Once pigeonholed as a category for the supremely sensitive or devoutly ethical, eco-friendly beauty and skin care is having its moment in the limelight. Now, more than ever before, brands are ditching redundant packaging, eschewing toxic chemicals and synthetics and supporting sustainably-sourced, plant-derived ingredients. The front-runners in this category are without a doubt Lush Cosmetics.
Beyond sparkling bath bombs and soothing lotions that are good enough to eat, Lush offers a bevy of beauty products that are cruelty-free, vegan and breaking barriers in the industry. Case in point: Lush's new naked collection. Once sold exclusively in Lush Naked boutiques in Milan and Berlin - the revolutionary cleansing balms and face oils are launching in Australia on May 2nd.
Going naked is not new to Lush. Anyone who has ever walked past a Lush Cosmetics store can attest to the fact that you can smell it before you see it. That's because their cult-status bath bombs and soaps are already package free. But, in a time when plastic pollution is a growing problem, it makes even more sense to push the boundaries a little further.
Naked Facial Oils
($19.95 each at; au.lush.com)
Lush is adding four naked facial oils to their line-up; Amazon Primer infused with calming and anti-redness ingredients, Banana Skin Facial Oil loaded with banana and mango butter for thirsty skin and Argan Face Oil which is high in pear oil and vitamin e to soothe the most sensitive skin types. Light Touch Facial Oil rounds out the group and balances oily complexions with skin-loving Jojoba.
Key Ingredients: Murumuru butter, Arrowroot powder, Andiroba oil Alcoholic tincture of Electric Daisies.
Key Ingredients: Argan oil, Prickly Pear oil, Rose absolute and Organic rose hip oil
Key Ingredients: Fresh banana, Mango butter, Banana peel tincture and Sandalwood oil
Key Ingredients: Chamomile Blue oil, Kokum butter, Irish Moss infusion and Witch Hazel extract.
Naked Cleansing Balms
Get squeaky clean skin without those hard drying chemicals with this range of seven cleansing balms. Catering to the full gamut of skin concerns - from lavender and oat-infused sleepy cleanser for self-care Sundays to Gritty Politti Cleanser for when you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and unclog your pores.
($9.95 each at; au.lush.com)
Key Ingredients: Fresh dove orchid infusion, Ylang ylang oil and Carrageenan extract.
Key Ingredients: Kokum butter, Ground coconut shell, Sandalwood oil, Rosewood oil.
Key Ingredients: Organic mung beans, Clary sage oil, Geranium oil and Hazelnut oil.
Key Ingredients: Organic extra virgin olive oil, Sicilian lemon oil, Organic jojoba oil and Mimosa wax.
Key Ingredients: Oat Milk, Lavender oil, Almond oil and Lavender absolute.
Key Ingredients: Tea tree oil, Sage oil, Rosemary oil and Witch hazel extract.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.