I think we all have a love/hate relationship with the sun. Too much is never a good thing and not enough, well, mine gets ruddy, dull, and that healthy-looking bronze hue I got so used to disappears and I’m left thinking, “WTF just happened to my skin?!” The right amount of Vitamin D gets you that fresh glow, but what happens when the sun doesn’t come out at all during winter (depending on where you live, of course?). The solution? Try these glow enhancing skincare products to keep you looking fresh like you just spent a day at the beach, even if you’re just sitting in an office with fluorescent lighting in the middle of a snowstorm.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads: If you live in a polluted city like NYC, you should really be using these every day. They are the best solution for clearing up residue and give you incredibly radiant skin. I’ve recommended this to so many of my friends who swear by it now. I know they brand it as a ‘wrinkle’ product, but I find it helps best with my complexion overall. Glycolic acid is the main beauty ingredient here and it’s a total lifesaver for those days you’re feeling dull!
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50: This odd smelling but highly effective “miracle water,” gently exfoliates and balances the epidermis. Massage all over the face, neck and cleavage. The first week: saturate moistened cotton pads with Lotion P50 and apply to the face, neck and cleavage. Thereafter: saturate dry cotton pads with the lotion. Read my review about this excellent product, here.
Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Primer: This is my favorite primer, especially in the winter. Apply it before makeup or on it’s own and the pearl extracts give you an amazingly ethereal glow while camouflaging discoloration and fine lines.
Collagen Crystal Facial Mask: These masks are made with 24K gold and are such a steal! And they really work. The gold absorbs into your skin and makes you look like a total Egyptian goddess. I use them once a week when my skin needs a boost of radiance and everyone comments on how good my skin looks after.
Fresh Rose Floral Toner: I love rose water for my skin and this toner has floral waters collected from Grasse, France. I keep it in my fridge and spritz it on my skin throughout the day to stay bright and fresh. A natural aromatic, there’s a mood-enhancing element to it that adds to the whole experience. Your skin and aura will be glowing!
Dr. Schulze Detox Formula: A healthy glow always starts from within. With all natural beauty powerhouse herbs like burdock root and goldenseal, this tincture cleans your blood and lymphatic system, and your skin will see a noticeable and I mean REALLY NOTICEABLE difference.
Story by Marisa Kronenberg.