Wintry weather’s almost over and Spring is in the air.
But if the cold snap has left your skin dry and dull, don’t despair. We’ve found the best skin-care and cosmetic glow getters out there, to help revive your complexion back to radiance.
Liz Earle Cleanse And Glow, £24.50
Thoroughly removing the dirt and debris of the day that can clog your pores is vital for glowing skin. This new Liz Earle gel cleanser contains nourishing black bee honey, acerola cherry and elderberry oil. It transforms from gel into an oil as you massage it into the skin, then rinses off with warm water as a milk. In a consumer study, 92% of testers said their skin looked instantly brighter and 82% agreed they achieved an effortless glow.
Angela Langford Bloom & Glow Radiance Restoring Face Oil, £20.50
Angela Langford is natural skincare made in Pembrokeshire with no parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or colours. This soft, gentle and aromatic orangey oil contains chia seed and sea buckthorn to deliver a dose of essential fatty acids to thirsty, tired skin. See it transformed to radiance within minutes. It sinks in quickly, making it great for day and nighttime use. A calming kiss of dewiness.
Sukin Brightening Glow Night Moisturiser, £17.99
Richly hydrating, thanks to its mango butter and squalene content, this cream also contains kakadu plum, a natural source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Australian bioactive complex packed full of antioxidants that brighten and plump your complexion overnight.
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow, Aha Resurfacing Night Serum, £55
You don’t need to have a wedding planned to bring a glow to your cheeks. This serum contains gentle flower, lactic, glycolic and fruit acids to exfoliate dead skin cells overnight and reveal a fresh complexion. And a blend of honey and hyaluronic acid hydrates skin so it never feels over-stripped. Use a couple of times a week at first and build up to more regular use if needed.
Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Glow & Bloom Collection, from £28
Add a pepped-up glow to pale lips and a warm pink-brown wash to eyelids with the new Spring-inspired shades this collection. A Petal Wash Eyeshadow Palette is £34, and Extra Lip Tints in Bare Rose and Bare Bloom are £28 each.
Sol De Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Oils, £35
These softening, subtly shimmering oils give you a glow (even if you don’t get to go on holiday). Hydrating, and with with just a hint of sparkle, it’s like getting kissed by the Brazilian sunshine – albeit from a bottle. And they can be used on the face and body for all-over radiance. In three shades – ‘Rio Sunset’, ‘Copacabana Bronze’ and ‘Carnaval Queen’ – the blend of coconut and açai oils, plus cupuaçu butter sinks into skin seamlessly and perfumes it with a sweet and heady fragrance of salted caramel, pistachio, jasmine petals and vanilla. We can see why they sell out as soon as they go online at Sol de Janeiro’s site.