Lush Cosmetics: Keep Sharks out of Your Makeup Bag

Shark ingredients like squalene are infiltrating cosmetics. Squalene is touted as a fabulous moisturizer that's easily absorbed by our skin. But it's often made from the liver of sharks—a vital species that keeps our oceans in a healthy balance. Squalene can be extracted from vegetarian sources but it's often difficult to tell which your product contains. Look for words like "100 percent plant-derived" or "cruelty-free" when shopping to ensure you're not contributing to the demand for shark-based squalene. 11,000 sharks per hour are slaughtered for cosmetics, food, supplements and more. Demand for these ingredients is driving some species of sharks to the edge of extinction. Without sharks, ocean ecosystems will collapse. It's up to us to protect sharks and our oceans. Pledge to do your part here: Learn more about squalene: Love Lush? Connect with us: | Lush app for iOS - Lush app for Android - Lush makes fresh, handmade cosmetics including bath bombs, bubble bars, dry shampoo, shower gels, shower smoothies, luxury bath oils and more for all your bath, haircare and skincare needs. We’re also proud to support charities who work tirelessly to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment through our Charity Pot program. Learn more about the organizations we work with at