When it comes to the most popular and most well known Lush products, Ultrabland is definitely up there and is generally sold and known as an effective make up remover. Ignore the word ‘bland’ because this product definitely isn’t!
Ultrabland is based on an Ancient Greek formula for a cold cream. A cold cream is an emulsion of water and certain fats, usually including beeswax, designed to smooth skin and remove makeup. Although formulas for cold creams have massively changed since Ancient Greek times, the base is substantially the same – grease and water.
Lush’s version combines highly nourishing and hydrating ingredients to create an ever so gentle, yet amazingly effective cleanser that removes all traces of dirt and make up. Make up stays on because it’s generally made from oils and waxes, therefore to effectively remove it, you also need to use oils and waxes. Beeswax is such a gentle ingredient and is perfect for those with sensitive skins as it doesn’t strip any of your skin’s natural defences. It also has the same deeply moisturising qualities as Honey and creates a protective, waterproof barrier on the skin. Ultrabland also contains vitamin rich and highly nourishing Almond Oil to soften and hydrate!
Because of the high oil content, it’s not good to wash it off with water. To use, you just need to grab a smallish scoop of the product in your fingers and smooth over your face, paying attention to the contours and gently massaging the product all over. Be extra careful when rubbing it around your eye area and over your lashes. Then either grab a damp (but not wet) flannel or washcloth and glide over your face to remove the residue, and you can also use damp cotton pads to help with the removal. I often find that I don’t feel the need to moisturise whenever I’ve used a lot of Ultrabland, but feel free to if needed.
This cleanser also contains super soothing Rose Water, Tincture of Benzoin and Iris Extract to help with any redness or irritation. It’s not only a fabulous make-up remover, it’s also a fabulously simple product to use when you need to bring your skin back to balance and calm breakouts. The pot even says when you’re dealing with really problematic skin, just use this for a month and it’ll sort you right out!
Personally I love Ultrabland, it’s my go-to make up removal method and even when I wear a lot, it really does the job quickly and without the need to spend ages scrubbing my face! Plus, it just feels so nice on my skin, I doubt I’ll ever stop using it!
Check out Ultrabland for yourself here on the Lush UK website.
Almond Oil, Rose Water, Beeswax, Honey, Fresh Iris Extract, Glycerine, Rose Absolute, Tincture of Benzoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben