by Court2694 from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Q:Can this be used as a mask? Does it help clear up acne?Asked on 5/20/2013 by Shelise from WV
A:We don't suggest using Dark Angels as a mask, as it is formulated to benefit the skin as a cleanser. It is fantastic for acne-prone skin, as the clay base will help to draw out impurities and soak up excess oi.Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct