I kind of have a love/hate relationship with LUSH – I think the products are creative and innovative, and I like the company values – however, the products are pretty pricey. For those reasons, I think it makes for a great gifting store, and I TRY not to buy it for myself.
I got really into LUSH a couple of years ago and tried what seemed like everything suitable for my skin type in the store. The skincare didn’t do much of anything for me, but I really do love the body and hair care products. I picked up Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner on a whim last week and am really enjoying it, so I figured I’d share the LUSH products I love and have repurchased.
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner – This is an ideal product for me – I like to think of it as body moisturizing for the lazy 😉 This essentially works like a hair conditioner but for your body – you apply it to your skin in the shower (just step away from the water stream a bit) and wait a few minutes (I use this time to wash my face with my Clarisonic Mia). After you rinse it off and pat dry, you are left with soft, moisturized skin that smells AMAZING!! I am not a fan of normal rose scents, but this one pairs really well with the soap I use with this (below) and leans sweet with a hint of floral. As a bonus, this leaves my bathroom smelling lovely for hours.
Honey I Washed the Kids – This is by far my FAVORITE soap from LUSH – it lathers super nicely and smells SOO GOOD. The caramely honey scent lingers on my skin for a few hours after I shower – can’t get enough of it. I try to stock up on this after the LUSH after Christmas sale (starts every December 26th!), but I inevitably run out during the year and am forced to run out and get it as I like to always have this on hand. If you prefer shower gel, they have one called It’s Raining Men that smells just like this.
Seanik Shampoo Bar – I wrote about this before – it’s my favorite shampoo bar, and I’ve repurchased this 2 or 3 times. Shampoo bars are great because they don’t require packaging, and this one works just as well as any shampoo for me. I just rub it into my wet hair in the shower, and after it lathers, just use as a regular liquid shampoo. It cleans well and leaves my hair volumized. It’s also great for traveling since it’s not a liquid.
Jungle Solid Conditioner – I also love to travel with this (as an aside, I used to travel weekly for work, and I’d always bring my own shampoo, conditioner, and soap so I can have familiar scents with me – helps keep life on the road a little more sane for me). I just cut it into small pieces and heat it up in my hands right before I want to use it, then apply to the ends of my hair. It conditions well enough, but what I like most about it is the scent and the portability.
Big Shampoo – This shampoo gives you SERIOUS VOLUME!! The main notable ingredients are sea salt and lime juice, so it can be a bit stripping on your hair. I recommend using it once or twice per week, or reserve for special occasions when you want the extra boost.
Coconut Powder Deodorant – This is an honorable mention because I’ve only purchased this once (last summer), but I will probably get it again this year. I got this when I first was getting into natural personal care products, and this seems pretty natural. You just take a bit of powder and apply it as a normal deodorant. It works well and smells of coconut cream – such a nice smell in the summertime. It’s also good for travel or your gym bag since you can put it in a smaller container and take it with you.
I’ve tried nearly all of the bath bombs, bubble bars, and bath melts, and I think they are pretty nice – just depends on what scent you like.
Do you have any LUSH products in your beautybagg? What are your favorites?