The store “Lush” seems to have some sort of internet cult following, especially on sites such as “YouTube”.
For those of you who have no clue to what “Lush” is or what they sell, let me explain a little.
I had never even heard of Lush before I happened to see someone do a review of some of their bath products on YouTube one day. I then found out that tons of these types of videos were out there and there are tons of reviews on makeup sites all over the internet.
As a girlie girl who is always trying out new makeup and skin care products this store seemed really neat and I began looking at their site on a regular basis.
The basically have stores in malls and an online store where you can purchase things for your bath or shower as well as lotions and things like that.
While this doesn’t seem too exciting, I figured there must be something spectacular about this company if it had this much buzz with several online communities.
I actually like more organic bar soaps and was disappointed to find out that even though a lot of people seem to think this is an all natural company, they aren’t. They use a lot of synthetic dyes and artificial preservatives in their products, even their bar soaps. This did turn me off a bit, but I figured that some of the makeup products and other items I use do have these types of ingredients in them, that I would try a few Lush items too.
I went on vacation to Orlando several months ago and knew that there was a Lush store in a mall there and I really wanted to go.
I was actually really excited to purchase a few items, so I went in there with my son and husband and was actually very disappointed! I know that Lush is a huge deal to many gals out there, but I am sorry, I didn’t find the items that great. The smell was overwhelming, in a bad way, and the items were priced really high!
I often spend around $5 -$6 on bar soaps from a local store that sells organic products, so when I looked at the price tag and found these soaps loaded with artificial colors to be $20 a bar, I was outraged.
I decided to buy a sampler pack which included a soap, face bar, massage bar, bar shampoo, a body buffer ,and a tea tree oil fizzer. I also bought 2 bath bombs.
They also threw in 2 samples. One was a body powder that smelled like an old woman and had talc in it! Talc is really bad for you actually, and the other was a body lotion loaded with parabens.
To say the least, both these products are still sitting on my dresser, barely having been touched. I actually used the powder the other night and broke out from it! Yuck.
The body soap was okay, but nothing special and actually made my skin dry.
The solid shampoo bar was alright and actually worked better than I thought. I have to use a conditioner, so I really don’t know how it cleansed my hair. It did make it dry though, so I won’t be using that too often as I color my hair regularly.
The facial soap crumbled and was really hard to work with. It did nothing for my face and I probably won’t even finish it.
I have yet to use the tea tree oil fizz as you have to put it in steaming water and then put your face over it. I have done this before, but have such little faith in it, that I have no intentions on using it anytime soon.
The only products I did like were the massage bar, which is basically a solid oil based lotion, and the body buffer.
The buffer is basically the same thing as the massage bar but with granules of something that exfoliates your skin. You need to use it in the shower.
I like the massage bar, as it smells like a white chocolate floral mixture, the best. I think the regular price would have been like $10 or something, which is so overpriced.
The bath bombs smelled nice, but found nothing great about them, and spending something like $5 or more per bath is ridiculous.
I really think that this brand and store are overhyped. There is really nothing spectacular or completely natural about their items. I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but this is how I find it to be for me.
I will probably never buy another thing from them and want to let everyone out there know that there are lots of organic companies out there selling better soaps for literally ¼ the price that are much better than Lush.