I just wrote a review of OPI cuticle oil saying it was the best and then I remembered that I also owned the amazing Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter by Lush which is also the best!
I don't go in the Lush shop as I can't stand how it smells but having read people's online opinions of this product I had to go and buy a pot.
Price wise I thought it was expensive, I paid around £6 but when I saw the pot, I realised it contained a life time's supply of cuticle butter!
I do keep mine in my handbag at all times and use it at work when we are stuck on a conference call, listening intently but able to wring our hands while we wait for the call to end (!).
The pot is an amazing 50g I have put in disadvantages that it is too big really as this is far more product than you need so a little less could bring the price down and equally work as well for you.
I must also mention that while it is great to have a life time's supply for something, with lush it is all hand made and fresh so I have to use it all up by 29 July next year. And that is just never going to happen!
I love how this smells, really fresh and lemony BUT sometimes I want to be discreet so using this is not the right time in a shared office as someone announces I can smell lemons! Bear that in mind...
Earlier in the year I was given a large bag of Lush products as a birthday present and I have been happily working my way through them feeling thoroughly pampered by my first ever Lush goodies.
Having previously rhapsodised about American Cream Conditioner I am now about to sing the praises of Lemony Flutter cuticle butter.
This is, without doubt, the thickest most unctuous butter I have ever used. It arrived in the usual type of Lush packaging, a black plastic, recyclable container with a screw on top on which the name and a little bit about the product is written. This might make you smile so sing along!
“Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. And don''''t forget the cuticles. A super-thick lemony cream choc full of rich ingredients to help you get to grips with dry bit.”
On the bottom of the 50g pot are the ingredients which contains just about every type of goody for skin that I have read about. Shea butter, beeswax, lanolin, avocado oil, coconut oil to name just a few. All of the highest quality and responsibly sourced which makes you feel good even before you use it.
As you unscrew the top a beautiful fresh scent of lemons tickles your nose and invites you to try the pale yellow cream. It is VERY thick, you could take a knife to it and spread it but the Shea Butter content lets it sink into your skin leaving it seriously moisturised and smelling wonderful. I have used it with good effect not only on my cuticles but on my very dry heels which have come out for the summer and after two or three days of “Lemony Flutter,” look quite respectable. Elbows and knees get a treat too and sometimes I use it just to get that lovely fresh, zingy scent!
A wonderful smelling, heavy duty butter which gets five stars from me even though at 6.50pounds for 50g it is on the expensive side.
My pot was made on the 25/02/14 and to be used by 25/04/15. You are encouraged to “best used fresh” No problem!
Available from Lush shops and online.
I have had this for months and been wanting to review it, as it's one of my favourite Lush products of all time.
LUSH lemony flutter cuticle butter is a cuticle cream that is scented with, you've guessed it, lemon. It is designed for use on cuticles and dry parts of the body such as knees and heels.
It comes in a 45g pot, which may not seem a lot, but it does last a while. I've had mine a few months now and there's a small dent in the pot of product. The black pot is made from recyclable plastic, and once you collect five of them, you can clean them then return them to LUSH stores, and they will give you a free fresh face mask which is normally worth about £6.
Once you unscrew the pot, the product is thick, pale yellow in colour, and feels oily. It actually does look like butter or margarine! But the smell is a lot nicer. It smells of fresh lemonade and lemon sherbet. It can be overwhelming to some people, but I like rich smells, so I was happy.
The consistency is thick and oily and creamy, so be sure to only use a little bit each time and build up if you need more. You can massage this into dry parts as suggested, and that does work a treat, but I use a tiny bit as an overall hand cream, and it DOES absorb (if you are careful about how much you use!) and leaves a beautiful scent all day.
It moisturizes very well, and I have noticed my cuticles growing quicker. I use it on my arms too, where I can often get little dry patches, and it works a treat. At a push, it can also be used to smooth down split ends and flyaways on your hair without making it look greasy. You can also smooth down eyebrows with it too, instead of using vaseline.
It is £6.50 for a 45g tub, but bear in mind it is multipurpose and lasts ages.
The ingredients are fresh lemons, beeswax and avocado oils. There are a couple more ingredients and the full list is on the LUSH website for anyone that wants to know.
I will definitely be buying another tub after this one runs out.
I moisturise my skin every day but sometimes my moisturisers don't go far enough to tackle my tricky dry spots such as my knees and elbows. I also always have trouble growing my nails without them snapping or becoming weak and I often wonder if it's because mu cuticles are unhealthy. Lemony flutter by Lush seemed to be the answer to all these problems!
What does the product do?
The product is described as being a super thick butter which should help you to moisturise the driest areas of your skin. The product contains Shea butter which deeply hydrates the skin leaving it soft and supple. It also contains beeswax which forms a barrier which prevents the moisture from being lost again from the skin. In addition, it contains natural ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Mango butter, Avocado Oil and a whole host of oils to give the driest areas of your body a burst of moisture. It also contains Lemon Oil which gives the product a zingy, fresh aroma.
How do you use the product?
The generous amount of the product is to be massaged into the areas of the body such as the cuticles, knees and elbows, where you experience the most dryness. It can be reapplied as often as required.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a black plastic pot which is typical of Lush. It has no decoration other than some white writing and a black lid which you can pull off and on, and makes the product easily accessible. The product will cost you around £ 6.50 for 50 grams and it can be bought from your Lush store and also from the online website.
Application and Performance
The product does have the promises lemon fragrance and it does smell exactly like lemons. It has the aroma of lemon sweet and opposed to lemon cleaning product and it is very natural smelling. It isn't overpowering or too strong but obviously you won't like this if you don't like lemons. It has a really thick consistency and it is a thick butter. It also has a lovely pale yellow colouring which suits the product well.
Even though the product is really thick, a little still goes a long way. You only need to run your finger tip gently across the product to get enough of it to cover your cuticles. The product is easily massaged into the skin, despite its thickness, and it feels instantly hydrating on the skin. It doesn't leave you feeling greasy and it doesn't leave the skin looking greasy either, other than a nice sheen on the skin. It works well on other tricky spots such as the knees and elbows although you obviously need to use a little bit more in these cases.
The butter does leave the skin feeling much softer and eliminates most dryness. It also continues to improve the skin when used regularly. It takes away signs of dullness and leaves the skin looking healthier and in a better condition. The product does have quite long lasting results and I don't feel the need to reapply during the day. I can't say I've seen an improvement in the strength of my nails but my cuticles look in a better condition. I've tried using this as a hand cream and I found it to be too heavy so I think it's better for use on targeted areas. The product's aroma lingers on the skin for quite some time after use so you do need to ensure that you like it. The product hasn't caused my skin any discomfort or irritated me in any way.
All in all, this is a really rich cream which hydrates the tricky dry spots on the body leaving it feeling moisturised and soft. It is packed full of natural ingredients and your skin is left looking healthier and conditioned. A little goes a long way with this product so it should last me quite some time, but once mine is all gone, I will definitely be purchasing.
I am a big fan of Lush, not only do they make lovely products but they are also ethical. They don't use ingredients that have been tested on animals nor do they test their products on animals, all of their products are vegetarian and many are vegan. I do think that they tend to use unnecessary ingredients in some of their products which they could and should stop using. They use so many lovely ingredients and it's a shame to see things like parabens and synthetic perfumes. Apart from making and selling ethical products, they also donate money to charities and highlight serious issues on their website. Some of the important issues they raise are quite controversial which makes me have so much respect for them. They're a successful and large company, their shops are on many high streets and I know that so many other companies wouldn't risk anything like that. They are always bringing out new products and while they are a bit pricier than a lot of brands, shopping with them and using their products is a real treat.
I bought this Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter about a month ago, I wanted to start taking better care of my hands and nails and also wanted to treat myself to something nice. This cost me £6.25 which is more than I would usually buy for something like this and the pot is pretty small, it's 50 grams so I was a bit apprehensive about buying this. I did decide to treat myself though and I am glad I did. I bought this from my local Lush shop but they also have a website where you can order things, they do some online-only products which aren't available in shops too.
