13 October 2018

Butterball Body Conditioner

Back in 2017, when the Lush Kitchen was in full swing, they decided to bring out a range of body conditioners for consumers to indulge in. Rather than offering up the normal 300g pots, or something even smaller, they chose to bring out the big guns and make every one of them a hefty 450g. For those unfamiliar with sizes, this is currently the biggest pot that Lush have ever offered their fan base.

While nearly all of them impressed me immensely, there was something rather special about Butterball that made me savour this one almost the same length of time as I did my Lord Of Misrule. Although I tend to have a love or dislike relationship with this scent family, I found myself salivating over this one for a long time afterwards, and I may have even shed a small tear when the whole tub was finished. 

Sharing its scent with the likes of Butterball Shower Gel, Butterball Bath Bomb and Gentle Lentil Solid Shampoo Bar, this body conditioner stands above nearly all of the products in this range - merely because the fragrance that greets you from the tub is so much creamier and decadent than all of the products mentioned above.

Although the scent is rather a simple one: a combination of cocoa butter and synthetic musk to add a wonderful vanillary twist, there is something about this format that makes it far richer and more beautiful in my eyes. It's definitely closest to the original bath bomb out of the three aforementioned products, although the sultriness of the vanilla offers something that smells like a bowl of expensive vanilla ice cream. To put it simply: if you were hard-pressed for food, you might just be tempted to grab a spoon and feed yourself a scoop.

As with most of Lush's products, this one is incredibly versatile, and while the £29.95 price tag may seem a little daunting to those unsure of such a big commitment, it is definitely worth the investment. First and foremost, you can use it as Lush intended - as a body conditioner. 

After using a gel, jelly or soap to clean yourself with, step out of the flow of the water and apply the product across your skin, as you would a body lotion. It wont lather up, and may disappear really quickly, but this is because it is designed to permeate the skin, not clean it. 

The heat from the shower will have opened up your pores and made your skin more susceptible to the butters and oils featured in the ingredients list. So once applied, you can either step back under the flow of the water to rinse your body down, or exit the shower immediately and pat yourself down lightly. All you need to do then is allow Butterball time to work its magic and condition your skin, and for you to reap the benefits.

Unlike a body lotion, a conditioner creates a barrier of moisture around your skin, which may feel slightly greasy to begin with, and might prevent you from being able to apply your clothes until you've given it time to absorb into the skin. However, I can assure you that this will lessen within the first fifteen to twenty minutes after application, and you'll feel much better for it afterwards.

With this particular body conditioner, I found that an amount equal to that of a level dessertspoon was enough to coat both of my legs, so you really don't need to use that much each time to get the desired results. Please also be aware that you wont necessarily be able to see the product when you're massaging it across an area of skin as it does tend to absorb really quickly. There is also the fact that the lotion is quite thin in consistency - far thinner and less heavy than other Lush body conditioners, so a little amount will go a long way. However, this does not mean that you should apply any extra and waste the product - the results after you rinse yourself down will speak for themselves.

Secondly, Butterball Body Conditioner works as an excellent shaving foam. Simply apply a small amount across your legs and shave your legs as usual. You'll be left with super-soft skin, and one of the closest shaves you have ever experienced. Finally, you could also use this as a body lotion, as there doesn't appear to be anything featured that could damage or irritate your skin if left on for long periods of time. The only issue I have with this latter method is that it may leave your body feeling rather greasy, so may only work as an intense moisturiser for those who have incredibly dry skin.

This large tub saw me through almost two months of constant use, as both a body conditioner and a shaving foam. The smell that lingered on my skin afterwards was wonderfully soothing and rich: I felt like a goddess every time I got a whiff of the product on my body. 

Overall, this is definitely one that I would buy again. It's versatile; it lasts an awful long time; it's one of the best versions of this fragrance family; and it left my skin feeling and smelling beautiful. I'll be honest and say that I think this is my favourite Butterball-scented product on the planet, and I hope that Lush have more to offer fans of this smell real soon.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Organic Jojoba Oil, Glycerine, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Ylang Ylang Oil, Synthetic Musk, Perfume.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £19.95 for 500g.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Angel Hair Solid Shampoo Bar
Butterball Bath Bomb
Butterball Body Conditioner
Butterball Body Lotion
Butterball Liquid Perfume
Butterball Perfume Oil
Butterball Shower Gel
Butterbear Bath Ballistic
Butterbear Shower Jelly
The Ex Factor Bath Bomb
Gentle Lentil Solid Shampoo
Peace Pioneers Shower Oil

The Snowman Ballistic

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