You can achieve a beautiful summer glow without the harmful effects of the sun. It’s all about getting your hands on some great beauty must-haves that will add some glimmer to your cheeks, complexion, or even your body. Whether it’s a great moisturizer or toner that boasts some sheen, or makeup that is infused with some glittery shine, you can find a great glow product that will elevate your summer look. —Jennifer Cox
Glow Toner, the latest addition to Charlotte Tilbury’s skincare lineup that comes out June 23rd, is an hydrating glow-giving toner that creates a gentle resurfacing effect without acids. It’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, and it will refine the look of pores while cushioning the skin in moisture for a glowing, youthful, healthy look. In clinical trials, skin was two times more hydrated in one hour and skin felt two times smoother after 28 days.
Radiate sensuality with the iconic Huile Prodigieuse Or from Nuxe ($51). It combines the benefits of a moisturizer with that of makeup for a dynamic duo of skincare awesomeness. Plus, it is enriched with golden pearly particles to infuse your skin with an irresistible iridescent glow.
Youth To The People’s Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Oil ($44) is an ultra-enriched, flash-absorbing face oil packed with rare super berry antioxidants that leaves skin velvety soft, hydrated, and glowing. Moisturizing prickly pear and squalane oil lock in moisture with the help of omega fatty acids and high levels of vitamin C. Maqui, the most antioxidant dense fruit in the world, is combined with açaí and goji, which together creates a potent antioxidant elixir.
The Let Me Glow Illuminating Serum from Keys Soulcare ($40, sold through Sephora Canada) is a hydrating, illuminating, and priming face serum all in one. It offers a sheer golden tint and complements all skin tones. It has thorough coverage and is still lightweight—a little goes a long way!
For an all-in-one summer glow kit, check out L’Occitane’s Summer Glow Kit ($37). It has everything you need to achieve the perfect lustre. This set includes Almond Delicious Soap, Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel, Almond Supple Skin Oil, Aqua Réotier Moisture Prep Essence, Almond Delicious Hands, Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Cream Sample (x4), and a stylish L’Occitane pouch.
Get natural-looking summer skin with The Body Shop’s handy Drops of Sun bronzer ($22). Just blend a couple of drops with your daily moisturizer or foundation to top up your holiday tan in seconds or apply directly to give your skin a little glow. Light and easy. And no sunshine required. You can even blend it with your foundation to contour!