Woman Claims She Was Turned Bright Pink by Mistaking Lush Brand Bath Oil for Soap
'We do try to draw the line at colorful customers'
A woman is claiming she mistakenly colored herself pink with Lush bath oil.
If you’re not familiar, Lush is a U.K.-based cosmetics company that has vegetarian-only products. They’re also known for “bath bombs,” as seen here:
Abi Shenton, a U.K. woman, said she covered her body in Lush Razzle Dazzle on accident, thinking the bath oil was one of those bath bombs.
The oil, which is supposed to be diluted in water, stained her skin flamingo pink, she said.
— David Adams (@davidadams3478) January 22, 2016
Shenton told the Metro that she was pink for three days.
However, she’s not alone: a few other women previously went on social media and said they’ve experienced similar issues with Lush products.
— be¢z (@bbsmithwick) January 21, 2016
A lush bath bomb stained my skin pink and purple… pic.twitter.com/TntxugXweS
— L. grant (@lauren_ann_g) December 22, 2015
I do not understand the big deal about Lush’s bath bombs. It dyed my skin yellow and now I’m worrying about a UTI. pic.twitter.com/vZd9GqxXuC
— gender co-pilot™ (@PoisonOke) December 30, 2015
“The product [I] used was called ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and it is not a bath bomb!” she said, per Cosmopolitan. “I thought it was a soap and rubbed it all over my body and face (explains why my hair is dry),” she added.
A Lush spokesperson told Metro: “Our products are trying to achieve a lovely color in the bathwater without coloring the person soaking in that bathwater.”
“It is a calculation that has to take into account different hair and skin types, different types of bath equipment and the different ways that people might choose to use any product.”
The spokesperson added: “We are as red in the face as Abi at the idea that one of our bath melts has been mistaken for a soap.
“We love having colorful products, colorful staff and colorful baths—but we do try to draw the line at colorful customers.”
— Allure (@Allure_magazine) January 22, 2016
Shenton later explained to Pretty52.com her mistake.
“I misused this product. I love Lush and will still continue to shop there. It’s just a shame that I wasn’t told how to correctly use the product when purchasing!” she told the website.
“A very helpful friend of mine works at Lush and helped me remove all the pink stain with lemon juice, olive oil and a gritty face wash!”