4/23/17 4/23/17 POPSUGAR Beauty Beauty Tips Lush Facts 12 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Lush April 23, 2017 by Emily Orofino 4.2K Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow If you have a Lush store in your town, you're likely highly aware of where it is. That's not just because you're a fan of the brand's incredible bath bombs (who isn't?), but also because the delectable aromas of the products waft out of the shop and down the street, luring passersby inside. That said, Lush is about so much more than an enjoyable cleansing experience! The 21-year-old brand does wonderful things for the environment, global economy, and human rights (as well as your skin and hair). Learn more fun facts about this cult-favorite company when you read on. Lush Headquarters Are in the UK A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on May 21, 2015 at 3:23pm PDT The brand was created in 1995 by cofounders Liz Weir and Mark Constantine, who had worked on multiple beauty ventures together before starting Lush. They opened their first shop in Poole, England. The store still stands today, but all products are now made in one of Lush's two Canadian factories. There Are More Than 700 Stores in Over 40 Countries A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Jun 21, 2016 at 1:16pm PDT You can buy Lush around the world. Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, and Singapore are just a few of its international destinations. Lush's First Product Is Now Iconic A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:34am PST Many people quite fairly credit Lush as popularizing bath bombs, and in fact, that was its very first product. Blackberry Bath Bomb ($6), which boasts bergamot and frankincense oils as well as a fruity scent, is still available today! Blackberry Bath Bomb $6 from lushusa.com Buy Now The Company's Bestseller Might Surprise You A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Jun 21, 2013 at 12:11pm PDT Despite the brand's heritage in bath bombs, Ocean Salt ($22+), a coconut-, lime- and vodka-infused sea salt scrub, is its top product. Other bestsellers include Sex Bomb Bath Bomb ($7), Angels on Bare Skin Face and Body Cleanser ($14+), Twilight Bath Bomb ($7), and American Cream Hair Conditioner ($10+). Ocean Salt ($22+), a coconut-, lime- and vodka-infused sea salt scrub, is $22 from lushusa.com Buy Now Sex Bomb Bath Bomb $7 from lushusa.com Buy Now Angels on Bare Skin Face and Body Cleanser ($14+), $14 from lushusa.com Buy Now Twilight Bath Bomb $7 from lushusa.com Buy Now Vegetarians Will Love the Brand A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Jul 2, 2014 at 4:46pm PDT Every single Lush product is 100 percent vegetarian, and 81 percent of the products are vegan, too — just ask an employee which one fits your needs! All of Your Favorite Products Are Made With Fresh Ingredients A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:38pm PDT That's why each jar is labeled with a use-by date — you want to make sure you enjoy the formula before it goes bad. You may have noticed that label also features a person's name and face. The illustration is of the real, live person who hand-made your product (really!). Clients Clamor For Revivals of Limited-Edition Offerings A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Sep 20, 2013 at 2:41pm PDT Lush produces many new limited-edition products that coincide with holidays and seasons. Unsurprisingly, fans beg for their revival (which the brand often generously accommodates). Rose Jam, a lemon-rose aroma, and Lord of Misrule, a spicy cocktail of patchouli, peppercorn, and vanilla, are highly celebrated scents. Lush Has an Empty Packaging Exchange Program A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:01pm PDT True addicts will already know this money-saving hack! Just save five of the black, recycled-plastic pots once you've used up the product inside and bring them to your local store, and you'll get a free fresh face mask. Lush Refuses to Submit to Animal Testing A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:34pm PST Due to many of the company's environmentally-friendly efforts, it doesn't surprise us that the employees prefer to test products on humans instead. See more beauty brands that are against this practice. Lush Strongly Supports Charitable Organizations A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Dec 18, 2015 at 5:39pm PST In addition to using and buying Fair Trade-supported ingredients and hiring nonprofit organizations to create gift bags, Lush gives back to charity. A hundred percent of the proceeds of the product Charity Pot, a hand and body lotion, go to supporting more than 850 grassroots charities around the world. Since 2007 (when the cream launched), it has been responsible for more than $10,000,000 in donations. The Company Wants You to Stay Educated About Ingredients A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on Nov 24, 2015 at 5:39pm PST Many of the ingredient lists on Lush products are short and sweet, but if you're confused about any of the items, you can just look it up on the brand's ingredient dictionary, the LUSHopedia. There, you can look up everything that goes into your favorite formula — from aduki beans to ylang-ylang oil — and see which products feature those ingredients. You Can Throw Private Parties at Your Favorite Store A photo posted by Lush Cosmetics (@lushcosmetics) on May 3, 2016 at 7:17pm PDT If you celebrate major life events by treating yourself to some Lush swag, why not host your own party at the store? The brand offers two private party options: Beauty School and Lil' Lush Fans. You'll get two hours to yourself (and 12 of your closest friends!) for shopping, personalized consultations, and even learning how to make your own bath bomb. 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