Lush produces fresh homemade cosmetics that ranges from body soaps, shower gels, face masks, lip balms, bath bombs and many more. Lush recently launched their very first store in Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, smelling good is just a couple of steps away. Having an environmental and green policy, Lush products are created with the awareness of the environment. Taking into consideration in terms of the packaging, materials used and how it is made, Lush aims to be an environmentally responsible organization.
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You don’t have to know that lush is around the corner, you can smell it before you even see it with your eyes. The Lush store is known for its overpowering scent, at times it can get choking. Braving the smell and stepping into the store was probably the last on my list before I knew how amazing lush products are. To anyone who has the same sentiments I had, if you’re willing to overlook that minor detail, I’m sure stepping into lush won’t give you a bad time.
It’s always an enjoyable time in lush that you’ll be spoilt for choices. Not only do their products impress, their service is remarkable too. I have never encountered a pushy or unfriendly sales lady in lush which is very important to me. My first and all time favorite purchase was the Mask of Magnaminty. It is a facial mask cum scrub infused with China clay and peppermint oil that helps to reach deep within your skin to cleanse the debris off your skin. The peppermint oil leaves your skin feeling refreshed with a cool, tingly sensation - a pleasing feeling for such warm weather in Singapore. This mask is well suited for people with acne prone skin as it helps soothes irritated and inflamed skin.
This unquestionably won’t be the last of my purchase from lush, I’ve yet to try the other products but they are definitely on my list. Here’s a tip: Get your family/friends to buy bottles of lush back for you from the US/Australia, they cost a fraction of the price there than in Singapore! Don’t worry if you can’t get them overseas, these products go a long way so they’re worth spending every cent.
Am a convert, and will try to convert you
The store at Orchard Gateway is always bursting with the most wonderful smells that hint of sunny days and lazy summer nights (not exactly something Singaporeans have a proclivity for, but I suppose the Western romanticized idea of a summer night with campfires by the beach haunts me).
The products smell fresh. Fruity, but not overwhelming and sweet, but not overpowering. These are not your Victoria's Secret or The Body Shop scents - even from the outside, the tangy citrus smell rejuvenates you and spurs you on to walk into the store.
Their products are so cute and fun, but so impractical for me. Never mind the fact that I don't have the time to take a full bath - I don't even have a bathtub. Although honestly, I'd try and borrow one just to try out their bath bombs - I've heard they fizzle and dye the water colours and are basically just magical.
LUSH holds the promise of illusion and enchantment.
Fun but expensive
How can anyone pass by Lush without knowing? The smell is so strong! Sometimes too much! But when you step in, you'll be overwhelm by not just the smell but the number of products too. So many different types of soaps and they all look and smell very interesting.
I like their soaps most. I used their hair soaps and the one I really like is Jumping Juniper. But not cheap! Actually all their stuff are not cheap. So don't go crazy. If you step in for the first time, don't get too excited and try to buy too many things. Go read up what's good and then buy according to what you think you need. If you got bath tub, try their bath bombs. Price reasonable and very fun to use. Most got colors so the water will look nice to dip in. They also cause the bath water to be bubbly and smells great.
Good thing the sales staff are not atas and very helpful. So if you don't know anything, you can ask them and they are most willing to recommend or advice.
Lush is one of my absolute favourite brands, I have tried more than ten different products and adore them all. I love their fun brand personality, environmental efforts and wide range of amazing-smelling natural handmade products!
Entering the store, you’ll be greeted by their friendly staff. All Lush employees apparently have to go through training before being hired so the service here is always above average. Most of the products are contained in black pots with only their names differentiating them so it is definitely quite confusing and overwhelming at first. But not to worry, the friendly staff will be happy to help you out. It also helps if you do some research online about the product you want beforehand.
Otherwise, it is also good to walk around the store yourself and discover the products for yourself. Lush tries to minimize their packaging and their black pots are made from recycled materials, so by supporting them, you are supporting conservation efforts.
There's no denying that Lush products ARE on the pricey side. But when used wisely, your pot or bar of soap can last a long time so it’s definitely worth it in the long term.
Smooth skin solution
You don't normally have to walk near a Lush store to know that it's there, thanks to the overwhelming smell of a hundred scents at once. I have a tendency of getting a bad migraine whenever I'm near their stores. But not wanting to judge a book by its cover, or in this case the store by its overpowering scents; I plucked up the courage and popped into one of their outlets.
