Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How I Changed My Skin:Part II


Hello everyone! I am back to reality today (boo) as I am back at my place and starting classes again. At least its pretty weather out here. It's finally getting warm out! I had a lovely time at home and in NYC and bought tons of cute stuff. Posts this week on a few things I got are in order : ) 

This post, however, is a continuation on how I changed my skin for the better and virtually got rid of my acne. We are onto step 2, which is after you remove your makeup, is cleanser..and I found an amazing (if not strange) one!

Cleanser

 I have tried every single cleanser on the market practically, and I the promises of what they say they do are mostly crap. I have to say though, that the cleanser I have been using the past couple months actually lives up to the hype Lush sends its way. It has helped clear my pores and literally gives me a glow (not oily kinda glow, but great skin kinda glow) after I use it.  I'm officially in love. 




As you can see above it is a bar cleanser from Lush called "Coalface." It looks a bit pricey there, but as you will see below, I bought a HUGE chunk that will last forever. You can go in a buy a much cheaper piece that will last a month or so too.  But price aside, even if it was this pricey for a small piece, I hate to say I think I would still buy it. For what it has done for my skin, it is worth every penny!




...and yes, its black. And it sparkles. It's officially the strangest cleanser I have ever used. But it is also the best. I don't use bar soap, yet alone a strange black bar soap, but I am really glad I randomly picked it up a month or so ago because it is amazing. It is very soft in texture, and I cut this piece up after I got it easily with a butter knife. When you rub it in wet hands it doesn't lather that much, but once you rub it in your skin it turns white. The black color is said to be due to charcoal and licorice extract, which is supposed to exfoliate and detoxify. From the Lush site:

"If you love the feeling of squeaky clean skin, this is the bar for you. We put in powdered charcoal because it's such an amazing exfoliator and absorber of excess oils. We add in rosewood and sandalwood as a balance to soothe and calm, and softening licorice root decoction. We recommend this lathering, sparkly cleansing bar for oiler skin because it's so great at absorbing excess oils and leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. Don't use regular body soap to wash your face please; use this instead."


And I gotta say, I buy it, it really does work for me. It gives you a really super clean feel to the skin and has helped my skin become clear and glowing. I would have never guessed it from this bar, but if you have oily or congested skin this might be your holy grail.

Note: I almost forgot to include a really important thing. DO NOT rub this around your eye area like a normal cleanser. This may not happen to you, but I found this EXTREMELY irritating to my eyes. If I rubbed it around them, they would sting and swell up afterwards like I got bopped in the eye. Not a good look. I make sure to use my oil cleanser, or at least an eye makeup remover before this. Be very careful if you use it around your eyes!

Next up is my favorite kind of skincare...exfoliating : )

Missed you all, so happy to be back!

xoxo 

22 comments:

VaidaG said...

Thank God,you're finaly back! We missed you! :)
Looks like you had fun on your spring break :) Shame it's over though... oh well... :)
Now about the soap, i used natural ayurvedic soap to try and get rid of ocasional zits, but it dried my face skin soooo much i couldn't stand it! I used it only for a week or so... Does this one do that either? Cause it sounds too good to be true lol

glamour rouge said...

Hi Hun, Glad your back :)
This sounds good..I have oily skin and the only cleanser that works for me is dermalogica special cleansing gel but its so pricey! Ive been using cheapy garnier ones..Im defo gonna try this! xx

glamour rouge said...

Hi Hun, Glad your back :)
This sounds good..I have oily skin and the only cleanser that works for me is dermalogica special cleansing gel but its so pricey! Ive been using cheapy garnier ones..Im defo gonna try this! xx

lovelyviolet5 said...

Love your post!!!Wish we had lush here!!But noooo!!!I'm so unhuppy!!

Marie said...

Hi!:D

I love this cleanser too!:D It works! I used to get a bar of this one but I recently got a sample from Lush. I'm still trying to finish that up before buying a new bar. A bar lasts a long time, it's a tiny sample but I've been using it for a month now.

Enjoy your cleanser!:D

Have you tried Dark Angels? It works amazing as well.

Have a lovely week, Logan!:D



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Sarah said...

I'm having such trouble with my skin right now and I've heard so much good stuff about coal face! Thanks for the review darling..I will definitely try it! xx

Nayara Ittner said...

so, enjoy the sun and your classes! have a nice week xx

Logan said...

@VaidaG- I can't promise that it will do the same thing for your skin, but I can promise you I don't rave about anything if it doesn't work amazing. I'm not here to be like "OMG IT AMAZING, THE BEST THING EVER", if it doesn't work for me. I just don't review the stuff that doesn't work for me. I don't find it drying at all on my skin,and would think it wouldn't be drying since it doesn't have any kind of AHA or BHA in it (which dries my skin too if they are in a cleanser). Glad to be back darling, I missed you too!!! xoxo

J E S S U said...

Oooh. I've been wanting to try this! I'm so excited that you think it works! My husband is always looking for a better acne-fighting stuff so I think we'll try this next!

Thanks for sharing :D:D

lorraine said...

That is actually my problem areas with my face, I always try to get a "glow" to my face and I always end up looking oily :/, I think I want to try this face bare out :) Thanks for sharing!

Trish said...

Oh I just love LUSH products too! I was first introduced to them while living in London. Great stuff. Glad you found something that works so great for you!! XOXO I'm so glad we are keeping in touch sweetie! Let me know if you need anything ever.

Nayara Ittner said...

thak you sweet! i also hate when i need to study so much, but, life it's not always easy! xoxo

jalyssacakex said...

I have to try Lush cleansers, I just bought tea tree toner the other day, I have oily skin that breaks out..gotta try this stuff! thanks for sharing!
xxoxoxo Jenna

jalyssacakex said...

I have to try Lush cleansers, I just bought tea tree toner the other day, I have oily skin that breaks out..gotta try this stuff! thanks for sharing!
xxoxoxo Jenna

- Kay - said...

Yey I just bought coal face as my very first lush product in January and I absolutely LOVE it. I use it in the shower every day and it just magically gets rid of any forming pimples (especially gross back acne) even things I picked. This stuff is amazing and it does last forever if you break it up into small chunks!

vi said...

oooh, i'm so glad coal face worked for you. i tried it for awhile, but then i just went on accutane to take care of my skin problems permanently. have you tried dark angels? i liked that soap a lot ... oh, and ocean salt! i don't use it anymore cause my skin became really sensitive after my round, but i used to love it so much.

Pina Colada Kisses said...

OMG if you like that you'll totally have to try MAC volcanic ash face scrub its awesome check it out I love it
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Glam Girl said...

Interesting post, thanks for sharrying

Leah said...

Ouu, this looks so interesting! I have oily skin, so I think this might work well for me! I wish I had a Lush in NL... if I ever make an order from the site or am visiting somewhere that has one I will definitely pick this up. You should have included a picture of the soap next to your hand to show how big it is, I can't really tell hah!

Leah xx
p.s. glad you had a good time on your trip! Can't wait to see what you bought :)

Bailey Morrison said...

This would probably kill my skin cause i have very dry skin, but glad you found something that works for you :) can't wait to read the post on exfoliating!!!

sibelle said...

i saw that you had a great time. i'm waiting for your next post. kisses!!!

sibelle said...

i saw that you had a great time. i'm waiting for your next post. kisses!!!