3 must-try vegan launches from Lush’s Naked range!
Get familiar with these three types of beauty wonders from Lush, and enjoy being part of the 'Naked' revolution sweeping skincare!
Calling all Lush lovers! If you didn’t already know, the brand’s Naked range has been extended permanently to shops all across Europe, as well as online. Products within the Naked collection are all plastic packaging-free, so you can enjoy fragrant cleansers, facial oils and eye masks without the waste. Lush is calling for everyone to join its ‘naked revolution’; and with plastic-free beauty this good, we’re certainly on board. Wondering if the products are worth it? Well, at Veggie HQ, we find that the bars last longer than you’d expect, and they certainly deliver – plus, with prices this good, there’s no reason not to try!
We love the oval facial oil bars in four different options: Banana, Argan, Amazon and Light Touch. True to the no-waste ethics of the Naked range, Lush uses leftover fresh banana waste, including the peels, to give the Banana facial oil a fruity, exotic scent, while helping to tone and clear the skin. The circular cleansing bars are also a hit: choose from Tea Totaler, Sleepy Face, Gritty Politti and Jade Roller to get glowing. If it’s innovation that you’re after, look no further than the Mortal Kombu under eye masks: made from seaweed, they’re packed with minerals and vitamins that help to tone, soothe and cleanse this delicate part of your face.
Expect intense moisture from this South American-inspired facial oil bar. It's packed with softening cupuaçu butter, murumuru butter, and andiroba oil for ultimate hydration, while arrowroot powder helps to keep your skin smooth with a matte complexion. The combination of ingredients makes this the ideal dewy primer, ready for you to slide over your face to keep make-up looking on-point throughout the day. Simply apply the bar to your face and gently rub in the residue, or warm the oil up between your fingers before massaging it in. There's no scrimping on the luxe feel of this primer – you'll enjoy the aroma of rosewood and orange while prepping your skin for a perfect start to your day!
Those slippery little skins won't trip up your face care routine! Combined with soothing oatmeal, moisturising mango butter, and smoothing tapioca flour, the banana in this bar is guaranteed to soften skin – it's ideal for thirsty, dry complexions that need quenching. The fibrous texture of banana is matched by the creamy feel of murumuru and organic illipe butter for ultra-hydration. Plus, the exotic scent is bolstered by vanillary tonka for the ultimate pampering product.
It's the hero oil that's been doing the rounds for years now, but for good reason! Argan is most well-known for its hair-hydrating properties, but it's also ideal for rejuvenating dry skin. The ethical credentials of this buttery bar are top-notch: it's packed with Fair Trade organic cocoa and shea butter, which is supplied by the Ojoba Women's Collective in Ghana; rose oil sourced from Senir, Turkey; and argan oil harvested by community co-operatives in Morocco.
If you suffer from acne and sensitive skin, or simply want a clear, balanced complexion without the heavy oils, then this is the bar for you. The facial oil encompasses a toner with extracts of witch hazel, mineral-rich Irish moss, and blue spirulina to protect your skin from environmental damage. You'll also love the sweet, floral fragrance of geranium and chamomile blue essential oils, sourced from Kenya, to make this a truly refreshing experience.
This innovative, rejuvenating eye mask is the plastic-free alternative to the de-puffing teabag trick! Made from mineral-rich kombu seaweed sourced from Japan, this mask is also infused with antioxidant-packed green tea to protect the delicate parts around the eyes – it's ideal for mature skin that needs a little TLC. The seaweed harvester in Japan takes part in plenty of marine conservation projects, so you can rest assured that you're not harming the oceans by opting for this skincare saviour. It's super-easy to use: just leave the mask on for 10 minutes, before removing it and massaging in the gel that's left behind.
Get ready for bed with the sleep-inducing help of this relaxing blend of natural butters and oils to calm skin and soothe your senses. It's ideal for softening your complexion, with a mixture of Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, balancing jojoba oil, and fragrant almond oil and French lavender to melt away all the stresses of your day. Apply this straight to your face and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Simple steps to supple skin!
If you have oily skin, applying oil to your face to keep your complexion clear might not seem like the right thing to do, but trust us on this one! The blend of powerful oils within this bar will help to keep your skin clear and calm, while a host of helpful antibacterial ingredients also takes care of your face; tea tree, sage and rosemary are the hero herbs set to clarify your complexion. All you've got to do is melt the bar between your fingers and massage in, or glide it over your face, before washing away with a damp cloth. If you're after a toning treat, then simply add water to release the blend of witch hazel, spring water and hand-harvested sea salt which will purify and hydrate skin.
At Veggie HQ, deputy editor, Sian is a firm fan of facial exfoliators, and this nitty-gritty bar does not disappoint! It's packed with ground coconut shells, coconut oil and kokum butter to not only scrub away dead skin cells and impurities, but also to envelop your face with a soft, hydrating oil to keep your complexion supple. Work this bar between your fingers and then massage in circular motions to really take advantage of the exfoliating action, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. The bar smells heavenly, too, with a blend of antibacterial rosewood oil and sandalwood.
Looking for a hardworking balm that deeply cleanses your face, without you having to put in too much elbow grease? Search no further – this cleansing, toning, massaging multitasker is all you need. The bar is embedded with mung beans on one side to give your circulation a boost, so it's perfect for the first step in your morning routine; while a base of marula oil combines with hazelnut oil to improve the elasticity of skin, and leave it soft and tingly-fresh. There's a bonus to this bar – when you wash it off, the addition of water turns the formula into the ultimate toner, with chamomile vinegar and rose water to tighten pores and brighten your complexion.
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