SAN JOSE -- European beauty products retailer LUSH, known for its handmade and all-natural soaps, will open a new store here next month.

LUSH will open at the Westfield Oakridge Mall in early April, marking its sixth location in the Bay Area. The retailer makes handmade hair care and skin care products, which are mostly vegan and preservative-free, and its stores are staffed with consultants to help consumers with their skin and hair needs. The company, which was founded in the U.K. and has more than 900 stores worldwide, also does no animal testing on its products or ingredients.

The Oakridge Mall is at 925 Blossom Hill Road.

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