Thursday, 13 April 2017

Luster Dark Secrets Charcoal Scrub Review

I'm an out and out face mask junkie. Since I've oily skin, it is relatively better behaved in winters. I squirrel away face mask & packs all winter so I can use them in summer. I will be reviewing a face pack I'm almost finished using- Luster Dark Secrets Charcoal Scrub. It can be used as a face mask as well. I bought it mainly because I was looking for a charcoal scrub & this one boasted of Rhassoul Mud as a main ingredient. It was only when I opened it that I noticed it's striking similarity to Lush products especially Coalface. Even the name starts with "Lus" further confusing the consumer. It even has "Fresh Handmade Cosmetics" written on the tub but I highly doubt this claim since it has an expiry period of 3 years!

INR 295 for 100 ml

The scrub comes packaged in a black plastic tub with a screw on lid, almost similar to Lush products. The tub is housed in a cardboard box on which are printed the details like ingredients, date of expiry etc. The scrub is protected by a foil to avoid spillage.

Luster Dark Secrets Charcoal Scrub is a grey coloured gritty mixture which spreads easily on a wet face. It's a complete nightmare to spread on dry skin. A little goes a long way- I used a lot the first time around and ended up with a very oily face- probably because of the avocado oil it contains. When used in normal quantity, it leaves my face moisturized with a subtle glow. Sadly, the effects are not long lasting & because of this, it's become my go- to pack before last minute parties etc. I look fresh faced in a matter of minutes. It has a floral smell which I don't particularly like but I wash it off before it gets on my nerves. I'm quite happy with this scrub.


Can be used both as scrub & mask.

Exfoliates really well

Provides a subtle glow for about 6 hours post usage.


Imitation might be the best form of flattery but not for entire products. Uncool

There is a discrepancy in the ingredient list on the tub & on the outer cover. It is entirely different. Utterly baffled with this one!

Luster Dark Secrets Charcoal Scrub is a great last minute face pack - I love the results. Which is your go to scrub?

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