As you may know, I adore Lush products, especially around Christmas when all their limited edition Christmas range comes out full of festive scents and beautiful colours. In preparation for the Christmas range, the people at Lush spend months gathering inspiration, sourcing local and ethical ingredients for their products, and testing on humans as opposed to animals. Defying industry norms, the team at Lush provide customers with ethical alternatives for their Christmas shopping and show them the positive impact their money has when choosing Lush.
One of the things I particularly love about Lush is the freshness of their products. Every single Lush product is handmade locally in the Lush kitchens, and is labelled with the date it was made, along with the person who made it and the date you should use it by.
Another great thing about Lush is their strict stance on animal testing. At Lush, absolutely no products are tested on animals. Not only that, but the people at Lush won’t buy any ingredient or material from a supplier that tests any of their products on animals either. Lush also uses it’s buying power to affect positive change in the world by only buying from suppliers that respect the environment, and the animals and people that live there. High quality ingredients and materials are ethically sourced from all over the world, from 100% recycled cardboard to hand-picked roses.
As well as sourcing ethical ingredients for their products, Lush ensures that as little packaging as possible is used throughout shops worldwide. Customers have the option of having their products completely ‘naked’ meaning there is absolutely no environmentally damaging plastic packaging used.
I was lucky enough to try out three products from the new Christmas range- the Limited Edition Gold Fun, So White Shower Gel and the Reindeer Rock Soap.
Gold Fun*: Scented with the fragrance of Honey I Washed the Kids, this playdoh like product is a favourite of mine. Simply pinch a bit of product off and squish between your fingers with a little water. Eventually the dough will begin to lather up and can be used as a soap, shampoo, bubble bath or moulded into cute shimmering shapes! This product would be the PERFECT present for kids, although that being said, I’m nearly 18 and I can’t get enough of this stuff!
So White Shower Gel*: This shower gel is the perfect scent for coming into the Summer season. It has a fresh apple scent, which actually smells of real apples, instead of the artificial apple scent found in lots of kid’s shampoos. Similarly to the Gold Fun, this product has a number of uses. I personally use this just as a shower gel, but I am keen to try it as a shampoo (let me know if you’d like to hear how this goes!) If you are a fan of the So White Bath Bomb, you have to try this shower gel!
Reindeer Rock Soap*: Possibly one of the cutest soaps I’ve ever seen, this sparkling, reindeer-embossed soap smells lovely and berry-ish thanks to being made from a dried lingonberry infusion. The mix of uplifting and cleansing bergamot oil fuses with the calming and toning effect of cypress to leave you feeling wonderfully refreshes and comforted ready for the Christmas rush. The soap feels very moisturising upon the skin and the scent lingers long after rinsing.
Lush frequently runs in-store campaigns on environmental and ethical issues which they are extremely passionate about. Some of these campaigns include the fight for the endangered Maui Dophins, marriage equality and anti-animal testing. So be sure to check out your local Lush store this Christmas to support their Cruelty free and ethical product endeavours.