Although the weather here in the UK has yet to make up its mind on whether we’re in spring or heading back into autumn, we’re confident that the sun will finally make an appearance sometime very soon. And while switching up your skincare with something a little lighter for summer is key, so is achieving a bright, glowy complexion. Boasting all those radiance-amplifying ingredients like vitamin C, AHAs and antioxidants, we looked right into the source in each of these products to bring you a no frills lineup. Dull skin? We don’t know her.
Including your soon-to-be favourite mist and some must-have masks, dial up the dewiness with this carefully curated list of summer skincare essentials. Just don’t forget to drink your water to nourish that skin from within, too.
MURAD VITA C EYES DARK CIRCLE CORRECTOR, US$62 / £56
Our social lives are slowly returning and so are those dark, under-eyes; the unique vitamin C formula and light-reflecting minerals in this ultra-brightening eye cream will do the job.
SMART SKIN GOLDEN JELLY CLEANSER, US$33 / £24
A vegan and sustainable cleanser packed with natural, glow-giving ingredients, like grape seed oil that’ll unclog those pores and deliver revitalised skin.
FRECK LIL PRICK CACTUS SEED DRY SERUM, US$40 / £33.50
You’ll find hydrating, vegan ingredients like prickly pear seed oil, which penetrates deep into the skin without that unwanted greasy feeling.
BOTANICS ALL BRIGHT INSTANT GLOW MASK, US$12 / £8.99
Achieve brighter-looking skin real quick with that all-important dose of vitamin C. Also infused with hibiscus, use twice a week for a healthy, hydrated boost.
SISLEY BLACK ROSE PRECIOUS FACE OIL, US$250 / £168
She’s a little more boujee, but she’s worth it; with its fatty acids, black rose extracts and luxury essential oils, this is a nourishing face oil you’ll want to savour.
DISCIPLE LONDON GO-TO BALM, US$27.81 (APPROX.) / £20
It can nourish dry lips, add a touch of highlight to your cheekbones and even act as your new in-flight mask. Whatever you use this versatile balm for, it won’t leave your bedside table.
KIEHL’S GLOW FORMULA SKIN HYDRATOR, US$41 / £31.50
Here’s a moisturiser that does exactly what it says on the tin. Infused with the antioxidant-packed pomegranate extract, enjoy an illuminating lift from this glow-giving formula.
MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY, US$12 / £11
Great for both under and over makeup, give your skin a light, hydrated refresh throughout the day with a spritz or two of this sweet-smelling, herbal-infused spray.
REN READY STEADY GLOW DAILY AHA TONIC, US$38 / £27
An award-winning tonic for a reason – exfoliate, brighten and tighten with this vegan AHA-enriched tonic that boasts raving reviews.
THE ORDINARY MINERAL UV FILTERS SPF30 WITH ANTIOXIDANTS, US$11.95 / £8.75
Heading out wearing an SPF is vital all year round, but even more so in summer. With the lightweight formula and hydrating properties in this SPF from The Ordinary, stay protected without forfeiting a glow.