LiveWell Louisiana

Cosmetic Deli

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics opens two new boutiques in NOLA.
May 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

If you’re looking for some good, clean fun, be sure to stop into one of the two new Lush stores (or both!). Once inside, you’ll find a plethora of luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath goodies, as well as unique gifts — all made from fresh, high-quality ingredients like fruits and vegetables, fine essential oils and rich butters. Every single Lush product is vegetarian, and about 85 percent are vegan, 40 percent are preservative-free and 35 percent are unpackaged. What’s more, Lush supports Fair Trade, Community Trade and charitable initiatives to ensure that each product makes a positive impact on the world.

The first location to open is a 1,990-square-foot store on Magazine Street, and the second is a 1,450-squarefoot boutique on Royal Street. Each is stocked with the brand’s famous bath bombs (try the Experimenter, which releases a bevy of different colors and scents) and fresh face masks (I love The Sacred Truth, made with anti-oxidant wheatgrass, green tea and enzymatic papaya). And if you have trouble deciding on what to get, Lush’s expert consultants can point you in the right direction based on desired effects.

“What makes us unique is that our values and people come before profit,” says Lo Papania, shop manager at the Royal Street location. “We use the most effective and beautiful ingredients that are sourced ethically, so we can be proud of what we put in your hands. We want you to feel beautiful. And I am a part of a company that makes me feel beautiful every day. That's priceless.

Some of our best-selling products in a couple of ranges are Ocean Salt face and body scub, Ultrabland facial cleanser, Charity Pot hand and body lotion (we give 100 percent of the proceeds to grassroots charities around the world, totaling over $12 million since 2007), BIG shampoo and, of course, the Sex Bomb bath bomb!” 3129 Magazine St., (504) 899-4089; 532 Royal Street, (504) 529-5704,