Bridal Skincare Guide

Discover my bridal skincare guide to unlock skincare secrets for wedding skin preparation, including rituals for the months prior and a magical bridal skincare routine for your wedding day.

Darlings, I always say, you can’t have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas. On a day like your wedding day, using the right bridal skincare is the key to unlocking ultimate skin confidence for the dreamiest bridal look! 

On your special day, you want to look and feel like the most beautiful, radiant version of yourself. By following a supercharged pre bridal skin care routine throughout your engagement and performing a magical bridal skin care routine on the morning of your wedding, you can have the glowing skin you’ve always dreamt of as you walk down the aisle.

My bridal skincare guide includes beauty secrets for wonderful wedding skin preparation. Discover my top bridal skincare tips and the best bridal skincare kits to add to your routine as a beautiful bride-to-be!

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Pre Bridal Skin Care Routine: 6 Months to Wedding Skin Preparation

Darlings, the countdown is on! You’ve set your wedding date and it’s getting closer and closer… Among the excitement, now is a good time to start taking exceptional care of your skin with a pre bridal skincare routine so that it looks and feels its best when your wedding day arrives!

Around six months before your wedding day is the perfect time to get serious about wedding skin preparation, as this will give your skin time to reap the benefits of my supercharged masks, serums and creams.

This pre bridal skin care routine is expertly curated to help improve the look of skin over time, and following it consistently is the best way to achieve a gorgeous, glowing complexion on your wedding day. Discover the supercharged steps I recommend below and perform them every day and night (or as recommended) to unlock your ultimate bridal glow.

  1. Two facial cleansers, one in lemon-yellow packaging and the other in charcoal-black, with rose-gold coloured lids.


    The best way to begin your pre bridal skin care routine is with a refreshing double cleanse using my Goddess Cleansing Ritual. Designed to work together to melt away makeup at the end of the day or cleanse your canvas to rejuvenate morning skin, this duo features a hydrating citrus oil cleanser and a purifying bamboo charcoal cleanser that leaves skin looking spa-fresh and effortlessly radiant.

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  2. An open clay mask in white and rose gold tube with a rose-gold metallic lid.


    Using a clay mask is a great way to help skin look smoother, and they can help to reduce the appearance of pores over time. Once you’ve cleansed your face, apply Goddess Cleansing Clay Mask using my Wonder Workout application technique and leave on for 10 minutes. Formulated with rich ingredients like Spanish clay and sweet almond oil, this Mediterranean-inspired clay mask helps to smooth, brighten and tighten the look of skin to reveal a goddess-like complexion. 

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  3. A glowy toner in a large, white-coloured bottle with a silver-coloured lid.


    It’s important to exfoliate your skin to help keep it feeling smooth and supple. Using a gentle exfoliant like my Glow Toner is a fabulous way to maintain baby-soft skin; applying Glow Toner every morning and evening is the key to glowing, ultra-smooth skin. The daily radiant solution is formulated to tone and refine the appearance of pores with kind-to-skin, acid-free alternatives, offering gentle exfoliation while giving the complexion a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow.

    Tilbury Tip: Once a week, exfoliate using AHAs, BHAs and PHAs for more intense exfoliation. Apply Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial as a hydrating, resurfacing skincare ritual that leaves skin looking smoother and more radiant.

    Shop Glow Toner

    Shop Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial

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  4. A luminous, ivory-coloured facial serum in a glass bottle with a white and gold-coloured dropper lid,


    Follow your exfoliator with a supercharged serum like Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir to flood the skin with hydration. This research-powered formula is a hydrating, high-performance elixir that helps skin to look more youthful. The magic recipe includes polyglutamic acid that’s 4x as hydrating as hyaluronic acid, golden vitamin C that brightens the look of skin, and REPLEXIUM™ for its youth-boosting properties.

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  5. Champagne-coloured eye cream in a glass jar and its refill in a white-coloured pot with an easy-to-peel-off cover.


    Planning a wedding may result in some sleepless nights, so using an eye cream like Magic Eye Rescue is perfect for addressing the look of dark circles and tired eyes. My smoothing-effect eye cream is infused with time-released retinol and botanical eye contour complex, helping to smooth and brighten the look of the eye area while reducing the look of puffiness and leaving skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

    Magic Eye Rescue

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  6. Thick and luscious pearly-white moisturiser in an open glass jar with its gold-coloured lid placed behind it.


    Charlotte’s Magic Cream is my instant-turnaround moisturiser that’s globally loved by experts, celebrities and stars! I created my iconic formula to instantly revive the look of tired, exhausted skin, selecting powerhouse ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E to form a Magic 8 Matrix that helps skin to look smoother, plumper and more luminous. You’ll see results in 28 seconds and 28 days, with wrinkles looking visibly reduced in just 4 weeks!*

    Tilbury Tip: In your nightly pre bridal skincare routine, swap Charlotte’s Magic Cream for Magic Night Cream, a lavish night cream with time-released retinol to unlock smooth and supple-feeling skin while you get your beauty sleep.

