Lush Cosmetics just launched its largest UAE store at the City Walk, Dubai and I got a chance to attend the exclusive preview & experience the “lush-ness” first hand.
The store is first of its kind in the Middle East, taking inspiration from the London Oxford Street store to bring us the first ever Hair Lab and Gorilla Perfume Lounge in the eco-friendly store that is spread across an impressive 119 square meters of retail space, and 128 square meter of total area, allowing beauty lovers all across UAE to rejoice.
If you are a Lush lover like I am, you will know when I say that it smells amazing in there. Actually not just in there but in the entire vicinity of the store. The store is a sea of colors when you walk in. They have a huge variety of soap blocks on the right along with a collection of bubble bars & bath bomb to your left and front. The walls are lined with their exciting gift boxes that include exclusives from the latest Halloween and Christmas collections.
If you walk further down into the store you will encounter the Gorilla Perfume lounge and the Lush Hair Lab. They are the latest additions by Lush in the Middle East region and are both exciting new offerings!
About – ‘Innovation & Hair Lab’
Dedicated in-house Lush kitchen fresh counters, beauty master classes, skincare and new on site Hair Labs allow you to seek the advice of specially trained staff and sample the various skin/hair care masks, creams, and balms for flawless skin and shiny hair.
About – ‘The Gorilla Gallery’
The Gorilla perfumery gallery hosts a wide selection of euphoric Lush perfumes, founded by Lush’s master perfumer Simon Constantine. You can experience a full spectrum of the world’s finest essential oils, smell the scents and identify the ingredients used in them.
I’ve always been a fan of the Lush bath products and believe you me when I say that I have no less than a BASKET full of bath bombs & bubble bars stocked up at a time in my personal collection. In terms of hair care, I have tried the Big shampoo and for skincare, I absolutely swear by the Ocean Salt Face & Body scrub.
I was looking forward to get my hands on more Lush skincare and try out more of their range this time around. I had the chance to be greeted by Nick, who is a part of the international Lush team and was here only for the opening. She was my helper and guide for everything I was looking for an did I meantion she was amazing! I have combination skin that occasionally suffers from hyperpigmentation and redness, therefore, I was looking for something that would not only moisturize but also help calm my skin. Nick gave me some amazing recommendations for the same.
Through her I was introduced to Magnificent Moringa which is a daily moisturizer she swears by. The consistency of the product is like melting butter and it feels like the most hydrating cream in the world. I’m currently in process of using the product and from everything I’ve heard, I’m already in love with it. Sure enough I will post a review to help you decide if the magic pot is as amazing as its reputation
I also got a chance to meet Ziad, who is THE MAN for everything Lush Middle East and is an absolutely delight to be around. The overall experience was amazing and an evening well spent. The store is officially open so drop by yourself and enjoy the lush-ness.
Special thank you to Swati for inviting me!
Let me know in the comments below, what is your favorite Lush product ?!