Lush - Hair care, cosmetics and more
Lush is a cosmetics and beauty retailer that specializes in handmade beauty products. Bath products are available, including bath melts, bubble bars and bath bombs, which are fizzy, dissolving essential oils and fragrances. Shower products like shower gels, scrubs and soaps are sold, along with a homegrown invention called shower jellies. Many haircare products are also available, from henna hair dyes to shampoos and conditioners. Skin care products like face cleansing and moisturizing products are sold in the face section. An assortment of lotions, massage bars and food scrubs are available in the body department. The retailer makes its own fragrances in house, with names like Breath of God, Karma Solid and The Smell of Freedom. There are gifts available, including reusable bags, scarves made from recycled plastic bottles and bath sets. Cosmetics like liquid lipstick, foundation and eyeliner is also sold.
Lush - Environmentally-friendly cosmetics
Lush was founded in the 1970s by Mark Constantine and Liz Weir in Poole, England. They began by producing cosmetics that were sold exclusively at The Body Shop in the 1980s. Because of their exclusive deal with The Body Shop, the founders couldn't open their own cosmetics store until 1995, so they offered products in a mail order catalog called Cosmetics-To-Go. The retailer launched in North America in 1996 in Vancouver, and opened it's first U.S. store in San Francisco in 2003. The retailer now has over 150 shops in the U.S. and two distribution centers in Canada. The company is engaged in a number of charitable and environmental efforts, the first being the Charity Pot, a lotion for hands and body, with 100% of the purchase price going to charities.