Hi lovelies! Hope you are all doing well. It’s been a while since my last skincare post so I figured now is the best time than ever because I’ve just found a product that I absolutely love! After using this for several weeks, I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you all about it. If you follow me on Instagram, I have mentioned this brand a few times. You guys, ♡ honestly, I’m so in love. ♡ Below, I’ll talk more in-depth about my thoughts about the cleanser, but if you want to skip that – I’ve created a little break down for you at the very end that gets right to the point. Anyway, if you’d like to read more about my new favorite cleanser, please keep reading!
To start, if you are a fan of LUSH Cosmetics, there is no doubt in my mind that you would love this brand too! The Little Barn Apothecary claims to be a safe, organic, wild harvest, natural, and simple skin/body care line for all sorts of skin types. They are curated with no fillers, toxic or chemical ingredients. And best of all, they are animal cruelty-free!!!! To be honest, when I first saw the Charcoal + Aloe cleanser at The Perish Trust in SF, I was mostly intrigued by the packaging; yep, this was an impulse buy. While I did work at LUSH Cosmetics for some time, and I knew what would work for my skin type (which is combination/acne-prone/sensitive), I was still hesitant about trying this. You never really know how your skin will react to a product if you are even slightly sensitive. After the first night of using it though, you guys, I was blown away. I’ve found that it does a great job at lifting impurities from my skin, being deep cleansing, oily controlling, soothing, all without being stripping for my skin. It’s seriously so amazing! I’m so glad I’ve found a product that can do all of this for my skin. Above are several photos that will give you a sense of what the texture is like. As you can see, the cleanser starts off as very liquidy. When mixed with water, don’t be alarmed but it doesn’t bubble or sud; typically there are chemicals needed in order to make soaps bubbles, so that’s why it doesn’t lather. A lot of times, cleansers that do bubble tend to be very stripping for the skin – even oily skin. And unbalanced skin can over produce oil causing congestion in pores that then lead to break outs.
What’s great about this cleanser is the quality and balance of the ingredients in this cleanser. It contains organic charcoal which helps draw out bacteria and impurities to the surface so that they are easily washed away, and it does this without stripping the skin. The organic aloe vera in this cleanser helps calm, soothe and hydrate the skin. I find that these two ingredients work together in harmony for a perfectly balanced skin/complexion. Since using this cleanser, I’ve noticed that my sebum (facial oil) production has reduced while not drying out my skin. And the amount of redness in my skin has reduced too. Given the effectiveness of this cleanser, I’m excited to try out more products from The Little Barn Apothecary. I can’t wait to see how my skin continues to benefit from this cleanser! You can check out this cleanser and the rest of the line here.
My Skin Type: combination, acne prone, and sensitive. Yeah, it sucks.
Is this cleanser cruelty free? Yes!!!!!!!
Is this brand organic? Yes
Claims: Activated charcoal draws out skin pollutants, helps heal and prevent breakouts, while aloe gently hydrates to prevent over drying.
Directions: Used daily or as needed for treatment. Gently lather a few pumps (I use 2) in pal and massage over wet face. Rinse well.
Packaging: 4/5 – It’s gorgeous! Love the frosted glass and pump, but I am worried about dropping it and it shattering.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes, yes, yes! A thousand times yes. For those who have combination/oily/sensitive skin – just don’t forget to hydrate/moisturize after!
LBA was kind enough to reach out to me and give you guys a discount code! Please enjoy 15% off your purchase when you enter the code: ‘LINDALIEU’ at check out.