“ Brand: Lush / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Texture: Cream / Butter / What it does: Cleanses, Detoxes, Restores, Enricheses, Purifies, „
I used to buy this all the time when I lived at my mum's. Lush people used to serve it to me in a plastic container that was complete rubbish so I always kept it in something else!
This butter cream was around £3.70 per 100g and it looked like cake to me, it smelt like cake too! I would describe the scent of the butter cream to be rather sweet and it smelt very much like chocolate. The smell was to die for and luckily the smell lingered on my skin after use too. I was left smelling sweet all day long! Although the scent may be too sickly sweet for some. I liked it though and I could even detect a hint of orange in there too!
The butter cream was easy to wash with although it didn't lather up or foam up like soap. It just glided over my skin with ease and it left a trail of chocolate flakes on my skin too. After use my skin felt soft, smooth and cleansed. The butter cream was very soothing to my dry skin and it didn't irritate my skin in any way. I have rather sensitive skin and this beauty never made it any worse. The only annoying thing was that it used to leave a trail of chocolate in my bath which stuck to the rim of the bath, leaving me to scrub it off which is not what you want after a relaxing hour in the bath! However I didn't have to apply body lotion after using this as it already left my skin feeling moisturised. So this saved me some time.
I don't buy this anymore as I no longer have a bath, I have a shower instead. You can still use this product in the shower but I prefer to use Lush products in the bath.
I love shopping in Lush but the soaps are usually something that I overlook. I usually only use soap for hand washing as I use other products for my face and body. The reason I love Lush so much is that they have such fun and funky products, but somehow soap still does not seem very exciting. The butter cream soaps caught my eye as they seemed a little bit different. This Heavenly Bodies butter cream soap costs £3.87 for a 100g block. This one has now been discontinued and I've just finished using the last piece that I bought before it went out of the shops.
Product description: "Want a body like an angel? Got a body like a zombie? Revive your skin with a muddy mixture of chocolate, cocoa butter, refreshing orange juice, anti-microbial Rhassoul mud and stimulating tangerine oils. We scent each chunk of Heavenly Bodies Butter Cream with vanilla absolute, cocoa absolute (yes, you really can get natural chocolate perfume), tangerine and sweet orange so it smells rather like a chocolate orange cheesecake but it does taste like soap so when you put it in the fridge please don't put it right next to the edible creamy temptations. We would hate it to be wasted. For the best effect smooth it all over the outside of your body. You'll smell like an angel and your skin will feel as soft as gossamer."
Heavenly Bodies has a bit of an opdd appearance for a bath product. It's a muddy brown colour and this does not seem quite right that you would want to use something that looks a dirty colour when getting clean. The formulation of this butter cream means that it is a lot softer than a normal soap and the product is packaged into a plastic tub using an ice cream scoop which is a fun little touch. However because of the brown colouring it doesn't look as appealing as some of the other buttercreams that come in pink and vanilla shades.
Despite it's dubious looks, this butter cream soap has an incredibly gorgeous smell to it. It is a delicious combination of rich sweet chocolate and vanilla with a hit of fresh orange that gives a yummy chocolate orange fragrance. This would be perfect for anyone that loves foody scents and is a lovely smelling treat. The fragrance is very strong when I'm washing with it, although it doesn't really last on the skin.
This butter cream soap has a soft and creamy texture that is smooth and easy to spread over the skin. It can be used in different ways but I personally find it difficult to get a good grip on the soap when I am using it apply directly to my skin. It can also be difficult to create any lather and there is a distinct lack of visible foamy bubbles when using this soap. I had much better results using this with a bath puff rather than applying directly using my hands, as this just seemed to slip over my skin rather than transferring onto it. I had the best results when using this with my exfoliating gloves, as I just rubbed the butter cream soap onto the wet gloves and this helped it to create a lather much more easily.
