Have you noticed we’re on a bit of a Lush roll at the moment? Maybe it’s a subconscious New Year’s resolution, but I’m determined to get the reviews up of the products we have been given at the 2013 Lush blogger events. And yes, they are all honest reviews.
At last year’s May event we were given a facial cleanser called Ultrabland. Unfortunately, after a few trials I realised that it wasn’t going to suit my skin type. My skin is sensitive and the texture of this is quite thick which means you need to wipe it off with a flannel. Flannels (or face washers if that’s what you call them) are too rough on my skin. Usually I just wash my hands and then use water to splash the cleanser off my face. So, ultrabland sat in the cupboard for a while. I really didn’t want it to go to waste. As a beauty blogger I’m very conscious of using the products we are given – it’s more environmentally sustainable. So I passed this on to one of our contributors to review instead. Our guinea pig today is the divine Lisa Ginnane.
Brand/Product: Ultrabland Facial Cleanser. What Lush says, “Almond Oil and rosewater lift away dirt, oil and makeup with ease. Remove with a hot wash cloth for clean soft skin. Ultrabland is a multipurpose healing and moisturising balm, and it has been said that there are over 100 uses for it. Rose for reducing redness and inflammation, and beeswax for helping give the skin a protective layer. Parents can use Ultrabland for nappy rash, as well as flaky skin that can be common in young babies.”
Price: $17.95 for 45 grams or $28.95 for 100 grams online or from a Lush store.
Lisa’s Verdict: First a caveat – I’m 5 months pregnant and suffering from ‘problem’ skin (aka spots and dry patches all over the shop). I’ve been using this product on and off for the past few weeks, and I know this may not sound like high praise, but it’s not made me break out any more than I have been, and in fact has maybe made my skin a little bit better. And considering I can’t say the same for most of the other products I’ve tried, I am sticking with Ultrabland for the moment!
You use a wet facecloth to wipe the cleanser off, which makes you feel like you’re really getting rid of all the makeup and gunk. The smell is oats and honey, which isn’t off-putting but rather made me think I was putting something supremely healthy on my face. Bonus! I think this would be a good gentle cleanser to try if you’ve got problem skin.
Even though we were given Ultrabland, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food.
Have you tried Ultrabland? What did you think?