sábado, 19 de mayo de 2012

Lush Review : Angels on Bare Skin Vs. Aqua Marina

So you may know,from my last blog entry that I had super dry skin, now its a bit more manageable thanks to quite a few different products. The Lush cleansers played a huge role into getting my skin to where it is now.
The very first one that I tried was the Angels On Bare Skin cleanser. It claims to deep cleanse with the kaolin clay base and gently exfoliate with ground almonds. Its meant for all skin types, I don't know how true that is, as it turned my super crackly dry skin into heaven with a bunch of oils, so I can't imagine it being that amazing for people with oily skin. That being said, if you have combination to dry skin, this is for you.
After the first use my skin was so supple and soft and very smooth, no flakes of dry skin. By the end of the week, I had forgotten what dry skin felt like, because I surely didn't have it. :)
One thing that really annoyed me about this is, its very messy and finicky. If you're looking to wash your skin super quickly one late night, then this would not be what you would use. It requires some time to work it into a watery paste to use it.  The best way to get over this though, is to mix some water into the tub to begin with so that you have a paste ready to use everytime.

After I finished my first tub of AOBS, I decided I wanted to try something different, I no longer had dry skin, but I still had a lot of redness, due to my sensitive skin. When I asked the lady at my Lush store, she recommended Aquamarina as its calamine content calmed the skin down. I decided I would try it out.
Off the bat, the first thing that i noticed that I didn't like much, was the smell.
It had this very odd, sickly sweet, salty smell due to the seaweed and calamine.
Second thing was, the texture. It is so incredibly gelatinous, that I find it harder to use than the AOBS, which is a feat. Plus, with all that seaweed, I find pieces stuck to my face after I wash and dry my face.
BUT, with all that, it does work well for redness, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing this one, I'll stick to what I know works for me.

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