Ok sorry if it comes out a controversial but I will explain
I get and respect Lush changing name products to be more inclusive (I.e r&b to revive, hair necessities to power etc) but why do we STILL have Coal face as a name? Something of it feel a bit irk to me. I just know some people who Would read coal face and see a wee bit of a micoragression within it.
also, i'm not even that dirty minded and yet "american cream" has just never jumped out to me as a product i wanna use cuz...yeah. same for "lip service" 😳😳😳
and i mean "pansy" is literally "the olive branch" scent? so why does the perfume have that name? i get that it pokes fun with why the perfume was created in the first place (men asking for a "manlier" scent - so they gave it a name like that...). but ooooft. it's 2021.
Hi sorry for late as replying
my understanding is both names (R&B and hair nessiesties) both had connotations which could be deamed ad rascist as both products were designed with curly/Afro hair in mind and the name could be taken wrong
(most music companies have ditched the r&b term and hair nessities sounded too close to bear nessities which given is from the jungle book could be like a big no no)
Because of the issues, when a lot of people took action in Black Lives Matter, Lush also consulted with several people about how to make the Lush atmosphere more poc friendly. They consulted with black activists and many other people, who suggested several changes. One of them was to change the name of R&B because it can have a hurtful meaning for many people. They also created the afro hair-care line by suggests, because they were told it's very hard to find something for afro hair and we should be more considerate to their cosmetic struggle, so they took action and made several products (which are by the way amazing and i love them all).
I'm glad they received so many feedbacks and they were really open to change or make new products too! I'm sure if you are keep banging at their door about your suggestion, they will answer you 🙂 Some things just needs more time, but it doesn't mean they want to hurt anyone of purpose.
I hope I could help! 😄