Because of the soft and smooth consistency this butter cream soap glides over my skin. This gives a nice and clean feeling and even though it's not overly bubbly it does have a soft and gentle feeling on the skin. As well as being a good cleanser it also helps my skin to feel soft and moisturised afterwards and it does not leave my skin feeling dried out. It contains both glycerine and cocoa butter which are rich nourishing ingredients, and rhassoul mud is excellent for sensitive skin.
I do have to use a fair amount of this product for each application. It lasted me for around a month's worth of use which was reasonable and much longer lasting than the A Ring of Roses butter cream soap that I had tried before. It also managed to retain its consistency and only went gooey at the very last use because of the constant exposure to water through previous uses.
This is a nice enough product that gave me clean and soft skin, but it's no better than most standard shower gels and body washes out there, so I'm not overly sad that I won't be able to buy it again. The fragrance is definitely the best thing that this butter cream soap has going for it, and this makes it stand out more than its other features in my opinion.
If you like this butter cream soap then you may also enjoy these similar Lush products:
+ Whip Stick lip balm
+ Sonic Death Monkey retro shower gel
+ Cupcake fresh face mask
Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Rhassoul Mud, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Perfume, Tangerine Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Cocoa Butter, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Limonene
*Occurs naturally in essential oils
Lush are against animal testing - please keep your beauty cruelty free!
I bought this a little while ago, they have since been reformulated to make them a bit harder and easier to wash with. This review is for the older formulation. If I buy the newer formula, I'll update it.
Price and packaging:
This is £3.87 per 100g which is pretty expensive in my view, much more than the other two butter creams. When you buy it in a Lush store, it comes in a clear, pretty bog-standard plastic tub. This isn't particularly sturdy (though it'll last you till you get home) and I'd recommend transferring it to something better, like a Lush black pot.
Smell and looks:
The smell is far and away the best thing about this product. It is chocolate and orange. If you've ever smelt a Terry's Chocolate Orange, it is just like that. As to looks, it is (of course) brown and unfortunately can leave brown marks on surfaces. These will easily wash off (unless perhaps they dry onto fabric, but even then they may do) but if you miss a smear, it will look as if you have had an accident with your toilet!
How to use and my opinion:
I use this in the shower like a shower jelly, just rubbing it all over myself and rinsing it off. I'm not quite sure whether you use it instead of or after shower gel, but I tried both and it didn't make much odds to me.
In the end, I couldn't really like this. The concept is great, the smell is great, but it just didn't seem to do anything to my skin. There was very little lather, although I know there's not supposed to be much. In addition, it was so slippery I couldn't hold it properly, and kept dropping it.
This is one HELL of a buttercream!
First,a quick note on what buttercreams are - they're basically really creamy soaps but they last a while longer than the same amount of soap would.
This particular buttercream smells VERY strongly like the Vanilla Chocolate Fudge cupcakes I make. So,basically,like vanilla and chocolate - but mostly chocolate!
The colour is a bit off-putting,as it looks a little pale and sickly,but don't judge it by its cover.
To use,you simply rub it onto wet skin in the bath or shower.
The clean you get from this is a beautifully scented one and makes you feel really pampered - it feels amazing on your skin.
It cleans skin very well,as long as you're not filthy (if you are,use some Mud Flats!) and makes your skin pretty damned soft.
It's not as slippery as a shower jelly,but it is a little slippery so be careful not to drop it on the floor.
PS ; If you want,you can chop a piece off and drop in the bath whilst you're running it to make the water lovely and smoothe and scented!
This Lush product smells of chocolate orange and is available from Lush shops and online for £3.87 per 100g. They can cut you larger slices (or smaller) if you ask them to in store.
This butter cream is so cute; it looks like a chocolate cake slice with little chocolate bits on the top. It's made with mud, fresh orange juice and sweet orange oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, vanilla absolute and chocolate flakes. There's also some other ingredients and oils listed under perfume so that Lush won't have their recipe stolen by other companies.
I finally bought this after eyeing it for months. I've tried many of their soaps (the sweet smelling ones like rock star and honey I washed the kids) and love how those feel on my skin. I really wanted to try these as I've got dry skin and these looked even more moisturising than their soaps. So I got a slice of this butter cream and cut a chunk off when I got home as I didn't want to use the whole thing. It looks and feels a lot more melty than the soaps and it's made with moisturising oils and cocoa butter so I didn't want it to all go to waste, melting away in my shower.