The packaging of this Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter is a black plastic pot, it's the same as they use for their other products and can be brought back into Lush shops to be recycled. Lush say that they use 90% recycled materials for their packaging and they are working on getting the other 10% to be recycled too. If you bring ten full sized pots back to Lush then they give you a free face mask which I think is a really nice idea. The Lush website says that they use the recycled pots for art materials but I wonder why they can't just clean and refill them which might be more environmentally friendly. The pot itself is a standard pot with an unscrewable lid.
Although this is marketed for use on cuticles, I have used it on my hands, feet, arms, legs, hair and even on my face when I ran out of pure shea butter which I use on my face all the time. Shea butter is one of the ingredients and judging by the texture I would say it makes up quite a lot of this product. I absolutely love shea butter so this is a bonus for me. I used it on my hair because well... I have the strange habit of trying absolutely everything on my hair! It left my face smooth, soft and moisturised but maybe a bit too waxy, this could be because of the beeswax it contains. I also probably wouldn't use it on my face again since spotting lanolin in the ingredients which can clog the pores.
The scent of this is nice and lemony, it's a soft lemon smell instead of a strong, juicy citrus. The lemon is refreshing but it's not that tart, freshly cut lemon scent, it's more of a sweet lemon scent. I can also smell some light lavender which I think goes perfectly with lemon. The fragrance lasts and stays on my skin for a while which I really like.
The cuticle butter is a very pale yellow colour, the texture is very thick and buttery. It definitely isn't a lightweight product and it is more solid rather than liquidy. This smooths onto the skin really nicely and you don't need to use much at all, it is heavy and it doesn't absorb quickly. It is more oily than a lot of products but I wouldn't say it was greasy. It does leave your skin slippery and takes a while to absorb. You really only need a tiny bit and less is definitely more with this.
When it does absorb, the skin is left smooth, soft and moisturised. It stops any dry or rough skin and it also makes the skin look good, it makes it look a bit more even. I like using it on my cuticles, nails and hands because it gets rid of any dry patches and it treats my nails. The area around my nails are sometimes jagged and rough and this really helps that. It definitely moisturises and smooths my skin and nails. It also makes an effective serum for my hair when the ends are frizzy and dry or when I need to smooth my curls down a bit.
Here are the ingredients;
[Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Lanolin, Soya Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Mango Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Perfume, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, Tagetes Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gardenia Extract, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*occurs naturally in essential oils]
This does contain lots of lovely stuff but I can also see quite a few ingredients that I think are unnecessary and not things I like to see in the same product as such great ingredients and a product made by Lush who have a natural image and reputation. It's a bit of a let down when I realise I could easily put together something maybe even nicer than this easily and cheaply at home and without the added nasties. Looking at the price of this compared to the price of a few ingredients to make something similar but more basic, it definitely works out cheaper. I don't really think I can knock stars off for that alone though, it is a really nice product and it's effective.
I do recommend this because it does what it is supposed to do and it does a great job at it too. It smells heavenly, leaves skin smooth, moisturised and soft and lasts a while because you don't have to use much of it. It also contains lots of good stuff like shea butter, essential oils, avocado oil, mango butter and coconut oil along with some not-so-good ingredients which is one of the reasons why I am knocking a star off along with because of the price which I think is pretty high. I think this is a great product and I enjoy using it.
I was sent this as a sample and loved it so much that I bought a pot of it. This is Lemony Flutter, a very rich moisturising cream in the typical black screw top Lush pot. This is a small pot containing just 50g, which when you look at the price does seem a bit steep. However the quality of the product is good and a little goes a long way. If you look at the history of Lush's prices, they seem to have been rising very quickly over the last few years, which makes their products a luxury to buy and use. I would like to see Lush introduce a range of "basics" that are a fair price, and also for them to remove the darn parabens. Then I would consider myself to be a fan. Many of Lush's products are easy to replicate at home, without the addition of chemicals and I do believe some to be very overpriced. I am torn over this one. It is a lot of money for just 50g but it is effective.
