Without further ado, let’s dive in into the nitty-gritty of these expert-approved offerings:
Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops (1 oz) are as versatile as they sound and can be used at almost any step of your beauty routine, whether that’s after moisturizer, mixed in with your foundation, or over makeup as a highlighter. This pearly formula is boosted by supremely brightening and nourishing ingredients, such as vitamin C, rose and purslane extracts, and sweet almond oil for a glow that just won’t quit — until you call it a night, of course.
Allure staff editor Jihan Forbes gives the hyaluronic acid-packed Mutha No. 1 Serum (1 oz) her full backing because, she says, it “adds that boost of moisture to prevent super-flaky skin.” The milky serum is also infused with some of our favorite brightening ingredients, including niacinamide, licorice root, and tetrahexyldecyl aascorbate, a very stable form of vitamin C — which means you’ll be well on your way to a more radiant, smoother complexion.
The benefits of MZ Skin Soothe & Smooth Collagen Activating Eye Complex (0.5 oz) are pretty much accounted for in its name, but we’ll expand on it anyways. This rich but fast-absorbing cream drenches your delicate (and dry) eye area with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to smooth out the appearance of fine lines, while Albizia bark extract (also known as Persian silk tree) could help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
With a name like ZitSticka, you know exactly what you’re getting into. These discreet Goo Getter pimple patches (36 in a pack) shrink the size of your pesky breakouts and speed up the overall healing process. A dream team of niacinamide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and vitamin C dials down redness, sweeps away acne-causing dirt and grime, unclogs pores, and brightens post-acne hyperpigmentation all in one fell swoop. Stick one of these fluid-absorbing hydrocolloid patches on an emerging pimple to halt its destruction and protect it from outside stressors, including your own picking habits.
RéVive Soleil Superiéur Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen PA++ (1.7 oz) is a chemical formula that provides comfortable UV protection with a transparent and lightweight finish. It’s also packed with glycerin and panthenol to soothe skin and repair your barrier. Usually, a bottle will run you $115, so take advantage of this deal and slather up.
Spiked with probiotics like soybean ferment extract to strengthen your skin’s natural defense system and retinol to boost collagen production, U Beauty‘s The Sculpt Arm Compound (4 oz) may help reduce puffiness and kick-start stagnant lymph fluid. Be sure to follow up with sunscreen when using it during the daytime. (Good thing you’ll already have on-hand.)
For a hint of sheer sheen on your cheekbones or mixed into your moisturizer, primer, or foundation for an all-over glow, Chantecaille Liquid Lumière (0.8 oz) uses light-reflecting pigments to add radiance and suppleness to whatever area it touches. Nourishing ingredients such as bamboo, pea extract, and glucosamine (an anti-inflammatory ingredient that may reduce hyperpigmentation) also work together to promote firmer, smoother skin.