Lush has quickly become one of my favorite places for all things bath and body. Every single product is handmade with fresh ingredients by a company who holds high standards and ethics in ensuring their products are cruelty-free and their packaging is environmentally-friendly. I really recommend looking at Lush’s website to read into some of their charity and ethical campaigns.
Back to talking about the products themselves, Lush has a wide array of shampoos, conditioners, body melts, skincare products, bath bombs among other things. There really is something for everyone here. I was initially turned off from the smell of the store. I’m not exactly sure how to describe it, but once you experience for yourself how well these products work and the quality, you might learn to overlook the scent (not all of them smell bad!). These are the best Lush products that I’ve tried so far!
Buffy is an exfoliating bar made with cocoa and shea butter to moisturize the skin while the ground rice, almonds, and beans work as exfoliants to eliminate rough texture. In the shower, rub the bar in areas that need some exfoliating, but make sure to keep the bar away from water as much as possible because it will melt! That is the unfortunate disadvantage of Buffy, it gets used up rather quickly. On the contrary, it leaves your skin feeling unbelievably soft and moisturized. This is one of those products that don’t have the greatest smelling scent. It’s weird to say, but after I get out of the shower, the smell kind of reminds me of plastic wrap… Thankfully, its not a strong scent, nor does it linger! I think I can live with the slight scent in exchange for baby soft skin!
2. Big Shampoo
Big is my all-time favorite shampoo. It’s main ingredient is sea salt, which gives the hair an extra boost of volume, but it also deep-cleans your hair by removing all of the grease without stripping any natural oils. Since sea salt is such a harsh ingredient, the shampoo is balanced with a mixture of seaweed infusion, extra virgin coconut oil, and avocado butter to nourish your hair. I wouldn’t recommend using this more than 3 times a week because the sea salt can dry out your hair, but it’s great to use a couple of times a week to strip your hair of dead skin cells and build up from hair products. In the reviews, several people mention that the shampoo doesn’t lather that well. I had this problem as well, but then I realized that water was not listed in the ingredients. So, in order for you to get a really good lather out of this, make sure your hair is thoroughly rinsed through and wet before working the shampoo into your hair.
3. Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner
Before I tried this, I had never heard of a body conditioner before. It turns out, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Just like using conditioner in your hair, you massage the product onto your body and rinse. Made with cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil, and argan oils, this leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft and moisturized. The best part though, is the wonderful rose scent! I can’t get enough of it.
4. No Drought Dry Shampoo
I cannot rave about this product enough. I have tried so many dry shampoos in the past couple of years, but they all either had a funky scent or left my hair feeling dirtier. I’m so happy to have stumbled upon No Drought because it really does its job of absorbing all of the excess oils and keeping your hair feeling clean. Not to mention, it smells like citrus. It’s not overpowering but the citrus scent makes my hair smell clean and fresh! Unfortunately, it does come with flaws. The packaging, for one. It doesn’t come in an aerosol can like most dry shampoos, it comes in a bottle with one of those caps that needs to be pushed for it to open on the other end. One, it gets messy, and two, it makes it difficult to apply evenly because the opening gets clogged every once in a while. Sometimes, I will pour some of the product into a separate container and use a fluffy makeup brush to apply into the roots. Also, because the powder is white, it is very noticeable on dark hair if too much is applied. Here are a few tips to avoid the white-cast:
- Apply sparingly
- Massage powder into roots or brush hair out to blend it in
- Apply at night before going to bed. This gives the powder adequate time to absorb excess oils and it won’t leave you with a white-cast.
Yes, No Drought does have its flaws, but it does a better job than any of the other dry shampoos I have tried!
Let me know in the comments some of your favorites and recommendations!!
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