Downtown Business Spotlight – Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

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Susan Cemo, Floor Leader
1070 Court Street
(805) 543-2723

If you are looking for natural hair and beauty products, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is the place to go! This new business is located at 1070 Court Street and is the first one to open in San Luis Obispo. It caters to anyone who wants to relax and have a fun experience that will excite the senses. Lush uses the freshest organic fruit, vegetables, and essential oils to create effective and innovative beauty products.

This company is committed to inspiring customers and prides itself on being a community-focused retailer. It actively supports local charities, community groups, and care organizations through the Charity Pot program. Customers are encouraged to touch and try everything they can get their hands on in the store. Lush will also assist their customers by making products in front of them and providing mini spa treatments and complementary skin and hair consultations.

Susan Cemo, the shop’s Floor Leader, says, “Lush is a brilliant place to work, with a productive, fun, fresh and cruelty-free work ethic. I love working for a company that believes and stands by its values of providing the freshest handmade cosmetics, using ingredients that are ethically sourced and not tested on animals.”

With the opening of this new location Lush now has a total of 230 stores across North America and is continuing to expand across the globe. “We wanted to be a part of the happiest town in California!” says Alyssa Gates, the Lush Cosmetics Director of US Real Estate. Lush is a company that continues to create eco-friendly stores and provide products that have the least impact on the environment.

You can find Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics in the Court Street Plaza in Downtown SLO, online at as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Written by: Rachel Furtado

San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
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