If you don’t know what Lush is, I am here to bless you with the knowledge of it. Lush is a handmade cosmetics company that focuses on creating only the finest products for you and for the earth.
Their products are fresh, organic, handmade, and 100% vegetarian—never tested on animals. Their packaging is minimal and made from recyclable materials. They take responsibility for their products by putting the name [and picture] of the creator and date of creation directly on each and every product.
They partner with ethical farmers and suppliers, as well as other charities and ethical campaigns all over the world to promote a better world one cosmetic at a time. They truly stand by their values and beliefs in not only their products but also their events, buying, and the way they run their company—which is always commendable!
Now, the products. Let’s start with the face.
Their face products are phenomenal. Because everything is made with fresh and natural ingredients, even the most sensitive faces will have no problem with Lush products. They have everything from washes to scrubs to toners to moisturizers—and for every type of skin imaginable. The store attendants are more than willing to help you figure out which product is best for your skin type and needs.
My favorite are the face masks. You know in 90s movies when people put green stuff on their faces and look like monsters? Lush helps you achieve this phenomenal look. They have one mask that works for all skin types and performs miracles on problem skin. Their other face masks all have to be refrigerated and have an expiration date because they are with fresh ingredients. Some people are turned off by this, but I absolutely swear by these masks. You get a lot of uses out of these luxury masks—and oftentimes they last way longer than their “expiration” dates as long as you keep them in the fridge.
The bath. Lush is what started this recent “bath bomb” phenomenon—and there’s a good reason why. I don’t take baths at school, but I love to indulge at home, and there is nothing better than a good Lush bath bomb or bubble bar. I’m a personal fan of bubble bars actually—which you can break up and use about four times and they create so many bubbles in the bath you may actually get lost. Who doesn’t love a good bubble bath?
Body products. I absolutely adore their hand and body moisturizers and lotions. It’s hard to find ones that aren’t heavy or greasy but still get the job done. Lush has a lot of different varieties of scents, heaviness, and tasks—and all the ones I’ve used have been phenomenal. A favorite of mine are the body conditioners and shower smoothies—they are like moisturizers that you wash off in the shower. I like these because I don’t have to worry about getting cream on my clothes, but they still leave my skin feeling soft and fresh. A body product is a good thing to try at Lush first if you’re still not a believer.
Now, let’s talk about hair. The most controversial Lush topic, I’ve found. Most people are afraid to try new things on their hair. Lush just added a bunch of new shampoo bars that I have yet to try—but the one I use right now works wonders on my hair. People are apprehensive about bars for shampoo—but they last a really long time and lather up even better than normal liquid! The ocean shampoo bar plus the vegan conditioner makes my hair feel and smell delicious—and I love it! They also have hair masks—like face masks but for your hair—and these are great for when you feel like you’re stuck in a hair rut. They last months and are totally worth the purchase.
They also sell makeup, perfume, and other oddities [like even deodorant and teeth whiteners]. I don’t have as much experience with these, but, I will tell you, their lip scrubs and balms are phenomenal.
Basically, I have yet to find a Lush product that I don’t love. A quick word about the cost. A lot of people think it is really expensive and are turned off by that. However, if you compare prices and utilization percentages—they are equal if not better than drug store competitors. Plus, they are better for your skin and the environment. I would say that potential [although not usually] extra dollar is worth it. Give the Lush in the Chestnut Hill Mall or on Newbury street a try, and I know you won’t regret it!