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King of Skin Body Butter (£5.50) is one of LUSH’s many container-less products. I think it’s a great initiative as it cuts down on unnecessary waste and you do have the option to purchase a tin, when you run out of sink space.

The bars main active ingredients are shea butter, avocado, bananas and essential oils to deeply moisturise the skin. I found the shape of the crown to be a little curious, until I realised it’s probably for ergonomic purposes so the bar doesn’t fly out of wet hands, the idea being to use it in the bath/shower. I dipped the bar into my hot bath water and the amount of product that melted onto my arm was astonishing, in fact it was a ridiculously thick layer! I decided for my legs (and in the interest of economy) I would quickly dip the bar into the water and gently smooth a little onto my skin and then massage it in, like you would do with moisturiser.

It moisturised my very parched skin instantly and sunk in fairly well without being tacky. The scent, similar to a chocolate orange, is also really lovely but not heavy enough to be overwhelming. I can imagine this working really well for people with very dry sensitive skin as it’s so naturally creamy.

Ingredients: Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Fresh Bananas (Musa paradisiaca) , Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Fresh Avocado (Persea gratissima) , Oatmeal Infusion (Avena sativa) ,Coconut Butter (Cocos nucifera) , Perfume , Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) ,Tangerine Oil (Citrus Tangerina) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida) , Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia) , Frankincense Resinoid (Boswelia carterii) , *Limonene , *Linalool


5 responses to “LUSH King of Skin Body Butter”

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  2. Marxie Avatar

    I haven’t tried this yet but this seems like a great product though especially because of all those ingredients that can deeply moisturize the skin. It looks kinda small though.


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      It’s slightly bigger than the size of my palm. I reckon it’s going to last for ages, unless it’s submerged in a hot bath for too long and melts.


  3. Louise Avatar

    This sounds absolutely lovely. I’ve not tried many things from Lush before, but loved everything I have 😀

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Same here! I’m slowly working my way through everything. It honestly looks like a giant lump of creamy white chocolate lol


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