Last week we visited the factories of LUSH in beautiful Dorset, West England. It was an eye opening experience to see first hand how the products are being made, what goes into them, and to learn a little more about the company which we would have undoubtedly passed by on the high streets. More on that later.
I picked up one of their new Charity Pots to test it out. New, as the hand and body lotion is now in a self-preserving, rebalanced formula. Product wise, it sinks in beautifully, keeping my skin nicely hydrated without the feeling of over greasiness. The true beauty of it is the charity initiative: the Charity Pot retails for £12.95, in which £1.93 is paid to the tax man and the remaining £11.02 to small organisations working in the areas of environment, animal protection and human rights. Which is rare, as most companies donate their profits of certain product lines to charity, not the entire sales proceeds. My skin needs hydrating, might as well choose a product which goes the extra mile.
Some amazing figures: In 2013, customers in the UK and Ireland raised £592,380 for vital and important grassroots campaigns and charities by buying the lovely Charity Pots. Globally, Charity Pots are now sold in 24 countries and sales raised over £2,500,000 in 2013 - all given away to frontline campaigns for animals, human rights and the environment.
The difficult thing, is which charity to support. Click on image above to see some of the wonderful charities benefitting from this initiative. Great on my skin, and great as a gift to someone too. You can find out more about the LUSH Charity Pots and shop them online from lush.co.uk. Or just pop into one of their many shops around the country.