Finding the perfect cleanser is a difficult task, it’s a bit like Goldilocks and her porridge…one is too drying, one is too oily and then you find the perfect one. I’ve finally reached that third bowl, and it happened late September this year; Ultrabland from Lush. I heard of it in a vblog by Caroline Hirons, and decided to give it a go. It is classed as the Lush Founders desert island product, so I did have high hopes.
The consistency is a thick, smooth cream, which you slather onto your skin. The more you work it, the lighter the texture becomes, as it melts onto your skin. I remove this with a warm face cloth, and would recommend you do this, to remove the residue. Once removed, you can still feel the oil on your face; I personally don’t mind this, but have found you can easily remove it with a gentle toner.
You aren’t left with tight feeling you get with a lot of cleansers, nor are you left feeling that you have used something so strong, you’ve removed half your face. This is extremely gentle.
I cleanse once with this, unless I have been wearing extremely heavy makeup, at which time I will do a second cleanse. I even use this to remove my mascara, but I’d recommend eye-makeup remover for anything more than a couple of coats of mascara.
I haven’t had any breakouts with this, in fact I think I’ve probably had the least amount of breakouts in years since I started using it. It is recommended that for problem skin, you use nothing other than Ultrabland for one month.
I’m now onto my second pot, and I know this will be a constant re-purchase for me, plus when you collect 5 pots, you get a free fresh face mask for returning them. I highly recommend you give this a try, I’m sure you will be as impressed as I am. I’d go as far as to say I prefer it to my Eve Lom cleanser, and for £7.25 for a 45g pot, it won’t break the bank either.
If Ingredients are your thing, then here is a list of those in Ultrabland; Almond Oil, Rose Water, Beeswax, Honey, Fresh Iris Extract, Glycerine Rose Absolute, Tincture of Benzoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Have any of you tried Ultrabland? Did you like it as much as I did?