Lush has lost it’s lustre

It’s been a long time since I’ve ventured into quirky cosmetics chain Lush, so I decided to take a look again yesterday.

When it first opened in Aberdeen when I was a student, I loved it’s eco-friendly attitude, fresh “ingredients” and natural colourings.  There was nothing quite like dropping a bath bomb into hot water and watching the colourful petals drift across the surface.

Some Lush products

Today, I see some of the founding ethos in-store, but not much.  There seems to be an over-emphasis on gaudy glitter and some very unnatural colours, none of which I’d be happy to use on my skin.

I can’t figure out what market they are aiming for now, but I doubt they’ll be attracting people who are interested in natural products.

I’d be interested to know if they are as popular as they are used to be, or do they still have a core of faithful customers?