You’ve got a text! Your new getting unready ritual fresh from the Love Island villa just dropped

This article is sponsored by Shea Moisture, Baylis & Harding, The Inkey List™, Weleda & Oral B

Like our islanders, we’re all about getting glam for a night around the firepit but we also love the feeling of dialling it down as the day draws to a close. As much as we love having fun with make-up, there’s nothing more empowering than embracing your natural beauty, dark circles and all.

And if you’re anything like us, you’ve become totally obsessed with the ‘get unready with me’ (or GURWM) trend online. If you’re not familiar, let us pull you for a chat. ‘Getting unready’ is a term used to describe a routine. It involves stripping back all the creams, gels and powders you put on in the morning to help you prepare for the evening wind down after a long hot summer of love.

For us, there’s something incredibly satisfying about watching make-up effortlessly dissolve onto a cotton pad or a false lash peeling off in one fell swoop. If you want to get in on the action, the good news is your GURWM routine needn’t be complex and we’re here to make it easy with our favourite beauty buys from the Love Island villa! It can be as simple as using a face wash or can include a full skincare regime – there’s no rulebook!

Your ‘get unready’ routine with products from the Love Island villa

You’ve probably already seen our favourite beauty must-haves working their way through the Love Island villa from moisturisers to cleansing balms. Today, we’re going to show you how to put them to the test to help you create the ultimate ‘get unready’ ritual. So, what are you waiting for? Get (un)ready, set, go!

Step 1: Find the one to treat your tresses

Looking to keep the bounce in your blow dry? Or maybe you want to protect your colour-treated hair? Whatever hairstyles you plan on turning heads with this summer, treat those tresses to some well-deserved TLC. Our holy grail product has to be a leave-in conditioner. Apply a generous amount of the product to clean, towel dried hair from root to tip before gently combing through for even distribution. Easy-to-use, moisturising and detangling – tick, tick, tick!

Try: SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore

Leave-In Conditioner

• Size: 431ml

• No sulphates or silicones

Whether you colour, straighten, perm or heat your hair, this one-size-fits-all formula is a must! Infused with Jamaican black castor oil and fair-trade shea butter, this leave-in lover coats each strand, nourishing and moisturising hair that’s prone to breakage. Coily, curly, wavy or natural hair? No strand is out of reach for this haircare hero.


Step 2: Find the one to lend a helping hand

After a busy day of grafting, your hands can harbour dirt and bacteria. So, before you start applying your skincare staples, wash your hands with a hydrating and conditioning hand wash. Not only will this minimise the risk of contaminating your skincare products, but you’ll also help prevent breakouts too. Your hands are one of the greatest beauty tools you own, so they deserve a little love too, right?

Try: Baylis & Harding Kindness + Plant Hyaluronic Acid Cleanse &

Hydrate Hand Wash

• Size: 500ml

• 98% naturally derived ingredients

Give your palms some luxury treatment with this hydrating hand

wash, infused with hyaluronic acid, allantoin and provitamin B. Gently cleanse and watch as the conditioning formula creates a rich and creamy lather, moisturising your skin to give your hands a rejuvenated glow. Did we forget to mention it also smells delicious with notes of pear and neroli? It’s a bit of you!


Step 3: Find the one to remove your make-up & soothe skin

Now for the satisfying part, make-up removal. Those long hot summers can take their toll on your make-up looks which is why we love to couple up with a gentle cleansing balm at night. We recommend gently massaging your balm onto damp skin before adding water and rinsing thoroughly to wash away dirt, make-up and other impurities. The result? Smooth skin that’s silky soft to the touch. If you have sensitive skin, this pick is 100% your type on paper…

Try: The INKEY List™ Oat Cleansing Balm

• Size: 150ml

• Suitable for sensitive skin types

A cleanser, make-up remover and nourishing facial mask in one?

Sounds like this 3-in-1 wonder didn’t come to play! Formulated with colloidal oatmeal and oat kernel oil, the balm melts away your daily make-up, supporting your skin barrier, whilst soothing even the most sensitive skin upon application.


Step 4: Find the one to compliment your complexion

After your cleanser, it’s time to let serum sweet talk its way to a brighter complexion. A staple for rebalancing the skin, this beauty must-have helps refine, smooth and reduce visible signs of ageing. The beauty of your skin is that its unique to you, so finding the right serum is important. Our top tip is to look out for one that’s suitable for your skin type to give you the results you want to see. We have one we think you’ll have heart eyes for…  

Try: Boots Vitamin C PRO Brightening Booster Serum

• Size: 15ml

• Vegan*

Help restore dullness and reduce the appearance of an uneven skin tone with this brightening serum of dreams. Massage two to three drops onto your face and neck and let the vitamin C and YUZU extract get to work, giving your complexion some summer loving.


Step 5: Find the one to protect your skin’s barrier

Once your make-up is removed, follow up with a moisturiser. It’s the perfect match for your skin, helping to intensely nourish dry skin with the power of nature. When it comes to application, don’t be afraid to lay it on thick! Whether you’re enjoying a sleepover with friends or pouring your heart out over some late-night pillow talk, your radiant complexion is sure to give them all the feels

Weleda Skin Food Light

• Size: 75ml

• Suitable for dry skin

This little green hero is totally giving us the eye and we’re not mad about it! Loved by celebrities and MUAs, this iconic formula feeds the skin with natural oils and certified organic plants to protect and soothe dry skin. Soon, you’ll have silky smooth skin that’d make anyone green with envy. If you want to give your skin a night-time glow from head to toe, this is the one for you.


Step 6: Find the one to brighten your smile

Round up your GURWM by giving your pearly whites a clean. After a busy day of pulling people for chats or sipping cocktails poolside, your teeth and gums deserve some attention. The solution? An electric toothbrush is totally the vibe! With plenty of features to help you improve your brushing technique, this toothbrush from Oral B has stolen our hearts.

Try: Oral-B iO8™ Electric Toothbrush Black Onyx with Limited Edition

Travel Case. Includes:

• One iO8 handle with ultimate clean brush head

• One zipper travel case

• One charger

• One refill holder

Get a professional clean from the comfort of your home thanks to Oral B. With revolutionary iO technology, this electric toothbrush is truly in a class of its own (talk about a beauty bombshell!), giving you a gentle brushing experience. Plus, it removes up to 100% more bacterial plaque vs. a manual toothbrush. The six smart modes allow you to personalise your brushing for your best clean yet, it’s a total upgrade.


Now you’ve mastered the art of a GURWM routine, it’s time to sit back and relax! Do these beauty must-haves have your seal of approval? Find more in our full range.