LUSH Ultra Bland

3.9

409 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Almond Oil , Rose Water (Rosa centifolia), Beeswax (Cera alba), Honey, Fresh Iris Extract (Iris florentina), Glycerine, Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Sodium Borate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I am completely serious when I say this: I'm not sure I could live without Ultra Bland. This is the first oil cleanser I've ever tried, and I was intimidated at first, but I have dry, sensitive skin, so I figured it was worth a try.

The first time I used it I made the mistake of applying to wet skin, which turns it into a sort of sticky, milky paste that doesn't emulsify and grabs on to your skin.

After I read the directions, I applied to dry skin, but tried to wash it off with water - again, this is a mistake and you'll feel like someone poured melted candle wax on your face.

Finally, I started applying it, letting it sit for a minute or so, and removing it with a wet washcloth. You have to scrub a bit to get all of it off, and using a dirty washcloth is going to promote unhealthy skin, so keep using a clean one when you can.

BUT! This stuff removes even my most stubborn makeup, reduces the redness in my skin, eliminates the dry patches around my nose and between my eyebrow, and keeps my occasional, stubborn, cystic pimples in check. Plus, it smells amazing and feels like a wonderful, hydrating, luxury product.

I follow up with Angels on Bare Skin cleanser, also from Lush, because it removes any trace of residue.

Honestly, this stuff is amazing. And even though the price is pretty steep, I've gone through five pots so far, and I'll buy it for as long as they make it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

NC42 MAC/honey in Bobbi Brown/ 60 mat velvet Makeup Forever
Indian/Oily skin

A whole new way for me atleast to remove makeup. No water? You are kidding me!

You take a hazelnut size out of pot and rub it between your fingers and then massage it onto your face. Rub gently over your waterproof eye makeup. Now remove product from face by sweeping gently with a cotton ball. Repeat. It doesnt all come off in one go im afraid.
When im done, i spritz Lush Eau Roma Water (toner) on a cotton ball and run it over my face to tone it and to remove any makeup left if at all. Ultrabland does not smell great but this toner does;-)

Pros:
Great for removing waterproof makeup.
Leaves your face moisturized.
No water, soap or moisturizer required.
Cons:
Tad expensive and takes more time (total time under 10 mins) than just rubbing two makeup remover wipes and washing face.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I now understand what people mean when they say they have found an HG product. No acne, no dry flakies, just dewy moisturised skin. It is quite pricey but I will put up with it for the results. I dont need to use toner or moisturizer after I have used this, and my skin has never been healthier. Seriously try it, I thought it was overhyped but if this was discontinued I would lose all hope of having gorgeous skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown


The girl at Lush reccomened this for me because I have slightly sensitive skin. However, I think she didn't take into consideration that I have oily/combination skin even though I told her. I really,really dislike this. I rubbed this on dry then wiped it off with a wet, warm cloth. My skin looked okay after, nothing too special but then I started noticing that my skin was starting to have "texture" or very small bumps. Not any break outs, but almost like a slight rash with a hint of redness. I thought it would calm down and that the oily sheen on my face that I wasn't too fond of would dry, thinking it was from the water. Neither of these things went away even 2 hours later! I put my makeup on, even with a primer and my makeup creased and smudged and caked up like crazy! So gross! This stuff is way too thick, heavy and oily for my skin. I will definitely not touch this stuff ever again. Thank goodness it was just a sample! I'll stick with my HG cleanser Angels On Bare Skin from Lush.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Ultrabland is oily, moisturizing, and soothing. Highly recommend it for the winter. I'm not sure if I'll repurchase; I'm going to try other products but maybe one day I'll come back to this.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've been using this brilliant product for years and have recently started double cleansing with oh after getting into Caroline Hirons's blog. It is great, beautiful ingredients that are effective, ethically sourced and at a great price! I slather it on and remove with cotton pads sprayed with toner or a hot wet face cloth. You can also use it as a nourishing oil on the skin and for dry bits anywhere on your body. I even use it on my curly hair if it's getting a bit frizzy. Cannot recommend more highly. Go Lush!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've only been using this for a few days, but I'm going to go ahead and give this a 5/5 review and hope I won't have to go back and change it later. This product surprised me in so many ways! I've been a lush junkie for a few years, trying out anything from essentials that has become must haves in my collection to products that were simply more fun than necessary. But for some reason, I've always overlooked this one. When I needed a new makeup remover I walked into lush pretty much set on the "9 to 5" cleanser due to it being more affordable. But then I asked an employee, just in case, what she'd recommend for makeup removal for someone with sort of sensitive skin, and she completely sold me on this one instead.

