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I hate to burst your “Lush” bubble but…

Alright, so, someone I know posted a link to Lush’s so called “Green Policy”¬†on facebook today with a status of “finally a company I can get behind!” – noooooooo, you can’t!!!!!!!

Lush has been bothering me for a while. It’s great that they are doing some things to lessen their impact on the environment – they claim to be using recycled materials, and more efficient practices with their raw materials and transportation, etc. That’s good, but I’m sure most companies are trying to be as efficient as possible with their raw materials, etc., in order to keep costs down and they don’t tout it as being ‘for the environment’. They also have a vegan line, which is good, but it leads people to thinking that their products are somehow more natural when vegan only means they aren’t tested on animals or use animal products.

All of this marketing has people believing that their products are natural and good for the environment when often they’re not. If you read a lot of their ingredient labels they have things like sodium laureth sulfate, benzoates, and parabens. They’re mixed in with nice things like ‘organic tea tree oil’ or whatever, but they’re still there. Just search some of the chemically-sounding ingredients in the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database if you don’t know much about them.

But of course their products are full of chemicals, just look at them! All those bright colors, and fragrances so powerful some people can’t even go in the store. I realize it’s hard to have all natural ingredients, especially if you want things to go all foamy and do fun things, but I think they could certainly make much more of an effort to remove some of these unnecessary chemical ingredients and stop the misleading advertising. Read the rest of this entry


An environmental version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall

I think you might be on to something random youtube video commenter, you just might. I just love this video/short story, although it made me very sad, and I’m still surprised at how strong of an emotional reaction I had. Apparently though, reading people’s comments on youtube I’m not the only one. Anyway, I am very excited for the related album to come out. Ever since I discovered Once Cell in the Sea, whilst randomly listening to those cd players you can listen to with the big headphones in the record stores, I’ve been re-listening to it every fall, because it reminds me of that season. The artist is A Fine Frenzy, and while I wasn’t really hooked on her second album like I was with the first one, I’m very excited about the third (being released next week). More artists who make albums not singles yes please!

Also check out one of the songs:

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