I was a christmas temp at Lush just after I graduated for the fist time, then again when we first moved to Sheffield. I have never before or since smelled that good. Seriously, people used to stop and ask me about it in the street. And, although I possibly hit it a bit late in life to buy into the infectious brand philosophy, I took away a huge amount of product knowledge and a secret love of luxury bathing.
There are a buttload of products I tried, but don’t give two hoots about now – equally there are a few I generally have in my ‘let’s feel pretty’ arsenal – which are truly excellent and completely unique to the brand. New to Lush? Intimidated by cheerful sales assistants/eye watering aromas? Read on for my top 5 all time favourite Lush products.
Soak and Float Shampoo bar
Ceridwen’s Cauldren luxury bath melt
Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bubble bar
Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar
Ultrabland facial cleanser
Yup, this is it, THE ONE. I have not been without this since about 2007. It’s another non-sexy, no perfume, basic item that does its job really well and doesn’t cost ONE MILLION POUNDS. A cleansing balm/cream with an almond oil, beeswax and honey base, it has enough slip to give yourself a really thorough facial massage while feeling substantial on your skin. I think it’s particularly suited to dry/sensitive skin types, because however thoroughly you remove it (warm, damp face cloth is my preferred method, though Lush recommend cotton pads for some reason) it leaves a sort of protective film on your face. If ever I have been experimenting with new skin care and things go a bit tits up, I use this in an attempt to sooth any redness and help heal spots. I’m tempted to write a separate post on facial cleansers (have a few favourites) – you know this will be in it.
So there you have it! Nothing pink or sparkly, nothing fizzy or penis-shaped. Just good, effective products that I usually have stashed away somewhere in the bathroom. Do you have any staple Lush items?