This is a review for the Lush Buffy Body Butter. I bought this product in London. In Japan, this product is called “恋する十字架” (Koi suru Jujika, “A Cross in Love”). Seriously, Lush Japan, could you please name your products something similar to the English names?
What it does: (from Lush.co.uk)
Ground rice, ground almonds and ground aduki beans make Buffy a triple threat to dead skin and lumpy bumpy bits. They are tough enough to polish away the dead, without being too harsh on your skin. Cocoa butter and shea butter make sure that the skin is left moisturised and dewy soft. Lavender oil is a great oil for soothing the skin and calming the mind.
Price: $11.95/3.3 oz in the U S, 5.50 GBP/90g in the UK, 1580 JPY/90g in Japan
This translates to $0.128/g in the US, $0.097/g in the UK, and $0.221/g in Japan. Due to the very strong Japanese Yen, this product is nearly 2.5 times more expensive in Japan as it is in the UK.
Scent: to me, this smells like generic soap. That is pretty rare for a Lush product.
- Lush suggests you use it in the shower. This product is intended to moisturize and exfoliate your skin, conveniently at the same time in the shower.
- The heat of the shower makes the cocoa & shea butter melt easily into your skin
- This product seriously hurt my skin. I got red scratch marks on my skin after using this product on my arms and legs.
- The cocoa/shea butter is used up faster than the exfoliating bits. As you this product, it becomes more and more gritty.
Would I repurchase? No. This must be the only Lush product I could not use up. It hurt me too much and I could not find any other way to use it.
I am so disappointed that I disliked this product so much! Oh dear, hopefully my next experience with Lush will be better!!