It didn't work for me at all. I had to rub my mascara forever to get it off. It didn't clean very well either. I'd rather use baby oil.
BEST MAKEUP REMOVER I'VE EVER USED!
I've tried plenty. In fact, until recently, my HG was extra virgin olive oil. Even though it's natural and an oil, I still found that removing my eye makeup (budge-proof eyeliner and my mascara) was a difficult task. It also left me with stinging eyes.
I got a generous sample of Ultrabland during a recent visit to Lush. I liked the concept and have pretty much not had a problem with any of their products I've slathered on my face... but the fact that it contained peanut oil was a bit unnerving for me, as I didn't know how my skin would react. I was picturing clogged pores and millia.
I've never had anything take my makeup off so quicky-- with no trace left behind! This melted off my mascara and eyeliner in a snap. Guess what? No stinging eyes!
Also, no breakouts. I love how supple my skin feels after using this.
One would use this product in the same manner as cold cream. Unlike cold cream, there is no icky residue or potential breakouts. For me, anyway.
A tad bit pricy, but worth it, to me. It's a brilliant product!
Got it free, but I really don't like it. I ended up throwing it out. It didn't clean my skin properly and yes, I used it according to the proper instructions.
This is great for removing my makeup, and also after being in the snow all day, or sun I would suppose. It's full of oils, and I've got some oily skin going on here, but it actually isn't overpowering. I would buy this again to keep on hand for those days that I need extra pampering after a day of skiing or snowball fighting!
EDIT: I've started using only at night, to remove my make up, followed by my regular cleanser. Way too greasy for the whole day. I started to break out.
I went into LUSH because my skin was dry, yet oily. Flaking terribly along my cheeks and I was getting zits that I was beyond tired of. She introduced me to Ultrabland and I was hesitant at first, as it looked like it might be too heavy. But she talked me into pairing it with Breath of Fresh Air toner and Skin Drink lotion.
I am in complete love! The Ultrabland makes my skin smooth and soft, reduces the redness of my skin and it is clearing! The Breath of Fresh Air toner completely removes the greasing feeling from using the Ultrabland and the Skin Drink moisturizer has kicked my flaky skin to the curb. I now have close to flawless skin and can get away with only a tiny amount of foundation now.
I absolutely LOVE this cleanser! I was originally hesitant to purchase this product due to the absurd amount of oils in it, and I have to say if the LUSH SA had not offered a very helpful hint for using UB I'd probably hate it.
I was told to take a finger full of product, warm it between my palms and then rub it all over my face as if it were a moisturizer, next take a washcloth, run it under hot water, place it on my face for about 30 seconds and then wipe UB off. This process is a must if you don't want to be left with a greasy, I-just-rubbed-crisco-all-over-my-face feeling!!!
Since I started using UB my skin has never looked for felt better! I hope anyone who is interested in purchasing Ultra Bland or has already purchased it and was unhappy withe the results has found this helpful :)
The LUSh SA recommended this to me as an eye make-up remover, which it works well as. I've tried to use it as a cleanser, but it's just way too much for my oily skin. My skin felt slightly greasy, and I ended up washing my face again with something else every time I used it. Might mork better for dry skin, I don't know. It does leave my skin very soft, for that reason I use it once a week as a moisturiser. I don't want to waste it, so I'll try to use it as a lip balm or hand cream as another reviewer recommended, but as a cleanser it's all wrong for my skin.
I've been using Ultrabland for about two years now and while I've tried to replace it with products that are cheaper, or sexier, or smell prettier, I can't. Those products last a week and then I go back to Ultrabland.
I wouldn't use this as a cleanser. It does leave behind a residue even when used correctly. A toner will remove that.
But it makes a KILLER eye makeup remover. When I'm getting ready for a night out, I wear UDPP with MAC paints as a base, layer on shadows, mascara, fluidline, then top with a sealant. Regular eyemakeup remover just makes a mess of it. Ultrabland just melts it all off. Apply a dime sized amount to each eye, rub around, remove with cotton pads, spritz with toner, wipe with another cotton pad. It sounds like alot of effort, but it takes about 30 seconds to get everything off.
EDIT: So one week, I had the flu, stopped wearing makeup, stopped washing with Ultrabland. And lo and behold, despite my super crappy immune system, my skin looked surprisingly good--no breakouts, no congested areas, etc. So when I got well, I bought a crappy drugstore makeup remover as an experiment to see if the Ultrabland was breaking me out. Apparently it was, because it's been four months and my skin is still amazingly clear. It took about a month of deotxing from the Ultrabland, but now, breakouts are very very rare.
All these years, I used fancy lush products because I thought I had crappy skin--makeup remover, cleansers, moisturizer, toner, etc. I figured lush products were natural and gentle, that I needed them because my skin was nuts and if I didn't use lush, it would probably be even worse. And all that time it was the Ultrabland making my skin nuts. Ironic, no? I will never touch this stuff every again. It gave me years of tears over my crappy skin. It may very well be manufactured by the devil minions.
I love the packaging of Lush products - so simple and fuss free. This was no exception. As a cleanser it really does get rid of all traces of makeup but I found it slightly too oily for me. The reason, however that I have given this 5 lippies is because of its many different uses! One of the assistants in Lush told me it could be used as a lipbalm or to soothe scratches or cuts. I had very chapped lips a few weeks ago due to a bad reaction to a lipstick I had used. This was the only thing that really really soothed them! It was miles better than the vaseline I usually use. I keep a pot in my bag at all times and use it for burns, cuts, scrapes, lips, as a hand cream, a cuticle cream, slather it on my feet for softness as well as using it if I have run out of hair pomade. I also apply to eyelashes before bed to keep them long and silky. LOVE IT! And it smells really comforting as well!
EDITED! - I have been suffering break outs lately and a sales assistant in lush showed me how to use this and suggested that I try it again as it sounded like my skin was clogged and I wasnt removing my makeup properly (causing the spots). Basically you warm it in your hands, smear it onto the face, massage slightly and leave for 30 seconds, then wet a cotton pad under warm water and swipe over the face until all the product lifts, then rinse with warm water and voila! I have been doing this for 2 days and finally my skin feels much cleaner and fresher. I only need a fingertip full of moisuriser as well! Im really impressed now I have found the motivation to use this properly!