At Lush, there’s an in-house Ethical Buying team dedicated to sourcing ingredients that come from either nearby or distant lands. But the rule of thumb is always: “every ingredient … should have a positive impact on the community from which it’s harvested.”
And that’s just one example of the ethical approach that goes into making legit-quality Lush items like Fair Trade Honey Shampoo, their bestseller Ocean Salt face and body scrub, Floating Island bath oil and Love Lettuce Face Mask, to name a few.
Lush bath, haircare and skincare products are handmade, using vegetarian ingredients that involve zero animal testing. A pretty unique feature: Everything is made fresh, as in, made with little to no preservatives; you’ll also notice labels include a best-by date.
In this video, we see scenes from global travels by Greg Pinch from the Ethical Buying team, and he describes learning not only about a producer’s crops but also the political, social and climate factors that affect the communities where Lush ingredients are harvested. Lush’s Ethical Buying team focuses on positive impact.
Lush also normally works to financially support positive change globally and in local communities. You can become part of one effort by purchasing the Charity Potbody lotion, and 100% of the original price (minus tax) goes to grassroots organizations focused on environmental issues, animal welfare and human rights.
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Lush recently launched an app, available in the Google Play and App Store. In addition to shopping and how to find the nearest store that sells Lush goods, the app features tips, guides and behind-the-scenes articles about certain products and ingredients.