If you like the smell of sweet lemons then you will like this. Although I would have preferred a sharper scent, the cream is still quite delicious and reminds me of lemon cheesecake. There is a vanilla quality to this cream, which gives it that "dessert" type scent. The aroma is both refreshing and sweet, perfect for summer too. When you open the jar up you have a pale primrose yellow product which has an almost granular appearance. If you picture a cake that has not mixed properly at the sugar/butter phase then you get the idea. Almost slightly curdled. Once on the skin though, this cream blends easily.
The scent does last for a reasonable amount of time, and I could still sense it even after a few hours.
NOT VERY FLUTTERY...
The word flutter implies lightness so I am not sure why this name was chosen. This is not a light product at all, it is a heavy butter which does leave a residue. Perfect for night moisturising, this cream leaves a slight shine on the skin when used. Like most creams of this consistency, Lemony Flutter is a beeswax based cream which is excellent for dried out skin. I find it very useful on feet, elbows and knees. Although I love it as a hand cream, I would only use this at night as it is quite greasy.
You will only need a little bit to feel the effects of this. Although I am sure that it is great for cuticles, I cannot be bothered to faff with my nails and never paint them etc, so I have not tried it for this purpose. When it comes to dry patches on knees, elbows or feet, this cream is fab. Be careful if you use on your feet though or you may end up doing some inadvertently ice skating around your house- it is greasy!
I rub this on my feet before bed and shove socks on for an hour. Afterwards my feet feel soft and gorgeous.
This butter takes a while to fully soak into the skin but once it does, the results are good on whichever part of the body I have put it on.
This cream has a lot of ingredients in it and a whole range of butters and oils are included. The delicious fresh scent is derived from a fresh organic lemon infusion and Lush have added perfume (yuk), Lavender oil, Tagetes and Chamomile oils. To further enhance the scent there is Gardenia extract and Lemon oil.
The butters/ oils in this are rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E. Soya oil, cold pressed Avocado, Coconut oil, Mango butter and Shea all add to the velvet texture of this rich cream. Wheatgerm oil adds further skin nutrients and beeswax holds it all together and gives it "body". Lush make a big deal out of the fact that this cream is made according to old traditions and calls this process "The lost art of traditional cream making". The reality is though, that most people make cream in a very similar fashion, from the at home alchemists to the big multinationals.
So ignoring the sales fluff, this is a traditional thick cream which is excellent for softening rough and dry areas on the body. It can be used anywhere so the "cuticle" part of the name is misleading. It works well and smells good too. If your skin needs some serious attention then I would recommend this cream. I have to deduct a star for the addition of parabens and the price which is steep in my opinion.
Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Lanolin, Soya Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Mango Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Perfume, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, Tagetes Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gardenia Extract, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*occurs naturally in essential oils
Lemony Flutter is available at Lush stores and online, priced at £6.25 for a 50g pot.
Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter is one of my all-time favourite products from Lush which is no mean feat considering just how many amazing things that they do.
It is a multi-tasking wonder that can be used for conditioning not only your cuticles but it can also be used as a hand and foot cream and because it is so rich it makes an excellent intensive moisturiser for any dry flaky areas of skin such as those on the knees and elbows.
The cream is so thick as to almost be the consistency of real butter. It is a lovely light yellow colour and as you can probably guess from the name it smells strongly of lemons. The smell is absolutely gorgeous and one of the reasons that I like it so much. Instead of the sickly sweet artificial citrus smells of a lot of creams have this has a more natural scent to it and it really does smell summery and fresh.
As the cream is so thick and solid you don't really use this like you would a normal hand cream and I find that using it as I found a lip balm is the best way so as to not make loads of mess of use too much. Just get your index finger and slide it around the cream until you feel like you have enough on and then apply it to the areas where you need it. You literally only need a tiny amount of it especially if you are just using it on your nails and cuticles. Obviously if you are going to be using it for your entire hand or foot area then you will need more but even then you might be surprised with how little you will need.
The cream feels beautiful when it is applied to the skin but be warned that it is fairly greasy in texture. It absorbs quick enough that you can pretty much just get on with whatever you need to do but it will leave you feeling a little greasy for a while afterwards. This isn't a big problem as the greasiness isn't so bad that I can't do things like use my mobile etc. but it will make your skin more slippy so be careful when picking things up.
