I love Lush and all its handmade delights. I hardly ever go though. The nearest one to us is about a half hour drive and £20 to park, which wouldn’t exactly work out as value for money if I was just going specifically for that.
Lush makes fresh, handmade cosmetics. It is also a company with nice values and lists them as follows:
We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.
We invent our own products and fragrances, we make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients and tell you when they were made.
We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.
We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.
*We also believe words like ‘Fresh’ and ‘Organic’ have an honest meaning beyond marketing.
(I’m a fan of the fourth one.)
The company supports many campaigns and charities, more of which can be read about here. So when you buy from Lush, you are helping to support them too.
When we were out shopping at the weekend and I spotted the new store, I was straight in to buy my favourite face mask/exfoliatior……….Love Lettuce. The first time I ever bought it, it was solely based on the fact that I liked the name. Fortunately, it turned out to be quite delicious as well.
It is £5.95 a pot, so not ridiculously expensive. It is for normal to oily skin and contains lavender and almond oil. With it having fresh ingredients in, it needs to be kept in the fridge. Because of this, when you put it on your face it feels lovely and refreshing. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes to work its magic (combine it with having some relaxation time in the bath) then rinse off with warm water.
The result (assuming you’re not allergic to any ingredients) is soft, smooth, clean skin.
I urge everyone to have some Lush love in their life, and for a bit of fun why not try their little Emotional Brilliance game and see if they describe you correctly.
(I wasn’t asked to write this, its just my opinion because I love the place.)