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Everyday Skincare Routine : Balance & Clarify

Have your skin feeling its best with a daily routine of gentle ingredients that cleanse and bring some balance back.

Step 1: First Cleanse 

Doubling as an effective makeup remover, Ultrabland Cleansing Balm has an almond oil base, which is rich in vitamins A and E, soothing and astringent rosewater, and naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory honey. Most effective when applied to a dry face and then removed with warm water and a cloth.

“Amazing! I have really sensitive and acne-prone skin. Ultrabland has really calmed my skin down and made it super hydrated, smooth and bright. I’ve tried sooo many cleansers and other products to try help my acne and this is definitely the best. Love it. Thank you lush!”
Rebecca.foster | Ultrabland review

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Step 2: Second Cleanse 

Next, your second cleanse involves a gentle exfoliation with a combo of rice bran, kaolin and ground almonds. The herbal blend of nettle, rosemary and rice vinegar extract work together to cleanse and clarify spot-prone skin while providing a glow. Just pinch off a piece of Herbalism Cleanser and mix with little water to work into a paste. When you're happy with the texture, massage over your face, then rinse off.

“Omg!!! I've tried every product on the market to help with my pimples, acne and redness... this stuff has done wonders to my face!! I have gone through 2 tubs now! I highly recommend to anyone with acne redness and pimples!!!! I absolutely love it.”
Wilberybarcoo_2020676 | Herbalism review

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Step 3: Mask

Use Mask Of Magnaminty 1-2 times a week to really give your skin a deep cleanse. This minty mask has peppermint oil to invigorate and cool, while kaolin clay absorbs excess oils. As you wash the mask off, ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds give a gentle and stimulating exfoliation. We’ve added in honey because it's antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and antifungal - as well as a natural humectant. Humectants help lock moisture into your skin and ensure you’re cleansed but not feeling too dried out.⁠ Your skin will feel clarified, clear, and refreshed. 

"I've suffered from acne all my life, and unfortunately it hasn't gone completely away even in my 30s. I've experimented with natural cosmetics for years, and had mixed successes, but Mask of Magnaminty has been the one product that has proved itself to be really useful time & time again." 
Sannamyllyk_664 | Mask of Magnaminty review


What’s the difference between the Original Mask of Magnaminty formula and Self-Preserving?  

The overall function they have is the same and both will provide that deep cleanse. The main difference you may find is in how they feel on application. For example, the original Mask Of Magnaminty will dry as it sits on the skin, whereas its self-preserving counterpart maintains its softer texture. This is due to the higher quantity of honey and glycerine in the latter, which draws in and retains moisture. 

The shelf-life is the same, the ingredients that get the job done are all the same (minus synthetic preservatives in the self-preserving formula), it all comes down to which you prefer to use.  

You can read more about self-preserving formulas and ingredients here.  

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Step 4: Tone 

We reckon tea tree water is such a hero in this toner, that we just simply named the product after it! Tea tree is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial, helping keep away the bacteria that can cause spots. We’ve also added in grapefruit water to help clear and clean congested skin, and antiseptic and skin-balancing juniper berry water. Because our toner waters are alcohol-free, a spritz or two always leaves your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. 

“I have used this product for years and wow. it works wonders. I have acne-prone skin and this has helped to soothe my skin to leave it feeling cool and help get rid of my blemishes. I spray it on after cleansing or use a cotton round to wipe my face if I don't have time to wash my face between training sessions. ps, I have oily and sometimes sensitive skin and this has never irritated my skin in any way.” 
Aleks17 | Tea Tree Water review

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Step 5: Moisturise

Vanishing Cream is a light moisturiser that does what it says on the pot - it vanishes right into your skin! You’ll be left with beautifully soft, lightly fragranced skin without the residue that can make you feel like your skin has been overloaded. Each ingredient in this moisturiser is chosen for its part in keeping skin soft without increasing oiliness. You’ll find ingredients such as rose water and lavender honey water to soothe and balance, witch hazel to help maintain clear skin, and easily absorbed organic jojoba oil for the hydration hit.

Go light on with the application, as you’ll find you only need to swipe one or two fingertips worth over your face and neck.

“Love it! Can’t use anything else. I have combination skin and it is very sensitive. This moisturiser leaves my skin feeling soft not oily. It relieves and soothes my skin breakouts. Highly recommended.” 
Samantha.camilleri_2012315 | Vanishing Cream review

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Step 6: Treatment

Dab a drop of our Grease Lightning Spot Treatment on breakouts for a gentle cleanse to help reduce the visibility and size of spots, minimise inflammation, and leave your skin looking clear and bright.⁠ 

A thyme, rosemary and tea tree infusion provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce the visibility and size of spots. While aloe vera gel calms, helps to protect the skin, and reduces redness. We’ve also added in some grape juice as a natural alpha-hydroxy acid (also known as AHA). AHAs help to exfoliate the skin’s top layer, leaving it looking smooth and bright. 

Because it’s an alcohol-free formula and doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight, Grease Lightning is gentle enough to use daily or whenever you feel a spot creeping up. 

“I've been using this whenever my skin acts up for five years now, it's truly remarkable! One bottle goes such a long way and you only need to apply a tiny bit for it to work. It doesn't dry my skin out like other acne treatments and doesn't leave any residue. Would definitely recommend!”
Cassiopeialyra | Grease Lightning review

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The Importance of Sun Protection

While Lush doesn’t currently manufacture SPF-rated products, we strongly encourage adding a facial sunscreen to your routine if you’re out and about. Using sunscreen throughout the year (yes, even on those overcast days!) not only helps protect this sensitive area of your skin from harmful UV rays which can lead to skin cancer, but it also aids in minimising visible sun damage. In Australia and New Zealand, it is recommended you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30.


We’re all a bit different, and that’s okay!

While the above routine has been developed with general skin balancing and clarifying needs in mind, we know that everyone's skin and the results you are after are so unique. 

Our skincare experts in Customer Care love to chat all things skin and take pride in tailoring the perfect personalised routine, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them on Livechat, email, or an old fashioned phone call for a free skincare consultation. 

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