Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush Buffy the Backside Slayer
Member Name: LittleEwok
Lush Buffy the Backside Slayer
Date: 06/04/05, updated on 09/05/05 (1550 review reads)
Advantages: it works
Disadvantages: it costs!
Buffy the Backside Slayer is an unappetising (as opposed to most of Lush’s stuff, which looks like food) looking greyish-beige blob. It doesn’t look like much on first sight, but hell your in for a surprise. The main ingredients are cocoa and shea butter, and ground rice, almonds and aduki beans. Buffy is here with a mission, that mission would be giving you a smoother, sexier butt. It can be used all over the body despite the name, and if you want skin like silk, this is the best way to do it without resorting to surgery! Whether you are cellulite-o-rific or just want smoother skin, Buffy is here to help. Here’s the lowdown…
Cocoa butter, shea butter, ground rice, ground almonds, ground aduki beans, perfume, lavender oil and lemon oil.
Basically, the cocoa butter and the shea butter are fantastic for making your skin silky smooth, whilst the ground rice, almonds and beans exfoliate the skin, but gently. Obviously the lavender and lemon oil are there for perfume. Like most of Lush’s products, Buffy is fairly low on the chemicals, which is always nice to know. Buffy the Backside Slayer is suitable for vegans...not to eat though, obviously!
What it looks like
Not much really. Just a blob of beige gunk with brown spots, a little like some sort of pale and slightly off cheese. It comes unexcitingly wrapped in Lush’s white paper, all ready for use. It comes in two sizes, 90 grams and an enormous 200 gram block.
What it smells like
When Buffy first came out, it sort of smelled like cat pee…probably too much in the way of lemon oil. Fortunately Lush have toned down on the smells and currently this stuff has a soft, sweetish and slightly floral scent, thanks to the lavender oil. Its not unpleasant but not particularly interesting or strong either, which is OK because it does its job just fine, and some of Lush’s stuff is way too aromatic, and as long as Buffy works, which it does, the smell doesn't really matter.
Basically rub the dry block over your wet skin and scrub it in using circular motions. The bar melts quite quick, so to save it for longer swipe it over your skin and then scrub in the stuff it leave on your skin, this way you’ll save a bit more of the bar. Although Buffy is made for use on the bum and thighs, it can be used all over to great effect. Its fairly simple to use, although it can be quite tiring on the arms if you are very gung ho about rubbing it in. Buffy works by the ground rice, nuts and beans grinding away all the dead, rought skin, and the butters conditioning the skin underneath and making it silky smooth and nicely scented of lemon and lavender.
A £90g bar of Buffy costs £3.45. This will do you around three all over body uses, if you are conservative about using the bar. You can also get a 200g bar for £8.75. Buying the bigger bar is better as its easier to hold on to in the tub! Also, obviously it lasts longer. It should last around two weeks if you use it three times a week.
God it works. Giving yourself a Buffy three times a week gives you skin to die for. It leaves your skin silky soft and smooth and you just won’t be able to stop touching your legs (and neither will anyone else!) Interestingly, using Buffy in the bath or shower is also pretty good for toning up those arms, which is an unexpected bonus! Lastly, its fantastic for waking you up, rubbing the stuff into your skin makes you feel invigorated and very healthy, and you will leave the bath with a lovely tingly feeling! Obviously, Buffy cant work miracles and we all know cellulite doesn’t magically disappear on its own, but using this a few times a week certainly firms and conditions the skin. Lush is honest about this, stating that there is no way to GET RID of cellulite, but regular use of Buffy will certainly help. Even if you don't have cellulite Buffy conditions your skin and makes it gorgeous.
The bad and the ugly
Like a lot of the Lush soaps Buffy has the tendency to do a disappearing act rather fast. Leave it in a warm or wet place and it will turn to gunk in minutes, and even when your using it seems to shrink ridiculously quick. Also, after you use it your body is coated in this rather nasty greasy film until the product soaks in properly, which can take a while. Its quite disconcerting and it means water just sits on your skin as opposed to drying in. The best time to use Buffy is probably an evening when you're staying in so the oily layer can dry in without you having to go out anywhere! It also works out pretty expensive. The smaller bar will last two or three all over body scrubs at the most, and the big one maybe six. If you plan on using Buffy regularly (and you will once you try it!) it can cause quite a dent in the fundage. However, when you compare it to these ridiculously priced anti-cellulite scrubs that cost about £30 for 50grams, it doesn’t seem so expensive after all!
Absolutely! As a Lush addict, I’m bound to say that, but Buffy certainly is one of Lush’s best products. If you can bear parting with a few quid every week, its certainly worth it…and hey, its easier than going to the gym! And bonus points to any Buffy fan who can tell me which episode of Buffy I nicked my title quote from!