Their store assistants were ever so friendly, willing to give me a hand at trying their scrubs and lotions. Powering through my slowly developing migraine, I find it hard to differentiate their range of smells. I honestly thought everything smells the same. I did however, fall in love their bar soaps and sea salt scrub which actually left my skin smooth after trying them. Unfortunately they were rather over the price budget I'd like to spend on body products.
addictive range of soaps
Although I had to overcome my initial unwillingness to brave the pleasant but overpowering smells in every Lush outlet, once inside I am always spoilt for choice. My favourite products are the solid body soaps displayed in the center of the shop. Some look good enough to be eaten, as though they were giant cakes! I bought a small bar of "Honey I Washed the Kids" soap ($17).
Unfortunately, after scrubbing for quite awhile, the foam produced by the soaps start smelling slightly off - it morphs from the mild, sweet honey fragrance into a stale, not unpleasant but almost chemical-like smell. Nevertheless, will definitely be back to try out more soaps. I'm addicted to using bar soaps now, it's enjoyable and rather nostalgic.
I was attracted by the concept of the shop and the interesting decor they have.I walked into the shop and wasn't intending to buy since it just comes off as expensive to me. While I was looking around, this assistant come up to me and was very very friendly and helpful, I think she knows that I'm just looking around, yet she was so warm and nice; she took the initiative to explain the products, and which are the best products etc.
Needless to say, I was very impressed by her service, she was so passionate about what she is doing and it feels great being served by such a girl. I left the shop, thinking that I would come again, and I would get something from this shop then.
I returned to the shop, looked around and picked up "Bohemian", a pretty soap that exudes a lemony light refreshing smell, and without heisitation, I bought it. I have to say, as pretty as it looks or smell, it didn't suit my skin, because it is for people with oily or troubled skin, but I have normal skin. So I ended up using it as a hand soap which works great. I wouldn't blame it on the shop since I was the one who didn't ask and just swoop it up. On average, their soap bars cost over $10 and 100g is just a tiny piece.
Though 100g makes up a tiny piece, it can last for quite a while (because it is a soap bar), around 2 months, depending on how you use it. That being said, for people who finds soap bar a hassle to use, this may not be for you.
I'm not sure if I'm going to get the soap bar again, since I find it a little of a hassle to use soap bar, but if I can splurge a bit, I would get the other soap bars that are more moisturizing and they all look and smell promising! I heard that the porridge soap and the sultana soap is really good too!
Great product, and helpful staff
Lush has great products that definitely make a difference to the quality of you skin, hair care routine. I personally own a number of things from lush which include, the retread conditioner, the oatmeal soap bar, and the ocean salt scrub. All of these are gentle on my skin and hair and the difference in the texture of my skin and hair could be felt almost immediately after the first use!
That being said, the shop itself can be a bit of a turn off with its overpowering scent that makes it almost impossible to actually smell anything in the store. I’m usually just taking my chances with the products hoping they smell good. I’ve had good luck with most of the scents so far, but for things like soaps and perfumes, it can be far too risky to just take a shot.
The prices are also rather steep in comparison to the actual prices of the items in the British stores which the line is actually from. It seems like the exportation fee makes up at least a third of the price, which can be quite a bummer.
Great bath bombs
I actually have never bought anything from Lush but I received a package of Lush products during Christmas after winning a contest. My favourite was the bath bomb that had gold glitters. Unfortunately I did not have a bath tub at home so I could only enjoy the bath in a big basin. Thank the Lord for making me petite.
As for the bar soaps, they smell interesting but I didn't enjoy using them because I think using bar soaps is unhygienic.
Cute store concept, with unique products!
I’ve personally never bought anything from Lush, but it has always intrigued me, as the store’s concept is really unique. Lush prides itself on its handmade cosmetics, and what’s really special about this store is customers can decide how much product they want to purchase. It’s so adorable to see large slabs of soaps and bar lotions on the shelves waiting to be sliced up, as it is reminiscent of a market place. In addition, Lush always smells super good, and the scent always draws me into the store!
I also really like the fact that Lush’s special products, such as the massage bars, can rarely be found anywhere else. The store assistants are approachable and helpful, and are always on hand to explain the benefits of the different products. The only downside to Lush is the price – the products are really quite pricey, at almost $40 for a tub of hair conditioner. However, even if you don’t intend to purchase anything, Lush is still worth a visit, for its store concept!