Ultrabland Facial Cleanser | £6.75
I was never much of a Lush fan but the recent acquisition of a flat with a super deep bath meant I ended up in the Cardiff branch. I only went in to get a bathbomb but the sales assistants are so good at sucking you in and you leave with more than you intended to buy.
I've become a little obsessed with skincare recently and having run out of my Bioderma cleanser sampler I thought it was time to invest in a new one. The lovely Eve who was giving me loads of samples to try, recommended me the Ultrabland cleanser. She tested it on my hand and it felt lovely.
But, and this is a massive but, once I got home it was a different story. You're meant to take a generous blob of this and smooth it over your face so it takes off all your make up. It does take my foundation off really well but it falls at the last hurdle: my eye make up. The cotton pad I use tears apart leaving little bits of fluff in my eyes and it just doesn't take off my Benefit mascara properly. I've already lost several eyelashes in the process which really pains me because now I have uneven eyelashes. I wear a lot of eye make up so that was really important to me. Alarm bells should have gone off when I read 'oily cleansing cream'. It doesn't feel nice on my skin at all, super oily and I'm afraid that it will leave greasy stains on my pillows. I have slightly oil skin anyway especially under my fringe so I feel this just aggravates my situation. I don't like using a flannel as a means of taking make up off. Something about a brown and black stained towel lying around the bathroom grosses me out.
So all in all I'm still using this but mainly to take my foundation and other 'face' products. I managed to find Bioderma in my local pharmacy so I'm using that for my eyes (YAY!). I just feel like £7 for a product is a lot of money to not use it at all, but I won't be repurchasing this any time soon.
Any other cleansers you guys can recommend me? I'm loving my Bioderma cleanser at the moment but I'm always open to new recommendations.