Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... around £6 for 95 grams of the body butter. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from their online website. Application and ... more
Cracking the Whip!!
Lush You Snap the Whip Body Butter
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lush You Snap the Whip Body Butter
Advantages: Smells delicious and makes the skin a bit softer and smoother
Disadvantages: Messy and gets used up fast
I love body butters. I love exfoliators. I love Lush. Therefore, on a recent visit to Lush, I saw I had no choice other than to buy the You Snap The Whip Body Butter.
What does the product do?
The product is described by Lush as being a hardcore skin scrub which also manages to be protect and nourish the skin at the same. It's job is to remove the dead and dull skin cells in order to reveal the shiny new ones underneath. It contains powdered charcoal and pumice in order to buff the skin but it also includes skin loving ingredients too. Cocoa butter is included in order to add moisturise to the skin and to nourish it, while Macadamia nut oil which helps to promote the development of healthy skin cells. Cypress oil is included to tone the skin.
The product has been given a deliciously fruity fragrance to uplift, refresh and clear the mind. The product contains blackcurrant oil to give it a fruity aroma which is supposed to calm you when you are stressed or feeling emotional.
How do you use the product?
The product needs to be applied to clean and damp skin. I make my skin damp and then turn off the shower. You take the bar and rub it all over the skin in a circular motion. Then I put the bar down and rinse off the product in the shower, get out and dry the skin.
Appearance and price
The product is a black bar which is square in shape and has a hatched pattern across the front. The colour is a little shocking at first but it all comes off in the wash! The product costs around £6 for 95 grams of the body butter. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from their online website.
Application and Price
The smell of the product is completely delicious and really evident. It is refreshing, awakening and completely fruity which kind of conflicts with the colour of the product. Once the skin is wet, it is easy to smooth this product across the skin and the butters start to melt away almost immediately. You can feel the gritty particles in it but it isn't what I was expected what with the product being described as being a hardcore skin scrub. This is definitely a messy product to use as you would expect from its appearance and the fact that it contains charcoal. It coats the skin in a black/purple residue that looks worryingly dirty. You can feel the skin softening ingredients and it doesn't hurt or irritate my skin. The product does make a big mess and although it is easy to rinse off the skin, it leaves marks and a dirty looking residue on the base of my white bath. Some of the product also wipes off on my towels as I dry my skin.
As an exfoliator, this product works fairly well. It buffs the skin a bit but it is by no means the best exfoliator I've ever used. It does leave the skin a little smoother and a bit brighter. The hydrating and nourishing ingredients do soften the skin a bit and leaves my skin looking in a slightly better condition but again it's nothing to write home about. The deliciously fruity aroma stays on the skin for a little while after use. A lot of this product has been used with just two applications and I would say that there is only one or two applications left in it which when you consider the price is pretty poor.
All in all, this product does exfoliate and hydrate the skin leaving it feeling a bit softer and a bit smoother. It leaving the skin in a slightly better condition and it does smell completely delicious. However the product is messy to use and doesn't last long at all so I won't be repurchasing this one again.
Summary: An exfoliating body butter which smells fruity but that gets you in a mess