For chapped skin this cream is right up there with L'occitane Shea Butter which is no small feat considering I think that is probably the best hand cream in the world. My cuticles and nails are always much nicer when using this and I always notice that when I use nail varnish after I have been using this that my nails look shinier and stronger.
This is going to sound a bit strange but I also find this works wonders on my hair. Obviously I do not just slap it on my hair or else I would look like I'd just been bathing in chip fat BUT a tiny little amount on my fingers and then rubbed in to the ends of my hair does wonders for split ends and any little frizzy bits. You should definitely try it but be careful to just use the tiniest amount.
Lemon Fluttery costs £6.25 for a 50g tub which is expensive but because it is so good and lasts such a long time I personally think it is worth every penny.
Oh my.. I bought this product about a week ago, & I think it's fair to describe it as sunshine in a tub!
Long before seeing reviews on DooYoo, I noticed that almost every nail polish blogger recommends this product. Seeing the price & of course the fact that Lush products are so easy to get hold of, I thought it had to be worth a try. I am so glad that I did!
The packaging is the standard Lush packaging - a simple black tub with a few stickers featuring the instructions for use, ingredients etc. I like the look of this, but I find it irritating how all Lush products look the same on my shelf!
The tub is small (50g of product) but will last as a little definitely goes a long way..
Lush themselves recycle their packaging, so hold on to it & take the tub back along with four others to get a free face mask, incentive indeed :)
The product is a little hard to describe. I've seen others here describe it somehow like a balm, I guess that is it. It looks a little like vaseline, but less sticky & ick! It is liught yellow, & certainly smells lemony, but in my opinion more like lemon boiled sweets.
You literally need the tiniest amount, which you rub into your cuticles or other dry patches on your body. I've used it on my cuticles (all 20!), my feet & my elbows which can be flaky at times (sorry if that's too much info for you..) & have noticed a difference immediately. The product literally soaks in, feeling a little oliy at first then leaving the area super soft.
I really cannot rate this highly enough. It is delicious to use but also effective in the long run. My skin is much softer in the areas I've used this & my cuticles look wonderful.
One last thing - I put this in my pocket for a few hours when my baggage was overweight whilst flying Ryanair. It was a sticky day so I guess my body temperature warmed the product.. but suffice to say, it now feels even more amazing to apply, & is slightly more moist!
This stuff is incredible and has so many uses! It states on the tub that its hand, nail and cuticle butter - bit it can be used for so much more!
It smells lovely, fresh and lemony, and the cream itself is incredibly rich. It keeps my hands and nails in perfect condition. I do tend to put it on before bed though as it can be quite greasy as it is so rich - is has alot of butter and natural oils in it, because of this, it feels asthough it is melting on your skin. The consistancy is a little like softened butter, rather than a cream. You only need to use a tiny amount because of this, so although it might appear quite pricey at first, it will actually last you ages.
As well as my hands I have also found that it is the best foot moisturiser I have ever used! As it is so rich it is perfect for those cracked heels and rough skin. I also use it on my elbows and knees - any part of the skin that can get a bit dry. Having said this DONT use it on your face - unless you want a greasy shiny face!
I wreck havoc on my fingers and nails. When i'm stressed (usually around exam time), i chew my nails down to nothing, and when that's done i chew the skin around my nail bed. They tend to look a state. After this bout of exams finished, i went back on the hunt i'm always on, for the perfect hand and nail cream.
Lush sell the lemony flutter cuticle butter for £5.95 for 50g of product. It is sold in typical lush style, a basic black pot, with a few sticky labels telling you what the product is for, what in it etc. Its the perfect pot. It completely ties in with the whole lush economic ecosystem agenda, and also, looks rather sleek on my dressing table with all my other black pots.
*Onto the product itself*
The cuticle butter is based on shea butter and beeswax, both ingredients which are well known and widely used for their skin softening properties. It smells wonderful, with that sharp lemony smell that you get in a lemon curd cheesecake, and because i LOVE lemon curd cheesecake it actually makes me so hungry. Texture wise, i'd say its more of a balm than a cream. I scoop it out of the box, but as soon as i start to rub it in to my skin, it almost seems as if it melts under my body heat, and becomes more lotiony in texture.
