Hope everybody’s Monday morning has gotten off to a great start :) Today I’ll be reviewing one of Lush’s cult products called Ultrabland. And no it is not the least bit boring. Here’s what Lush has to say about this product:
“Ultra effective, ultra gentle face cleanser. A rich, soft, oily cleansing cream that cares gently for all skin types. Invented by them, for them, this is the Lush founders’ number one Desert Island product”.
So basically it is a facial cleanser that suits most skin types (although I think more so for dry, and less for oily) in effectively removing dirt, grease and make-up while still softening the skin. One of its main ingredients is beeswax, which is said to be the gentlest product for removing make-up. Other Ultrabland ingriedients include; Almond Oil, Rose Water, Honey, Fresh Iris Extract, Glycerine, Rose Absolute, Tincture of Benzoin, Methylparaben and Propylparaben.
I initially purchased Ultrabland as a make-up remover then started using it more regularly as a cleanser. Most cleansers prep your skin for toning or moisturising and therefore leave your skin dry and begging for something to be put on it. You are technically supposed to apply your moisturiser 20 seconds after cleansing, so say the internet beauticians and bloggers, because of how much a cleanser strips off your face. This includes the bad stuff like dirt and grease as well as the good stuff like natural oils that prevent your skin from drying up like the Sahara Desert.
But Ultrabland does not do this. All the oils and wax actually nourish the skin whilst still performing like a regular cleanser. I love this! As someone who suffers more on the drier side of life, this product leaves a wonderful residue on my face that leaves it feeling plump and healthy.
I can understand that this kind of residual is going to make oily girls feel greasy and that this is the exact feeling that they are trying to escape, but for me its like my face is feeling nourished for the first time by a cleanser.
It makes for a wonderful make-up remover because of its oil ingredients. Make-up remover dries the bejesus out of my face and this one does twice the job without stripping anything away.
To use, smooth a dollop of product all over the face, or in the area you want to remove make-up from or just generally cleanse. Then wipe off with a warm, damp face cloth or cotton pad. The reason you don’t want to wash and dry it off is because the ingredients are beneficial to the skin so you obviously don’t want to wipe them away.
Enjoy the rest of the week ladies, hope it’s anything but bland.