    Charlotte’s Magic Cream

    Magic Night Cream

  7. Charlotte's Magic Body Cream hydrates, lifts, smooths, firms and tones the look and feel of skin


    After you’ve completed your pre bridal skin care routine, remember to follow up with body cream to stay hydrated and nourished from head to toe! Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream is my immediate skin revival body cream that smooths and firms the look of skin while leaving it feeling blissfully hydrated. It’s inspired by my iconic face cream, giving the body the same magic revival while introducing body-targeted ingredients like Algaktiv™️ Uplift Technology and caffeine complex that help to lift, firm and tone the look of the skin on your body.

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Bridal Skin Care Routine: Wedding Day Skincare at Home

Darlings, on the morning of your wedding day, you can perform a gorgeous bridal skin care routine at home! Before your wedding, it’s important to take some time to pamper your skin with soothing products that leave it looking radiant and nourished.

Pre wedding skincare is all about enhancing the natural lustre of your complexion by using rich, sensorial products that amplify your natural beauty! My bridal skin care routine includes iconic skincare products like my award-winning, globally loved Charlotte’s Magic Cream and is perfectly designed to give skin an immediate skin revival on your wedding day!

  1. Two facial cleansers, one in lemon-yellow packaging and the other in charcoal-black, with rose-gold coloured lids.


    On the morning of your wedding day, start your bridal skin care routine with a gentle cleanse. Like you used in the months leading up to your big day, begin using the Goddess Cleansing Ritual for a dreamy double cleanse. Start with the citrus oil cleanser, then apply the bamboo charcoal cleanser to refresh and revitalise your complexion, melt away makeup and create a gorgeous, fresh-faced canvas.

    Shop Goddess Cleansing Ritual

  2. A dry sheet mask in textured fabric along with its golden-coloured foil packaging behind it.


    Masking is the most indulgent step in every bridal skin care routine! While the Goddess Skin Clay Mask was a perfect option to use a couple of times a week in the months leading up to your wedding, on the morning of your big day you want something quick, easy and mess free which provides an immediate skin boost!

    Nothing makes you feel perfectly pampered like a 10-minute reset wearing my Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask! Inspired by Korean skincare, this magical sheet mask is a fuss-free way to give the face an instant boost of moisture to make your wedding day complexion glow. Cut some cucumber, light some candles, and take a moment to enjoy your pre-wedding pamper while unlocking MAGIC skin!

    Tilbury Tip: Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask can be used up to 3 times, so you can enjoy an at-home facial the night before your wedding and the morning after, too!

    Tilbury Tip: Darling, if you often experience dull, tired and puffy-looking skin in the morning, my Cryo-Recovery Face Mask is perfect for lifting, sculpting, depuffing and waking up the look of tired skin!

    Shop Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask

  3. A glowy toner in a large, white-coloured bottle with a silver-coloured lid.


    For glowing, baby-soft skin on your wedding day, apply Glow Toner as a daily radiant solution. Infused with hydrating and pore-refining ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate, niacinamide and Poretight, this radiance-boosting toner helps to reduce the appearance of pores while smoothing and illuminating the look of skin for the perfect bridal glow.

    Shop Glow Toner

  4. A luminous, ivory-coloured facial serum in a glass bottle with a white and gold-coloured dropper lid,


    To look youthful and radiant on your wedding day, apply Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir! This award-winning, research-powered serum is enriched with youth-boosting REPLEXIUM™, brightening golden vitamin C and deeply hydrating polyglutamic acid, giving the complexion a rush of superpowered skincare ingredients that play a part in making sure you have a glowing skin day on your big day.

    Shop Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

  5. An open, white-coloured eye serum tube with silver-colour geometric patterns on the front and text written on it that reads, 'eye appear depuffed and brighter with Iceawake, caffeine complex'


    For brighter-looking eyes, glide Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum across your eye area to depuff and illuminate the look of the delicate skin around your eyes. Infused with energising caffeine and inspired by cooling cryotherapy bridal skin treatments, this eye serum is like an alarm clock for the eyes! It smooths, lifts and brightens the look of the eye area, helping you to look your most bright-eyed on your wedding day, even before your beautifying eye makeup is applied!

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  6. Thick and luscious pearly-white moisturiser in an open glass jar with its gold-coloured lid placed behind it.


    Darlings, before you transform into a beautiful bride with a magical makeup look, moisturise with Charlotte’s Magic Cream to create the perfect, glowing canvas – I never do makeup without it and use it on all my celebrity clients from brides to red-carpet sirens! 

    I dreamt up my award-winning face cream as an immediate skin revival for tired-looking skin while working backstage at runway shows and photoshoots. The formula is globally loved for its Magic 8 Matrix of research-powered skincare ingredients including hyaluronic acid and bionymph peptide. Magic Cream is Magic Skin, darlings, and its instant-turnaround effects are perfect for prepping the skin on your magical wedding day to get the bridal glow of the stars!

