Filed under: Cosmetics and Fragrance
When you walk down a crowded street in a major city in any of these countries and are suddenly surrounded by wafts of natural, deliciously clean-smelling fragrances, chances are, you've stumbled across a LUSH boutique. LUSH is a handmade cosmetics company based in the UK, and the winner of the Readers' Choice Award in the Best Bodycare Line category.
LUSH's distinctively aromatic concoctions are handcrafted from fresh and organic fruits and vegetables ("We also believe words like fresh and organic have honest meaning beyond marketing," says their website), essential oils and well-tested synthetics. They try to use very few preservatives, none when possible, and keep their packaging to a minimum. Seventy percent of their products come with no package at all, but when packages are used, each is marked with the exact date of the product's creation, letting you know just how fresh the item is. Sometimes, the label will even feature a little picture of the person who made it!