5 Lush items that are better than bathbombs!

Facial creams and cleansers from Lush Cosmetics in BuryEveryone loves the Lush bathbombs, right? Unless you’re rather sensitive to them of course! They’re basically the entry level product that most people buy as their first Lush treat. However, they’ve started to outshine the rest of the range. I love a good dunk in the tub, but I wanted to share some of my favourite Lush products that I feel don’t get enough love.

Ocean Salt
If you’ve got sensitive skin you’ll have to sit this one out, but if you love giving yourself a deep exfoliating scrub let me introduce you to Ocean Salt. This cleanser is the best for buffing all the gunk away from your pores and leaving you feeling super refreshed. They do have a preservative free version, but as of yet I don’t think it’s as good as the classic.

Not only does Ocean Salt work, it’s also a great alternative to micro-bead exfoliators which I wrote about back in 2015.

Don’t look at me
I would honestly go as far as saying that Lush’s facemask range is far superior to the bathbomb range. You get multiple uses, you can see the results and if you bring back 5 pots to recycle you get a FREE facemask. My favourite mask at the moment is Don’t Look At Me and it’s full of luxurious murumuru butter. This is another scrubby product, so if you have sensitive skin you should check out my second favourite – Cosmetic Catastrophe.

Smugglers Soul Solid shampoo bar from Lush Cosmetics UK

Shampoo bars
They look like soap, but they’re for your hair and they are 100% underrated. These handy little pucks give your hair incredible fragrance which lasts all day long. Not only that, but they cut down on unsightly plastic bottles THE TECHNOLOGY – WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

The trick to keeping these in good nick is to dry them after use. If you keep them wet they will start to disintegrate. Dab them with a towel and keep them in a dry, safe space. Do not leave these in a soap dish near your shower! If you treat these shampoo bars right they can last much much longer than your regular shampoo.

With names like ‘Death & Decay’ it’s easy to be a little intimidated by the Lush perfume range. Then again, when you think about most modern perfumes they all seem to have daft names anyway. I feel like people have been ignoring the Lush perfume collection for far too long.

The biggest issue is that most of the Guerrilla Perfumes are not available to smell & test in store and the only way you can try most of them in person is to visit the secret store in London.

Optimist and Radiant vials from Lush Cosmetics UK, eyeshadow and highlighter

The entire make up range
People are sleeping on Lush’s make up range. It’s cruelty-free, long-lasting and cool as heck! You can grab one little vial of glitter and suddenly you’ve got an eye shadow, highlighter and fairy dust all in one. Not to mention the lippies – oh gosh the lippies! They come in all sorts of shades and have a gorgeous creamy texture that glides on, but never off.

Instead of buying that common dusty brown palette, why not get adventurous and take a look at what Lush has on offer? My tip is to go to one of the bigger stores, London Oxford Road or Manchester Arndale if you can get to them. That way you’ll be able to see the full range and swatch til your heart is content! They even have a few exclusive that you won’t be able to buy online ;).

What Lush product do you think gets overlooked?

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  1. Joanna
    July 6, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I don’t think I have ever bought anything else from Lush than bath bombs. I didn’t know their range was so extended and that they even have a make-up range. I should pay more attention next time I pass by.

    • Jess - Actual Philocalist
      July 6, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Ahh Joanna if you ever want any further recommendations just give me a shout. There’s SO much beyond the bathbombs. You’re going to have so much fun trying all the products.

  2. July 6, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I do love their shampoo bars, I have not used their face masks yet though but have looked at them x

  3. July 6, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I really do need to visit Lush with my wife some time… We keep meaning to, but never get around to it. But now that the range has been extended, it seems like the perfect time!

  4. July 6, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    I am with you on the shampoo bars they are absolutely fantastic, I really need to try and get myself a new one as I’ve not had one in ages now!

    • Jess - Actual Philocalist
      July 7, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Sarah if you ever need any shampoo bar recommendations my favs are – Jason & the Argon Oil, Smuggler’s Soul and Copperhead :).

  5. July 7, 2017 / 12:18 am

    This is so interesting, as your normally ever only see everyone raving about the bath bombs! The shampoo bars sound lovely x

  6. July 7, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I’m not sure I’ve seen half of these in Lush – I really need to look beyond the bath bombs! x

  7. July 7, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I love using Ocean Salt and their shampoo – which I can’t remember it name. I hasn’t shopped in Lush for a while. xx

  8. July 7, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I love the look of the shampoo bars and also the ocean salt sounds lush 🙂 x

  9. July 8, 2017 / 1:28 am

    I’d like to try the ocean salt. It sounds really good for getting the pores. The small perfumes sound interesting too!

  10. July 8, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    i spent a forutne in there at xmas for my daughter she loves all there things x

  11. July 8, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I love Lush, they have such fab products. I’ve never tried their face mask range, will have to check them out 🙂

  12. shannon ritchie
    July 8, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I love the shampoo bars, they are so under-rated!

  13. Dannii
    July 9, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I am obsessed with their shampoo bars at the moment. The scent lasts so much longer than regular shampoo.

  14. July 9, 2017 / 10:49 am

    We definitely think Lush’s make-up range gets over looked and we love the high pigmented lippys and the fruity lip scrubs x

  15. July 9, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    There isn’t a lush store close by to me but if I do ever venture in to one I am definitely checking out their makeup x