A radiant, glowing complexion is the best accessory. But, achieving one isn’t as easy as slapping on some highlighter. It takes time, patience and a lot of the right skincare products. A menu of skin-loving formulas that help to hydrate, brighten and resurface should transform even the dullest of complexions. From Charlotte Tilbury and Oskia to Dr. Barabara Sturm and Tata Harper, meet the products that’ll deliver an other-worldly glow.
You want to start with a clean slate. That means removing all those dead, dull skin cells and making room for skin regeneration. To recreate a spa-like facial, masks like Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial and Origins Ginzing Peel Off Mask are a great place to start. For a once-a-week treatment, Zoeva’s Radiant Skin Exfoliating Pads help smooth skin and prep it for the application of other treatments. Or, if you’re after a daily treatment, Medik8’s Press & Glow can be swept onto skin every morning or evening for a light exfoliation.
On your quest for glowy skin, always remember, brightening ingredients are your best friends. Topical antioxidants like vitamin C are key for protecting your skin from free radicals while coating the skin with a boost of brightness. Keep an eye out for niacinamide-infused formulas, which help to prevent water loss from the skin. The result is less dryness and irritation, all the while strengthening the overall health of the skin (and your glow).
HYDRATION IS KEY
When it comes to glowy skin, the more moisture, the better. For an intense hit of hydration, opt for a mask-like Sisley’s Hydra Flash Intense Moisturising Mask. Rich in natural plant extracts and essential oils, it nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and plump. Think of 111 Skin’s Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask as a ‘two birds, one stone’ situation. Containing 24k gold, it brightens, calms and hydrates. No wonder it’s a favourite amongst supermodels and red-carpet makeup artists. For a glow that’ll last all day, Sisley’s Hydra Global Serum and Eve Lom’s Radiance Oils are a must. Plus, they help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
After all that hard work, it’s time for the final step. For that ultimate glow, a thick moisturiser is vital. It helps to seal in moisture (and the effects of all those other products), leaving a dewy finish that just can’t be matched. For dry skin types, Tata Harpers Crème Riche contains essential fatty acids and vitamin F to give you instantly soft, supple, and youthful-looking skin. To add a bit of oomph into your morning skincare routine, Omorovicza’s Illuminating Moisturiser is ideal for wearing under foundation, as the perfect base for a glowing complexion. If you’re still not as glowy as you’d like, reach for a face mist. We love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hydrating Face Mist and Tom Ford’s Hyaluronic Energizing Mist. Top tip? Slip one into your bag for pick-me-ups throughout the day and an instant makeup refresh.