Lush is known for their handmade cosmetics as well as their campaigns against animal testing. Their shops are pretty hard to miss when strolling through the shopping centres, and especially irresistable to walk on past when the smell of Lush cosmetics always lure you toward them.
I didn’t think I would get sucked in so easily because the price wasn’t justifiable for me whilst living on a student budget, but I just can’t deal. Just this past weekend, I’ve visited twice and ALMOST convinced the boyfriend to take me a third time. Honestly, I really don’t mind paying a few extra dollars to support brands that have strong ethical values.
Besides the money thing, another issue that I had to overcome in order to fully accept Lush as one of my favourite brands was the fact that they market their products as ‘natural’ when several ingredients that aren’t normally found in ‘natural’ products (e.g. Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Parabens etc.). It’s a little sneaky, but it doesn’t matter to me as much because I understand that they have to extend the shelf-life of their products so they don’t spoil before their customers use them.
So it’s all really about the way a brand establishes their image towards customers. It seems like a misconception more than anything that people see Lush as a natural brand that don’t include nasty chemicals in their products.
I think I’ve blown enough of my budget on Lush for now, and I will be returning for more products. I just wished they’d bring back the Snow Fairy and Celebrate lip tints. I guess I’ll just have to wait for Valentine’s Day to see what else they’ll bring back 😀 Or even mid-year next year for Christmas in July!
In the meantime, I guess it’s back to studying for me! I’ll be posting reviews for the products I own already (see featured image at the top of this post) along with a few others I couldn’t fit into the image.