Flip open any magazine and you’re sure to see gorgeous, smooth, bright, plump skin. Of course, most of it is Photoshopped, but what if we told you there was a way to achieve skin like that without having to learn some computer skills?
We always believe that great skincare is an investment and should be a priority. With summer fast approaching, temperatures starting to rise, and humidity levels increasing, you probably won’t want to wear too many layers on your face. Looking after your skin and using the right products will allow you to confidently (and gorgeously) walk around without a trace of makeup, or a worry in the world.
As busy women, we love multi-tasking products for their convenience and results. For flawless skin, we recommend a moisturizing product that also has brightening properties. Using a double-effect product will soften, hydrate, and protect your skin, while evening out and brightening your complexion.
There’s another bonus to using a brightening and moisturizing cream. When your skin is hydrated, it’s surface is smoother, which allows it to reflect light more evenly; resulting in a lit-from-within glow. It’s one of the reasons why children’s skin always seems to glow.
Below are a few of our favorite brightening and moisturizing products.
Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex – Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to brighten skin and reverse sun damage. Its addition to this cream will brighten and even out your skin in just four weeks. Safflower oil adds a hefty dose of moisture, while protecting your skin from future damage.
Eve Lom TLC Radiance Cream – This cream might have a lightweight texture, but it certainly packs a punch. Bulgarian Rose Otto is an instant complexion booster and moisturizer, lifting and plumping your skin while brightening a dull complexion. Antioxidants and essential oils are also in the mix, ensuring your skin stays protected all day long.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream – Thankfully not made from actual dragons, Dragon’s Blood is a resin that is well-known for its bright red color, and has been used in skincare products for its anti-inflammatory and plumping abilities. This night cream will plump up fine lines, moisturize, and brighten your skin while you sleep.
Derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Cream – Botanical extracts of licorice and bearberry lighten existing sun spots and prevent future ones from forming, leaving you with brighter, more evenly toned skin. This SPF 15 cream also contains vitamin C, green tea and olive extracts to reduce fine lines and protect against environmental damage.
Phytomer White Lumination Complexion Recovery Moisturizing Cream – This moisturizer contains three excellent brightening ingredients; Sea Lily extract to minimize age spots, dictyopteris to enhance luminosity, and vitamin C to brighten your entire complexion. It also contains a slew of moisturizing ingredients and SPF 15 for additional protection.