I have to start by saying that I love what Lush stands for, the idea of ‘fresh handmade cosmetics.’ I also appreciate the way they list their ingredients as either ‘safe synthetics’ or ‘natural.’ I like knowing exactly what I’m putting on my skin. I bought my Lush Buffy Buter Shower Scrub bar while in San Diego. I was extremely excited because the Lush store in my city had been closed for years and I absolutely loooooved that place. I loved being able to walk in and try mostly anything that was displayed, not to mention I was crazy about the displays. So anyways when I stumbled upon the store in San Diego, literally stocked up for dear life. The Lush Buffy Butter Shower Scrub is different from most scrubs as it comes in bar form as opposed to something you would scoop out of a jar.
These bars are said to scrub the toughest of bottoms. I’m not sure what that really means. Is your bottom more rough and tough than the rest of your body… scratching my head. Anyways, it can be used under water in the tub or shower. You’re supposed to rub it in circular motions on rough dry, body parts. When I read the claims to make me super soft, and saw that most of the ingredients were natural, I had to give it a try… in my cart it went.
I like the color and the light scent of the product. I can’t quite explain the scent, it was sort of nutty, but extremely soft, and it didn’t clash with the different types of perfume I wore. That was a plus. The price I paid for my block was $11 which was worth it since the bar does not easily disintegrate, and I am all about getting my money’s worth with anything that I purchase. It also offers a slight and I do mean slight moisturizing effect.
This bar is just way to abrasive. I am all about exfoliating and preaching the importance of it. But this bar is not a healthy way of exfoliating. On the other hand, their site warns that this is for the toughest of bottoms, so I’m guessing my bottom is not tough enough. I can’t imagine anyone having a bottom tough enough to be able to withstand this unless you are descendants of alligators and crocodiles. I’m not sure if it’s the ground aduki beans or the ground almonds that make this product so abrasive, either way, [trx_highlight type=”2″]I wouldn’t recommend this product.[/trx_highlight] The abrasiveness caused redness and inflammation on my legs and it didn’t have to scrub hard to achieve that outcome. This type of abrasiveness can destroy healthy skin cells and trust me… we need all the good stuff on our skin that we can get. This product receives a thumbs down from me.
Until next time,
The body is a precious commodity. Nourish it, Love it!
Check out the Lush Buffy Body Butter Shower Scrub for yourself, and be sure to leave a comment to tell me what you think!