Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Attempting to soothe my skin with Lush

Lush skincare - Ultrabland, breath of fresh air, cupcake

I've struggled with my skin for as long as I can remember. I'm not talking about cute little pimples that come and go within a matter of days either, I'm talking about bright red, angry boils that refuse to leave for at least a week if not longer. 

Sexy I know.

In my teens I was constantly referred to as pizza face but when I went on my pill (Yasmin if you must know) my skin started to clear and the nickname died. As an adult the only time my skin really flares up is 1) when I come off my pill for a week long break or 2) when I use something new on my skin. This means I have pretty much no skincare routine as the smallest thing can set it off so all I use is some Micellar water on a morning and on a night.

Unfortunately the last two foundations I've bought have set my skin off (so it looks like I'm stuck with my trusty Maybelline dream matte liquid til I die) so at the moment my skin is looking the worst it's looked in years (It doesn't help that I'm a picker though).

To try and soothe my skin I came to the conclusion that maybe it was time to try and get into a skincare routine and decided to head to my new love Lush and get some goodys to clear my spots up and soothe my skin.

Lush skincare - Ultrabland, breath of fresh air, cupcake

'Ultrabland' cleanser - £7.95
Ingredients: Rose Water, Almond Oil, Honey and Fresh Iris Extract.

Ultrabland is well, bland and it smells a bit funny but man is it a miracle product. I apply a little bit with my fingers, leave it on for 5/10 minutes then wash it off with a damp flannel. It takes off all your make up without drying the skin and I haven't noticed any new spots in the weeks since I started using it so I will be repurchasing for sure.

'Breath of Fresh Air' toner water - £8.50
Ingredients: Spring Water, Fresh Sea Water, Rose Water, Aloe Vera and Seaweed Absolute.

When I was in Thailand my skin was definitely at it's best thanks to spending so much time in the ocean so I figured I may aswell try this and see how I get on with it. So far so good - I apply it with some cotton pads and again, no new spots and my skins looking quite healthy for a change.

'Cupcake' face mask - £6.95
Ingredients: Rhassoul Mud, Linseed Infusion, Cocoa Powder and Vanilla Absolute.

First of all, I don't think this smells that chocolatey at all, in fact it smells a little bit weird - It's a good product though so I won't moan too much. I found that after washing it off my skin was baby soft and all of the redness had calmed down a hell of a lot. Maybe not a re-buy due to the short shelf life but we will see.

In the two weeks that I've been using Lush products on my skin I've noticed a real difference. My skin's softer and less angry looking with no new spots rearing their ugly heads. I think I've finally found a skincare regime that I can stick too and now I'm on the hunt for a Lush moisturiser (despite the vomit inducing price tags) to go with my other products - Any suggestions?

Lush skincare - Ultrabland, breath of fresh air, cupcake


  1. Thank you for including the ingredients on each, I've decided I need the cleanser and toner after your good feedback on them, especially the toner. I agree, skin is always better after being by the sea!
    Amy at Amy & More

    1. No problem! It took me ages to decide I must have read all teh reviews at least twice over xx

  2. I bought the Ultrabland cleanser for the first time this year and I'm obsessed... I actually quite like the smell but it is odd, I always describe it as "old furniture shop" and I think it's because of the beeswax, all I can smell is polish haha!

    1. It's great, I'm definitely going to be rebuying it when mine runs out. It's not an offensive smell is it just a bit weird haha! x