I am one of those people who never takes their makeup off, just goes to bed and puts more on over it in the morning because taking off mascara and eyeshadows is quite possibly my least favourite thing to do. Assuming I don't get any in my eyes, which I always do, I always end up with raccoon eyes from rubbing. With Ultrabland I just rub a tiny bit on my eyes, take a cotton pad soaked in warm water, and with one wipe it all comes off. No rubbing. No irritation. No raccoon eyes. I love this stuff!
this is a thorough yet very gentle cleanser. I use this to remove my make up every night. how do i use it?
take a pea size and massage it on my face for 1-2 minutes and then remove it with a cotton towel soaked with warm water. after then I usually use fresh farmacy/dark angels (you don't have to but, I only do this just to get a deep clean feeling), follow with my Biotherm toner and moisturizer. this is my routine every night.
although this is an oil based cleanser, it never irritate my skin, no problem so far..no pimples, no redness...
i think its very good to remove your make up as it is very thorough yet very gentle so I can recommend this for all types of skin
This is the best cleanser i have ever used! i love the thick oiley consistency i have dry skin and find its so nourishing i use it everynight works so well at removing makeup as well. when i use it i can smell a slight peanut smell which i really love once again lush has done it again!! a going to buy more when i run out which wont be for a while because it seems to last ages.
Oh. Em. Gee. I LOVE this stuff. I'm not quite sure why though!! My skin is oily, but this removes makeup, cleanses and moisturizes it!! The first time I was really afraid of using is, in fear that it would cause a breakout b/c it is packed with oil...But it didn't! My face felt really soft and supple afterwards! The packaging is the normal LUSH pot, which i LOVE!!! And it smells....bland! Overall, another win for LUSH!
went to the lush store in l.a went a bit wild in there lol got a couple of products, i bought the ultrabland cleanser as i have dry skin but do break out, the girl recommended this , i have to say its soo good it takes of all my makeup even waterproof mascara girls!!! All you need is a pea size amount n damp skin rub it in real well and take it of with cotton pads and ur skin looks so clean feels really moisturised as well love it :)
Ultrabland goes way beyond just an eye makeup remover for me. I use this all over my face once done cleansing with Dream Wash or Fresh Farmacy. I have acne prone, dry, dehydrated skin and this seems to be the system that is working the best. Initially received Ultrabland in the face care sample kit and fell in love with how my skin looked and felt afterwards. You only need a pea sized dab to do your whole face so a 100gm pot will last awhile. Therefore it is 'bang for your buck' - looks super expensive until you realize you don't need that much to get the job done! I smear it all over slightly damp, cleansed skin and wipe clean with a warm, wet, muslin wash cloth. Will continue to purchase
I would never have picked this up myself, it just looks so uninteresting & well, bland. I received a sample & figured I'd give it a go & I'm SO glad I did. It's now HG for me. It's pretty much the same as using an oil cleanser, which can be a pain on lazy days but since using this my skin has never looked better so I am willing to make the extra effort. A teeny pea sized amount is enough to deep clean & remove all traces of makeup. I wipe it off with a very warm wet flannel & it leaves my skin feeling clean & moisturised, not oily. If I feel like there's residue, I'll go over with Lush's tea tree water toner in the summer time or Nars hydrating freshening lotion in the winter. Oh, & keep your empty containers, gonna take me forever since on tub lasts MONTHS, but you can return 5 of them to a lush store for a free fresh face mask :) continued >>
I will continue to buy this item until either Lush discontinue it or the world goes bang.
It doesn't smell amazing, the texture is a bit 'eh' but it does what its made to do...it removes every last scrap of makeup I've daubed on my face and also makes my skin feel really soft and smooth, which is a plus as I rarely moisturise before bed. 100% recycled tub, which you can give back to Lush...and it last forever so a big tub is like a year's worth. WHEEE!
i got a wee sample of this as i was basically buying everything in the lush store in edinburgh. ultra bland is too thick and oily for me to use on my oily and sensitive skin, but i was recommended to try using it as an eye makeup remover. while i wont purchase this product, as its too expensive for me to justify getting it just so i can remove mascara and eyeliner at night, i am enjoying my sample. it is virtually scentless, and the thick cream does feel wonderful on my eyelids. i simply dab some on, rub my eyelid with my finger until i can see my makeup smearing, and then wipe off with a tissue. i follow up by washing my face with LUSHs angels on bare skin cleanser, and voila! clean skin without a trace of makeup that doesnt feel too dry. excellent for what it does, but like i said, too expensive to get when there are eye makeup removers that do the exact same thing for far, far less.
Okay, reality check.
A lot of products work or don't work depending on how you use them. This is definitely one of those products.
I have extremely acne-prone skin, and with a regular, daily, all-over-face bedtime routine of benzoyl peroxide, I'm finally under control. After 12 years of trying a million things (both OTC and Rx), that's what worked. But I digress.
Ultrabland is a great rehydrator for me where the benzoyl peroxide and hard city water dry me out. But here's how I use it:
I dip a fingertip in. That's enough. I spread it all over my face, rubbing it in really well. I treat it as if it were a regular face cleanser. Then I rinse well with tepid water (which won't rinse it off, no matter how hard you try). Then I take a soft washcloth and rub it off gently in downward strokes. That leaves my skin super soft, clean, and totally greaseless. Surprising.
And I love it. Once a week I'll use a gentle cleansing gel just to get a deeper clean and give my face a break from the towel rub.
As with anything, try to find what works FOR YOU. Which sometimes means trying a few different techniques before giving up.
For the fact that it eliminates the need for moisturizer and lasts a while (and is a higher-end product with all-natural ingredients - hooray!), I think this is an excellent pricepoint.
Peanut oil and beeswax on my acne-prone skin? Yup. Wow.
UPDATE: I guess I took my forehead for granted (I never break out there, not a single pimple), and didn't wipe it off well enough, and this product seems to have clogged up pores up there and caused a small breakout. I won't fight with it or worry about such things. I'd keep it for a brilliant eye makeup remover, but I found Vichy 3 in 1 cleanser that does the same job without the pore clogging. Would have loved to stick with Lush, but I'm to protective of my skin's clarity.