Make-up Prep Essentials

BHA Salicylic acid

The missing step in your make-up prep

Help your make-up products look their most blended & natural by priming your skin as a base. The best of the prep essentials before make-up is a gentle, leave-on AHA or BHA exfoliant. Besides this #1 step, you can also supplement your routine with a hydrating toner or opt for an SPF moisturiser that enhances your glow.

Top tips for a dewy base:

+ Glow in 10 minutes with our 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel

+ Plump and soften your skin with the Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster

+ Hydrate your under-eyes to prepare for concealer with the Moisture Renewal Oil Booster

Learn how to best prepare your skin for make-up

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  • Great skin begins with exfoliation

    Prep your skin for a clearer, smoother glow

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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Dull skin

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Fast-absorbing liquid formula

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Fast absorbing liquid formula removes built-up dead skin cells and fights blackheads.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Green Tea Extract, Methylpropanediol
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Very dry skin, Enlarged pores

    Perfect base for makeup

    Fights signs of ageing

    Protects from sun damage

    A primer, serum and SPF-in-one to prepare your skin for makeup.

    Avobenzone, Chamomile Flower Extract, Silicone
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
  • -15%
    Oily skin
    Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Mattifies shiny skin

    Great addition to your skincare regime

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Keeps oily skin shine-free for up to 6 hours, while minimising the appearance of pores.

    Silicone, Glycerine
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging

    Gives lips a fuller, younger look

    Visibly firms & smooths lines

    Hydrates & softens lips

    Keep lips smooth, full and youthful-looking with regular use of this advanced anti-ageing lip treatment.

    Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Squalane
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
  • -15%
    All skin types

    Protects from sun damage

    For a natural looking result

    For a radiant, healthy glow

    Keeps lips soft, glossy and young.

    Avobenzone, Lecithin, Vitamin E
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Brown spots

    Protects from sun damage

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Weightless lotion texture protects skin from the sun and leaves a soft matte finish.

    Antioxidants, Avobenzone, Green Tea Extract
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Dull skin, Fine lines and wrinkles

    New gentle formula, immediate results

    Vitamin C visibly brightens skin

    Feather-light, liquid formula absorbs quickly

    Vitamin C, Ferulic acid, Ergothioneine
    15% off
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    Travel-size product
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Dull skin

    Brightens skin

    Light cream for easy application

    Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution

    This day cream with SPF 30 brightens, hydrates and protects against pollution and UV rays.

    Kiwi, Licorice root extract, Argan oil
    15% off
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    Travel-size product
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Balances skin

    Restores moisture balance

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Restore the balance of your skin with this lightly hydrating toner.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Adenosine, Glycerine
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Sensitive skin

    Mattifies shiny skin

    Protects from sun damage

    Fights signs of ageing

    Lightly tinted moisturising lotion protects skin from sun and absorbs excess oil.

    Antioxidants, Resveratrol, Zinc Oxide
    15% off
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    Travel-size product
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    Normal skin, Dry skin
    Anti-Aging, Dull skin

    Shields the skin from damaging UVA & UVB rays

    Prevents premature signs of ageing

    Hydrates and leaves a dewy, healthy glow

    An innovative blend of five UV filters for ultimate shielding against damaging UVA & UVB rays to prevent wrinkles, loss of firmness and discolouration – all with zero white cast.

    UV Filter Blend, Emollients, Antioxidants
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    Surprise gift
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    All skin types
    Redness, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Immediately hydrates & calms redness

    Reinforces a healthy skin barrier

    Reduces visible ageing

    This soothing, milky toner immediately hydrates & calms redness, while both strengthening the skin’s barrier and supporting the microbiome to help prevent future sensitivity.

