Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the British born ethical cosmetic retailer that offers vegetarian products for skin and hair, will open its first store in Puerto Rico at The Mall of San Juan on March 26.
The 700 square-foot cosmetic heaven — which also offers creative gift ideas — will be the first to enter the Puerto Rico market, bringing Lush’s portfolio of stores to a total of 222 stores across North America, the company confirmed Tuesday.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the new Lush Cosmetics store at The Mall of San Juan,” said Alyssa Gates, Lush Cosmetics director of real estate. “The new location signifies another milestone for Lush and we are excited to finally offer the customers of San Juan our unparalleled selection of Fresh Handmade Cosmetics.”
“We’re also proud to have created 18 new jobs for locals and be building a knowledgeable and professional team, who will make shopping at the store a unique and enjoyable experience,” she added.
Lush offers an interactive experience to its clientele, which gravitate toward the retailer’s organic fruit and vegetable-based product lines.
“Whilst in store, customers are encouraged to choose their cosmetics personally from the fresh cleansing rolls at the skin care bar, piles of fragrant bath bombs, bars of solid shampoo, or from the fresh face masks displayed on ice,” the company said in a release. “To help further assist customers, live product demonstrations are conducted in store as well as complementary skin and hair consultations.”
In anticipation of the store opening, Lush will deploy a team of promoters on Mar. 6-8 to high-traffic areas in San Juan to hand out edible “freshly picked” fruits and vegetables – many of which can be found in its fresh cosmetics.
With more than 900 locations worldwide and more on the way this year, Lush is pushing forward in its quest to create eco-friendly stores with a goal of having the least possible impact on the environment while producing innovative products, it said.
Almost half of Lush’s product range is sold completely unpackaged, or as the retailer calls it, “naked,” and none of its ingredients or products “have been or will ever be tested on animals.”