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How to Get Glowing Skin with These Skincare Products

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 15, 2020
How to Get Glowing Skin with These Skincare Products

Glow into the week with these glowing skincare products

Your skin is your best accessory that you wear every day, and it’s fun to make a statement with glowing skincare products. That’s right, skincare. As much as we love our highlighters and metallic eyeshadows, there’s something truly special about a glow that comes from within. Finding the right glowing skincare products, from moisturizers and toners to serums and exfoliators, can make all the difference in your confidence and complexion.

As Glossier once said, “Skin First. Makeup Second,” and going out with no foundation and wearing only illuminating moisturizer or a good Vitamin C serum is extremely empowering. Glow hard or glow home, right? As we spend more time inside, many of us have put away our face makeup and opted to redo our skin care routine instead, and we have the best glowing skincare products to bring out your natural radiance as you glow from home.

Essential-C Cleanser by Murad, $40

Essential-C Cleanser by Murad
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Just like your parents told you to take your vitamins as a kid, you should incorporate them into your skin care routine. Preferably in the form of this nutrient-rich cleanser by Murad! Essential-C features an essential Vitamin Trio - A to condition, C to protect against skin damage and brighten, and E to nourish and relieve dryness. Because even the most glowing skin isn’t complete without the proper backup. Remove makeup and impurities while this foaming gel gently cleanses and moisturizes your skin, demonstrating how to make your skin glow without drying it out or stripping all the essential oils. Besides just an enriching vitamin blend, the Essential-C cleanser also contains Phospholipids and Sodium PCA to hydrate and bind moisture to the skin, plus Allantoin and Panthenol to soften and relax even the most stressed skin.

Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask by Youth to the People, $48

Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask by Youth to the People
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It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, and that reason is overnight masks. There are few things more soothing than applying a refreshing face mask before bed, and skipping the snooze button to admire your “I woke up like this” glow. Our favorite for a bright and beautiful complexion? Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask by Youth to the People. It features THD Ascorbate, one of the most effective forms of Vitamin C, to firm and brighten the skin while creating an even tone. Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid work together to boost the skin’s hydration levels by mimicking its natural oils, a pretty cool trick if you ask us, while a Proprietary Superberry Blend features antioxidant-rich fruits to protect against free radical damage. Hydration, increased collagen and cell turnover rate, and protection against environmental stress are the three biggest factors in maintaining your skin’s natural radiance, and you’ll always wake up with glowing skin with this overnight mask from Youth to the People.

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe, $45

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
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“Absolutely love this mask! It’s a regular in my routine. The smell is amazing. I put it on before I go to bed and wash it off in the morning. Leaves my skin looking hydrated and glowing.” If the nearly perfect ratings on MIRA for being gentle and brightening aren’t enough to make you buy this sleeping mask from Glow Recipe, just know that it once had a waitlist of 5,000 people. Five. Thousand. Watermelon Glow lives up to the hype, made with Watermelon Extract to immensely hydrate and soothe the skin while fighting wrinkles and free radical damage - making it the perfect nutrient for well-rounded radiance. Hyaluronic Acid helps with the moisture aspect, quenching the most thirsty skin with 1,000 times its own weight in water, while Pumpkin Extract and AHA’s exfoliate and repair to remove dead skin cells and unveil your glowing skin underneath.

Mighty Marshmallow Bright & Radiant Whipped Mask by Bliss, $15

Mighty Marshmallow Bright & Radiant Whipped Mask by Bliss
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Face masks are Bliss, and Bliss is all about face masks. Make sense? It’s the self-care + skin care brand you need in your routine, especially this Mighty Marshmallow mask that revives your dull complexion. Marshmallow Root Extract provides a surge of hydration to even out skin’s tone and texture and help produce a dewy glow, while Vitamin C works its brightness magic and protects against dull, aged, and tired skin. This airy, whipped mask is just one big party of antioxidants and food-themed nutrients - as it also includes Olive Leaf Extract to plump and hydrate, a blend of fruit and herbal oils to remove toxins, and Zinc PCA to reduce excess oil while calming down redness in those with oily or sensitive skin. Mighty Marshmallow is the perfect self-care treat that leaves you with glowing skin, along with inner and outer radiance.

Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic by REN Clean Skincare, $38

Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic by REN Clean Skincare
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Even if science was never your favorite subject in school, it’s pretty relevant when it comes to glowing skin care. Fun fact: your skin begins to naturally exfoliate itself and radiate from the inside out at a pH of 3.5 to 4, and that’s precisely where this product will take you. Ready Steady Glow contains lactic acid and willow bark extract to reach the ideal PH to naturally brighten and even out your complexion, while staying gentle on all skin types to prevent further dryness or breakouts. Exfoliation is key when trying to achieve naturally glowing skin, as it’s the dirt, oil, and dead skin that lurks beneath the surface that results in dryness or dullness. Once all the bad stuff is gone, that’s when your skin starts to do it’s thing and glow up. While this product is effective on all skin types, it can also be a little strong… so you may want to ease into it if your skin is on the sensitive side.

Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 by Aveeno, $15

Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 by Aveeno
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Simple and powerful, the Positively Radiant moisturizer lives up to its name. It’s formulated with an exclusive Total Soy Complex to improve your skin’s tone and texture, revealing glowing and radiant skin in just four weeks. No more blotchiness, dark spots, dullness, fine lines or any of the other bad things that dull your natural radiance. The best part? It even has SPF for sun protection and a head start on your early anti-aging routine! Sunscreen is essential whether you’re a teenager, 20-something, or 50+ looking to prevent fine lines with SPF-infused night cream, and the Positively Radiant provides majorly glowing skin with a side of UVA protection. MIRA reviews agree, as this moisturizer has top ratings for being hydrating, brightening, lightweight and good for acne.

YOUTHMUD Glow Stimulating & Exfoliating Treatment Mask by GLAMGLOW, $25

YOUTHMUD Glow Stimulating & Exfoliating Treatment Mask by GLAMGLOW

Did you know that GLAMGLOW was originally started as a skin care line to cater to Hollywood’s elite? Helping to energize their skin before a big movie premiere or to beat a bad case of jet lag. And if YOUTHMUD is good enough for some of the biggest A-listers in LA, you know it’s the real deal when providing youthful and glowing skin. This is a new kind of clay mask, made with Volcanic Rock to reach deep into the skin and lift impurities like oil, dirt, and dead skin - which smooths out uneven tone and texture while smoothing out the look of fine lines. It works alongside a Natural Clay Blend to further absorb impurities and excess oils, ideal for those with oily skin, while GLAMGLOW’s exclusive TEAOXI® Green Tea Leaf treatment provides antioxidant benefits and amplifies your skin’s brightness factor, in true GLAMGLOW fashion. Smooth, refine, and brighten your complexion with this luxury mask that’s made for the stars, which MIRA guests say evens out skin, minimizes pores, brightens, and has incredible anti-aging properties.

Double Glow Peel Mask by Vichy, $5

Double Glow Peel Mask by Vichy
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Don’t hate, exfoliate. That’s our mantra, anyway. Double Glow Peel Mask by Vichy is here to remove every last impurity and unveil your most glowing skin, courtesy of Volcanic Rocks and powerful AHA’s for chemical exfoliation. You may recognize a few ingredients from the famous Vichy Mineral 89 moisturizer and serum, such as Vichy Mineralizing Water that’s powered by 15 minerals to strengthen and protect the skin’s moisture barrier. But there are also a few surprises, like Volcanic Rock particles to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and AHA’s composed of 5 plant extracts to lift dead skin and oil from the depths of your skin. Despite its exfoliation abilities, this peel mask feels incredibly gentle and smooth on your skin, and MIRA reviews even say that it can help with acne or the fading of discoloration and dark spots. Take a break from sheet masks and try the Double Glow Peel Mask for a boost of brightness that makes you look and feel radiant.

Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner by Ole Henriksen, $28

Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner by Ole Henriksen
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“I haven’t used a toner in years, but this one has made me a believer. Not sure HOW much my dark spots have faded, but my skin is more even and I love the scent. It’s become a part of my nighttime ritual that I look forward to.” Let’s be clear, there’s nothing wrong with a few dark spots or hyperpigmentation marks. They’re completely natural, common, and even beautiful. However, there are plenty of treatments for those who want them, designed to fade stubborn dark spots and revive your natural glowing skin… like Glow2OH. It’s formulated with AHAs like glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate the skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots and acne scars and amplifying your glow in less than a week. As the name suggests, it also produces a brighter overall complexion with a trendy take on water: witch hazel. 92% of MIRA guests say that Glow2OH evens out tone and provides glowing skin, while 98% say it feels smooth and gentle.

Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream by Glow Recipe, $39

Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream by Glow Recipe
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We can’t tell you how to get glowing skin without including a few favorites from the real masters of radiance - Glow Recipe. Each of the K-Beauty brand’s food-themed products packs your skin with hydration and nutrients for a bright and beautiful complexion, and the Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream is no exception. This moisturizer is made for stressed and dull skin, formulated with potassium-rich Banana to restore skin’s hydration levels while Magnesium rebalances tone and texture. Banana Soufflé is packed with Centella Asiatica, a cult K-beauty ingredient known to heal the most dry, irritated, and sensitive skin - along with antioxidant-rich Turmeric to calm down inflammation and add brightness (but not redness!) to your complexion. Glow Recipe lets you treat yourself, and your skin, to all your favorite fruits… and this moisturizer will give you healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin in no time.

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