Lush cosmetics a hit and miss

A friend of mine told me all about the brand Lush and I was so excited to try it out.

I used to walk past the store and think it was just a place that sold soap, but then after hearing from her that they had hair care and other products, I thought I’d give it a try.

The one thing I noticed is there weren’t any clear prices anywhere, and when the salespeople descend upon you like hawks, it can make you feel pressured to buy.

 

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I did want to try their products, but I was embarrassed to have to keep telling the sales person I was trying to keep a budget. What’s even more awkward is that as I’m saying this the sales person is trying to convince me to use an $80 face cream with supposedly rare ingredients.

Because I do a lot of research into products before I buy, I could see right through them and their memorized lines and would have preferred to browse on my own. When I asked if  they had some samples I could take home to try, I was told, “This is a luxury brand we do not do samples.” However, the next time I went in, another sale person told me, “How about I make you a sample and you can see if you like it?”

In any case, I bought several items and took them home and some were great and some were not so great.

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Conclusion:

I think one of the misleading perceptions is that this place is some type of organic all natural cosmetic brand.  I noticed lots of items contained sulfates and alcohol. Shampoos with alcohol dry out the hair, so it seemed a little counter productive, but I could be mistaken as I’m not a chemist.

They do have a great return policy even on items you’ve opened, so I did take some things back.

 

Bottom line:

Stick to the skin care or soap, but skip the hair care unless you can try a sample first.

 

Products I like:

Ultrabland facial cleanser

Ocean Salt Scrub for face or body

Creme Anglais body lotion

Honey I washed the kids soap

Miranda soap

 

Have you ever tried this brand? What are your thoughts?