The local beauty community is quacking now that cult beauty brand, LUSH have opened their first store in the country two days ago at Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur–no need to tumpang travelling friends to get them for you anymore!
If you’re wondering why people are going gaga over this brand, well, LUSH use high quality natural products that are hand-made. Unlike major cosmetic brands of yesteryear that try to pass themselves off as ethical businesses, LUSH have a ‘no animal testing’ policy and actually supports activism for various causes ranging from human rights to environmental issues. Plus, there’s a little cute cartoon portrait of the person who made each product on their packaging.
LUSH is super-vocal on their responsibilities like sourcing, sustainability, minimal waste, and no animal testing. All of their packaging are either recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable.
For women looking to cut down on synthetics, this is a no brainer… Those bath bombs aren’t just pretty, friends–they leave you feeling soft and smooth too. But despite being unisex, LUSH can be intimidating for men. The sweet smells and bright colours may look like they are catered towards women, but just because the products don’t have a ‘For Men’ label on the front, doesn’t mean they can’t be used by men too. Heck, they even have facial soap for beards!
So when your girlfriend drags you into the LUSH store, which will eventually happen sometime before Christmas or sooner, maybe find something for yourself too.
Here are our top recommended LUSH items for men:
1. Ocean Salt – Face and Body Scrub
The secret to Pharrel Williams amazing non-ageing skin, according to him, is to exfoliate. The Lush Ocean Salt Face And Body Scrub is a best-selling classic. It will exfoliate, refreshen and brighten your skin with its mix of both fine and coarse sea salt, coconut oil and avocado butter.
2. Dirty – Shaving Cream
Unlike you’re traditional shaving cream, this stuff comes in a handy pot. If you’re looking for a comfortable shave, then this cream will help that shaver glide over your skin. Oat milk to help soothe irritated skin and mix of shea butter and safflower oil that sinks deeply into the skin allowing a smooth and easy shave without the greasy after feeling. Also, a touch of honey which takes the sting out of shaving.
3. Kalamazoo – Beard and Facial Wash
How you cleanse is one of the most important things to consider when caring for your face. If you’re bearded, turn to Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash. It is loaded with fresh, enzymatic pineapple juice, which helps cleanse skin and zap away dirt in even the bushiest of beards. Brightening and deeply cleansing, this emollient wash is great for anyone who wants a fresh-looking face!
4. Avobath – Bathbomb
If you suffer from dry skin, then Avobath is for you. Packed full of olive oil and mashed avocado this bath bomb will not only turn your bath water a nice shade of green, but it will help revive even the driest of skin. The lemongrass and bergamot oils will fill your bathroom with its uplifting scent making you instantly energised.
5. Jersey Bounce – Shampoo
Not loving your unlively hair? Bring the it back to life by using Jersey Bounce. This big-time volumising shampoo will make your hair voluminous yet manageable. Massage this mineral-rich sea salt shampoo right down to your roots to get locks squeaky clean and full of volume. Softening linseed decoction, nourishing honey and protein-rich organic free range eggs will help to keep your hair soft and conditioned.
LUSH encourage customers to smell, touch and sample their products before buying them. There’s also a kitchen table within the eco-friendly shop where customers can get useful information on skin and hair care from the employees and test some of the products. So get excited, and hurry on over to Pavilion, KL!
For more information, visit LUSH’s official website, here.