Summer Skincare: The Brighter The Better

Summer Skincare: The Brighter The Better

The official start of summer is here, and to celebrate, we’re combing through our absolute favorite products for brighter skin. Because like the sun in summer (which shines bright like a diamond), our complexions deserve equal adulation and brightness. But heat, sun, ocean, and air conditioning tend to leave skin dull, dehydrated, and just…blah. Incorporate a few of these fine products into your skincare routine and you’ll have winning skin all season long:

Purlisse Blue Lotus Brightening Serum ($76) – A powerful nine-plant-extract-packed serum that treats uneven skin tone, dullness, discoloration, and age spots without hydroquinone. Ideal fora ll skin types, including sensitive.

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Powder ($7) – A carbonated facial cleanser/ spa treatment that both cleans and brightens.

Luzern Laboratories Hydra-Enzyme Mask ($75) – This mask hydrates, exfoliates, and brightens thanks to pumpkin enzyme speeds, vitamin C, and organic licorice extract to fade discoloration. Skin looks plumper, dewier, and more youthful. Can be used on all skin types.

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque ($29) – A mask that brightens and exfoliates, thanks to turmeric (one of our favorite summer skincare ingredients) and cranberry seed. A delicious skin treat suitable for all skin types, even acne-prone.

GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment ($62) – Another fab face mask that brightens and exfoliates leaving skin glowing like the Goddess of Youth.

Clé de Peau Beauté Intensive Brightening Mask ($30 for 1 // $150 for 6) – Like a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home, this treatment mask aids in a more even skin tone by targeting sun and age spots and dullness. The leftover serum absorbs quickly for an instant, luminous glow.

*As always, but perhaps even more important with summer’s intense sun, follow all of these products with a SPF.

Have a favorite brightening product — or ingredient? Let us know in the comment section below!


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