If you haven’t been in a Lush store before, chances are you have smelled one whilst walking past. Despite being unisex, Lush can seem 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, it doesn’t mean they can’t be used by men too. In fact now that more and more men have started to look after themselves better, Lush makes it acceptable for everyone to pamper themselves every now and again!
So next time you walk past, make sure you pop in and see what the store can offer, there’s some great products waiting to be discovered. Lush also prides itself on being cruelty free and using the freshest ingredients in their products. guilt. free. shopping!
Here’s some of my recommendations..
The Olive Branch Shower Gel The Olive Branch shower gel is my most frequent Lush purchase and is a must for every bathroom! The combination of fresh mandarins, bergamot oil and vine leaves is comforting and has a real natural feel to it. As the name suggests the shower gel contains olive oil which will leave your skin hydrated and smooth. A real trip to the Mediterranean on a chilly morning.
Dirty Springwash Shower Gel If you’re looking for something a little bit fresher to really wake you up in the morning, then the Dirty range is the one for you. Not only does the range feature this shower gel but you can also purchase the Dirty fragrance in a body spray, shaving cream, toothpaste tabs, soap and styling hair cream. Key ingredients in this shower gel are spearmint and menthol which create a tingling effect on the skin leaving it feeling super clean and invigorated.
Cup ‘O Coffee Exfoliating Mask This one is definitely for the coffee lovers out there! If you follow my blog, you may have seen me review this product a couple of months ago. Needless to say I’m still loving it and have in fact just started my second pot of the stuff.
The multi-purpose mask can be used on the face, chest, legs and anywhere else that needs a bit of TLC. When I said this one is for the coffee lovers out there, here’s why. The mask contains actual coffee grounds. Whilst it may sound a bit gimmicky, the grounds act as a natural exfoliant to help unblock pores and remove dead skin. The scrub is quite course which some people won’t like but the added agave syrup helps to keep your skin hydrated throughout. If you think you can handle that along with the strong smell then you will be left with exfoliated, smooth skin that smells almost good enough to eat.
Prince 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 royal cream from Lush is just for you. Cocoa butter, almond oil, and flaxseed oil help soften your bristles to give you a smoother, closer shave, all whilst leaving your shave area hydrated, moisturised and less irritated.
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 ready to tackle whatever the day has to throw at you.
American Cream Conditioner This milkshake-like product is ready to take on whatever the elements have to throw at you. Whether its damage from the sun or wind, this vitamin C rich conditioner will bring your hair back to life, leaving it feeling soft and hydrated and smelling great all day.
Coalface Soap This soap is a relatively new discovery for me. Blessed with skin that is prone to the occasional breakout I’m always on the lookout for remedies to help clear it up as soon as possible. I first came across this product from a YouTube video and thought I would try it out for myself. The soap contains rosewood oil which is known for its antiseptic properties and charcoal for it’s absorbency which help calm the skin and dry up any spots during a breakout. The liquorice root not only helps to leave the skin feeling soft but it is also known for it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties which helps with reducing any redness.
What are your Lush must-haves?