Ever since I got pregnant, my skin has been absolutely horrendous. In the first few months, I looked like a teenager, and even though it has improved a lot since I made it through that horrendous first trimester, there’s still no sign of that much-discussed pregnancy glow.
To combat the unsightly blemishes and the discomfort that comes with them, I decided to switch up my skincare routine a little and use something that would help reduce the spots, but wouldn’t irritate my already strained and dried-out skin. As I’m a huge fan of Lush, that was my first stop.
In the winter months (e.g. when the Christmas range is out) Bûche de Noël is always my go-to facial cleanser, but there was no hope in hell of getting that in mid-April. I had a look at all the available cleansers, came to the conclusion that Angels on Bare Skin was likely to be the closest match and decided to buy a pot to try out over the next few weeks. I also bought a moisturiser, which I’ll review separately.
Angels on Bare Skin costs £6.75 for a 100g pot, although I’m tempted to go with the 250g option when I repurchase. I do think the price is a little higher than a cleanser would usually retail at, and this is a regular issue for me when buying Lush products, especially since I’m on a really tight budget at the moment. However, it isn’t extortionate (some high-end cleansers retail for £50 and upwards!), and I’m typing this post almost three months after purchase and still have around 1/4 to 1/3 of the product left in the pot. As with most cosmetics, a little goes a long way.
The packaging is a standard black pot, which some people love and some people hate. Personally, I always gravitate towards anything that comes in this packaging since Lush offer a free face mask when you return five pots and I just love a freebie! I do make sure to take out some Angels on Bare Skin for my face before hopping in the shower, though, as I feel that opening and closing the pot in close proximity to running water will soften and deconstruct the product – something you definitely want to avoid!
About two or three weeks after I started using Angels on Bare Skin, I began noticing significant improvements. Did it work miracles? No. But nothing I’ve tried so far has magically fixed every skin problem, and my face is much less dry and painful now and has become far clearer. Since these were my reasons for buying the product in the first place, I would consider it a full success and will be repurchasing until my beloved Christmas products are back on the shelves!
Do you struggle with skin that’s both blemished and really dry? What do you do?