Shanghai Shopping: LUSH Alternative
I absolutely love LUSH, my BFF HJ introduced me to the wonderful soap company when she got me a huge package of their most wonderful bath bombs, soaps and body butters for my bridal shower. I assumed that they would have one here since they have one in Hong Kong. But sadly they don’t. So I’ve been asking around and nobody could point me in the direction of a similar store.
A true LUSH alternative is a store called V.Rose. They have bath bombs, luxury hand-made soaps and the stores are much smaller than LUSH but definitely has a lot of similar products. I ended up buying their oatmeal, lavender soap and it’s so rich, buttery and has a gorgeous smell. The reason I was looking for a nice soap company was mainly because my skin has become a mess since moving to Shanghai. It’s so dry, cracked and my skin wouldn’t absorb anything I had at home. I thought I would try out their soaps and guess what? The soap is so moisturizing, my skin had a “AHHHhhhhhhhhhHHHHHhhhHH” feeling.
Before we found V.Rose we found a shop in Time Square called Forest Cabin. I can’t seem to find a website for them but I did find something online describing the company. I sampled one of their “Almond Leg and Foot Care Cream” and my skin instantly gobbled it up. It was the consistency of thick, whipped butter. I’ve been using it after my showers and my skin is completely back to normal now! Hurray!
So if you’re looking for a LUSH type alternative, give these places a try!
Various locations including: Infinity Mall (138 Huaihai Zhong Lu), Henderson Metropolitan Mall (Nanjing East Road, Line 2)
Only one location I know of at Time Square Mall (93 HuaiHai Zhong Lu)