Archive: Lush

Sharks Are Friends, Not Food!‏

 

Did you know that the growing demand for shark fin soup and other shark products has fueled a decline in shark populations by over 90% in just a few decades? For some, the thought of sharks is scary but the truth is that they are necessary in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems around the world and their survival is hanging in the balance.

LUSH has teamed up with one of the leading marine conservation organizations, Shark Savers to bring an end to shark fining altogether. Launching today is LUSH’s limited edition Shark Fin Soap ($5.95) with 100% of the proceeds going to Shark Savers’ work to raise awareness for shark conservation. This ocean inspired soap has a decorative paper fin, is packed with seaweed and sea salt and will be available at www.lushusa.com and at LUSH stores across North America while supplies last. Help in the fight to protect our ocean’s sharks by putting down shark fin soup and picking up shark fin soap instead.

 

Alice Newstead a former LUSH employee feels so strongly she gets hooked for campaign!

Shoppers on Regents Street in central London likely got more than they bargained for this afternoon. In a dramatic illustration of how sharks are caught and killed for their fins, Alice Newstead, performance artist and former employee of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, voluntarily had her skin pierced with actual de-barbed shark hooks and hung suspended from the ceiling in the window of one of LUSH’s busiest shops for all to see.

As a crowd gathered to watch in horror, Newstead said, “I am doing this because the demand for shark fin soup and other shark products is wiping out the shark population.” Unlike the 100 million sharks who are brutally slaughtered each year for their fins, Newstead commented, “I will be left with scars, but the wounds will heal.”

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LUSH gives good hair!

LUSH is known for the frothy fun it brings to bathtubs and showers, but we get serious when it comes to giving good hair. All of our hair care products have a trained trichologist behind them, our founder Mark Constantine. Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp, which includes the identification, diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp conditions. LUSH is interested in TREATING problems, not just masking them – although we do like to mask the hair with nutritious ingredients from time to time. In an effort to help you manage your mane, we’ve created three limited edition haircare gifts launching in LUSH stores and www.LUSH.com on July 18th for the most common hair conditions.

VOLUME AND SHINE ($24.95) –Take hair up a couple of notches with our Volume and Shine set. Our Big shampoo uses sea salt to conjure up more volume than you thought was possible while our lightweight Veganese conditions without flattening hair. Switch it up with our Ultimate Shine shampoo bar and Marilyn hair treatment for shiny hair you can see from miles away.
Contents: Marilyn, Big Shampoo, Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar, Veganese Conditioner

PROTECT AND NOURISH ($24.95) – If your hair is a frizzy, dry or simply out-of-control, this is the set for you. Curly Wurly shampoo shows hair who’s boss with coconut and vanilla while Jasmine and & Henna Fluff Eaze smoothes with jojoba and Brazil nut oil. R&B revives and balances misbehaving hair and Jungle conditioner keeps everything tame.
Contents: Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze, Curly Wurly Shampoo, R&B, Jungle Conditioner

BALANCE AND REPAIR ($24.95) – Wipe the slate clean and start over with the Balance and Repair set. Rehab deeply cleanses while Retread conditioner nourishes hair with yogurt, soy milk and olive oil. The H’Suan Wen Hua hair treatment is an extra step that pampers hair with avocado and eggs.
Contents: H’Suan Wen Hua, Rehab Shampoo, Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar, Retread Conditioner

Your Bathtime Just Got Better – With Burgerman!‏

LUSH takes the art of bathing one step further by partnering with urban artist Jon Burgerman for a limited edition Bathtime Favourites gift set. The tin which is adorned with Jon’s ferociously fantastic cast of characters holds nine of LUSH’s best-selling bath bombs (Pink, Big Blue, Avobath, Honey Bee, Keep it Fluffy, Geo Phyzz, Sex Bomb, Butterball and Blackberry Bath Bomb). The best part of the bathing experience is that when you’re done you can recycle the collector’s tin a variety of eco-friendly ways. Check it out:

  • Store your craft and art supplies, or use it as a bathroom or desk drawer organizer.
  • Plants look amazing in colorful tin containers.
  • Re-gift it with new contents for a one-of-a-kind, reusable gift wrap option your friends will treasure or re-use again themselves!
  • Use it to stash favorite items like love-notes, movie stubs, and other precious mementos.
  • Store your favorite vegetarian recipes in it (Burgerman is an outspoken Veggie).

Jon Burgerman, professional doodler

Jon Burgerman is one of England’s most revered cartoonists. His distinctive style has been seen in pride of place at exhibitions from LA to Shanghai. LUSH so excited to launch this very special partnership!

The Jon Burgerman Bathtime Favourites Tin ($49.95) is available in all Lush shops nationwide and online on June 28th, 2011 and for a limited time only.


LUSH’s Dirty Gift

Love the Dirty collection from Lush! I got a kit for my hubby but love the scents so much I like to use it too. A great gift for your dad or husband to get them clean and leave them smelling great!

LUSH’s Dirty Gift ($19.95)

Whether he’s fixing the car or taking out the garbage, getting his hands dirty is just what Dad does! Tell him how much you appreciate everything he does with LUSH’s NEW! Dirty Gift. This gift has massive amounts of macho manly must-haves with just the right amount of squeaky clean fun.

LUSH’s Dirty Gift includes our tingly mint shower gel, a soothing sandalwood shaving cream, a strong-hold oakmoss hair gel, the innovative Toothy Tabs and a trial size of the Dirty fragrance (only available online). The best part of this gift is, each product contains an element of the Dirty fragrance, so using them together creates a unified, layered scent. From the tops of their heads, faces, and all over their bodies, Dirty has Dads clean and covered with a multi-layered fragrance.

Contains: Dirty toothy tabs 0.09g, Dirty perfume 2ml, Dirty Springwash shower gel 100ml, Dirty shaving cream 45g, Dirty hair cream 15g.

Available at LUSH shops nationwide or www.lush.com

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for a honest review.