Monday, December 31st, 2007

LUSH wants you to “Go Green” this 2008, and I think it’s obvious that I am a definite LUSH fan, but me? Green?  I’m a bit loathe to admit it, but I’m not necessarily the greenest nor eco-friendliest person you’ll meet.  Despite this, however, I have attempted on several occasions to try more organic and environmentally friendly products, but I have met mostly mediocre results.  Becoming a LUSH junkie has given me a better taste for more natural and green products, though, so when they came out with some eco-savvy products for their Go Green promotion, I felt I had to give them a whirl.

Inspired by UK-based environmental activist, Rebecca Lush (really, that’s her name), Go Green is a whole new line of fragrance dedicated to those who focus on making a environmental difference by walking the walk, literally. A genuine lady, Rebecca eschews single-passenger vehicles and routinely walks, cycles or takes public transportation. But, sometimes such activities leave her feeling less than fresh. So, Mark Constantine, our founder, created a fragrance just for her (and those of us like her).

GO GREEN — THE SCENT | You must enjoy the Go Green scent, as it is infused into each product of the Go Green promotion.  If the scent makes you cringe, it’ll be hard to see you loving any of these!  The scent itself is a citrus-y scent with a woody after-scent; it tends to smell almost like cleanliness does (just that good clean scent).  It will definitely give you a vision of earthly delights and a touch of nature whenever you use one of the products.  I found that the perfume is the most heavily scented, while the other products are more subtle (which makes sense).

For reviews of Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar, The Greench, Go Green Solid Perfume, and Go Green Body Spray…

Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar was actually my first venture in solid shampoo (by LUSH or otherwise), and I have to say that I was a tad wary of it all.  I mean, let’s face it:  solid shampoo, and one that looks like this one, does not seem nearly as good as the typical liquid one.  I must say that as a result of my misgivings, I was completely awed by the way the product worked.  This is a great alternative for sensitive scalps, because it is free from sodium aluryl sulfates, while it has both tea tree and rosemary to reduce dandruff (always good).

The Greeench is a deodorant powder that reduces natural body odors while discouraging sweating, which is always a good thing in my book.  I’m a bit clumsy, so this is a tough product for me to use.  I personally shook some of the powder into my flats, because while I like to think my feet are fairly cleanly and not at all odor-bearing, I am sure that adding some of the powder can’t be a bad thing.

Go Green Solid Perfume is described as “a citric blend of grapefruit, bergamot and neroli oils refresh while earthy vetivert calms and sweet, woodsy sandalwood oil encourages well-being.”  The best thing about a solid perfume is that it is easy to carry, toss around, and you never have to worry about spilling it.  It is a great thing to have in your purse for a last minute freshen-up moment or something to use right after the gym for some rejuvenation.

Go Green Body Spray is nice way to feel refreshed with a cool misting of this spray.  As all the other products come, this one does, too, with the patented Go Green scent.

You can check out product photos from my previous post on Go Green here!

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8 thoughts on “LUSH Cosmetics – Go Green For 2008 – Product Reviews

  1. Tanya

    I am really looking forward to trying the new green scented products :) I adore Lush and am always excited about their new additions.

    • It’s one of those scents that might be overwhelming at first, but it definitely grew on me (hm… green, growing, I see a theme). I’m loving the shampoo bar!

  2. victoria

    wow, this caught me eye. a solid shampoo. my mom once used a solid shampoo from another country because she said the regular shampoos were making her lose her hair, i didn’t believe her, i thought she was just being cheap till i read this and now i’m curious. what about the deodorant powder, does it have a scent? my husband might want to try it.

    • It’s surprisingly awesome, Victoria! It lathers SO nicely, leaves my hair clean, and it looks great afterwards. Yes, the deodorant powder has a scent – same green scent, but he could definitely use it, as it isn’t feminine at all.

  3. Is it kinda wrong that I wanna eat that? That picture looks yummy, savory rice cake.

    • LOL! If it looks good to you… no. When I showed my dad, he said, “That looks like something Willy [my dog] might throw up.” After that, I have to tell you, it did NOT seem appealing – but since it worked, I have gotten over it!

  4. addicted_2color

    thanks for your review. i had my eye on that, but unfortunately i just purchased another shampoo that has tea tree oil and rosemary (one by paul mitchell) and this will prob. be next on my list.