LUSH Ultra Bland

3.9

393 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.


on 7/21/2015 5:53:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Awful, it broke my sensitive acne-prone skin out terribly and it always left a waxy residue on my skin which may be what caused the issue. There are some good ingredients but they just weren't effective. I can't explain fully why it was so awful but it just didn't work out for me at all. The assistants at LUSH were kind enough to refund me for it as they could see the damage and they recommended the Herbalism cleanser which is so much better and doesn't break me out but can make you look slightly dull though.



on 7/3/2015 6:38:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Love this. My skin is far too fussy for everything on the market. But this
You only need the tiniest amount. I think people complaining on here about it being too greasy are using too much. Give it a swipe with toner and you're good to go
I wash my face twice a day morning and eve so will be purchasing another tub :)

Fab shop assistants

Fab product

Could be a little cheaper but for the results I won't complain ;)


on 6/23/2015 10:52:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was given this product as a free sample when I visited LUSH asking about skincare. I've heard a lot about it and was really excited to try it. The assistant told me it was also a makeup remover, but as I wear very waterproof and long lasting mascara, I found it too difficult to remove my makeup, so I had to use another remover before ultrabland. I did like the feeling of my skin after I used it and would like to see the effects over a longer period of time as I only got about a weeks use out of the sample.


on 6/16/2015 12:22:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have no idea why, but this gave me a horrible rash, like sunburn, all over my face. Would not re-purchase! I'll be sticking to Lush's bath bombs!


on 6/8/2015 8:22:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I recently discovered Lush body products and so I decided to try a few of their skincare items as well.

This cleanser is supposedly a makeup remover which is recommended for all skin types. My skin is pedantic. It can get oily sometimes and it can break out, however, it is also prone to dehydration. I would say my skin is combination and when is well balanced it is mostly normal, when is not well balanced or when it's very hot, it is more combination. Cleansers for oily skin and even combination skin make my skin very dry yet cleansers for dry skin are not deep cleansing enough for me. So it is not easy for me to find a cleanser I like.

The only balms I tried before was Clinique Take the Day off and Elemis pro collagen balm. I didn't like the Clinique one (but then again I don't get on with Clinique skincare at all). I liked the Elemis one a lot, it felt so soothing and pleasant to use but I think it was too rich for my chin (which has been plagued with hormonal acne for a while) so I stopped using it.

Unlike TTDO and Elemis, this balm cleanser does not rinse clean. For example, two or three goes with a warm flannel and the Elemis cleanser comes right off leaving no residue. Ultrabland, however, remains on the skin. It does not emulsify one bit and even using a flannel with really warm water and lots of rubbing (which I don't want to have to do!) it will still leave residue. It is is just awful. It even stains my washcloths and leaves a layer of greasy wax on my sink that I then need to remove with detergent and a sponge! So every time I used this, I had to scrub it off my face harshly and clean the skin after! Only to still be left with a residue on my face. Absolutely not worth it. I then tried using Tea Tree water to take the remainders off (as recommended by Lush) and it still didn't work. Also, I don't want to have to use a toner every time just to remove my cleanser- we're not in the 50s anymore!

I am very disappointed with this product and I cannot believe people use this. I also cannot believe it is marketed for all skin types when it doesn't come off and leave a waxy residue on your face. It is also unpleasant to use due to the waxy texture that sticks to everything, even the hands. It is also useless with eye make up, it cannot even handle non waterproof mascara and then it leaves my lashes and eyes waxy. I think this is one of the worse makeup removers I have ever used and I cannot understand the hype. I imagine it would work for people who have really dry skin but surely there are more elegant textures out there for the price!

EDIT: Took this back to the shop (this and two more skincare products) and the staff was amazing. They just refunded me and even gave me samples of alternative products (after stating they were refunding me). No questions asked. Brilliant. Excellent customer service, all cosmetic companies should be like this. So adding 1 lippie for excellent return policies.


on 5/21/2015 10:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love, love, LOVE this product!!!
I have combination skin which is prone to break outs. This holy grail product helps keep my blemishes as bay and if I do get break outs they only last around 3 days. This product also got rid of redness on my cheeks, I cannot fault the product it's self.

The only con I feel is the packaging, I have really long nails so digging into a tub to get it out is annoying, as the product gets under my nails!

However I would recommend this to anyone, it removes every last scrap of make up on my face and leaves my skin looking even and clean. I also use the Tea Tree Toner Water after the cleanser to help remove any residue left or make up, then I finish with Imperials moisturiser.
My skin has never looked better than it does now. I feel the products are very reasonably priced for the excellent results!


on 5/18/2015 9:29:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I love this stuff. I do enjoy oil cleansers though...if you do not, you probably won't like this. Every time I buy this (I'm on my third or fourth tub, each lasts about 4-6 months) the consistency is slightly different, for example: my new tub is white and has a lighter consistency, my last tub was a bit yellower in colour and more balm-like in texture. But the important part is ..it always works the same. The beauty of handmade cosmetics! No matter what kind and how much eye makeup I am wearing (its usually waterproof too) it gets off all of it. I rub a small amount in my hands, rub them together, then rub my hands all over my dry face, giving it a good massage. If I am wearing a lot of eye makeup I concentrate on the eyes longer. It has never irritated, eyes or skin. I use a warm wet washcloth and gently wipe it off. It leaves my skin feeling clean but not dried out. I follow up with a moisturizer but have also used micellar water gel afterwards and found no traces of makeup. I look forward to "taking the day off" by using this stuff because it feels so nice afterwards. I have other cleansers too, like for the morning when I'm not wearing any makeup, but this one is my favourite even though the step with the washcloth means more laundry, Apparently you can take it off with a cotton pad too but I prefer to use something with warm water, based on my experience with other oil cleansers. It doesn't smell amazing, doesn't smell like too much really...faint bees-waxy scent. but I don't like perfumed facial products anyway. I'm sure I will always have this in my skincare arsenal, its a real workhorse...plain and simple and works wonderfully.


on 5/3/2015 11:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is an interesting cleanser! The ladies at Lush rave about it so I thought I'd give it a try. It is great for moisturising and removing make up- I use it after wiping my make up off to get rid of any left over make up and to cleanse.
The only thing I don't like is that it really gets in your skin- the beeswax means that you really need a cloth of some sort to remove it from your hands and face! I worry what all the rubbing does to my skin, but it is very moisturising and I often don't need to moisturise after. Will probably repurchase :)


on 4/30/2015 4:38:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I like this but do not use it as a daily cleanser. I use it to remove heavy foundation/face makeup, which I rarely wear. It does the job well, except that I have to use a separate eye makeup remover as it is too thick and gets stuck in my lashes.

Where it really shines is as a mask. I like to use it once weekly. I slap it on my face, take a hot bath, then towel it off. My face is then both deep cleaned and moisturized.


on 4/6/2015 8:06:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is seriously the best makeup remover I've ever used. Takes off heavy foundation easily. Leaves my skin soft and hydrated. Even with severe acne this calmed down my skin and healed it up. So gentle.


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