If Winter’s left your face feeling dry, dull, and drab, then this is the guide for you! Hit the refresh button with this Spring skincare edit that’s all about healthy, glowing skin. We’ve scoured our shelves and hand-picked some of our favourite products to give your skin dewy, youthful radiance.
From exfoliants and serums to Vitamin C shots, glycolic, and collagen, you’ll be fresh-faced in no time! Let’s glow, people!
THE SKINCARE INGREDIENTS FOR GLOWING SKIN
The secret to glowing skin is ‘out with the old and in with the new’. Sloughing off all those dead, dry skin cells to reveal fresh new skin underneath, whilst stimulating lovely, plumping collagen production, refining texture, and smoothing out fine lines.
When you’re resurfacing and refreshing your skin in this way, depending on the ingredients of the products you use, your skin may be more sensitive to the sun - which means SPF is non-negotiable (as it always should be!). Make sure you read the label, and if it says to apply an SPF, don’t skip it!
Let’s look at some of the most common skincare ingredients, to understand why they’re your glowing skin getters:
- Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). AHAs might sound scary (acid on your skin?!) but they are often naturally derived. Which is why you may see ingredients on a label like pineapple or pumpkin enzymes. AHAs work by increasing cell turnover rate, so you see a fresher face faster. They also stimulate collagen and boost tone and texture.
- Lactic Acid: Lactic Acid is another type of AHA. Much like Glycolic, it helps to give you brighter skin by speeding up cell turnover. It can be a skin saviour if you have dark patches, uneven tone, or texture, and is a great option if your skin is sensitive and Glycolic Acid is too strong.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps your skin to fight against free radicals – great for anti ageing! – and it helps with pigmentation, too.
- Vitamin A: You might know Vitamin A as its more common skincare name: Retinol is one of the most powerful ingredients for skin plumping and resurfacing. It’s great for anti-ageing, pigmentation, large pores – you name it. But it can be strong and cause irritation. Some skincare products use Bakuchiol instead, which is a natural, plant-based alternative, perfect for sensitive skin.
BEST PRODUCTS FOR GLOWING SKIN
Here are some of our favourites for that fresh-faced glow! If you try any of these, as with all skincare products, make sure you read the instructions carefully! Especially if you have existing skin conditions, it’s worth getting the green light from a skin specialist first.
Mix a sachet of this powder with your cleanser and regenerate your skin routine with the active nutrients of Kakadu Plum and rice powders, to remove dead skin and promote cell turnover for a bright, clear complexion.
A multi-tasking exfoliant, Desert Lime, Sugar Cane, and Bilberry AHAs give deep exfoliation whilst Kakadu Plum promotes collagen production.
Exfoliating pumpkin enzymes and fruit acids target uneven skin tone, dehydration, ageing, redness, and congestion.
A potent blend of probiotics and AHAs restore radiance, support skin renewal, and reduce inflammation, making this toner ideal for skin prone to redness and acne.
Moisturisers & Oils:
True unicorn root, Glycolic Acid, highlighter peptide & hemp seed oil illuminate and refine all skin types for glass skin glow.
Formulated with 10% Vitamin C, apply this oil after cleansing and toning for visibly brighter and evenly toned skin.
Target wrinkles, pigmentation, redness, and breakouts but without the irritation with this natural Retinol alternative oil, perfect for sensitive skin.
The Kakadu Plum and bioactive native extracts in this ultra-restorative serum help to brighten skin tone and fade dark spots to promote an even complexion.
Powered by ocean-sourced ingredients, this serum works to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier and promote a visible improvement in skin appearance.
Support the skin barrier, improve texture, minimise pores, and balance oil production with this Niacinamide serum, a form of vitamin B.
Exfoliate, cleanse, calm, and soothe with these clever pads. Glycolic and Lactic Acids gently exfoliate whilst Tea Tree Oil, Lilac and Hyaluronic Acid clarify and moisturise.
This overnight treatment refines and resurfaces skin while visibly improving tone and texture for dewy, mirror-finish skin whilst you sleep.
Made with L-ascorbic Acid, the purest and most stable form of Vitamin C, this powder helps to even and brighten skin tone, feed and strengthen collagen, and protect against environmental damage.
This natural Retinol alternative fights wrinkles, dullness, and acne. Without the irritating effects of Vitamin A, it’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive or ageing.
Plump glowing skin starts from within! A concentrated source of hydrolyzed collagen, these peptides aid tissue building and repair, ideal for ageing skin.
As always, if you need help or have any questions about any of these products, just drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org