Made In China. Products with chemicals most are unable to pronounce. Animal testing. Harmful Ingredients. Artificial scents and colors. Machine-made packaging. This is the average, cheap beauty store. However, there is one cosmetic shop that is different, and deeply cares about their products, the environment, and their atmosphere. This company is called Lush. Lush has become extremely popular, and not simply because their products are fresh, handmade, mostly vegan, and all-natural. Lush is well known for their ethics and morals. They believe in products made without animal testing, fair trade, human decency and just being yourself. They make people aware of these ideas through their products. For example, sometimes, Lush makes products especially so that 100% of the funds go to charity. Lush really cares about their sources, their message, and about embracing everyone everywhere.
Lush only deals with all-natural ingredients bought from ethical sources, leading them to rapidly become a very popular beauty company. An article called “Why we Love Lush Cosmetics,” talks about how Lush’s handmade products are 100% vegetarian, with the least amount of packaging possible made from recyclable materials. Lush is very serious about recycling. They encourage it for their customers by having them bring back five empty, clean and recyclable Lush pots when they have finished a product to receive a free fresh face mask. Lush tries hard to ensure their products are of the best quality they can be. An article was published by the experts at Lush Cosmetics on their website, and it states; “...sourcing the finest essential oils and absolutes, the best natural raw materials, safe synthetics, 100% recycled packaging or removing Palm oil from our products.” All of their products are made from the best, natural ingredients possible, and are not harmful to any plants, animals, or consumers. It is clear that Lush is very cautious with what goes into their products.
To learn a little more about Lush and their policies about keeping the environment safe, watch this video!
Creating an Equal Environment
Lush welcomes everybody. They believe that every employee, every customer, and their entire Lush community, are valued members of the Lush family and should be equally protected. They support minorities and try to help to improve their lives considering the problems they face. For example, Lush published an article that states; “Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. They work to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. To support their incredible work, we created (and sold out of) a limited edition Freedom Foamer bubble bar and 100% of the proceeds totaling $70,000 went to their continued efforts for marriage equality.” Lush actively participates in standing up for what they believe in, and trying to change problems in modern-world society. This is special because very few beauty companies choose to actively support such causes.
Check out more of how Lush is trying to change the world. :)
Messages Through Massages
Lush has some very important messages for all its consumers that they try to get through to everyone. One is simply; be yourself. Lush states that they have always been and always will be a place where everyone can be comfortable, regardless of immigration status, age, race, political affiliation, gender, religion or sexual orientation. They believe everyone should be accepted for who they are, and feel comfortable in their own skin. Lush also believes all cosmetic businesses should buy the best ingredients possible so consumers can ensure that they are getting products of the best quality. And along with products of the best quality possible, Lush believes all companies should be sourcing their ingredients ethically. They explain this here; “All business should be ethical and all trade should be fair… No company should be trading from an unethical position and society has a right to expect as the norm fairness and resource stewardship from the companies that supply them.” Lush supports fair trade and community trade initiatives and believe that is how every company should be run. Lush doesn’t like to see themselves as special for what they do, they would like to be seen as what should be the “norm.”
See how Lush encourages individuality
Lush is the perfect company for one looking for products and a community that is very aware of morals and ethics. Lush sells all-natural products made from the best ingredients possible. Lush buys all fair trade ingredients, and supports buying from ethical sources. They are actively trying to right all the wrongs in the world little by little. From supporting gay marriage, to buying all fair trade products to ensure that the people they get their ingredients from are being paid fairly, Lush does not joke around with being kind and supportive. They also have a very strong opinion on how all businesses should be run. They explain that they feel people have a right to expect products of good quality that are not harmful to any animals, the environment, or to them. They also encourage being yourself and feeling comfortable and content in your own skin. They believe everyone should be treated equally, and that includes protection for people who need and deserve it simply because we are all human. Lush has been, and always will be, a safe space for everyone.