Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lush: Ultrabland review

I am a Lush fanatic, and for good reasons, that shop does amazing things for my skin and I am grateful. Most people get introduced via their fun bath products like a bath bomb or bubble bar, and that's exactly what happened to me a few years ago. One Butterball and I was hooked, it took me a year after that to try a skincare product, I was slightly afraid of them because they were so expensive and I asked for some Ultra Light lotion, and instead was given Ultrabland Cleanser.

It was thick and creamy, at first I used it to just remove makeup and after I removed it I would wash my face again with your basic cheap grocery store cleanser because my face didn't feel tight the way I was used to after washing it. It took about a month for me to realize my face is supposed to feel soft and supple after cleansing.

I have dry skin so I'll follow up Ultrabland with Eau Roma Water Toner, and Imperials moisturizer and my skin was never horrible before, but it's fantastic now, I get compliments all the time. Lately though I've been realizing just how versatile Ultrabland really is.

I've been sick for about two weeks, I use half a box of tissue a day my nose was so red and sore and every lotion I tried stung, even my Lush Imperials. Three days ago I started slathering on Ultrabland in between nose blows and my nose while still a little tight is feeling soft and pink right now.

It's also great as a lip balm, or for any itchy or dry parts,

Although I've never tried it I heard it also does good work on diaper rashes, getting rid of mascara, as a cuticle cream, to remove pine cone sap, to take out oil stains on clothing, to soothe new tattoos, and to keep furniture from squeaking.

If you've ever tried one of these alternative uses please let me know.

It's mostly peanut oil and beeswax so it's not for anyone with an allergy. It's also probably won't do much for people with overly oily skin.


  1. Hi

    I'm currently using it on a new tattoo, as it was recommended to me by a Lush employee friend. Its fab. I'm only two days in, but it seems to be healing well. I'm used to using Bepanthen, but this doesn't leave stains all over my sheets or make the tattoo all shiny.