While I was home in Ireland I attended the Lush new product launch in Lush, Grafton St.
They launched a few new products including:
Zest Hair Gelly
Granny Takes a Dip bath bomb
African Paradise body conditioner
D-Fluff shaving cream
Parsley Porridge Soap
So what do they do?
Well, Zest Hair Gelly is a hair gel, “Made with a simple formula full of zesty ingredients, this self-preserving hair jelly will give your hair great hold, without leaving it feeling greasy. The fragrance contains sweet wild orange oil from the fruit we eat; pettigrain oil from the twigs of the bitter orange tree; neroli oil from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. There is also moisturising and thickening carrageenan extract in there, from Irish moss seaweed, to help create texture”.
Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb is the most psychedelic bath bomb I’ve ever seen and smells delicious! Whats really cool about this is that as the bath bomb fizzes out, so do all the colours, so it looks a bit like a tie-dye rainbow in your bath.
This bath bomb took its inspiration from The Beatles as the colours match the jackets worn by them on the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album.
The African Paradise body conditioner is my absolute favourite out of this little collection. Smells amazing and is sooooooo moisturising which is a major plus for me! LUSH describe it as a “self-preserving in-shower body conditioner full of conditioning ingredients from SLush funded projectsin Africa, such as Fair Trade shea butter, Fair Trade moringa oil from Ghana to brighten skin, cooling Fair Trade aloe vera from Kenya and ylang ylang from Ghana in the fragrance blend”.
It’s used after you use a shower gel, kind of like the way you condition your hair after shampooing which I guess is why they have called it a body conditioner!
D-Fluff shaving cream is made from fresh strawberries, coconut oil, maple and corn syrups and egg whites. It smells delicious. I haven’t tried it yet but I have been wondering if I could possibly eat it…
Mangnificient Soap is a ripe and juicy mango soap with lemon, mandarin and neroli oil. Again, I haven’t tried this one either.
And last on the list is Parsley Porridge Soap. This is supposed to be great for oily skin. it’s made with thyme, teatree oil and obviously parsley and porridge oats.
Oh and I also got a sample of Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty which I’m told now has a new formula and no longer has to be stored in the fridge. The new formula is also now all natural – WAHEY!
To get an idea of the sizes of products check out the short Vlog below.
So what is the SLush fund I mentioned?
In November 2010, the SLush Fund was established with the idea that Lush could move their ethical buying practices beyond simply buying fairly traded ingredients to develop supportive partnershipswith the communities that produce these ingredients. Lush donate 2% of the amount spent on raw materials and packaging to the fund. The money is then used to start sustainable farming and regenerative community projects.