To start off with, I am pretty sure this product made me break out. It removed makeup really well (foundation) but did nothing for eye makeup, it just made a huge smeary black mess on my face. It feels very luxurious and soothing especially when using a hot washcloth to steam your face and wipe it away after applying. It made my skin so soft and seemed to improve the texture of my skin a lot (though it made it a bit red from massaging it in). After about 1.5 weeks I started breaking out horribly all over my whole face, including places I have never broken out before (cheeks and under eyes). Price was a bit expensive ($16) but the jar would last a while, I think. If you have acne or clog prone skin, maybe reconsider buying.
I nipped into lush to see if they had anything that could replace my waning boots nourishing oil cleanser and the sales assistant recommended this, i usually love oil cleansing to remove my makeup because its just so fuss free and easy whereas this is the complete opposite.
Its a thick creamy beige paste that is supposed to remove all makeup leaving skin clean and nourished. It does non of these claims. Its sticky smells very strong (which i don't like) and needs to be removed using a load of cotton pads soaked with toner, and even then there's a odd film left on the skin which forced me to use another cleanser to get rid of it, and to top it off some eye makeup was still left on. Rubbish. I wouldn't repurchase
I'm not one to write reviews but I felt somewhat compelled to rave about this product!
I've never really bought into the whole organic, natural ingredients in skincare - my skin isn't particularly sensitive and I've never really considered the chemicals in some facial products - as long as it does the job it suits me!
I have combination skin, slight oily t-zone, normal elsewhere and suffer from blocked pores and spots on my chin. It drives me crazy at 22!
I'd just about given up hope after trying all manner of skin products (Clarins, Elemis, Simple, Clean and Clear, Garnier, Olay, etc.) when I thought I'd try Lush out after reading about the Ultra Bland being similar to the (too expensive) Eve Lom cleanser.
I thoroughly enjoy hot cloth cleansers and so really like the system of rubbing the balm into my skin and holding a steaming hot muslin cloth over my face, then buffing off. I can imagine this may be too much hassle for some people but I find it relaxing. I've been using Ultrabland morning and night since Wednesday and my skin is like a babies. It is smooth and clean, no more oiliness and it seems to have got it's radiance back. Spots have not disappeared yet but my skin feels so much better than from using anything else - I'm hoping it will eventually be blemish free!
I feel so much better about my skin already, that today I'm quite happy to use a dab of concealer and blusher and leave my face foundation free (which I don't think I've done since I was a child!). The price is fab, it's a small container but seems to last a fair while. My only issue is that it is fairly hard to remove and I feel a slight residue left on my face which doesn't feel bad, I'm just worried it may cause me to break out. Therefore I end my regime with a wipe of alcohol free toner to remove any excess cleanser and so far so good!
This has definitely opened my eyes to Lush (I also bought the Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask) and other natural skin care ranges on the market :-) very happy indeed!
so this is my first review. i wasn't planning on writing a review ever, but i think this is totally worth it. i can't describe how much i came to love this product, and how much it helps my skin. i recently got a scar removed, it was underneath my skin right next to my nose, and i could still feel a little bump where the scar used to be, but ever since i started using this stuff, i can't feel or see anything. my skin is so smooth.
but the best thing: it takes off your make up sooo easily! i just put a little bit on top of my eyelids and rub it gently, wipe it off with a cotton pad and all my make up is gone. i'm truly in love, this is awesome.
Ever since LUSH discontinued the Baby Face cleanser, I'm using this. I use it mainly to remove eye make-up because I don't wear a foundation every day. But if I wear a foundation, this cleanser takes it off as well.
I think it removes make-up very well and gently but you have to remember to wipe it off properly, maybe with a cotton pad dabbed in toner.
It doesn't dry out my skin at all and I like using it. I liked Baby Face a bit better because it was easier to dose but this one is a fine replacement.
I got this as a sample, and it was pretty good. I was going to buy this but I ended up getting 9 to 5, which I prefer because of the smell. Since this is an eye remover, it seemed more economical to get 9 to 5 which is both a cleanser and removes eye makeup, as well as the mineral foundation I use.
I got this as a present, and I can't say I fell in love with it!.. I does what it promises when it comes to removing make-up, but it leaves a really fat residue on my skin afterwards. I don't really like that. Also, I find the smell a little weird, too.
Ive never felt compelled to write a review for a cleanser before but I think this bad boy deserves a round of applause and a medal.
I wear a decent amount of eye makeup and this managed to take it off in one go. Very impressive and I use waterproof eye makeup.
I basically get a small blob in my hand and massage it in circles all over my face, then wipe away with cotton pads. The end result is amazingly clean, clear and baby soft silky skin with no makeup left over at all. I'm very impressed that his can be used for a variety of skincare uses like a moisture mask etc.
Definately repurchase from now on.
This is by far the best thing I have ever had on my face! I was extremely skeptical of using this at first because I have very sensitive skin and am prone to break outs and dry patches if my face doesn't agree with a product. I did feel a bit overwhelmed when I first enquired about this product as everybody in the shop was raving about it and from what I could gather most people were using it as a make up remover, which was not what I was after. However, after speaking to a very helpful sales assistant who explained that she too had dry/sensitive skin and suggested that this product really helped her, I was sold. Instead of cajoling me into purchasing a pot of the stuff though, she very kindly provided me with a tester for free. As I didn't want or need another makeup remover I washed my face with my normal Johnson's face wash and dried it as normal, I then slathered the Ultra Bland all over my face and left it on for as long as possible (about 15 minutes). It does make your face look extremely greasy so I wouldn't advise indulging in this if you have company, you might get some strange looks. After it had been on for awhile I used an old toner that I had laying around (I can't remember the brand) and some cotton buds to take it off. I wasn't expecting great things from this little 'tester' tub, but I was happily surprised! My face was the softest it had been in a long time and it stayed that way for 3-4 days afterwards! Needless to say that I was back into Lush the following week to buy an actual pot of the stuff, and I've been back 4 times since then to keep stocked up. This is a miracle in a pot to me and I would honestly recommend it to anyone who has trouble with dry skin or would just like a lovely soft face!
It's also great if you have dry/sore hands... Cover them in this and then put some plastic gloves on and leave for 10 minutes or so and when you take them off it's like a new pair of hands! An absolute wonder product.
I have gone through three of those small pots in the past two years, using it on and off.
At first, I thought it worked really well, hydrating my skin and removing makeup, without giving me an oily feeling. I thought I had found the perfect cleanser/makeup remover.
Now, I can't use the thing. It doesn't remove my mascara and I am left with racoon eyes after my shower. It leaves my skin so oily and greasy that I need to use ocean salt to remove all excess oil from it. And I need to use soap to remove the product from my hands after applying it.
In the end, it really didn't do anything for me after a while.