It’s been a while since I’ve talked about Lush, and it’s because it had actually been a while since I walked into a store and bought something. After paying a visit this summer, I ended up with some pretty classic stuff, all of which I’d never actually purchased before. I got a pot of the Rub Rub Rub salt scrub ($22.95 for 11.6 oz.), Celestial facial moisturizer for sensitive skin ($26.95 for 1.5 oz.), Charity Pot hand and body lotion ($7.95 for 1.7 oz.), and a Yellow Submarine bath bomb ($5.95) And, they’ve all been really great for my dryish, sensitive skin over the past few months.
I’ve used Rub Rub Rub the least consistently since the shopping trip because, well, laziness. But I bought it because I didn’t have a scrub and had been self-tanning. I’ve previously used Ocean Salt, which is very effective but almost frighteningly rough, and so I went for this one because it is still a salt scrub but seemed less aggressive.
I really like the oily base, which is hydrating but also rinses off pretty fully if you give it an extra moment under the water, and I also really like the mimosa, jasmine, and orange blossom scent. I could handle it being a little more scrubby than it is, maybe splitting the difference to Ocean Salt, but if it came down to buying another scrub from Lush I’d go for Rub Rub Rub again.
I had completely forgotten about Lush’s facial moisturizers for a moment, and so when I was back in the store I was reminded that I’d always meant to try them and I grabbed Celestial. This cream is formulated for sensitive, irritable skin and includes ingredients like vanilla water, orchid extract, and cocoa butter.
Vanilla and cocoa butter give it a sweetish scent, which isn’t my favorite kind of scent to reach for, but this one is pretty gentle and natural and I didn’t find it cloying or unpleasant. The texture is beautiful–it looks substantial and has a richness from the cocoa butter and almond oil, but it smooths out in a very thin, silky layer on the skin and works well on its own or under makeup. I’d recommend it to anyone who deals with a bit of dryness or tightness but doesn’t want to apply anything with a thick texture on the skin. It’s a great cream, and it feels like a pretty good deal compared to the offerings in Sephora and that sort of thing. I finished my pot all up and loved it.
The checkout desks at Lush always have some Charity Pot lotion available for testing while you’re waiting for your goodies to be rung up, but I never bought it before because it always seemed kind of greasy to me. But I’d been having some issues with dry hands and skin that got torn up easily, and it dawned on me that having a greasy lotion on my bedside table would probably be really helpful. I wouldn’t really recommend using Charity Pot during the day when you actually need to touch things, but it’s a perfect thing to reach for at bedtime. And I totally love the way it smells, it has such a classic Lush scent … a little bit herbal, a little bit floral.
Lush donates the full price of Charity Pot to all kinds of small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights. The pots have different organizations featured on their lids, and mine has a shark on it, representing the Marine Conservation Science Institute. They sell them in smaller 1.7 oz and bigger 8.4 oz. pots, and I’d buy it again. At this point, I’m almost finished with my small pot.
Despite being someone who loves a bath, and who loves shopping at Lush, I really don’t typically go for their bath bombs because I find them to be expensive. I might buy myself three or four over the course of a year. But when I saw they had a Yellow Submarine for sale, I just needed to bring it home with me. I watched that movie a ton as a kid and the association is all kinds of positive for me.
I also happened to really like this bath bomb. It sort of ticked all the boxes for me. It looked fun (it’s yellow with a pink center, so it makes an orange bath), it smelled great (Brazilian orange, lemongrass, and coriander), and was moisturizing. Fun, fun, fun. It also doesn’t leave a bunch of glitter in my bath tub, thank you very much.
Have you tried these? Are there any favorites from Lush that you think are must-haves? I’d love to hear!