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The 5-minute Skincare Routine

No time? No problem!

When it comes to skincare, finding a routine that works for your schedule and your skin is key, because taking care of your skin doesn’t need to be a full-time job.

Whether you have 5 minutes, 10 minutes or more, find the right routine for your skin and lifestyle. Everyone’s skin and preferences are different, so there’s no one size fits all model, but here’s a good place to start.

The 5-minute routine

Pressed for time? Five minutes and two steps are all you need to get fresh-faced!

1. Cleanse

A quick wash at the end of the day with a facial cleanser works wonders. It removes the day’s dirt and oil, allowing the skin to breathe. To get even more out of your cleanser, consider one that gently exfoliates while you wash, like our bestselling Angels on Bare Skin Face And Body Cleanser. Or try a facial scrub like Bright And Beautiful made with vitamin C and grapefruit oil. Not sure which cleanser is best for you? Check out our handy guide to choosing the perfect one.

2. Moisturize

A dab of moisturizer post-wash will protect skin and keep it soft and supple. Imperialis Moisturizer is a fabulous starting point—it’s crafted to work with most skin types and is blended with lavender infusion to balance oil production and orange blossom water to brighten. Find your moisturizer match using these tips.

Voila! Just a quick wash and a dab of moisturizer is sometimes all it takes to get your glow on. Tip: to save even more time, use your facial cleanser in your shower.

Cleanse, tone and moisturize with fresh, vegetarian ingredients.

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The 10-minute routine

If you’ve got 10 minutes to dedicate to your skincare routine, we recommend adding a couple of steps to really bring out your skin’s best.

1. Remove makeup

If you wear makeup, step one is removing it. Ultrabland or its vegan counterpart Ultraplant make makeup removal a breeze, and these gentle wonders won’t sting or irritate the sensitive skin around your eyes.

2. Cleanse

Just like in the 5-minute routine, you’ll want to choose the best cleanser for your skin, then get to it! Try Happy Skin Enzymic Facial Exfoliator and gently polish skin with fine bamboo stem extract and fresh fruit juices. Or if you’re looking for a more deep clean, Dark Angels Face And Body Cleanser gives you all that and more with rhassoul mud and powdered charcoal.

3. Tone

Our gentle, alcohol-free toners leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed. There are a few ways to use your toner: spritz it on, then remove it using a cotton pad. Do you need toner? Well, doing this helps to cleanse deep and remove any trace of cleanser left on the skin. Alternatively, you can mist your toner over your face before moisturizing, which allows your skin to act like a sponge, soaking up all the butters and oils of the moisturizer quickly and deeply.

4. Moisturize

Choose the best moisturizer for your skin, then apply a dab and smooth over your face and neck. If you’ve misted with a toner, use your moisturizer sparingly—it’ll spread and absorb easily. Bonus: your container of moisturizer will last even longer!

The full facial

On the odd occasion when time is no object, treat yourself to a full at-home facial. Six luxurious steps including a face mask and a serum massage will have your skin glowing and your relaxation at an all-time high.

Get a free mask

This August 11th, we’re celebrating National Face Mask Day by giving away free face mask samples in all our shops. Stop by any store on the day and get your very own mask!

Looking for a more personalized approach? No problem! Come by any shop and our staff will be more than happy to give you some tips, tricks and recommendations. If you can’t make it into a shop, that’s not a problem either, take our quick quiz to find the perfect skincare products for you.