“ Brand: Lush / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Skin type: for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, Protects „
I bought Ultralight a while ago from Lush for just over £8 - That was for the flip top bottle.
Ultralight is a daytime moisturiser with SPF 14. It is a beige colour and it smells a little like ordinary sun tan lotion. The smell isn't awful but when it dries it does smell a little "biscuity", like fake tan almost. Ultralight can also be used on the body just as you would use sun cream.
The reason why I won't be buying this again is the fact that it is far too greasy for my skin. I started off using it on my facial skin. I applied a small amount of it at a time and worked the moisturiser into my skin. After an hour the moisturiser was STILL sitting on the top of my skin. None of the moisturiser had sunk in and my skin ended up looking shiny and greasy for the rest of the day. I tried using the moisturiser again and I stuck with it for a total of five days. After the five day period my skin looked dull and I had small pimples around my nose where my pores had become clogged. This lead to white heads and blackheads - Ew!
Ultralight is far too heavy to be used on the face. It clogs the skin leading to spots and blemishes and the smell gets worse over time.
I did use it on the body and it was okay - However I prefer Nivea.
An oil slick on the skin.
I got a Cyclists' Repair Kit from Lush recently, and one of the items included was a little tin of Ultralight. Ultralight is one of the moisturisers with sun protection - SPF 10. It's designed as an everyday moisturiser to protect you from the sun's rays.
The moisturiser is suitable for vegans and contains seaweed, aloe, St John's Wort and myrrh which together are supposed to help prevent your skin ageing prematurely. Seaweed also contains antioxidants.
The lotion is a pale creamy colour, and despite the name is quite thick. It has a faint pleasant natural smell that I can't quite place!
The lotion is easy to apply and feels nice on the skin. I'm pleased to report that it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all. It also makes my skin feel really soft, and makeup goes on really nicely.
Having said that, my face feels slightly shiny after using this product, and it's really too heavy for me to use during the day (I have oily/combination skin). I have therefore been using the moisturiser as a night cream, and it's doing a great job at keeping my skin soft, and lasting well as I only need to use a tiny bit.
I haven't worn it when I've been out with the sun, as SPF 10 is far too low for my needs (I wear factor 50!), so I can't judge it in that respect.
Overall, I won't be repurchasing this moisturiser - it's too heavy for my skin, and the SPF is much too low for me. Having said that, it has many good points - it is suitable for sensitive skin, and makes skin feel soft, smooth and moisturised - so if you have different skin needs it might be worth considering this product. If your skin is normal to dry, or if you habitually wear a lower-factor sunscreen, then it may be for you.
Ultralight costs £7.80 for 100g and £15.50 for 250g, so it's at the cheaper end of Lush's moisturiser market. If you have the sample pot from the Cyclists' Repair Kit or the All-Inclusive Package you can get £1 off the full-size bottle.
On a recent trip to Lush I stocked up on the 'All-Inclusive' gist sets which contained a sample of Ultralight which is a moisturiser with a built in sun protector SPF 10. It looks thicker than some moisturisers such as Lush's Gorgeous moisturiser and has a sandy brown complexion and to me, it smells like fake tan, which is a little off putting. However, I've used it for the past few months so feel I can give a fair review.
What makes it so special?
It's not just a moisturiser but it has an SPF 10 built in. It's suitable for vegans and vegetarians and is not tested on animals. It contains only the freshest natural ingredients, a lot of which are organic.
It contains a Fresh Kelp Seaweed Infusion which is a great antioxidant meaning it packs vital nutrients into the skin, making it feel refreshed, soft and helps prevent ageing.
St John's Wort sounds horrible but has actually been used for thousands of years by herbalists to soothe the skin, especially after sun exposure, so this is a great product post-holiday. It works in combination with aloe vera, kelp seaweed, witch hazel and glycerine to create a protective barrier for the skin.
Organic Aloe vera is renound for it's cooling and soothing qualities. It has great healing qualities and was even used by Cleopatra to soothe her skin! Aloe soothes itching and reduces redness; it is excellent in calming sunburn or redness caused by the cold.
Cocoa butter is one of natures best moisturisers as it helps to smooth out dry skin and make your body silky soft.
Witch Hazel has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
There are many other natural fresh ingredients but the above are the main ones i selected.
How much does it cost?
100g bottle costs £7.80 or a 250g bottle costs £15.50. The bottle are black plastic and made from recycled plastic.
I wasn't impressed with the smell of the product and it felt a little too heavy for my skin (despite its name) and felt I had to rub it in for ages before it fully sank in.
However, after this my skin felt well moisturised, soft and protected. I believe the price is fair considering the list of organic and natural fresh ingredients, all specifically chosen for their benefits and qualities.
I think this product is great post-holiday and great for protecting your skin on a day to day basis as the SPF 10 protects us from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
It does feel good when you wear this product as it feels really good value for money and I think Lush have spent far more time selecting the ingredients which both moisturise and protect, so I know my skin won'e age fast but instead will look radiant and youthful for longer.
This is quite a reasonably priced Lush moisturiser (£14.63 at time of writing) and it is an anti-ageing moisturiser with sun protection in it.
Its a very heavy cream - I'm not quite sure why they would name it "Ultralight!" I got this in a little sample pot and quite honestly I'm very glad that I didn't pay out for a whole bottle of this. It's absolutely no use if you want to wear foundation over this as it doesn't feel like it sinks into the skin, it kind of sits on top and feels greasy all day. It's like wearing a mask of olive oil and not a pleasant feeling at all!
Its good for the sun protection- although I used mine up as a night cream as I couldn't bear the thick greasy feeling on my skin all day. It did work well as an overnight skin-treat!
The one word which springs immediately to mind when thinking of this product is "YUK!!"
Ultralight is packed with sun protection, moisturiser, plus contains anti-oxidant rich seaweed, aloe, St / John's wort and myrrh /