Top Products for Glowing Skin
Before makeup, comes skin and maintaining a healthy, hydrated and nourished complexion is key to luminosity and radiance. I use skincare to get my glow and leave makeup to simply enhance my natural features and radiance. From moisturisers, serums, oils and masks, I've rounded up my favourite products in the glow collection that will help provide you with youthful, bright skin and endless hours of hydration. Whatever the skin type, if you want a glow, this ones for you...
Vitamin C and coffee, what more could you want?
Medik8 C-Tetra Cream*: Using a moisturiser containing Vitamin C is a quick and effective way in the mornings to boost your radiance and glow levels. This luxurious cream from Medik8 is one of my favourites for it's whipped texture that feels beautifully soft and nourishing on the skin and leaves my skin with a healthy, luminous shine.
Origins GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy Boosting Moisturiser*: This newly formulated energy boosting cream from Origins is the perfect Spring/Summer radiance cream due to it's rich yet light texture that smooths over the face and works wonders underneath makeup. With an active ingredient of coffee and Ginseng, this deliciously smelling cream drenches skin in long-lasting hydration to awaken revitalise and boost the glow.
Super Facialist Vitamin C Eye Cream*: Keeping the eyes hydrated and bright is just as important as the skin for me and this dark circle reducing cream from SuperFacialist offers quick absorption and radiance peepers. Again, containing Vitamin C+, this advanced anti-ageing eye cream keeps the eye area brighter with darkness and puffiness kept to a minimum.
Oils and Elixirs
Luxury essential oils, Omegas and shots for the skin, here's the best around for radiant skin...
Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate: Revitalising, radiant and rejuvenated skin in a bottle. This lightweight dry facial oil from Kiehl's has been a favourite of mine for years and is one of the best for providing anti-oxidant protection, boosting radiance and keeping skin youthful and healthy with a powerful ingredients list of Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu.
Medik8 Glow Oil*: Another must have from Medik8 is this Vitamin C and Omega 3 and 6 dry face oil that helps protect the skin from external environmental aggressors, minimise signs of ageing, hydrate, repair and ultimately, boost skins radiance and glow levels through the additional 12 essential oils.
Darphin Elixirs*: The ultimate glow-givers in my skincare routine and collection are the Darphin oil elixirs, beautiful aromatic essential oils that transform skins texture and appearance. Rose is incredibly hydrating and aids in skins suppleness whilst helping to renew radiance whilst Vetiver has been my go to for de-stressing my skin by strengthening the skins barrier, nourishing, comforting and enhancing skins resistance to environmental impacts.
Timebomb B12 Cocktail Complexion Shot*: When my skin looks tired and lacklustre (usually during and post Winter), I use this potent complexion shot of Vitamin B12, Brown Algare, Ginseng and Cantella to improve my skins circulation for a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Masks and Exfoliators
The ones that pack a punch, the overnight wonders and instant radiance revealers...
Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Radiance Masque: The best around for an instant radiance reveal. Packed full of cranberry seeds to gentle exfoliate and energise a dull, tired looking complexion and turmeric to invigorate and reveal a radiant complexion. This is a multi-action mask with many skin benefits that aid in a healthier, more youthful, illuminated complexion.
Antipodes Reincarnation Exfoliator*: Simple, effective and ultra-gentle, this hydrating cream exfoliant is perfect for sensitive skin types that irritate easily. Formulated with 100% avocado oil and jojoba brads it's nourishing and soothing whilst gently lifting away dead skin cells to reveal new, bright skin underneath. Additional ingredients include Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange and Calendula Oil to calm, balance and revitalise skin.
Fresh Peony Brightening Overnight Mask*: For the days when my skin really needs a radiance boost, a thick layer of goodness from Fresh does the job and this Peony mask, packs a punch. Its highly concentrated formula replenishes and preserves skins hydration for up to 24 hours to give a fresh faced, luminous complexion when you arise in the morning. In addition to Peony, Fresh have added Vitamin C (the hero ingredient in any glow giving skincare product) and Licorice Root Extract to even the skin tone and my beloved ingreidient of Hyaluronic Acid; the ultimate hydrator and moisture booster.
Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask: Another expert way of revealing radiance os through a peel and this one from Caudalie is my favourite as its so gentle, non-harsh and gives me new skin in 10 minutes, due to being an AHA mask (glycolic acid). The cream formula fades dark spots, unclogs pores, reduces the chance of break outs and dulls down redness all the while, working on that glow.
James Read Sleep Tan Mask*: Finally, in addition to the Vitamin C, coffee, Ginseng, essential oils and Hyaluronic Acid, a damn good tan can make all the difference in skins glow as it helps create a more healthy looking complexion. This overnight tan mask from James Read is super easy to apply and incredibly natural looking; no streaks or stains and zero chance of being tangoed.
What are your favourite glow-giving skincare products?