British High Street beauty retailer Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is the ultimate beauty delicatessen and, since establishing 23 years ago, has been driven by innovation and its ethics. Creators of pioneering beauty products such as the fizzing bath bomb, shower jellies, solid shampoo bars and solid toothpaste (Toothy Tabs), Lush places emphasis on fresh ingredients like organic fruits and vegetables and the highest quality herbs, flowers and essential oils. As befits its grocery heritage, customers are also encouraged to choose their cosmetics personally; prices are by weight and wrapped in greaseproof; and products carry use-by dates so it’s easy to see when your product was made, and by whom.
Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing – all items are suitable for vegetarian’s and those suitable for vegans are clearly marked – and operates a thoroughly comprehensive Ethical Buying department, supporting fair and direct trade initiatives across the world. Lush leads the cosmetics industry in combating over-packaging by running public awareness campaigns and developing products that can be sold ‘naked’ to the consumer without any packaging. Lush Digital contribute to and are part of the global open source software community, striving to ensure they use only ethically sourced and powered hardware and take a strong ethical stance on how data should be used and control of privacy given back to the user.