I use this product generously as a night cream for my hands, and it lasts forever, i've used it religiously for a month and have barely made a dent. I love knowing that it's going to last me a long time.
On application, my skin around my hands looks instantly better, and feels lovely. I rarely get the levels of redness around my fingers that i do when theyre drying out. But i don't just use it as a cuticle cream, ive been using it as a full on hand cream, and i always find that the palms and backs of my hands are so incredibly soft.
In my opinion it is the high content of oils and butters in this cream that makes your skin feel so soft and nourished. I have officially found my holy grail hand cream, and i probably won't ever by another, apart from a cheap one to keep in my handbag!
I purchased Lemony Flutter about 8 months ago, and it only just finished :O
I've been using it every day, morning and night on my hands as a general moisturiser, and then applying extra on my cuticles.
Let me tell you the basics:
Price - £5.95
Size - 50g
Where can you purchase it? - Lush stores or on the Lush website
Possibly the simplest packaging I have come across in my life. But I like that, it's no frills and Lush aim to use minimal packaging because they are an eco-friendly company. A lot of people don't like the look of the Lush black pots, but I actually quite like it. It's simple and effective. And because it's a pot, you can get to use every last bit, rather than in a tube where some of the product will inevitably not come out.
How do I use it?
I apply it to my hands like a normal hand cream morning any night. I pay extra attetion to my cuticles, where I will massage a little bit extra of the product. I've also used this as an intensive foot moisturiser and on my elbows which have especially dry skin.
What is the product like?
The actual product has the consistency of somewhere between a balm and a cream, although it does get softer if it gets warm. It's got a really freshy, lemon smell (hence the name) and it's quite an oily product. Because it's so oily I would recommend you only use a little bit so that you don't have greasy hands. Though you really do only need a little bit - I mean it lasted me 8 months. The scent is pretty strong, but not in an overpowering way...
Does it work?
DEFINITELY! I have awful hands. My cuticles are always peeling and bleeding, and while using this, my hands were so much better. I also found from massaging it into my cuticles my nails were stronger, and weren't breaking as often.
Would I repurchase?
I already have. I've been experimenting with other hand creams, but I'm keeping this around as an emergency supply. It is definitely worth the money too because it lasts so long!
I can live without most other products in my life. Hell I could even get by without soap & shampoo if needed to, but this delicious zesty cream from Lush is definitely up there in the top five must haves.
Lemony flutter is a beeswax based, lemon infused thick cream intended for use on dry skin, produced in the traditional Lush way - as natural as possible ingredients, low environmental impact packaging and a unique user experience. Lush always like to make something that little bit different and original. Lush products can be bought in their own stores which are located in most major cities, and also online from their website. I have used their website a few times and the service is always spot on and postage is reasonable.
I use Lemony Flutter for massaging into my nails and cuticles, when I manage an at home manicure. I also use it as an intense hand cream, applied just before bed to sooth rough and chapped hands. The cream melts into the skin and the wonderful lemony fragrance means they feel revived by the morning. My other half is a nurse and suffers terribly with sore, chapped hands as a result of constant washing, drying and using alcohol gel, with a nightly application they find it really does sooth the pain, and redness usually experienced. I find it is also great on knees and elbows, that sometimes need a little more TLC than a lighter body lotion. I use it occasionally on my lips and at least once a week on chapped heals, which always results in softer skin and no cracks. As the cream is quite thick, it does need time to be absorbed into the skin and is best applied when it has time to sink it, e.g just before bedtime or when watching TV.
Like all Lush products, it is packaged in an environmentally responsible way. It comes in a sturdy black plastic pot, which can be reused through Lush. And as an added bonus if you take back five pots you get a free fresh mask - which is a definite plus.
Priced at £5.95 for a 50g pot, it isn't cheap, however a little does go a long way and you can use the product sparingly. This would be my one and only negative point about the product, it is a little more than I would usual pay for a hand cream however you do get what you pay for and with the added bonus of returning the five empty pots for a free fresh face mask.
I would highly recommend Lemony Flutter to everyone, in fact several may be receiving it in this years stocking!!!!
