For the record... With great improvements in European Law with regard to animal welfare in the cosmetics industry, the RSPCA Good Business Awards stopped including Cosmetics businesses in the Awards after 2009. For the record though, 2009 winners and finalists are still highlighted in Good Things - we think they still deserve recognition. Please bear in mind that the products refer to summer 2010.
Lush are firmly committed to a policy which not only precludes testing its products and ingredients on animals, or having anyone else do so on their behalf, but will also not buy ingredients from any supplier that tests any of its materials on any animals for any purpose. Impressive stuff – and justification for their ongoing recognition in the RSPCA Good Business Awards.
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A life more Lush
The sunshine season calls for fresh, clean looks so how about freshening up your beauty cabinet? And Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has a range of brand new products to start you off nicely.
Happy Blooming bath melt (£3.60)
Lush’s bath melts are solid blocks of bath oil, a more environmentally friendly option than the liquid counterpart. They moisturise, soften and soothe the skin without leaving it feeling oily. This new one is made with 50% calamine powder for a really effective skin-calming treatment, along with dried cherries, passionflower seed oil and fresh passion fruit juice – all held together with cocoa butter. There’s enough for three baths, so you can break off a chunk every time you feel like a relaxing, skin nourishing, fruity soak!
Turkish Delight (£15.00)
A smooth shower soap inspired by Turkish Baths. Butter yourself up with this creamy cocoa butter-based soap with a bouquet of delicate rose and jasmine. Turkish Delight contains both rose absolute and rose oil – 20,000 petals in every pot - along with some rose water, a tonic for the skin. Blended with almond oil and cocoa butter to intensely moisturise and hydrate the skin – leaving it cleansed and subtly fragranced.
Crème Anglaise (£25.00 for 240g)
A rich vanilla and almond hand and body cream. With Crème Anglaise Lush has blended together such soothing ingredients as almond oil, extra virgin coconut oil, Fair Trade organic shea butter and cocoa butter. While the almond oil is softening on the skin, the butters are finely balanced to give a light feel that sinks directly into the skin. Scented with vanilla and sweet orange, a touch of myrrh helps tone the skin.