Lush Cosmetics

Deena Guffei, Grant Maker for Lush Cosmetics North America

Deena is a Grant Maker for Lush Cosmetics North America. Lush manufactures and ships fresh handmade cosmetics out of Vancouver and Toronto to over 250 shops across Canada and the United States. Through the sale of Charity Pot Lotion, Lush provides grants to grassroots organizations and Indigenous communities working to strengthen human rights, environmental justice and animal protection.


Guffei support grants based in the Pacific Northwest as well as a deeper focus on freshwater in BC and marine protection in the Salish Sea. Lush’s Charitable Giving goes beyond monetary donations by offering local and international volunteering opportunities for staff. Deena has led volunteer trips for Lush staff to work in partnership with Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias. Lush staff collected population data of endangered sea turtles in Magdalena Bay, Mexico to improve conservation protections.

This video was made possible by Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk