If there’s one skincare goal we’re all thirsty for, it’s glowing skin. And while we have more time at home, there’s no better time to refine your skincare routine and achieve your goals. We’ve curated a list of 10 products to amp up your routine that will buff away dead skin, banish dullness, and brighten your complexion. Get ready for the compliments (over facetime, obvs).
1. For Acne-Prone Skin: Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic, $15
This skincare product has a cult following thanks to its impactful formula, which features chemical exfoliant glycolic acid, combined with energizing ginseng and soothing aloe vera. The potent combination will help minimize the appearance of pores, and curb breakouts by removing dead skin build-up and lowering oil production. We love it as it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry like other toners can. For best results, use daily post-cleanse, by saturating a cotton pad and sweeping it across your face, neck, and décolletage.
2. For Soft, Supple Skin: Sweet Chef Superfoods and Vitamins Beauty Oil, $24
If you’re looking to add a face oil into your daily routine, this affordable oil should be at the top of your list. The unique, lightweight texture is unlike any other face oil we’ve tried, as it glides onto your skin without leaving a greasy residue. Most importantly, after using it consecutively for one month our skin felt smoother and more radiant. Created by K-Beauty brand Sweet Chef, it’s packed with superfood ingredients that are bursting with vitamins to soften, soothe, and revive the skin. We’re talking about vitamin A, B, and C, as well as carrot root extract, coffee seed extract, sesame seed oil, and lavender oil. Use it as the last step in your day or nighttime routine.
3. For The Lazy Girls: Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask, $45
This one is for our low-maintenance glow getters out there – simply whack this mask on at bedtime, and it’ll do all the hard work while you sleep. The pillow-proof formula will smooth your skin overnight, as it’s fueled with hydrating hyaluronic acid and pore-refining AHAs that work to gently remove dead skin while you hit snooze. It’s suitable for all skin types, just apply it as the last step in your nightly routine, then wash it thoroughly in the morning. Also, remember to pat it into your skin rather than rub as this will allow for better absorption.
4. For Everyone: WISHFUL Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, $39
Admittedly we’re a little biased, but since we started using WISHFUL’s Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, our skin has been notably more radiant. The powerful yet gentle scrub is formulated with natural fruit extracts like papaya and pineapple extract, which are known to smooth the skin and increase clarity. It also contains a low concentration of AHAs and BHAs to remove dead skin build-up that’s blocking your pores and making your skin look dull. If you don’t believe us, check out the real results here.
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5.For Sensitive Skin: Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, $44
What makes this oil so unique is the advanced Co2 extraction process, which delivers a more potent, longer-lasting oil in comparison to cold-pressed alternatives. As a result, it’ll hydrate, replenish and restore the skin at a deeper level. This product made a real difference to our skin; it was brighter, softer, and more supple than before. Again, it’s suitable for all skin types, in fact, it was created for the founder of Pai Skincare who needed a face oil for her own hypersensitive skin. Massage two or three drops into your skin as the final step in your nighttime routine. Don’t be put off by the earthy smell, that’s just proof that the formula is natural and full of goodness!
6. For Oily Skin: Youth to the People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner, $38
An exfoliating toner is like a fast track ticket to glow-ier skin. This toner is a blend of chemical exfoliants, glycolic and lactic acid, as well as two fermented ingredients, kombucha black tea, and tree bark. These ingredients work together to sweep away dull dead skin from your complexion while strengthening the microbiome, which is critical for maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. Simply apply it to your skin using a cotton pad, after you’ve cleansed. Begin by using it three to five times a week, building up to nightly use.
7. For Glass Skin: Peach & Lily Glass Refining Serum, $39
If you’re a skincare buff and aren’t content with a simple glow, this serum will deliver glass skin! The silky formula absorbs into your skin almost instantly, delivering a surge of radiance-boosting ingredients. It contains peach extract, which is full of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids to restore and brighten the skin. It also boasts niacinamide to provide an influx of antioxidants, Asian mountain yam extract to combat flakiness, and madecassoside to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen production. And we’re still not done; the peptide complex helps increase collagen production, smoothing the appearance of fine lines while the addition of hyaluronic acid will hydrate your skin, 10 layers deep. Boom!
8. For Radiant Skin: Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum, $80
Vitamin C is proven to brighten your complexion and this vitamin C serum goes above and beyond. Thanks to the potent antioxidant complex, which consists of 15% L-Ascorbic Acid plus Ferulic Acid and 1% Vitamin E, it’ll boost radiance while fighting harmful free radicals that cause premature aging. Plus, the pumpkin ferment and pomegranate extract will help dissolve dead skin cells that are blocking your pores. Apply every morning to a clean dry face after you’ve cleansed and toned. Follow with a hydrating moisturizer for best results.
9. For a Post-Facial Glow: Sarah Chapman Glow, $78
Sarah Chapman, one of the UK’s most sought-after facialists, formulated this serum so her clients could achieve that post-facial glow, daily. The illuminated elixir contains cutting-edge stem cell technology that’ll help boost collagen levels, leaving you with plumper, softer skin. It also features a new-gen ingredient called Blumilight, which helps lessen the damage of blue light pollution that we’re now subjected to, constantly. Use this serum day and night, after you’ve cleansed and toned, before you apply moisturizer or face oil.
10. For Dark Spots: Sisley Phyto Blanc Le Concentre Pure Bright Activating Serum, $380
While this is a certifiable skincare splurge, the formula delivers. Not only will it improve dullness and dark spots, but it’ll also majorly brighten your skin and give you a translucent skin finish. The super-serum is a luxurious blend of Egyptian Myrobolan, and a four-ingredient complex of Vitamin B3, Hexylresorcinol, Wild Thyme extract, and Pea Peptide extract to nourish and replenish the skin. Apply it to cleansed, toned skin, and follow with your usual moisturizer. Be prepared to be blown away with results after a couple of weeks when you use it twice daily.
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