Superdrug Lula Bloom Body Butter

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 8 - 2010

For someone who can’t be bothered to find the time to moisturise… I’m doing an awful lot of moisturising recently.

My skin is DRY DRY DRY… and nothing is making it better.  Not even tried and tested solutions that have kept my skin in good condition over the years.  Infact, not even my trusty body oils are providing long-term relief.

I re-discovered this Lula Bloom Body Butter in the parcel that housed the GOSH smoky eyes palette I was sent by Superdrug PR.  I was in two minds about it, remember?  I hope this fares better.  I have a bit of a backlog I need to work through…

I wasn’t gonna crack it open, ‘cos it looks like one of those all style-no substance products doesn’t it?  Plus I wasn’t sure if it was aimed at teenage skin… it just has that look…  I was gonna give it to a younger family member, except I forgot.

After having a quick look at the ingredients and noticing that one of my favourite moisturising bases (Cocoa Butter) is right up there near the top of the list, I decided that I’d give it a go.

Lula Bloom Body Butter (stupid name) is housed in a satisfyingly heavy glass jar.  This won’t appeal to half of you, but I’m not wanting to carry it about anywhere other than to and from my bathroom shelf so I’m not bothered.  I like it.  I’ve already mentioned that the artwork on the packaging gives me the impression that this is aimed at a younger audience, but the price tag doesn’t really match those impressions.

£6.99 for 250ml.  That’s quite pricey.  I know as a teenager I wouldn’t have been able to afford something like this.  I had more important things like 20 Lambert & Butler and 3 litres of White Lightning to spend my pocket money on.

Ignoring my misspent youth for a moment, I was truly surprised by how creamy and smooth the texture proved to be.  The consistency is very thick and a small amount spreads a long way.  I can see a pot of this easily lasting me at least a month of daily use.  Yet, despite being thick, it feels quite light once it’s on the skin.  A winning combination.

The scent is overpowering… it’s nice, but it’s too “in your face” for me.  Again, it makes me think that the product is aimed at a younger audience.  It’s fruity, tropical… everything that a 14yr old girl would want to saturate herself with.  It reminds me of my younger self stood at The BodyShop’s perfume oil carousel display.  God, I’d come out of that store with a dewberry/fuzzy peach induced headache.

Overall, I really like the product… but it suffers from some kind of Body Butter schizophrenia.  It’s a top quality moisturisier, leaving my skin soft and conditioned for many hours… but it’s as if some prat in the development team (probably a bloke) has come along and ruined the delicate balance by chucking half a ton of tropical pot pourri in the mixing vat.  What gives Lula Bloom?

It needs to either ditch the overpowering smell and horrible artwork…. or shave about £3 off the price.  Have you tried this?  Am I too harsh?

I’ll tell you what though… if you happen to know a 12-17yr old you fancy treating… *points at the body butter* you wouldn’t go wrong with this.

Superdrug has a whole Lula Bloom range going (the body scrub is decent too! Lurid pink packaging though…).  Check out the range on the website here


14 Responses to “Superdrug Lula Bloom Body Butter”

  1. Hayley says:

    Ha ha! I enjoyed that. I also used to love the Body Shop Dewberry – but can’t bear overpowering scents now. My fave body moisturisers are the pricey Ren ones. Love the Rose and I tried the Mature Skin one recently – something like sweet potato in it, but it’s really smoothing and light – has a coconut base. Wish I could find something as great for a lot less £££. Anyone have any tips?

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  2. Jo says:

    You just brought my youth back to me with mention of White Lighting. God… how did we ever drink that shit haha.

    The cream actually sounds really good, apart from the over powering smell. It is a cheap smell?

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  3. sarah smith says:

    Shame about the smell, I have often looked at this and considered purchasing but the dodgy packaging has put me off, I think I will leave it as I like something that smells nice!

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  4. Fei says:

    I came across this range at the spring summer event and on first impressions I really liked the fruity floral scent. Looking at your photo it would look a lot better and less teenagery if the lid was just plain black x

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  5. Redtiger21 says:

    Lmfao!!! You just described my teenage years perfectly!!!! Actually, do body shop still do all thos oils? I’m tempted to buy some, just for the memories!

    Very honest review, btw…although i’m now not sure if i want it or not! I’m not easily overpowered by smells, so i reckon i could put up with it, especially cos perfumes fade so quickly on me.

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  6. Olaola says:

    If you can’t find anything that would moisturise your skin (the weather has been terrible for our dry-skinned gals :() I’d highly recommend Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating body lotion that you can get in Boots. It’s no fuss, quickly absorbing, delicately scented and boy, does it moisturise! And it is available in a dinky 75ml tube too, if you don’t want to buy a big one.

    I really like your blog and bookmarked it yesterday for future read :) keep up the good work! x

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  7. I love body butter and fruity scents, and I’m at the end of my teenage years, but I have a feeling this would give me a headache. That might just be because I have one now, but I wont take any chances :P

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  8. Sophie says:

    I like this.. I was sent a few things from the range to try which I reviewed a while back, the scent is quite strong though, but not a bad smell I didn’t think. The shower exfoliator stuff is nice too :)

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  9. Can’t help with the body moisturiser, but I fell in love with a Premium Spa, Ginger and Orange SOS Hand Cream Treatment today. Just written a quick review and also emailed the company about distribution in this country.

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  10. Rebecca says:

    It does totally look like an “all style-no substance product”. It’s so annoying when brands make products like that as they will often go unnoticed for so long. I actually quite like sweet sickly smells (if it doesn’t smell too cheap) but I am finding it hard to justify ANOTHER body butter!

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  11. @Hayley – Have you tried any body oils? Body ones do generally pong a bit don’t they? I’m thinking through all the ones I’ve tried… oh, there’s a garnier… bugger, what’s it’s name.. Hydralock. Have you tried that? I quite like it, about £5 if I remember correctly xx

    @Jo – Yeah, it is a bit :/

    @Redtiger21 – They do indeed! They still have dewberry aswell!

    @Olaola – Thank you, both for the recommendation and your kind words x

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  12. Shan says:

    HELP!!

    For a very small period of time last year, I was using Lula Bloom Sugar Body Scrub. It was truly a miracle produc. Context : I stopped wearing skirts for a very long time because I couldn’t bare my uneven skin condition. Then as suddenly as I found it Superdrug ceased to stock it. Horror!!

    Is it even possible Lipglossiping, that you can find out from SD what happened?

    Im left searching again for a body scrub with the same efficacy as LB :(

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    • Hi Shan,

      I’m afraid that it has been discontinued. I think around six months ago…. are there any on eBay? Sometimes discounters buy up discontinued stock to flog on?

      Let me point you in the direction of one of my fellow bloggers Annabelle: http://skinscrubs.co.uk/ – she’s a scrub addict and has tons of body scrub reviews, she may even be able to suggest an alternative!

      Sorry I didn’t have better news xxx

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