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8 things you need to know about Lush scrubs

Out with the old, in with the new! Regular, gentle exfoliation helps to remove dirt and debris from the skin, revealing a smooth glow. But what do you need to know about exfoliators from Lush? Read on, and let us fill you in… 

1. Bead gone

Thankfully the ban on microbeads in cosmetics has been in place for a while now, and has been helping to reduce the amount of tiny pieces of plastic accumulating in the world's waterways, harming marine life and entering the food chain. At Lush we have always championed natural, biodegradable alternatives. Read the ingredients and you’ll find that nature provides all you need to exfoliate skin. Nuts, including walnuts and almonds, can be ground into different sizes to suit different products; bamboo stem extract is fine and buffing, and caster sugar packs a sweetness that makes it perfect for polishing lips. We have a natural scrub for every part of you. 

2. Chemical or physical exfoliants, what's the difference?

These are just different ways of removing dead skin cells. Exfoliating acids (chemical exfoliants) work by disrupting how cells bond, breaking down that bond and allowing old skin cells to be removed. Physical exfoliants work by manually removing the dead skin cells by the motion of rubbing the exfoliating particles over the skin. At Lush we have a preference for physical exfoliants, not only because it allows us to pack in even more great natural ingredients, but because it is more difficult to ‘overdo’ a physical scrub. 

If you have gone a bit hard on chemical exfoliants, fear not! Ultrabland Self Preserving Cleanser has been carefully re-structured to look after the microflora on your skin. It will remove dirt and makeup without stripping away your natural defences, and give your skin a chance to recover and replenish.

3. A bit of help from the enzymes

The use of enzymic ingredients in exfoliation is becoming more popular due to the way they refresh the skin. The bromelain-rich pineapple in our Happy Skin face scrub eats away at just the dead skin cells on your face. This not only leaves you feeling revived but also removes the possibility of over-exfoliate, making them the best exfoliator for sensitive skin. 

4. Get your blood pumping 

Have you ever tried a dry scrub? By applying one of our potted body exfoliators such as Magic Crystals to your skin before getting in the shower or bath, you are in for an incredibly invigorating experience. But alongside removing any dead skin cells and debris, it will help with your circulation beneath your skin as well as aid absorption of any moisturising products you add later.

5. One scrub to rule them all

Right. Do we want an exfoliating scrub for the face, or the body? Can’t choose? Get one for both. Our classic Ocean Salt scrub is not only suitable for your face or your body with its refreshing sea salt exfoliation but it also comes in a variety of formulas to suit every need. From the OG original to Alcohol-free, Preservative-free or both, the distinctive salty citrus scent will leave you feeling like you just stepped out of the deep blue sea. 

6. Almighty regeneration

Tagua nut is one of the physical scrubs used in Happy Skin as part of our winning combo together with ground bamboo. But what makes Tagua nut so special is how regenerative it is. Tagua powder is made by grinding down waste nuts and is 100% biodegradable. The local community are involved at every stage of processing, making it truly regenerative, environmentally, socially and economically. 

7. Ditch the plastic

The only thing we love more than putting our products in recycled plastic packaging, is making them totally and completely naked! Mixing the best naturally exfoliating ingredients with butters and oils in products like Scrubee means not only can we make them packaging-free but also you get the benefits of a scrub and a moisturiser all in one making them great exfoliators for dry skin.

8. Or bring it back!

If your favourite scrub comes in a pot like our amazing multitasker, Co-Mingle (cleanse, scrub and moisturise all at once? Yes please!), you can still help the planet, thanks to our Bring It Back scheme. Return your pots to a Lush Store for money off your next purchase. It’s as easy as that! For full details, click here and search “Bring it back”.

To pick your scrub of choice, check out the full range here.

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