Last Christmas my cousin gave me a little hamper of treats and amongst the contents was a pot of Lemony Flutter. I'd neve used anything by Lush before so was keen to see how it worked.
The product comes in the trademark Lush matt black pots, if you buy products packaged in this way on a regular basis Lush offers a nice incentive to recycle by giving a free fresh face mask when you bring back 5 pots. Lush seems to be a very ethically aware store and you can find out more about this if you visit their website, http://www.lush.co.uk/index.php and click on the 'how we're different' tab.
If you've read some of my other reviews you might know that my nails though never bitten are very weak and need a lot of tlc to make it above the flesh line of the tip of my finger. I like to grow my nails when possible, for comfort reasons if nothing else so a little help in this department is always welcome.
On opening the little black pot there is an instant waft of sweet lemony fragrance, it reminds me a little bit of sherbet lemons, and the colour isn't dissimilar either, being a light creamy yellow. The texture is beautiful and feels a little more dense than clotted cream, and melts on (but not into) the skin almost instantly. On application to the cuticles and nails there is not much 'slip' and it melts so thoroughly I almost feel that I am rubbing water into my skin. However it is packed with superb nourishing oils and takes a little time to sink into the skin and nails, but it is worth the wait.
Because the butter doesn't sink in straight away it's best to apply this product when you're not on the go and will wipe it off accidentally before it has a chance to work. I usually stick it on in the evening before bed, and sometimes before I put my marigolds on to wash up. I know some product will come off on the lining, but the heat of the water helps it to sink in better and I don't have to stop what I'm doing to use it. One thing I sometimes forget is that if you move your hair while it is still 'fresh' you can end up with greasy hair more quickly than you bargained for. I make it sound as if it sits there being greasy on your fingers for ages, it really isn't that long, but most of us are used to hand-creams etc that sink in instantly, so it's best to remember that despite its appearance this is more akin to a cuticle oil than a cream.
You only need a tiny amount of the butter to treat each nail (a little more but not much if you are using it elsewhere), I only really touch the butter with my finger tip and the amount that almost instantly melts onto my finger is enough for one or two cuticles/nails.
The high percentage of actual lemon in this product keeps the nail area looking fresh and clean, if you have staining on your nails it is often recommended that you use lemon juice to remove it. So it seems logical that the lemon content in this product should help maintain a nice healthy look to the nails/skin. As you can see from the ingredient list included below the butter contains a plethora of wonderful oils some of which are anti fungal and bacterial for example Lavender. One oil which almost all moisturising creams contain and I would love to see replaced more often is Lanolin, I (and many other people) have a bit of a reaction to it and if it is contained in high enough quantities it can almost have the reverse effect on my skin. Making it dry out more quickly after application. I think this butter would be perfect if not for the inclusion of Lanolin.
The little 50g pot is a good size, about the same as you often get in a supermarket tube of hand cream, it's about mid range in price (at the moment £5.95) and for the length of time it lasts I think it's pretty good value. My tub lasted about 4-5 months of daily use several times a day. You can use this product anywhere externally on your body, and a lot of people use it very successfully as a balm on dry skin on the feet, hands, elbows, knees... all those pointy bits of the body that can get a bit care worn. I did use it on my heels now and then and it was very softening and comfortable.
Did it do what it was meant to? Oh yes, my cuticles were in perfect condition, no hang nails or roughness while using this, and my nails even seemed to grow a little faster with little peeling (I don't think anything would stop my nails peeling completely), and no splitting. I think the increased growth spurt could have been down to the massaging action of applying the cream, bringing blood to the surface of the nail plate in greater quantity than usual. I have seen speculation that Castor Oil helps to speed growth of keratinous bits of our body such as hair and by extension nails, but that is far from proven.
If you enjoy tinkering this kind of product is very easy to improvise at home, you just need a whisk and to source whatever ingredients you fancy to customise your butter. I recently won some vouchers and to maximise bang for my buck I bought some essential oils, carrier oils an shea butter instead of a pre made product, and have found it good fun making my own creams and butters. The quantity you can create lasts for ages.