    Shop Charlotte’s Magic Cream

  7. Light-gold-coloured facial oil in an open glass bottle with a gold and white-coloured dropper lid.


    Massaging a few drops of Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil into your complexion is an indulgent step to add into your bridal skin care routine. I formulated my first ever facial oil to act as a spa-in-a-jar, giving everyone, everywhere access to that spa-fresh feeling from home. Infused with a potent collagen matrix and soothing essential oils such as avocado, olive, raspberry seed and evening primrose, the hydrating formula is perfect for giving your complexion a radiant finish that looks fresh from the spa!

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  8. Body care duo including Charlotte's Magic Body Cream and Supermodel Body body shimmer


    Before you slip into your gorgeous wedding garms, moisturise your body with Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream to hydrate the skin and create an instant body glow! Thanks to my hydrating, instant-turnaround body cream, any skin that’s on show will look nourished, healthy and hydrated, giving you an all-over bridal glow while deeply moisturising and lifting the look of your skin.

    Tilbury Tip: For a runway-ready glow, apply Supermodel Body as a luxurious body highlighter, rolling the silky formula onto the arms, legs and décolletage to illuminate the look of your skin with supermodel shimmer before you step onto the aisle.

    Shop Charlotte’s Magic Skin Supermodel Body Kit

Bridal Skin Treatments Before Wedding

Darlings, if you’d like to give your skin some extra Tilbury Loving Care before the wedding, visit your nearest Charlotte Tilbury Beauty store or counter for a professional bridal skin treatment from a member of Team Tilbury!

My Glow Services provide spa-quality facials from trained-by-me experts using my world-famous, supercharged skincare products! Each facial is tailored to your personal skin type and glow goals, so you can select the perfect bridal skin treatment for you.

Discover Glow + Go, a 15-minute high-performance, instant-turnaround facial that leaves the skin glowing, and Charlotte’s Signature Glow Facial, an indulgent, 1-hour treatment that deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin while giving it spa-like radiance.

Darlings, don’t wait! Book your appointment now and get a fresh-from-the-facialist glow just in time to say, ‘I do!’.

Tilbury Tip: Too busy to make it to store, darling? Discover my magical virtual consultations - 1 on 1 virtual meetings with a trained-by-me skincare specialist! Discover the perfect products for your skin type as well as tips and tricks for building the perfect bridal skincare routine for you!  

The Bridal Skincare Kits You Need

  1. Charlotte's Wedding Prep, Target and Glow Skincare Kit for pre wedding skin care

    Wedding Prep, Target & Glow Skincare Routine

    Includes: Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Glow Toner, Travel-Sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream Crystal Elixir, Travel-Sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream

    I curated the Wedding Prep, Target & Glow Skincare Routine Kit for brides and grooms-to-be that are looking to step up their skincare routine in the lead up to their wedding day. It includes supercharged skincare icons that work together to help skin look smoother, plumper and more hydrated over time.

    In this bridal skincare kit, discover my pore-refining Goddess Skin Clay Mask and my gently exfoliating radiance solution, Glow Toner, along with Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir for a burst of youth-boosting hydration. Of course, it also features a travel-sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream, my award-winning, instant-turnaround moisturiser for an immediate skin revival, and Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream for smoother, firmer -looking skin with a radiant, well-nourished body glow.

    Following this 5-step bridal skincare routine in the months prior to your wedding will help to prepare your skin for your wedding day. Commit to your bridal skin care routine darlings, and you’ll glow with skin confidence!

    Shop the Wedding Prep, Target & Glow Skincare Routine Kit

  2. Charlotte's Wedding Day Immediate Skin Revival Kit for wedding day skin prep

    Wedding Day Immediate Skin Revival Kit

    Includes: Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum, Charlotte’s Magic Cream 50ml, Travel-Sized Wonderglow, Travel-Sized Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

    Especially for your wedding day, I’ve curated the Wedding Day Immediate Skin Revival Kit to give skin an instant bridal glow. The weeks and months of consistency you’ve put into your pre bridal skincare routine will help you to have your best skin day on your wedding day, darlings; this bridal skincare kit is simply designed to dial up your natural radiance and leave you feeling perfectly pampered before the ceremony.

    The Wedding Day Immediate Skin Revival Kit features my Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask for the most magical, moisture-boosting facial, and Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum to help depuff and brighten the look of the eye area for wide awake-looking eyes. It also includes my supercharged skincare duo; Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir for hydrated, healthy-looking skin and a travel-sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream to give skin an instant magic glow. Finally, I selected Wonderglow as the perfect luminous face primer to add into your bridal skincare routine – it makes the skin look candlelit and perfectly preps your canvas for bridal makeup.

    If you’re performing your bridal skincare routine at home on your big day, the supercharged products in this bridal skincare kit are gorgeous choices for creating radiant-looking skin on your wedding day!

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*16 people tested. REPLEXIUM™ is a registered trademarks by BASF Beauty Care Solutions France SAS

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.