It really is a different way of removing your makeup. If you're looking mostly for something quick that'll get you squeeky clean, I don't think this is your product. Removing makeup without water is a bit weird at first, but the effect is better than any cleanser I've ever tried! When you've massaged the thick product into your face, you simply wipe it off with a cotton pad/wipe/flannel dipped in warm water, and you're left with extremely soft skin. It's not just that your skin isn't dried out the way it is after using some harsher stuff, it's practically moiusturised too. You still need to go over with a moisturiser afterwards, but you get the wonderfully soothing and moisturising ingredients from Ultrabland as an extra booster for your skin.

To sum it up:

Pros
+ Natural ingredients from a ethically aware company (obviously)
+ Soothing like nothing else I've put on my face
+ It unclogs my pores wonderfully, to the extent where I can feel whiteheads come out (i know, sorry! ew. but also yassss) if I take my time massaging it into my skin
+ I've gone from thinking it's a necessary evil to wash off my makeup at the end of the day (and sometimes skipping it or resorting to wipes), to wanting to do it right away when I get home for the day.
+ Smooooooooth face

Cons (I'm kind of reaching here)
- Doesn't remove my mascara and eyeliner completely. With some mascaras, like Maybelline's "Sensational lash", it barely does anything. To be honest I don't mind that too much though, as I want to avoid rubbing at my eyes as much as I can and would rather go over it with a cotton pad + eye makeup remover
- I know it's said to have gotten it's name because the smell is supposedly very bland, but I don't understand that at all. I've also heard people saying it smells like vanilla cupcakes, which confuses me even more. This, to me, has a kind of weird (but not necessarily unpleasant) smokey scent. It doesn't linger on your skin though, and I find myself enjoying it more and more in a weird way.
- Kind of pricey.
- Takes a bit longer and requires a bit more work, but think of it as a daily treat to your skin if that feels like a turn off for you.

A highly underrated cleanser, overall!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Ok let me get this straight, this product is for those who have dry AND sensitive skin - those who do not, might find something else out there that is better but this product is by far the best for those with easily irritated dry skin. It has calmed down my rosacea and pretty much cleared my long-lasting acne in a couple of months. My nighttime regime consists of using Bioderma's eye makeup remover to get my eyeliner off. If I'm lazy or light on the eye makeup I will go straight to using Ultrabland.

It felt weird at first putting a cleanser on my dry skin but it works wonders. Like someone else mentioned, I run my face cloth under warm water, squeeze it out and then place it over my face to kind of "steam" it. Afterwards I'll gently wipe it off taking care around the eyes. In the winter i'll follow it up with Lush's Celestial moisturizer in extra dry spots and in the summer I'll follow up with GlamGlow's hydrating treatment. Sometimes I won't use either but my skin needs the hydration.

For $35 a tub that lasts me year-round this is a steal. Organic, cruelty-free and recyclable is everything I could ever hope for in a product. The only problem I have is that the tub is unhygienic in that you have to dig out the product every time but regardless, this is my HG item.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

Prior to this I had been using the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm which costs £38 a pot. I hated myself for spending so much on cleanser but at that point it was the best thing I had used to clean my skin.

However after hearing great things about Ultrabland I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. It's a fraction of the cost of the Emma Hardie balm and it works miles better in my opinion. It's easier to apply as you just take it from the pot straight into your face without the need to wet your hands first. It feels lovely and thick on your skin and you don't need to use too much product. I smear it all over my whole face and eyes. I then use a muslin cloth to remove it from my face and to be more gentle on and around my eyes I use this amazing super soft cloth I got from body shop. The cleanser wipes away really easily with both cloths leaving my skin completely makeup free and looking so clean and refreshed. Far more than it ever did with the Emma Hardie balm. Every time I use this my skin is so soft and looks glowing with health after. I use it every evening to remove my makeup. If I have more time I will leave it on a little bit before removing it to give it a chance to really soak in and remove all the dirt and impurities. For me this is my HG makeup cleanser.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have Rosacea skin and I use several cleansers depending on what my skin feels like. I noticed other reviewers describe rubbing this cleanser off. Yikes, if I did that I'd be on fire!

I use this cleanser in the winter when my skin is dry and irritated. I apply it with my fingers and massage it gently into my skin. I then take a warm (not hot), wet washcloth and hold it onto my skin and let it 'steam' a little bit and then gently wipe that section of my face off with the washcloth. I repeat usually two or three times for the rest of my face.

Washing this way gets rid of all makeup and leaves my face clean and moisturized. The 'steam' aspect helps clean out my pores but does not remove blackheads completely. I use something else for that. I like the scent. As others have described it as 'honey' and its accurate.

Since using washcloths this way makes for a lot of oil in the cloths, I bought separate washcloths specifically for this purpose and wash the bejeezas out of them. It doesn't seem to matter if some of the oil remains in them after washing. When they get too oily, I'll replace them.

I use the same process with olive oil which is less rich than the UB. There is no 'film' left on my skin, only some light oil which I want there in the driest time of winter. Its a bit of a production time-wise but it feels so good that I don't mind.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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