I was on the search for a cleansing balm to nourish my skin and help clear up some eczema, and came across Ultrabland from Lush (a natural, cruelty-free brand).
Performance: Oil and beeswax based ; Good cleanser for moisturising and massaging face; Requires washcloth; Moderately removes makeup; Unscented
As part of my double cleansing routine, I first use a micellar water to remove makeup then use Ultrabland as a nourishing cleanser. I personally don’t find it very effective as a makeup remover, and I wasn’t intending on purchasing it as one anyway. Instead, I use it as a moisturising cleanser in replacement of cleansing foam to clear up eczema from seasonal allergies.
During the first few uses, you may experience some purging. Over the course of a month, I haven’t been breaking out from Ultrabland. It has also helped to alleviate itchiness, and it feels so relaxing to massage this all over your face after a long day. What I don’t like about it is that I have to use a warm washcloth every single time. In my opinion, I feel like using a washcloth every day may contribute to premature wrinkles or enlarged pores from all the rubbing and tugging.
How to Use:
- Remove makeup.
- Dot only a small amount of cleanser on DRY face.
- Massage into skin.
- Gently remove cleanser with a warm and damp cloth.
Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) , Rose Water (Rosa centifolia) ,Beeswax (Cera alba) , Honey (Mel) , Fresh Iris Extract (Iris florentina) , Glycerine , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) ,Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) , Methylparaben ,Propylparaben .
I couldn’t smell any of the rose or iris, so it would’ve been better if Lush removed fragrance.
Price: $17 for 45 g ; $30 for 100g
A great cleanser for those days when you want a relaxing massage, or when you want to nourish your skin. I personally wouldn’t recommend it for daily use as the constant rubbing may damage your skin in the long run. If you would like to find an oil based cleanser that does not require a cloth, you will have to look towards a chemical based oil/balm cleanser that emulsifies.
What are your experiences with cleansing balms? And do any of you have eczema? If so, what products did you use to alleviate it?
Thanks for reading,