Most brides know exactly what they want when it comes to their makeup for their big day. However, starting the prep early with some pre-wedding bridal skincare could be the secret to that sought after wedding day glow. Before you start layering on that waterproof mascara or filling in those perfectly arched brows, it’s important to bring it back to basics.
We round up the best bridal skincare products and expert tips, to ensure your glowing from head-to-toe on your wedding day.
Behind every flawless wedding makeup look is skin that’s been primed, prepped and buffed to perfection. So we’ve compiled a handy guide to all the best bridal skincare products to ensure your complexion is the perfect canvas.
Best Bridal Skincare Products: Face Oils and Serums
Sunday Riley C.E.O Brightening Serum
You’ve heard of speaking it into existence, but what about skincare-ing it? The C.E.O Brightening Serum is powered by 15% advanced Vitamin C for skin that feels plumper, firmer and brighter. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or into the boardroom, this little serum is a must-have for glowing skin.
Sunday Riley C.E.O Vitamin C Brightening Serum, £70 for 30ml
Angela Langford Balanced & Beautiful Face Oil
The balanced & beautiful face oil boasts the finest, natural ingredients to feed your skin with all kinds of goodness (and no chemical nasties). Suitable for even the most temperamental of complexions, Angela Langford Skincare offers a tailor-made solution to each unique skincare concern.
Angela Langford balanced & beautiful Face Oil, 15ml, £20.50
Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixr
Favoured by celebs and royals (Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are said to fans of this nifty little treatment) the Beauty Sleep Elixir the first product to launch from UK brand Beuti Skincare. A natural blend of 14 plant-based oils, the Sleep Elixir tackles ‘inflammaging’ – a condition where your skin ages due to inflammation over a period of time. Pump 2-3 drops onto your skin before bed to ensure a fresh-faced glow on your big day.
Beauty Sleep Elixir, £47.
Best Bridal Skincare: Face Masks
Germaine de Capuccini Radiance Mask
Flash C Radiance Mask, £13.25
For some last-minute, pre-wedding day skincare prep a moisturising face mask could be your saviour. This anti-ageing tissue mask packed with Vitamin C and Ume Extract, firms and tones the skin whilst providing intense vitality and radiance.
Bee yü Firming & Regenerating Masque
The bee yü Firming & Regenerating Face Masque provides superior deep cleansing to deliver a healthy, radiant appearance and contains high rated 20+ UMF® Manuka honey which is only available in New Zealand. A natural antimicrobial, the power of honey to stimulate wound healing and promote healthy skin is well documented and scientifically proven.
Firming & Regenerating Face Masque, £88.
Best Bridal Skincare: Moisturisers and Face Creams
Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream
This thick, ultra-rich moisturising cream is a skin saviour for any bride planning a winter wedding or prone to dry skin. The formula includes ceramides (which protect our skin from the harsh winter weather) as well as moisture boosting vitamin F, coconut extract and pomegranate sterols.
Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream £60 for 50g
Clinique Moisture Surge
Clinique Moisture Surge is perfect for brides as the skin stays soft and comfortable in changing climates whether you’re getting married in Summer or Winter, allowing skin to adjust to shifts in humidity and temperature which can result in loss of hydration.
Clinique Moisture Surge, 50ml, £36.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
A multipurpose healing cream. If you’re worried about tired eyes, dry lips, sunburn or any minor burns and blemishes in the run up to your big day, this is the miracle cream you’re after.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £28
Best Bridal Skincare: Night Creams, Serums and Treatments
Rodial CBD Sleep Drops
Add a few drops of this collagen-infused elixir to your regular night cream and you’ll wake up with plumper, firmer skin. The CBD and anti-inflammatory properties help calm and reduce the appearance of redness.
Rodial CBD Sleep Drops, £85
Best Bridal Skincare: Cleansers and Toners
Glossier The Skincare Set
These three essentials from cult beauty brand Glossier will keep your skin clean, mosturised and looking full and fresh. Top tip: keep Balm Dotcom in your clutch for the big day for a natural, dewy skin salve on top of your bridal makeup.
Glossier The Skincare Set (Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturiser and Balm Dotcom), £35
Dr LEVY 3 Deep Cleanser
Dr. LEVY Switzerland’s 3 Deep Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser provides gentle cleansing, intensive micro-resurfacing and acts as a skin-renewing ‘Fast-Mask’ to ‘re-boot’ lacklustre complexions. It contains both glycolic and lactic acids to dissolve the nasty stuff that builds up on the surface of your skin. This instantly refines and brightens to help you achieve that fresh-faced radiance on your big day.
3 Deep Cell Renewer Micro-resurfacing Cleanser, 150ml, £39.
Emma Coleman Roses and Lemon Cleansing Balm
Roses and Lemons Tender Cleanse Balm is designed to cleanse the skin gently, without stripping the skin of its natural oil content, preventing dryness and dehydration. Enriched with Mango, Virgin Coconut, Cranberry, Calendula, Rose de Mai, Rose Absolute, Lemon and Bergamot, the balm is great for dry, sensitive and mature skin types. A great way to prep and soften your skin ahead of your big day.
Roses & Lemons Cleanse Balm, £35.
Best Bridal Skincare: Body creams and lotions
Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt
A one-of-a-kind body hydrator. This rich cream, infused with rosehip seed oil and rosewater concentrate melts into a silky oil upon application.
Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt, £31.50 for 250ml
Best Bridal Skincare: Dermatoligist-approved Skincare
Dermatica Dermatoligist Subscription Service
Dermatica is the UK’s first online dermatologist service, offering tailored, expert skincare advice and customised medicinal products for acne, anti-ageing, pigmentation and eyelash/brow growth. Whether you want to tackle problem skin ahead of your big day or need to up your beauty regime in the run up to your wedding, Dermatica are on-hand with a virtual consultation and personalised treatment.
Tailored services start at £19.99 for a monthly product subscription.
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