Ok, confession: I’ve had this post in my head since about December. But the fact that I’m still keen to write it almost three months on just goes to show how amazing the product that I’m about to share with you really is.
I have a bit of a love affair with a certain cosmetic brand and I just can’t keep it under wraps anymore. I find the company itself – what they do and stand for, and the people that work for them – pretty amazing, but that wouldn’t count for much if their products weren’t amazeballs. And their products are, in all seriousness, amazeballs.
That company is Lush Cosmetics. And I love them because in December 2013 they introduced me to this little tub of perfection:
I first came across it while finishing off the last of my Christmas shopping in December last year. I was on the hunt for a new cleanser that wasn’t going to break the bank. For the two years prior I was a dedicated Clinique gal, but I was sick of spending ludicrous amounts for a bottle of gel cleanser that always got watery and useless at about the 3-month mark and didn’t do all that much for getting off my eye make up.
Then I met Sarah.
I wandered over to the Lush pop-up store in Westfield, Parramatta and there Sarah was; all smiles and enthusiasm and asked if I needed a hand trying some of their products. I had a pram overloaded with Christmas gifts and Ukulele Baby had just fallen asleep so I thought, “Sure, why not?” Sarah’s love for Lush was contagious. Usually I’m pretty cynical about sales reps… but she asked me what I was after and knew her products like they were members of her family. After one demonstration of Ultrabland on the back of my hand, I was head over heels and won over.
Fast forward a few months later and Ultrabland is now the staple cosmetic item on my bathroom sink. It actually makes me want to wash my face at night. You have no idea what a big deal this is. I was a serial skipper of The Night Facial Cleanse. And everyone knows that’s a cardinal sin when it comes to skincare. But Ultrabland changed that. It removes all my makeup and even if I forget or don’t have time to put on toner or moisturiser, my face feels light, supple and clean – not tight and dry.
Did I mentioned it works? I scrape a small amount onto my finger, massage it all over my face and eyes, then use a face cloth dampened with warm water to wipe it all off. It even passed my White Wash Cloth Test after just one go. That is, I use Ultrabland to clean my face, then wipe my face again with a white wash cloth and if there’s any sign of foundation or mascara left, the product is pretty much dead to me. But not Ultrabland. Nope… Ultrabland is my (face’s) new best friend.
The best part is, all the ingredients are 100% natural. There is absolutely NONE of the random chemical crap that’s in the products one would normally pay top dollar for.
I fell so head over heels in love with this facial cleanser that shortly afterwards I went back, and bought some toner and moisturiser so that my skin care range was complete.
Or so I thought.
Over the past few months my Lush collection has grown… and grown… Ahhhh I can’t wait to share all the awesomeness with you! But that’s a post for another day. Til then, if you’re looking for something au naturale that you can use to clean your face, give Ultrabland a try.