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Published January 23rd 2017
Lush sells freshly handmade cosmetic products
Interested in organic and sustainable cosmetic brands, but unable to afford most of them? Lush is the answer to your cries of frustration.
Lush's 'Fresh Handmade Cosmetics' are not entirely organic - there are traces of non-natural products in their merchandise - but each mask or gel is handmade. Some products are self-preserving, but others have to be kept in a fridge, and are freshly brought to the stores every day.
From hair care, to bath bombs and perfume, Lush offers a wide range of well-scented cosmetic products at fair prices. My personal favourite? Their extensive facial mask line, with combinations that correspond to various skin types. Sensitive, dry, oily, or tired skin, can all be improved by at least one Lush mask. If you are not sure which to buy, try a smaller pot first - they exist in different sizes - and ask the store attendants for advice. You might even be able to try on the mask at once!
Another perk to the brand is its online store, where you can choose from as many products, if not more, than at the stores. Items can be delivered directly to you. However, if you feel like seeing the cosmetics for yourself, there are several stores in London. The biggest one is on Oxford Street, where almost all products are available or in stock. Otherwise there are smaller stores, such as the one inside Waterloo Station.
As I have said before, Lush's products are extremely fairly priced, but if you feel like your purchases are drawing a bit on your budget, there are some tricks to try out. For example, go for the bigger quantity pots and tubes - they might be more expensive, but they last longer, so you get more for your money. When you've used up your Lush pots or tubes, make sure to store them in a safe place; when you bring back five reusable pots to a store, you can get a facial mask for free...
Although Lush products are not 100% organic, they are based on natural ingredients and are good for all skin types. The brand is completely sustainable, and runs on recycled pots and freshly made cosmetics. From fun shower gels and bath bombs with bright colours and glitter, to nourishing and repairing facial masks, Lush is a haven for body and soul.