I love this bar! The smell is like light buttery white chocolate mint. Not strong or overpowering. I use this after I step out of shower when wet. A few strokes, rub rub, towel dry off. It is very moisturizing. A little goes a long way so it will last me a few months at least. I use it 2-3 times a week, changing it up with another bar. My dry legs have never felt so good and it is not harsh on my hand eczema, it helps!
When I first received this in my order from LUSH, I was not happy and kind of placed it in the shower and didn't really mess with it. I did not like the smell at all, and when I first tried it, I was not impressed with the way it went on. Mind you, I have two young children, and my shower time is less than enjoyable, as I quickly try to get washed and out in the shortest amount of time as possible.
The other night, I had both kids and bed and decided to treat myself to a little pamper time in the bathroom. I exfoliated, washed my hair, did a short leave-in mask, and was about to get out of the shower when I took a look at the chunk of "butter" on the shelf in my shower. I decided to give it another shot.
I should have looked at the prior reviews where it said that it takes time for the butter to adjust to your body temperature as when I took my time and began to apply it, it went on very smoothly. The smell is still not my favorite, hence the 4 lippies; however, it is not too overbearing once you exit the shower. I LOVE the fact that I do not feel like a grease ball after using it either. It conditions my skin very nicely, and now that I have the hang of using it, I also use it during my morning routine because I love the fact that I do not feel as though I have lotion on my body all day.
Hopefully they may have one with a better scent someday.
I really like this product. I have bought it several times and have even given it as gifts. My skin is dry and I am addicted to lotions/creams. I keep it in the shower and use it when I am still wet. Takes a minute but it reacts to your warm body temp and goes on easily. Feels like a good mix between a cream and a body oil. Definitely not for oily skin or people who don't like a heavier feel.
I was eyeing on this product for a few months now after hearing many rave reviews on Youtube. Jen from frmheadtotoe was one of them. Thus I was convinced that this was a wonderful product and I took the plunge and purchased it in the end.
When I smelt it at the store, I didnt really like it at first. But while using it in the bathroom, the smell was wonderful. It's in fact one of my favourite scents now and I just cant rave enough of this. Lathering this up all over my body in the morning would put me in a very good mood all day :)
It smelt delicious, and to me, balsamic and a little floral. And when I checked the ingredients list from Lush, I found that it contains: Avocado, bananas, lavendar and oat milk. Mmm. However, fortunately or unfortunately, this might just be the only solid "pro" I have about this product.
No of times it can be used:
I tried to prolong the usage of this product by cutting it into about 8 cubes and then storing it in a dry and air tight container. 1 cube would last me about 2-4 uses. So I would expect the whole body butter to last me about 30 times.
How I use it:
After showering, I would rub a cube all over my legs and arms, sometimes buttocks, chest and thighs. I also realized that whenever I took an exceptionally hot shower, the body butter would melt faster on my skin. Thus, I feel it's something to be wary about when it comes to this body butter.
How it feels:
When it comes to my skin (I have normal skin due to the humid country I live in), it feels slightly greasy, and over the course of the day it stays that way. Sometimes I feel it's like a film sitting on my skin that doesnt sink in. I'm about a quarter done now, have yet to see any improvements in my skin. However, it seems to work and feel better when I have epilated and exfoliated my legs.
I must say that the scent of this product is probably going to be the driving factor to make me purchase this product again.
I was hoping this would be a lot better than it is.
First of all, the smell is nothing special. I expected it to be warm and inviting, but instead I got a bland mix which doesn't invoke anything special and is generally just blah.
The moisturizing properties are nice and they are the only reason I gave this a 4. My skin feels nice and soft afterwards. However, it doesn't fully absorb and a residue is left so I have to wait a while before I can get dressed. I can imagine someone with very dry skin liking this better than I do.
I apply it in the shower after washing and then rub it in very well. I am careful not to apply too much, but still enough that it coats my body evenly. Then I give myself a final rinse which doesn't remove the butter, but just makes it spread more easily.
Also, a little does NOT go a long way. I used it 3-4 times and already it is obvious it will not last a very long time.
All in all, I expected something a lot more inviting. If moisturizing is the only thing you're interested in, there are a lot of products which offer more and cost less.
Will not be repurchasing.
I keep this by my bed as a massage/body bar, I had forgotten it was supposed to be used in the shower. Either way, it smells soo good and has such a fantastic natural ingredient list - this stuff is really great for your skin! Like similar products though, it doesn't completely sink into the skin but leaves a greasy film, so don't get one if you don't like that ;)
If you exfoliate your body, and keep your skin wet, run the bar under warm water to get more of the oils melting, then glide it over your skin. come out of the bath or shower and pat your skin dry....soft skin.
I love exfoliating my legs, the shaving them, them applying king of skin. soft silky legs
BLEGH!!! First, let me say that I'm jealous of those of you who have dry skin. You'll never understand what a blessing that is! I used this product and felt like I had smeared a stick of real butter all over my body. Ever hold a stick of butter and let it melt in your hand? It doesn't feel very nice. I felt slimy and sweaty and uncomfortable after using this. The Buffy bar is AWESOME though! It isn't nearly as greasy and doesn't give me that gross, buttered turkey feel.
I picked this up on a whim on my first visit to a LUSH store. The saleswoman did a little hand treatment on me (various scrubs and whatnot) and she finished up with having me use this. I use it in the AM and PM, but not in the shower, and it has virtually eliminated a rash that I've been unable to get rid of for months now. I use it all over, but mostly on my arms and legs... it's great after shaving! No more itchy legs! I'll definitely buy this again, I am hooked.
11/2/12 update: Not crazy about the oatmeal bits in this bar... there seems to be more of that near the center. I bought the Mange Too bar and it's great, except I wish it were scented like King of Skin - love that scent!
I have really dry skin on my legs and shaving causes me to get really itchy, I have been using the Prince shaving cream and then following up with a quick rub down with King of Skin. I love this product! It has a lovely creamy cocoa scent and is very moisturising. Go easy though, if you are too heavy handed it will leave you very greasy! I find this product has stopped the after shave itchiness and dryness I dont feel like I need to moisturise after. Definately recommend purchasing with the body butter tin to keep it dry and step out of the shower stream to use otherwise this baby will melt faster than you can get it on you. A great product, a little tricky to master but once you get it right for you its a winner!