Is Lush vegan and cruelty-free?
Yes. Lush is considered a vegan beauty brand with 95% of their all-year-round product range being strictly vegan. In terms of being cruelty-free, right from the beginning, Lush has shown a firm stand against animal cruelty.
The company not only chooses not to test products on animals but also fights the issue by raising awareness. Lush supports the Ethical Consumer Organisation by founding an annual prize that is given to scientists and educators all over the world for fighting toxicity testing on animals.
Does Lush use parabens?
According to Lush stories on the company’s website, the brand produces both paraben-free products and products that have preservatives on the components list. In each category, you can find both types, so in case you prefer self-preserving beauty products, Lush has got your back.
One of Lush’s ambitions is to eliminate parabens and use only natural preservatives. However, looking at today’s production, they do use parabens. These are usually methylparaben, propylparaben, benzyl alcohol, or a chemical compound of phenoxyethanol/2-phenoxyethanol.
They emphasize that they use only half the amount of parabens allowed by the EU to limit disruption of the skin’s protective microflora.
Is Lush FDA approved?
According to online resources, Lush is 100% FDA approved. The black pot that Lush products come in has been recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers.
Who is Lush owned by?
Lush is owned by Mark Constantine and his wife, although it was founded by another 5 people. The CEO is still Mark since 1995.