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Everyday Skincare Routine : Brightening

Turn heads wherever you glow! This everyday brightening routine will help your skin look and feel renewed and refreshed.

Step 1: First Cleanse 

Doubling as an effective makeup remover, Ultrabland Cleansing Balm leaves your skin glowing. Using this cult cleansing balm as the first step in your routine helps to bring your skin back into balance with vitamin a and e rich almond oil, 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.

“I haven't had this cleanser for long but I've noticed my skin has become so much brighter and more hydrated. It smells so nice and I like that you only need to use a little bit as it's quite dense. I absolutely love this product so far!! I will definitely be continuing to buy this cleanser”
Shannynindigo88_2059319 | Ultrabland review

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Step 2: Second Cleanse 

Kalamazoo is a cleanser that also doubles as a beard wash - but it’s not just for the furry faces! The enzymes from fresh pineapple juice help to brighten, as well as cleanse the skin of dirt and excess oils. The skin-friendly fatty acids in cupuaçu butter help leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Just massage into a lather on the face, rinse off, and you're good to go! ⁠

“Got this for my partner so I didn't spend a whole shopping trip just getting things for myself. I use it more than him. Its got a lovely zesty scent, leaves my skin feeling bright, lovely, soft and removes makeup really well too as a bonus.”
Colnjoy_1886416 | Kalamazoo review

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Step 3: Mask

To keep skin bright you need to make sure you’re getting a good hit of hydration as well! Use a gentle and hydrating mask like BB Seaweed 2-3 times a week.

BB Seaweed contains ground almonds and millet flakes to help to exfoliate, buff, and keep skin looking bright and fresh. Honey and glycerine help to attract and retain moisture in your skin, leaving you feeling soft and moisturised. Then you’ll get that cool, soothed feeling with fresh kelp seaweed, aloe vera gel and rose absolute.

“I was skeptical that this would work, but after washing off after 20 mins my skin was tighter, brighter and the rosacea on my cheeks was almost non-existent!! Incredible smell!! Reminded me of a day at the beach!! Love it!!”
Anita R | BB Seaweed review 

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Step 4: Tone 

Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water is fantastic for helping even skin tone and reducing redness. Containing seaweed for its many vitamins and minerals, as well as aloe vera and rose to cool and soothe the skin. You can also use Breath Of Fresh Air to remove remaining traces of your face mask or cleanser. 

Because our toner waters are alcohol-free, a spritz or two always leaves your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. 

“Breath Of Fresh Air: beach holiday in a bottle! This toner is, by far, the best toner I’ve tried. I’ve used medicated toners, and I’ve tried high-end brand toners, and they all end up in the same rubbish bin. This toner, however, is so amazing, I’m struggling to find the words! It doesn’t leave skin sticky or shiny, but refreshes tired and stressed skin. The smell is tasteful, and it cools the skin immediately. Use this when you feel stressed out, ready to punch someone, or if you’re just a little warm in the face, like after a workout! Also good to spritz on after a swim.”
Celeste.volschenk1_451611 | Breath Of Fresh Air review

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Step 5: Moisturise

Gorgeous is a light moisturiser filled with freshly-juiced fruits, cold-pressed and organic oils to leave your skin feeling like velvet. Some key ingredients are enzymic fresh pineapples that use natural AHAs to help refine pores, as myrrh resinoid, neroli oil, and cold-pressed evening primrose oil encourage firmness and your skin’s natural collagen production.   

“Worth the money! A little goes a long way, almost instant skin improvement (others noticed on day 3) and were amazed that my glow was just from this moisturiser and not microdermabrasion. If used correctly this will be your new must have!” 
KCowan | Gorgeous review

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Step 6: Extra Exfoliation 

For an extra-strength buff and polish, we recommend Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub 2-3 times a week. This delightfully fresh fragranced scrub has a cocktail of vodka, grapefruit, and sea salt to invigorate and scrub away dead skin. Then avocado butter and seaweed absolute ensure you’re left with a soft and glowing finish. With Ocean Salt, you can control the scrubbiness with the amount of water you mix in before massaging over your skin.  

“Ocean salt is super refreshing, brightening, and cleansing. Use it on your face or body when you really want to rev up your complexion! I definitely wouldn't recommend scrubbing your face with this all the time. But after a long day or when you just feel a little grubby, this will cut through any of that tough stuff leaving you feeling as light and fresh as a summer breeze!”
Chrizropher660 | Ocean Salt review


What’s the difference between the Original Ocean Salt formula and Self-Preserving? 

The overall function they have is the same and both will provide that scrubby exfoliation. The main difference you may find is in how they feel on application. Reformulating Ocean Salt depended on successfully making the most of salt’s natural antimicrobial properties. Using salt means that the material that is antimicrobial is also of benefit to the skin. It’s a great example of how self-preserving ingredients also provide an effective result!

As a bonus in creating Ocean Salt Self-Preserving - it also made it vegan! This is due to removing the lanolin and synthetic emulsifiers and replacing them with silken tofu and Japan wax.

With all our self-preserving versions, the shelf-life is the same, the majority of ingredients that get the job done are 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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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 brightening 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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