Lush has announced a decision to completely remove eggs from all of its beauty products. Previously, free range eggs were used as ingredients in some of its face masks and hair treatments.
The brand, which operates over 900 stores in 49 countries globally, also launched on 29th March a new line of bath bombs to celebrate 30 years of the popular product – and the entire line of 54 old and new bath bombs are completely vegan.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, a spokesperson for the Lush spoke about the decision to get rid of eggs: “Lush have also always used Free Range eggs – but gradually we tried to go beyond just free range and switched to suppliers that met and exceeded the organic free-range criteria. Over the years our Buyers have visited many free-range chicken farms to see the chickens and check the standards. What has become clear during this process is that there are some hard truths of egg production that are difficult to face up to – and which are almost impossible for the egg industry to show to company buyers or consumers of eggs.
“We can no longer, in good conscience, use an ingredient that we are unable to be transparent about because the truth is so unpalatable. If we can’t make one of our usual ingredients buying films to show you the whole process of an ingredient, then we shouldn’t be using that ingredient. It became that simple.
The only solution therefore was to work to reformulate our products to take eggs out.”