Whilst I appreciate the ecological stance, I don't find the Lush black tubs to be aesthetically appealing. What's more, I tend not to like tub presentations as I find them to be messy & unhygienic although in the case of Lush Ultrabland, it is admittedly well suited to the product formula. I appreciated the inclusion of a "best before" date on the packaging and feel that this reiterates the Lush "fresh, handmade cosmetics" brand ethos. The directions are clear and easy to follow, however, they state that the cleanser can be removed with a hot flannel or a cotton pad and I don't agree that it should be removed with a cotton pad as I simply don't feel that it would remove the product effectively.
The texture is creamier than I recall. I'd describe it as a hybrid between a very rich, buttery cream & a balm. It's not completely solid but the texture is firm and there are beads of beeswax within the formula (which I couldn't feel on application but which are visible). A little goes a long way.
Lush Ultrabland melts into skin and lends itself well to facial massage. It works effectively to remove makeup, although (as is often the case), I needed to use a separate eye makeup remover to remove stubborn traces of mascara.
It has an earthy scent which won't be to everyone's liking but personally, I found there to be something quite comforting about it.
It takes a little more effort to remove the cleanser than others I've tried but following use, my skin is left feeling wonderfully soft & nourished and glowing with radiance.
Overall, I feel that Lush Ultrabland contains good ingredients and at £7.50 for 45g, it remains a very good & affordable cleansing option.