Review: Lush Buffy Body Butter – Buff away dry skin!

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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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!!

xoxo, K

4 Thoughts on “Review: Lush Buffy Body Butter – Buff away dry skin!

  1. Hey hun. Sorry to hear you didn’t like buffy. It’s true the butters do melt away quickly and it makes the bar pretty rough very quickly. A few tips to using buffy. First turn off the water when you apply it in the shower because the hot water from your shower will cause the butters to melt away even faster. Second is to cut your buffy bar into smaller pieces. By cutting it you will use what you need with out melting away excess butter making the product more consistent from the first use to the last. If in the end buffy the backside slayer is too tough then you can always pop it in the microwave it, let the grounds settle to the bottom and the butters stay on top. Now u’ll have an awesome foot and elbow scrubber with a smooth butter treatment as well.

  2. O and not sure how Japan retail works but in North America the stores would probably let you exchange it for something else even if you used the product.

  3. Ow, that sounds painful. Time to throw that away!

  4. Blissfullyke on March 19, 2012 at 12:03 said:

    hahaha the japanese name is so funny :)  but thanks for the review, good to know

    ke
    blissfullyke.blogspot.com

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