This is lush's answer to cold cream and it really is a very versatile product. It can even be used as lip balm! This product can really beat through thick eye makeup. I have used it as a cleanser before and I use it for facial massage. I feel it is best removed with ocean salt. When I finish my tub, I probably won't buy it again.
I like this stuff a lot. At first I had problems using it because it's greasy, and I didn;t know you had to get it off with a washcloth or cotton pad... I just did it with my hands and water... so it really didn't work out. But then my boss (I work at Lush) told me how to do it properly and it's amazing. I like the thin layer of moisturizers it gives me at the end... I don't have to spend money on a face cream now.
While Ultrabland isn't the easiest cleanser to use, it's definitely worth a try if you have dry or sensitive skin. I have very sensitive combination skin that has become drier recently. I've been using cleansing oils for a while, but after starting a prescription acne treatment, I needed something that was more moisturizing. Ultrabland has been amazing at relieving my dry skin yet leaving my face perfectly clean.
To use, I rub a bit of the cleanser between my palms, then massage all over my face. I then run very warm water over a wash cloth, wring it out, and put it over my face for a minute. I wipe away the cleanser & I'm left with smooth, soft skin. I use this product with Eau Roma Water to tone and Skin's Shangri-La to moisturize. If you like the idea of an oil cleanser, but don't like the packaging, you might like Babyface, which is an oil cleanser in a solid bar form.
This is my HG cleanser! It is a bit weird to get used to, as it is unlike any other cleanser I have ever used. It is a strange consistency, sort of like rubbing softened butter on your face. It is a bit fussy to get off, as you have to use either wet cotton balls, a wash cloth, or the like to remove the product. I also spray with toner after to wipe off all remaining residue. But, if you can get past all that it is a dream! My skin is combination leaning towards dry, as I have mild rosacea and my cheeks are always a bit red and dry and flaky as a result. I use this cleanser in combination with the Eau Roma toner and Celestial cream, both from Lush, and the combination is great. After using Ultra Bland, my skin feel dewy and soft. Up until this, every cleanser I have used has made my skin sting a bit and feel tight as soon as my face was dry. I thought it had to be that way until I found this. I believe that some of the negative reviews on here stem from improper use... I only use a small amount, like a little dab on the end of my finger, I rub it in the palms of my hands to warm it up, then massage it into my dry skin, Then I run some hot water, wet a wash cloth, and then remove the cleanser using light circular motions. Then, I spary on some Eau Roma toner and wipe it off with a cotton ball. Follow with a tiny bit of Celestial while skin is still wet form toner, and done! No more flakes, no more redness, no breakouts or clogged pores. Just even skin tone that is never oily. I figured my skin was destined to look crappy and, for lack of a better term, "pissed off" all the time, but it looks healthy and dewy now. Who knew Lush skincare was so awesome?
Although I am not sure yet if this is HG status, it's starting to look that way. I use this morning and night(less in the morning and more at night).
I have sensitive/combo/clog-prone skin. Most traditional cleansers are way too drying or irritating (I've pretty much tried them all).
I put a small amount of this in the palm of my hand and then rub both hands together and spread it all over my face and rub it in really well to make sure I get all of my mineral makeup off. It feels kind of gross, but you get used to it. After that, I take my washcloth and wet it in really warm water and thoroughly(but GENTLY) rub it all over my face to get the product off. My skin ends up feeling soft, smooth, moisturized(but not oily-if your skin still feels oily you need to rub with the washcloth some more), and calm. This has really made my skin calm down, and I haven't had a zit in about a month(my skin used to be TERRIBLE). I don't think I will ever go back to "traditional" cleansing.
I am looking into buying a gentle toner to use in the morning and after washing at night just to give my skin a cleaner feel. This is a nice alternative to traditional cleansing oils if they dry or break you out - this awesome stuff will not.
My HG cleanser!! Removes make-up easily, even tough mascara & eyeliner. I massage it into my skin well & my blackheads are less noticable now.
Muuuch better than babyface - so much easier to use, less messy & lasts longer!
I received a generous sample of this product. I was excited to try this because I have had a hard time finding anything that would totally remove my mascara and I love most Lush products.
The first few times I used it, I hated it. It felt too thick and greasy, and it was hard to remove. It did take off all of my eye makeup. I have since learned to use this more sparingly and I now absolutely adore it. It removes everything. I like it almost as much as the MAC Cleansing Oil. There is no stinging or irritation to my eyes. If I use this to remove face makeup, I do use a mild wash afterwards (usually WalMart's Cetaphil clone).
I used Mary Kay's formula for dry skin successfully for 10 years. I liked the idea of a more natural product, but my skin always reacted poorly. Then I tried LUSH.
Ultra Bland is perfect for my dry (and sometimes very dry) skin. It must be removed with a cotton pad or washcloth (I use Eau De Roma to remove). It keeps my skin moist and fresh. I love it. It is very heavy, but for me and my skin, that is not a negative. I need a heavier cream based cleanser for my face (I used to use Mary Kay's extra emollient cleanser!). This product is gentle, and has a VERY light smell. I don't think it smells good, but it's not bad, either.
Still, I love this product.
I have been on a complete splurge in Lush recently, i've fallen head over heels with most of the products in the shop and that's that - they are all mine now!!
Recently this came into my posession and it had awesome reviews here. The first time I used ultrabland I loved it, 2nd time not so much and then when huge zits appeared on my forehead I decided it was the devils grease in a tub!!
However..... I am not going to give up on ultrabland JUST yet, the way I had been using it was smearing it over my face (a fingerfull as it says on the pot) then taking it off with the tea tree toner from Lush sprayed onto cotton wool. I just don't think that was the best way of taking it off frankly so I won't blame my zits on ultrabland entirely, its' partly my fault too, I mean if you smear peanut oil on your face then don't remove it properly you're asking for trouble right???
So.... I will use ultrabland with a flannel and hot water and not be lazy for a week then report back. I'm off to get a flannel now. Watch this space.
UPDATE: This is just a no no for me. It makes my sink filthy and leaves a film on my skin no matter how well i rinse with a muslin cloth. Horrible.
i don't really know why i prefer baby face if they do the same thing pretty much , this is in a tub so it's easier but i just remember it being REALLY difficult to get off (i probably used too much) . AND i was in spain when i used it so it felt even heavier and greasier kinda thing . don't know if i would buy it again but it is a good product .