So, what is bright skin, exactly? It’s when one’s complexion looks radiant and the skin is smooth enough to reflect light. In short, it’s that youthful glow that speaks of health.
Bright skin comes easily when you’re under 20 and your skin cells turn over every 28 days. As you age, however, cellular turnover slows, and by the time you’re 35, your cells are taking 40 days to renew.
Dead skin cells pile up, diffusing the light and making skin look dull. What to do? Exfoliating is just the beginning! Here are nine products that will help brighten that skin and give you an all-natural glow.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel ($45)
This delightful and powerful peel is made with certified organic ingredients that exfoliate naturally with a potent blend of alpha and beta hydroxyl acids. Don’t let the all-natural aspect of this product fool you into thinking it’s weak: this peel delivers spa-grade exfoliation that will give you a brighter complexion while reducing hyperpigmentation.
Lift Lab Lift + Moisturize Daily Cream ($145)
Dry skin cannot be bright. Those with parched faces will love this lightly scented cream, which is ultra-hydrating, yet readily absorbs for an even application.
Your skin’s elasticity will be improved immediately. While peptides work to increase firmness, botanical derivatives bind moisture to cells, and three silicones lock in moisture and create a smooth, silky surface. The result? A flawless completion that glows with health.
This product works wonders to resurface skin immediately, and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots over time. Expect brighter more luminous skin immediately. The gentle lightening agents work to progressively reduce the appearance of spots and discoloration over 12 weeks.
There are gentle acids in this mask. so expect some tingling or stinging to occur…the payoff? More radiant skin in 10 minutes.
Marini Luminate Eye Gel ($93)
This amazing potion really works to brightens the skin around the eye area and reduce the appearance of discoloration. Used daily, the eye gel, which feels cool and comfortable going on, will improve hydration and reduce puffiness.
Just take a look at the before and after photos on the website. The results are amazing.
Restorsea Reviving Cleanser ($65)
This magical cleanser contains Songyi Mushroom, a bio-herbal extract consisting of amino-acids, powerful anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals…all of which work together to lighten, brighten and even skin tone. Lightly scented and non-sudsy, this cleanser removes makeup by gently lifting off dirt without stripping, but also will not clog pores.
Immunocologie Vital Beauty Set ($660)
Specially curated to brighten tired skin, the Vital Beauty set includes Hyaluronic Serum, Super 7 Elixir Face Serum and Intense Eye Creme.
This gorgeous kit works to restore hydration, regenerate skin cells, reduce fine lines and diminish dark circles. The secret to the wonder of the Immunocologie products is the patented Vital Oligo Complex, which naturally brings ionic balance back to the skin, preventing cellular degradation caused by over exposure to free radicals that enhance skin aging.
Bionova Cleanser Dry/Normal Skin ($30)
This foaming cleanser brightens skin by targeting dead skin cells and gently removing them. It also removes makeup without damaging any of the skin’s own natural moisture barrier, which helps keep moisture in the skin and keeps out free radicals, bacteria, etc. A bioactive complex of anti-oxidants prevents oxidative stress, and a complex of vitamins helps to nourish dry, sensitive skin.
Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil ($26)
Oil your skin for brightness? Yes! Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil infuses African Marula Oil and Sea Buckhorn’s Omega 7 and 9 Fatty Acids to hydrate and protect skin. The oil contains key nutrients to combat wrinkles, dryness and loss of elasticity.
Le Mieux Brightening Serum ($95)
This light, almost fragrance-free serum contains eight advanced brightening agents and four potent peptides that work to diminish the appearance of dark spots, improve uneven skin tone, and brighten dull, lackluster skin. It perfect for wearing under makeup during the day.
EmerginC Complexion Perfection ($80)
This potent concoction of alpha-lipoic acid, retinol and Siberian sea buckthorn extract to works to instantly improve skin tone and texture while fighting free radicals and kicking cellular turnover into high gear, no matter what age you are. Amazing when mixed into an existing skin cream.
Jane Iresdale Golden Shimmer ($32)
Still need a little help getting your glow on? This limited edition, citrus-scented wonder will make you look like a glowing goddess in no time.
The lightweight, light-reflecting sheer lotion creates a shimmering luminosity on the skin that can be worn alone or paired with your favorite makeup.