I don't know about you, but when I hear the term "body butter" I picture a lotion tub with gooey-buttery, creamy goodness in it. I mean, if something claims to be butter, should it look like this?
Unpleasing to the eye as it may be, I have to say, I love Buffy!
Buffy comes in a solid form as you can see in my very professional cell-phone photograph and the picture from the LUSH website, which is why I was confused as to how in the world I would slather its buttery properties on my body, of course as always LUSH came to the rescue with some pretty handy instructions.
“Massage our Buffy body butter all over your wet skin in the bath or shower to make you softer and smooth to the touch, paying special attention to your backside. We add ground rice, almonds and beans to Buffy to act as exfoliants; the rough textures eliminate lumps and bumps and sloughs away dry skin cells to reveal brighter, fresher looking skin. Rinse off the exfoliating bits and pat yourself dry. There's no need for body lotion after a Buffy slaying session, because the cocoa and shea butters keep your skin beautifully smooth, moisturized and soft to the touch.”
Oh! I need to be wet… (insert “that’s what she said” here)
Some pretty hefty claims if I do say so myself, especially for something that looks quite plain. However once again, judging a book by its cover did not work for me. For several days Buffy sat inside a LUSH bag in my bathroom, unused, not even touched or sniffed, it was borderline neglect. It wasn’t until I needed to exfoliate so I could use a skirt that I brought this baby out, and boy am I glad I did.
and that's what it looks like after being abused for about a month, this used to be the big size.
While in the shower I literally buffed my body with Buffy, and I immediately felt its moisturizing properties, it was amazing. For someone with dry skin like me, this bar of essential oils and shea butter is a life-saver. Add to that the fact that it smells quite pleasing, and the fact that it exfoliates brilliantly and you’ve got yourself a must-have product for those of us who suffer with dry or dull looking skin. I should also point out that my self-tanner went on so much more evenly and easily after I used Buffy, no more awkward dry patches!
I hate to say anything negative about “Buffy, the dead skin slayer” but this stuff melts so easy if you leave it in the shower, not only that, but I have to shut off the water while I use it, and if I use too much, after I rinse, my bathtub gets all slippery, which could be quite serious to a klutz like yours truly. So if you are considering purchasing this body butter, do keep in mind that it is a bit high maintenance, not only that, but it’s not cheap. This retails for $11.95 for 3.3 ounces and $22.95 for 7.0 ounces, not a whole lot of product, but if you can spare the change, it’s worth it.
Another thing, when I pair this with my Ro’s Argan body conditioner, oh my goodness, my skin feels heavenly, it brings out the narcissist in me, and I like it J
Hope you enjoyed this week’s LUSH review, see you next Sunday!