However I really enjoyed using the Lemony Flutter and found it did what it claimed with knobs on. I would buy this again but my budget for what my mother thinks of as fripperies is pretty non existent right now, but I have no hesitation recommending this little gem.
Fresh Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Beeswax (Cera alba), Lanolin, Soya Oil (Glycine Soja), Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Perfume, Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Tagettes Oil (Tagetes glandulifera), Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis), Sodium Borate, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
I bought this product on the recommendation of some of my friends. I'd previously tried Solar oil, Burt's Cuticle cream and Badger balm. I really struggle with dry cuticles and dry skin on my heels and elbows too. Also, I have the bad habit of picking at the skin around my cuticles, especially if it's dry. However, I find that if I use Lemony Flutter regularly, my cuticles will be softer and I am less likely to mess with them. The product is super rich and moisturising with a very strong lemon scent. I didn't like the scent at first, but it's grown on me.
I also use this on my elbow and heels to moisturise and its great. It's thick, a bit waxy, mildly addictive! You only need a teeny tiny amount, I was a bit hesitant about the price, but there is a ton of product in the package and you only use such a small amount. I use this product throughout the day and wear it to bed, it sinks in overnight and I have soft cuticles in the morning ! I've had my pot for well over 6 months and it's still going strong. I now find this is my holy grail hand and nail product.
I have recently become manicure mad... I have been learning all the tricks of the trade via YouTube, and in one of the tutorials, they recommended using Lush's Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter as part of your nail care routine. This is the first product I have bought from Lush. Despite the number of brilliant reviews they get on Dooyoo, I have always found the smell of the shop too over-powering to go in!
== The Product ==
This pale yellow cream is designed to soften hard skin on the body, particularly the cuticles, but it is also recommended for the feet, elbows and knees. It contains Shea butter, lemons and avocado oil to moisturise and brighten the skin. Lemony Flutter is the thickest cream Lush produce.
It comes in the traditional Lush packaging... a black pot with the bold Lush branding and details about the product. It has a screw lid top to keep the product fresh inside.
== My Thoughts ==
The citrus smell of the lemons hits you as you open the tub, but it is not over-powering, which I expected. There are other ingredients added into the mix, including lavender, coconut and camomile, to tone it down. Overall, I think it is a great scent to use for a moisturiser because it is so different to other products on the market.
Although the cream only contains 50g, this product will last a long time, which is great considering the price! You only need a small amount each time, because the butter literally melts into the skin and you feel moisturised almost immediately!
So far, I have used it on my cuticles and feet, and both times I have been impressed with the results. Since using the product on my nails, I have noticed that the skin around the nail has softened considerably, and I no longer suffer with the hard bits of skin you get down the side of your nail that are painful to get rid of! I am a fan of using acrylic nail extensions but hate how my nails look when I take them off. I now use Lemony Flutter a couple of times a day, for a week afterwards and my nails look much healthier. The butter helps bring back their natural shine, which is a great advantage.
When using the product on my feet, I normally apply straight after my shower in the evening, then put socks on to help the moisturiser penetrate the skin. It also prevents the oil sticking to my mother's floorboards!!
I would not use this product all over the body, since I think the scent would be a tad over-powering and you would run out of it quite quickly!! I do believe it is meant for the driest areas of the body like the hands and feet.
== Price and Availability ==
You will only find this product from Lush, obviously! Therefore, you can only purchase Lemony Flutter online or in store. It costs £5.80 per 50g... which is quite expensive in my opinion, but totally worth it since it lasts ages and has great results!
== Extra Information ==
As with all good moisturisers, only use within the expiry date for the best results.
As with all Lush products, they never test on animals, which is a great advantage in my opinion!
The butter contains parabens, so I don't recommend using it if you are concerned about them.
== Final Words ==
I would have no problem recommending this product to you. It ticks all the boxes for being a great moisturiser... great scents, works effectively and lasts ages!! 5 out of 5!!
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Ingredients: Fresh Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Beeswax, (Cera alba), Lanolin, Soya Oil (Glycine soja), Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Perfume, Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Tagettes Oil (Tagettes glandulifera), Chamomile Oil (Anthemis nobilis), Sodium Borate (Borax), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Methylparaben, Propylparaben / 50g //