Lush- Ultrabland Facial Cleanser Review

Ultrabland is one of the skin care items which people would not reach for that often it is one which people for some reason seem to love look however, this is an item which I picked up after having a skin care consultation in store a while back. I could not have been happier when I tried this product I am so glad that I got recommended this product.

Ultrabland is a a really thick cleanser which is almost like applying butter to your face it is that thick I know what you are think this is not something which you are selling to me. However, Ultrabland  is made up of rosewater, beewax, and honey which means that this is one of the products that Lush do which is not actually vegan. I used this cleanser on a night because it helps remove stubborn make up which is great because I can find it hard to remove some of my mascaras I love how it leaves my skin as well. It leaves it with a lot of moisuter which is great as I have found in the past some can be very stripping it also makes my skin feel very smooth and plump overall it does feel like my skin is super healthy when I use this product.

The reason my skin feels all the benefits is due to the main ingredients being almond oil, beewax and rose water which together help hydrate the skin, act as an antiseptic and exfoliate as well as calm any areas which may be irritated. This is one which I love using in the colder months because my skin becomes very dry and needs as much moister as possible I also love that it is so soothing because if for some reason my skin does become chapped I can still use it without there been a huge amount of pain which is always a benefit for me.

I have noticed that it does help with redness as this sis something which some of the time I do suffer with this helps to soothe the skin. It also helps brighten the completion which is something I need because I am working so much at the moment I need skincare to help make me looking like I am healthy and not just living on caffeine.

I only apply a small dollop of this product to try skin them massage it in which causes the product to melt and turn into a clear oil which breaks down the make up and anything else which can be found on my skin. When my make up has been broken down I get something like a warm flannel and wipe off the product. I have been known to use this as a mask as well which I leave on for around 10 minutes which doing something such as finishing getting ready for bed and I have found that when I do this I do not actually need a moistener this keeps it hydrated enough. This is a bonus if you are going on a weekend away as you could in theory just take one product your cleanser and not have to take a moistersier as well.

Lush recommend you use a cotton pad to remove the cleanser however, I have found that I am still left with really greasy face which is something non of us like. This is why I use something like a flannel because I find that it is so much easier and does not leave you with the greasy horrible layer.

I would recommend this product to anyone and I will be repurchasing again when I have use a few more of the cleaners I have in my stash up first. This is one which has helped with imbalances and I would say maybe has resulted in me having a few less breakouts which is always a bonus.

Have you tried ultrabland if so what did you think?

Charlotte x

Lush- Mask Of Magnaminty Review

Mask Of Magnaminty is a facemask which I am constantly repurchasing and have been since I first tried it over two years ago now. I have hormonal breakouts like any other girl more so around the time of the month and this is when I seem to be reaching for this product more and more. Before I had tried this product I had actually managed to read the reviews now any of you who have done this will know it has really high reviews. 

This is not one of Lush’s fresh facemask however, it is self-preserving which means that it does last a bit longer meaning that you do not have to use it as quickly as a fresh one and this also does not have to be stored in the fridge. Which if you are anything like me is a good thing because I put them in the fridge and can actually forget to use them because I rarely go to the fridge before a shower. 

The main ingredient of this facemask is peppermint oil this is what makes it get for people who have acne or spot prone skin as it is actually a natural antiseptic which helps promote healing of scars and blemishes which can occur when skin there is breakouts. I have noticed when I have been used this the scars which I have from previous spots do seem to fade which is a bonus when you are very self conscious about scarring.  

This mask also can help tighten pore which is something which is not always a problem for me but this is always a bonus because having huge pores is not something which we all want. As well as this another benefit which helps soothe and protects the skin from break out as you may remember I said I use this more when I am breaking out. The ingredient which helps this is the bentonite gel and African marigold oil. 

I use this mask maybe only once a week on my whole face and then when I need it in specific areas I will use it more for example when I break out I will apply this maybe every day however, I have been known to use this overnight and it has the same benefits as washing it off after 30 minutes. 

