Lara Worthington’s Incredible Beauty Secrets

Lara Worthington’s Incredible Beauty Secrets

05/04/2018

Bikini babe turned clever businesswoman Lara Worthington has spilled the secrets behind her glowy looks and sunny approach to life. Lara not only uses tricks like crushing aspirin and lemon juice as an exfoliator, she tests products on her gorgeous actor husband Sam Worthington. The Australian model formerly known as Lara Bingle reveals here she's not just a jaw-dropping beauty but also a smart and savvy businesswoman.

My skincare routine…

My routine is simple yet smart for my skin. Cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream and my ‘can’t live without’ – my LB Cream, $24. It is a tinted moisturiser with a little bit more coverage than your regular tinted moisturiser. It also has SPF for sun protection. I wanted this cream to be a one-stop-shop – you get up and put it on and it meets all your needs.

You can use it instead of a moisturiser, or as well as. I also often use sunscreen under it. I have become really gnarly on sunscreen. I am always in the sun – whether in the snow or the beach and I had pigmentation showing, so now I protect as much as possible. I used to tan when I was younger and I’d have to cool my skin down with tomatoes afterwards!

The best trick to brighten up your face

I also make a scrub out of crushed up aspirin and lemon juice. It is really a great exfoliator and leaves skin so bright.

Lara Worthington's Incredible Beauty Secrets

Lara Worthington

Here’s how I stay looking fresh across so many time zones…

I do face masks on the plane. The hostesses look at me like I am crazy! When I get off the plane I try to go to a bathhouse – the water makes me feel better – not so jetlagged. Those are my two main things that I consistently do.

My solution to a bad hair day…

I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m a bit of a hat wearer, but I also find a centre part; spray of water and spritz of Sea Salt Spray seems to fix a sometimes-unruly mane. I do love having shorter hair though – it is so much easier! I also don’t condition my hair much at all – about once a week. It gives my hair so much more volume and texture and I just rely on my hair’s natural oils to keep it moisturised.

Behind my beauty brand The BASE…

I just wanted to start from scratch – to have it be my own thing that I paid for. There are no investors; I own it completely. I saved up (I stopped buying clothes and shoes!) and I studied business. The creative was always a passion but the business side is so important. In the past, I have left that up to other people, but I did not want to do that with this project.

I learned from other amazing businesswomen as well, who shared their tips with me. I learned from my mistakes, too – from what not to do in terms of business. It’s great to know every dollar that goes in and out.  

It’s taken about a year to put together the formulations and find people who want to create products that I want, not what they want. For instance with the Skin Illuminator Matte Bronze, $24, I wanted it to be minimal shine and then you could add highlight over that if you wanted to. I sent it back about 10 times because it was too shiny. I was a perfectionist and wanted things a certain way, so it took about a year.

I tried so many on Sam [husband, actor Sam Worthington] too! Especially the Gradual Tanning Lotion, $29, as he is very pale and I think it is best for paler skin types to use a gradual colour. Over four days his arms looked really great.

My favourite exercise…

I really enjoy outdoor activity! Schedules get busy but I jump on any chance I get to be outside and active. Wakeboarding with friends is a favorite past time. And of course hitting the slopes!

My biggest fashion splurge…
Balenciaga Shoes – but I gave up buying them to create my company! It was funny, when I first met Sam, he didn’t know what labels were or what tings were worth, so I set things at a really high level. I bought a pair of $600 shoes and he was shocked. I was like, “well, that’s just what they cost!” Now when I buy anything under $500, he thinks they are on sale!