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heavenly scented creams by the bucket
When I received a LUSH gift card for my birthday, what at first seemed like a dream gift became a little bit of a nightmare when I couldn’t decide what to buy. I must have spent an hour in the wonderland of pampering that is LUSH, a tiny space jam-packed with tempting goodies, before I made my reluctant choices.
This will never happen again. My LUSH indecision is over because I’ve tested two moisturizing body lotions, and I love both so much, they’ve become my official favorite LUSH products.
The first cream I tried, Charity Pot moisturizer ($22.95, 7.9 oz.), is a scrumptiously appealing pudding of a lotion that – goofy as it sounds – is truly created with love in every dollop. The concept is simple: every single penny of the purchase price (except for evil sales tax, of course) goes to support grassroots organizations around the world.
I would love Charity Pot for its pure heart alone, but the body lotion itself rocks! It’s a light, Fair Trade organic cocoa butter base lightly scented with ylang ylang floral fragrance. Charity Pot absorbs easily, giving the perfect level of moisture for every day, and I can’t get enough of it!
I’ll be reaching the bottom of the tub quickly, but just in case, each LUSH product is marked with the date of its creation (and its creator!) as well as an expiration date. It’s these little touches that make LUSH fanatics so true-blue to the company and their products.
If Charity Pot is the best everyday lotion you’ll ever find, the second lotion I tested, Crème Anglaise ($46.95, 7.9 oz.), goes way beyond basic. Don’t let the standard LUSH packaging fool you – there is serious pampering in that black plastic tub.
Precious ingredients like sweet orange oil, natural butters, and vanilla are blended into an almond/coconut oil base, then infused with saffron (the world’s most expensive spice – it takes 150-170 flowers to get just one gram!).
Stef here: I must butt in and add that unlike many products that boast fancy/expensive ingredients that fall super low on the ingredients list (meaning, they have very little actually used), saffron infusion is the SECOND ingredient in Crème Anglaise! Stef drops mike…
The rich, golden lotion smells just like Creme Brulee (which, of course, smells just like Crème Anglaise, its namesake) and feels truly luxurious on the skin. A little pricey as far as LUSH products go, but it’s so rich that a little goes a long way, and oh, how amazingly soft my skin feels!
• Like everything at LUSH, both lotions are handcrafted from the finest fresh, natural ingredients and safe synthetics
• Charity Pot’s price benefits worthy organizations
• Crème Anglaise makes skin feel like silk and the warm vanilla scent is irresistible
• LUSH is a cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly company in every possible way
• Might ruin you for ordinary body lotion — both are that nice!
After trying these two pots of loveliness, I believe that LUSH is everything a skincare company should strive to be: unique, relevant, socially conscious, and dependable. Don’t ask me to decide between these creams, though. They’re both desert island choices as far as I’m concerned.
we heartsters – if you received a LUSH gift card, what would you spend it on?
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