In March 2020 Ethical Consumer searched the Lush website and found suncreens were listed. However, although the product appeared on the company's website, Lush no longer sold the product: "We've said goodbye to this product to make room for some exciting new launches in the near future."
Mineral sunscreens frequently contain nano-particles - microscopic particles about 1/50,000 the width of a human hair. At the time of writing, most scientific evidence suggested that sunscreens containing nano-particles were safe for humans to use. However, because the impact of nanoparticles on the environment or on the workers who make them is not fully understood, companies producing sunscreen with no policy on the use of nanotechnology lost half a mark under Controversial Technologies.
However, as Lush was no longer producing any type of sunscreen it was not expected to be using nanotechnology. Furthermore a questionnaire returned by Lush in March 2020 stated that the company did not use nanotechnology. This story is for information only.
uk.lush.com (18 March 2020)