Lush Ultrabland is a balm cleanser, I love to double cleanse to ensure that I’ve removed my makeup before then washing my face (my skincare routine). One thing I love about Ultrabland is that you can use just Ultrabland for one month to restart your skin if you’re having major problems, due to the oils and balms, Ultrabland can cleanse and hydrate. I’ve used Ultrabland for so many years now that I always make sure I don’t run out, it’s just such a staple.
How I Use Ultrabland.
Using a balm cleanser is so simple. A lot of makeup and skincare such as SPF contain oils, and waxes, along with the natural oils your body produces, oils and water don’t mix, so if you were to use a conventional water cleanser, there’s a big chance that your skin isn’t going to be fully clean, so a balm or oil cleanser emulsifies with the dirt on your face, so it can all be removed together. I apply Ultrabland straight on my face dry, with, or without makeup on and I just massage it in, after I have massaged it into my face I will then add a little bit of water and continue to work it into my skin, once I feel that it has loosened everything I simply remove it with a damp face cloth, or if I’m feeling lazy I’ll remove it with micellar water on a cotton pad.
Lush pride themselves on using fresh ingredients, some of their products need to stay in the fridge, and some of them are self – preserving. Ultrabland is self-preserving, the preservatives they’ve used in this is parabens (methylparaben and propylparaben) some people don’t like parabens in their products, but I don’t mind them, especially as these are the two last ingredients in the list. Ultrabland contains a lot of nourishing ingredients such as:
- Almond oil, is the first ingredient. Almond oil is an emollient, and aids in replenishing the skin.
- Rose Water, is an anti-inflammatory, so it aids in reducing redness.
- Honey, is a great ingredient. Honey contains a lot of antioxidants, is antibacterial, and forms a barrier on the skin to help against water loss and damage.
- Glycerin, is a humectant, meaning that it draws in moisture from the environment to deeply hydrate the skin, glycerin also helps to replenish and restore the skin.
Ultrabland has a few mineral oils and some fragrance, I know that many people avoid these due to fragrance causing sensitivity. I have very sensitive skin, and I’ve never experienced a reaction to this product, this could be due to the fact that this product does get washed off, so they’re not staying on the skin to soak in. The fragrant oils Ultrabalnd has is rose absolute, iris extract, and tincture of benzoin.
I would highly recommend Ultrabland for all skin types, (click here to buy on Lush’s website) if you have oily skin, it works great to remove those oils, but I would then recommend washing Ultrabland off with a more traditional water cleanser. Ultrabland is the Lush founders no.1 dessert island product due to the multiuse aspects of it. If you haven’t used this cleanser before I would highly recommend it, if you’ve used Ultrabland before, please let me know what you thought in the comments down below.