You’ll find when you scoop some out of the little pot that it’s a really thick mask full of little scrubby bits because the mask is so thick and lumpy, you have to apply it to the skin in quite a thick layer to get even coverage. Be careful not to apply it too thickly however, so that it doesn’t dry onto the skin. This is just a waste of product and makes it harder to remove. Do be warned, the application can be super messy I have been known to get it in my hair at stages which can be super annoying. 

Once the mask is on your skin you get that immediate tingly, cold feeling all over your face that comes with peppermint oil this is a feeling which I have to admit I really like. This mask contains Kaolin clay, which whilst setting on your skin, pulls impurities like oil out from your pores, but without drying your skin out even though I do feel like I have to moisturise after but that is just me. 

When you wash the facemask off it is actually exfolicating as you rinse it off which is great because I love looking at how much dead skin cells I have removed as well as the extra oil which does not need to be in my face.

I love this facemask and it is one which I will repurchase time and time again I think I have already been through a couple of the larger pots of this facemask which shows that I really do love the product. I would recommend this product to others who may have blemish/spot prone skin. 

Have you tried mask of magnaminty if so what did you think?


Winter Skin Care Routine

Skincare is essential to me anytime of the year because I like most people hate having spots and horrible skin. I have eaten so much rubbish over the festive period I felt like I really need a skin care routine which actually works for me. I have had the same routine for around 3/4 months now I have made sure that all the items I use are easy to get hold of even thought my cleanser is now discontinued.

The first item which I use is my Magnitone Lucid I have the one which Pixie Lott worked with them on so this one is not available anymore. You can other models of the cleaning brush which I can imagine are still as amazing as the one I have. I notice when I do not use this cleansing brush because my skin does not feel as clean. This brush really gets deep down and cleans which is what I want from it. These cleansing brushes claim that you can see results in as little as 7 days which is something I believe. The whole cleansing process takes a minute with it beeping to tell you when you need to move to a different part of the face this is really handy for me because I never seem to spend long enough on the right part of my face. I purchased mine second hand about 18 months ago and would not be without it now. The heads are so easy to get your hands on and only cost £15 for 3. These brushes are £70 however, can be found on offer currently at Boots.

I use the Soap and Glory 3 in 1 daily face wash on my cleansing brush this was a product I do not find that effective should I use it alone. This face wash makes my face feel so clean it is made for people who have oily to combination skin which I would say mine is dry to combinational. My face always feels clean and refreshed when I have used it and the small beads exfoliate your skin which is always a bonus. These bottles are huge seen as you only use a really small amount I think one of these lasts be between 3/4 months which is amazing seen as this is only £8 and regularly can be found on offer.

The cleanser which I use is actually limited addition from Lush it was part of their Christmas range it is Buche De Noel. This cleanser does actually have ground almonds, cranberries and satsumas. Due to it been all fresh I only need a small amount to rub all over my face and then leave it a couple of seconds off before I wash it off in the shower. It is a shame this is a limited addition and because its Lush and so fresh you have to throw this away after 3 months. You can freeze them so that they last longer, however, this is not something I have tried yet let me know if you have tried this and how it works. I have another tub of this and rhen I will be going back to let the good time roll cleanser which is also from Lush.

I have realised I have missed out a step which I only do if I am wearing makeup I remove this with the Garnier Micellar water. This is something which I find helps to remove the majority of the makeup and this even includes the waterproof mascara even the Benefit their real which people have said is so hard to get off. The reason I have this really small bottle is because I have this at my boyfriend’s but I have the actual full size at home. This is a product which I really adore but I have a feeling I will be looking for something else before the end of the year as this price is slowly rising.

The final product which I am using is the Superdrug Vitamin E Night moisturiser.  I use this morning and night at the moment the reason behind this is due to my skin is been so dry as a result of the weather. I need as much moister as I can get into my skin.  This will be changing again in the summer months because I will want to add more SPF into my routine because currently, I do not have any in which does slightly worry me as I know that the rays are still about even when it is a dull Yorkshire day.

What is in your skin care routine for winter?

Charlotte x