    Allantoin, Ophiopogum Japonicus Root Extract, Althea Officinalis Root (Marshmallow Root)
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    All skin types
    Dull skin, Fine lines and wrinkles, Damaged skin barrier

    Visibly reduces fine lines

    Reverses a compromised skin barrier

    Renews skin below the surface for healthier cell turnover

    Mandelic Acid, Lactic Acid, Yarrow Extract
    15% off
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Fine lines and wrinkles

    Peptide complex offers multi-layer support

    Visibly smooths lines in 15 minutes

    Clinically proven to visibly firm, plump & reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

    Rebuild, strengthen and firm the skin on a deeper level with the latest in peptide technology for multi-layer support – see results now and over time.

    6 Pro-Collagen Peptides, Amino acids, Hyaluronic Acid
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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    Normal skin, Dry skin
    Anti-Aging, Brown spots

    Antioxidants soothe skin

    Fights signs of ageing

    Leaves skin soft and hydrated

    Gentle, milky toner offers superior hydration while minimising the appearance of wrinkles.

    Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Lecithin
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    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
    Normal skin, Dry skin
    Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Sensitive skin

    Leaves skin soft and hydrated

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Suitable for sensitive skin

    Antioxidant serum with vitamin C works to firm, brighten and improve uneven skin tone.

    Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Enlarged pores

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Fights signs of ageing

    A lightweight hyaluronic serum that reduces brown spots from breakouts and makes pores less visible.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Quercetin, Hyaluronic Acid
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Enlarged pores, Dull skin

    For a radiant, healthy glow

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    A gentle rinse-off exfoliant peel that dramatically resurfaces skin. The multi-acid blend is suitable for weekly use and visibly smooths wrinkles, refines rough, bumpy texture, brightens tone & unclogs pores.

    AHA Blend, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Butterfly Pea Flower Extract
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Dull skin

    Hydrates skin

    Promotes radiant-looking skin

    Fades brown spots

    Brightening and hydrating. Combats dark spots and promotes radiant-looking skin.

    Arbutin, Bearberry Extract, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
    Dry skin
    Anti-Aging, Very dry skin, Redness

    Calms red skin

    Rich oil that nourishes dry skin

    Leaves skin soft and hydrated

    Instantly replenishes tight, dehydrated skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

    Ceramides, Argan oil, Jojoba Oil
    Travel-size product
    Travel-size product
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Should you do skincare before make-up?

Yes, it is essential to prime your base at the very start of your get ready routine. This means nourishing your skin with replenishing formulas that don't include ingredients research proves to be drying or irritating. Enhancing your skincare routine before make-up can simply be adding a hydrating toner, a non-abrasive chemical exfoliant and of course an SPF moisturiser into your routine, so that your skin has that lit-from-within glow. And if you're wondering how long after skincare can you put on make-up, simply wait 15 minutes for your SPF to set.

The missing step in your make-up prep

We say great skin begins with exfoliation for a reason. AHA & BHA exfoliants gently shed away built-up dead cells on the surface of your skin, revealing the softer and smoother skin texture beneath. Chemical exfoliation in your pre make-up skincare really lays the foundation for flawless application. Another benefit is that sloughing off the surface debris helps prepare skin for make-up by allowing the rest of your skincare to be absorbed more easily. This means maximum hydration for healthy, dewy skin.

How to prepare your skin before make-up: 10 prep essentials

1. Gentle cleanser
2. Oil-absorbing mask (if you have time)
3. Hydrating toner
4. Leave-on exfoliation
5. Smoothing under-eye booster
6. Brightening facial booster
6. SPF moisturiser
7. Blurring SPF primer
8. Wait 15 minutes
9. All your favourite make-up
10. Shine Stopper on top of your foundation

Beauty begins with truth

Our philosophy? Smart, Safe Beauty. The products you use should work and be good for your skin, no exceptions. Based on our heritage in consumer advocacy, each of our formulas is effective, safe and backed by cited research. We uncover the truth about skincare and share all of the facts with you along the way – because keeping your skin healthy shouldn't be a mystery.

Our products do what they promise and we want you to experience that for yourself, that's why we offer a 60 day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within 60 days for a full refund.

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For any questions about our products or for help on building a before make-up skincare routine, please contact our Customer Care team. Our skincare experts are on hand to help you find the best products for your skin.