When it comes to face cleansers, Lush’ Ultrabland is a very famous one. I first became intrigued by the product when I saw it in store. I love Lush, but am more of a The Body Shop type of girl myself. But that doesn’t mean that I do not enjoy the odd Lush product. I mean, I haven’t sworn by Angels on Bare Skin for 5+ years for no apparent reason. I was hoping Ultrabland could become another one of those holy grails.
Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser
One reason why I am not the biggest fan of Lush is their packaging. Because everything is made fresh, the packaging isn’t always the best. The little pot that Ultrabland comes in seems handy at first, but I’d much rather have this product in a squeezy tube. Right now you need to scoop out some product with your fingers, which isn’t the most hygienic. But I’m willing to put in the extra effort if this is a great product. This product retails for €10.95.
One reason why Ultra bland appealed to me was because my skin can be very dry and sensitive at times. I do have to say that in the past year or so, or pretty much after I started finding skincare that really does something for my skin, that I have been dealing with fewer problems. However, cleansing my skin has never been my favorite task. My skin dries out very easily and most cleansers are too stripping. Ultrabland promises to be gentle enough that someone with super sensitive skin can still use it and actually see improvement.
Almond Oil, Rose Water, Beeswax, Honey, Fresh Iris Extract, Glycerine, Rose Absolute, Tincture of Benzoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
One reason why Lush products are usually really nice for sensitive skin is the fact that very few ingredients are used. In this case Almond Oil. Rose Water, Beeswax and Honey take up the top spots of the ingredients list. How could you not be curious to try this?
The product itself looks like a gloopy goo. And that’s exactly what it is. The texture of this is very oily, which is very promising, as oil is what takes of your make up the quickest. The smell of this is very pleasant. Nothing too overpowering and I am usually not someone to enjoy scents in products. I just don’t enjoy smelling like cupcakes is all.
So how does this product work? You simply take a dollop on your finger tip and apply it to the skin. To demonstrate how well this takes off make up, I tried using it by removing liquid lipstick swatches off my arm. As you can see in the top right corner, the lipsticks have pretty much dried down. When you apply Ultrabland and swirl it around to break up the make up, it will turn into a right old mess, but as you can see bottom right, Ultrabland does a very good job at taking off some hardcore liquid lipsticks.
Conclusion? Yes, this is a product that I truly enjoy. For two reasons: the product takes off all make up with little to no fuss and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling squeaky clean. The downside is that I think this leaves too much of a greasy layer. Also, the tub isn’t my favorite. It is too much of a hassle as I tend to use creamy cleanser such as this in the shower. But the product itself? That is definitely A++++ if you’ve got sensitive skin. Definitely more of a winter product for me.
Have you tried Lush’ Ultrabland? What did you think?