It smells very yummy of chocolate and oranges and looks good enough to eat (but I know better). It softens up under the hot shower water and smoothes onto the skin very nicely. To me it didn't feel or lather like a soap but felt very smooth and soft on my skin. My skin also felt very clean and fresh afterwards and the smell lingered on me for hours. It's a very pleasant, sweet dessert smell and I'm a real fan of those type scents. The only thing I would say is that the chocolate flakes, whilst cute on the solid butter cream bar, are a bit annoying as they fall off in the shower and leave brown marks and splodges all over the bath. They're easy enough to clean up but I'm a bit lazy and would rather not have to do that so I've decided to cut them off next time I have a shower.
I'll definitely be buying this again as it's a lovely product; it smells gorgeous and leaves my skin very moisturised, soft, smooth and clean feeling.
I've created a monster, not only am I in love with Lush but my daughter is too and now I can't take her anywhere near a store without her begging me to buy her something. One of the products she selected was the Heavenly Bodies buttercream.
This buttercream looks amazing in the shop, like a huge rich chocolate cake waiting to be devoured. You can buy slices of it for £3.88 per 100g.
My daughter was the first person to use the heavenly bodies and I was disgusted when I went into the bathroom after her. As well as the usual puddles and dirty towel on the floor there were brown splodges all over the shower tray. They looked remarkably like little lumps of poo and I would have been really embarrassed if somebody had came in and used the bathroom before I cleaned it up.
I decided to try out the buttercream for myself. The buttercream bars are much softer than soap with an almost mouldable feel about them, it lathers up nicely but the lather is a really disgusting pale brown froth and psychologically you don't feel like it's going to get you clean. It seems impossible to use this bar without little lumps breaking off and I left splodges in the shower too!
The bar does smell nice, like all Lush products it has a nice blend of essential oils and the orange, vanilla and cocoa absolute combine nicely to give a subtle sweet smell which is not too overpowering. The smell did not last for long though and doesn't linger on your skin or your bathroom.
My skin felt ok after using Heavenly Bodies, Lush claim it is detoxifying but my skin felt no different than it usually feels after I shower.
This is the third buttercream bar I've tried and I've got to say I'm not impressed with this range. They are expensive and in this case I don't think it's worth paying the extra as they don't feel very special. Yes, it washed me but the nasty lather and brown dollops in the shower mean this bar is one to avoid.
After being so impressed with the Lemslip butter cream I decided to try another one, now like most girls out there I love chocolate so I decided to give Heavenly Bodies a go because it looks and smells like a giant choccy cake!
On closer inspection of my chunk when I got home I found it to smell a bit orangey too (like a Terry's chocolate orange). I was also pleasantly surprised to see the chocolate flakes on the top were real chocolate flakes!!
I warn you, you will be severely tempted to eat this one! As well as all the yummy stuff this also has cocoa butter and rhassoul mud to sooth the skin and remove any impurities.
I cut off a small piece, and after learning my lesson from Lemslip, put it into my small net bag and jumped in the shower.
The smell while nice is not all that strong but it really does stick to your skin so you smell great for hours after. It left my skin feeling silky and smooth with no need to use a moisturiser except on my face, hands and feet.
I really like this one I think the butter creams are a great innovative idea that most people will like. This one and Lemslip smell the best though so they are a good place to start - however this one is the most expensive so be warned!
Rescues badly treated bodies and restores them to beauty / Detoxifying and purifying don't seem to fit naturally into the same sentence as chocolate and vanilla Buttercream, but here's the one place that they all go together beautifully / Our pleasingly squashy, antibacterial Rhassoul mud and fresh orange juice cleansing base is given a delightful cocoa and vanilla absolute, sweet orange and tangerine essential oil fragrance to make your skin detox feel like a wash with a chocolate orange cheesecake / Absolutely gorgeous /