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Everyday Skincare Routine : Gentle & Soothing

A simple, everyday routine for the sensitive among us. We put to work gentle ingredients known for their effective, soothing nature to help calm things down.

Step 1: First Cleanse 

Doubling as an effective makeup remover, Ultrabland Cleansing Balm has a vitamin e rich almond oil base, with rosewater to soothe, calm, and reduce redness. We’ve also added beeswax to soothe inflammation, and humectant honey to help attract and lock-in moisture. Most effective when applied to a dry face and then removed with warm water and a cloth.

“This is a must!! I suffer from facial and body eczema, I went to lush a couple of months ago when I could feel a flare up coming on. I picked up this thinking you know what my skin can’t get any worse so what’s the harm in trying it. This cleared up my facial eczema the fastest I have ever seen, and it works on the flare ups on my body too! It was definitely worth the try.”
RainingBubbles | Ultrabland review

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Step 2: Second Cleanse

For your second cleanse, grab a gentle exfoliation with Angels on Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser. Mixing a pinch of this cleanser with water creates a soothing paste of ground almonds, kaolin clay, lavender, and rose oils. Once rinsed away, your skin will feel soft and balanced.  

“Smells beautiful, feels beautiful, cleans beautifully. I have really sensitive skin so have been strictly loyal to one particular (non Lush) cleanser for years as it works so well for my eczema, dry skin and redness. BUT this product has converted me! I never thought it could happen but this cleanser feels so good on my skin, I just love it! The smell of lavender is delicious and the gentle scrub leaves my skin feeling clean but not sore or dry. It lasts for a long time too as you need such a small amount to mix with water. Highly recommend if you have sensitive skin or are looking for a gentle cleanser.”
Sarahjanagle_2046684 | Angels On Bare Skin review

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Step 3: Mask

When your skin needs some whipping into shape, we recommend a Fresh Face Mask 2-3 times a week. Catastrophe Cosmetic is a calming and moisturising face mask packed with vitamin-rich antioxidant blueberries, calming calamine and balancing rose. Perfect for sensitive skin that's not quite behaving and needs extra help feeling re-balanced.

“Suffered from really bad hard bumps on my chin and forehead from using other products. I honestly almost gave up on my skin until I tried this. It’s SO soothing. I found it worked better when I use angels on bare skin to cleanse first. No more horrible painful bumps. And no more feeling sorry for myself hehe. This definitely saved me big bucks and saved my fragile, sensitive face!”
Tekanina | Catastrophe Cosmetic review

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Sensitised Skin Top Tip!

As you rinse any product off your face, it’s important to remember to use cold to lukewarm water rather than hot, and give a gentle pat dry with your cloths or towel rather than rubbing. Ensuring you’re gentle with the removal of a product from your sensitive skin helps to keep ingredients effective, avoids irritation, and stops excessive removal of the natural oils your skin needs for hydration. 

 

Step 4: Tone

Eau Roma Water contains a simple blend of balancing lavender and rose waters. As well as providing a gentle tone, you can use Eau Roma Water to remove remaining traces of your face mask or cleanser. Because our toner waters are alcohol-free, they are gentle on the skin and a spritz or two throughout the day can help you feel refreshed and hydrated. 

“Devine smell, great for the skin to remove daily dirt, great as a refresher on hot days, good for eczema and an all over excellent product. I keep mine in the fridge so it's nice and cooling. Highly recommend this toner.”
Kuini.waenga_1861746 | Eau Roma Water review

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Step 5: Moisturise

Celestial contains a perfect blend of simple, effective ingredients that form a light barrier on your skin to protect and help retain moisture. It’s light enough for year-round daily wear, and rich enough for deep hydration.⁠ As fresh dove orchid extract helps to gently soothe and purify skin, almond milk moisturises, and Fair Trade organic cocoa butter softens⁠. 

Sweep over clean, dry skin morning and night for richly moisturised skin.

“Great for sensitive skin! Very calming and non-irritating which makes Celestial perfect for sensitive, dry and fussy skin. A little goes a long way and when applied soaks in quickly while also leaving a nice protective layer on the skin to lock in moisture and fend off any pollutants and irritants. It’s lovely lathering on after being in the fridge..cooling inflamed and dry skin just a tad more. Celestial has no heavy fragrance and is good value for money considering how little you need. Would definitely recommend!”
Emilypegler98 | Celestial review

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Step 6: Serum 

Those days you feel you need an extra deep condition, pick up Full Of Grace solid facial oil. This serum bar contains murumuru butter - which has a high oleic acid content to help replenish moisture, antioxidant-rich and protective fresh portobello mushrooms, and restorative and toning rose oil. 

To use a solid facial oil, just sweep over your skin and gently rub in, or warm between your fingers and massage over your face.

“Love it. I have dry skin and sometimes get eczema patches on my face. This bar soothes and moisturizes my skin so well. Never feels oily, it soaks in nicely and leaves my skin feeling super soft. Smells really nice and it is quite subtle. You don't need to use heaps on your skin, so I believe that it should last for a wee while.” 
Erin.elaine | Full Of Grace 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 sensitivity 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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