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Sunday, 9 January 2011

UltraBland Review

Ultra bland (not exactly the most appealing name..) was my first experience of Lush skin care and I’ve got mixed opinions on it.

This was recommended to me by the lovely people in my local Lush who said it was suitable for all skin types and it’d be perfect for my dry skin as it was incredibly moisturising, you can get it on their website or at your local Lush at £6.10 for 45g or £9.75 for 100ml which I thought was pretty reasonable as that’s about average for a make up remover.

This make up remover is extremely hydrating as the creamy texture turns to an oil with the heat of your face – I know the idea of using an oil based product to remove your make up doesn’t sound too good but it’s meant to be the best type of product to use. And this definitely does remove all my make up, with it even managed to take off my eye make up and waterproof mascara!
(I’ve been using this near enough every day for over 2 months)

I only really have one issue with this as a make up remover and that’s the fact it’s very moisturising, which I know should be good for my skin but when I remove my make up I want my skin to feel squeaky clean and then I can hydrate it later with a moisturiser. Apart from that I do really like this and I’ll definitely finish off my tub although it may take me awhile as you only need a little bit so it lasts forever

Overall I doubt I’ll be repurchasing, partly because I think Boots’ make up removing balm works a lot better and for half the price plus I think I want to try out a few other bits from their skin care line.

37 comments:

DinaXYYan said...

Thanks for the review! I agree with you, I want my skin to feel squeaky clean after cleansing :D

Hannah said...

Good review :) I didn't know Lush did this... It looks pretty good although I agree with you on wanting to feel squeaky clean! x

Sprinkleofglitter said...

Ooh thank you for this review. I've got a sample of Ultra Bland and I was a bit non plussed about it but I might give it a whirl now :) xxx

London's-beauty said...

It's too oily for me, gave me breakouts the last time >< good review tho :) It didn't remove my waterproof mascara easily.

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daisychain said...

Great review,
I keep hearing people rave about Lush, just because it's Lush,
nice to see someone say they prefer something else!

Sophie said...

I'm not keen on this cleanser. It's too greasy, and leaves everything it touches sticky and gunky. Yuck. And it brings me out! It does remove all of my makeup easily though. I wish it would work for me :(
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Karen said...

I have this and think it's a bit greasy for me, I always end up having to wash my face again after it. That being said, it was expensive enough so I'm gonna finish the tub if it kills me!!

Winnie said...

I've not really bought any Lush products for myself but a good make up remover is definitely essential. Too bad that this didn't work out for you!

kirstyb said...

oooh i might just give it a go x

johanna said...

sounds like an amazing product

Obsessed.Makup.Addict said...

I remember this made my skin breakout, and I don't usually get pimples. As soon as I stopped using it, the pimples went away. But I did love how soft it made my skin.

Closet Fashionista said...

If I wore makeup I'd totally have to get this...haha...I really need to start wearing it...I'm so lazy ;p
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UrbanMermaid said...

I love Lush but only their bath stuff tbh. For skincare I prefer Clinqiue or Estee Lauder. This one looks yummy though! xx

Fashion Queen said...

Thanks for the amazing review.

Krystal said...

yah def try more things and report back :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Ha! I agree when I saw the name I thought you were saying it was a bland product! They should change the name... Great post though XOXO

Lottie said...

great review!

ediot said...

thanks for sharing. as i've said before - i love lush products.
and i'm definitely gonna try this out in store next time i'm there.
hope you're having a good week dear
x

Ansa said...

This sounds amazing. Love lush

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Thanks for the review. :) I probably wouldnt use it because it is so moisturizing and I break out easily but it seems like it would be great for someone with dry skin.

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

jen said...

oo i didn't know lush made skincare products! i thought they just carried bath items. thanks for the post!

liz said...

I can imagine that it'd be a little off-putting to not feel that cleanness on your face, strange!

Katie said...

Thanks for the review :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Your makeup review posts have influenced me a lot to wear make up this year! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Great review! I have never before used a make-up remover - I typically stick to Vaseline, soap, and water. :)

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Beatrice said...

I know... Yay! Thanks for checking it out, i need the feedback!
Havent really tried out any Lush products except the soap bars and angels on bare skin. I think thats a good product.

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

i really want to try some skincare from lush, so i'm looking forward to your reviews x

* Reena Rai * said...

Thanks for the review, I do love Lush's hair goodies but not really sure about skincare

Sia said...

Great reviews x

Melanie Likes said...

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Beauty Addict said...

I have been in love with Lush... I haven´t had the chance to try this one yet, but I really want to.

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julianne. said...

im so glad you did this review, THANK YOU.
i NEEEED this stuff badly.<3

SabinePsynopsis said...

I know what you mean. You want your skin to feel clean, but not totally dried out. I wonder what kind of oil they are using. If it was just heaps of mineral oil I wouldn't be too happy.

Cherry Pullinger said...

Calling something Bland is a bit silly!

3ate4 said...

Tempted to try it but my recent experience with a Lush moisturiser wasn't so great.