Lush Handmade Cosmetics
May 18, 2015
Jennifer Hagler Photography
By Buffy York
This past Christmas my ex-husband’s girlfriend, because we are modern like that, gave me a few items from Lush Handmade Cosmetics. Among the gifts were, the item they are most famous for, the Bath Bomb, and almost as a joke, “The Buffy.” She also gave the girls the Bubble Gum Lip Scrub, Sparkle Dusting Powder, Dream Cream Lotion and lots of other goodness from Lush.
Lush is a cosmetic company where everything is handmade only using the freshest organic ingredients purchased from ethical companies where animal testing is prohibited. Their “Green Policy” is extensive. From packaging to transportation to water they back up all of their claims of being environmentally friendly with an annual report showing how they deliver on their “green” promise.
I let the tin box of the Buffy sit in my drawer a few weeks, but hearing the girls rave about all of the Lush wonderfulness in their possession, and the fact that I needed a new bar of soap, I decided to pull out the Buffy and give it a go. Upon first glance you can see the ground almonds so I was expecting some sort of fair trade, super organic, ultra hip exfoliating soap. Hold the phone and back up the truck because this bad boy is not soap. It is actually organic cocoa and shea butter and, while the ground almonds, rice and asuki beans (I don’t know either) do exfoliate your skin, it is the butters that leave your skin feeling amazing long after your shower is over. The scrubby part rinses right off of your skin in the shower but the moisturizers in the Buffy cling to your skin without being greasy. You can totally skip the lotion. Since it is May and I am starting to show a little more skin and this is the craziest time of the year for us, I’m looking for any time saving step that can knock a minute or two off of my morning routine.
Lush stores are all over the place, except Alabama of course, so when we were in New York for Spring Break we made a stop at their Lexington Avenue store and loaded up. Their online store is great too and the products are never ending. I recommend starting off with the Buffy. She comes in three different sizes (kinda like me depending on the day) and I promise she will not disappoint.
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