By Johanna Ferriera

Since COVID hit, so many of us have taken on a less-is-more approach to beauty. For some, that means dedicating more time to our skin care routines and wearing little to no makeup — even on the days we actually choose to leave the house. But showing off our bare face even at a social distanced picnic, means wanting a dewy and glowy complexion that can go sans foundation and won’t get clogged behind a mask. Fortunately, there are plenty of products that will leave your skin so radiant, your friend’s will be asking what foundation you have on.

Strange Bird Inner Clarity Cleanser

What It Does: The truth is, clear healthy skin begins with clean skin. This 3-in-1 cleanser, exfoliator, and mask literally does it all. The milky formula detoxifies skin while removing makeup and gently scrubbing away dead skin cells, leaving you with a smooth and polished complexion. 

How You’ll Feel: Clean, hydrated, and rejuvenated — like you just had a mini facial.

Power Ingredients: Ginger, Ginseng and Goji berry (the brand’s signature G team) works to not only hydrate skin but to heal and improve the texture. While Kaolin clay works to detoxify skin and pull out impurities from pores.

Holifrog Sunapee Sacred C Brightening Powder Wash

What it Does: What doesn’t it do is the real question?! This water-activated powder works as both a chemical and physical exfoliant. It’s designed to gently refine skin tone and texture, leaving you with a bright and radiant complexion. Did we mention it also works on any skin type — including super sensitive ones? 

How You’ll Feel: Smooth, exfoliated and fully freed of dirt, sweat, oil, and any other pollutants that might be preventing your face from looking it’s finest.

Power Ingredients: Rice bran powder, kojic acid, and vitamin C work together to even and brighten skin while also fading away any dark spots.  For best results, simply add a few drops of a water to a pea-sized amount of powder until the formula activates. Then gently exfoliate skin using a circular motion before rinsing off.

Joanna Vargas Glow to Go Mask Set

What it Does: These five concentrated specialty sheet masks — which are perfect for travel or on-the-go — work to leave skin looking clearer and naturally luminous.  Each mask addresses a different skin concern. The Eden Instant Lift Face Mask brightens and firms, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Forever Glow Anti-aging Face Mask instantly smooths and rejuvenates skin. The Dawn Face is formulated with mandelic acid to gently exfoliate skin — leaving it soft and polished. The Twilight Face Mask delivers a deep conditioning mask that promotes a vibrant and gloomy complexion. While the Bright Eye Hydrating Face works to hydrate and smooth the sensitive skin around the eyes.

How You’ll Feel: Smooth, hydrated, and instantly renewed. Need we say more? We recommend using one once a day for instantly noticeable results. 

Power ingredients: Rose water, Ginkgo extract, and mandolin acid combined work to hydrate thirsty skin while also repairing and gently exfoliating dry, dull skin to a smooth and dewy perfection.

BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner

What it Does: Formulated with vitamin C, this formula works to even and brighten skin tone, smooth out texture, and banish dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by acne, scarring or sun exposure. 

How You’ll Feel: After just a few uses you’ll notice instant smoothness and a healthy, glowing complexion. 

Power ingredients: The 20 % vitamin C is the driving ingredient behind this brightening formula. It improves everything from skin evenness, texture, and even reduces signs of aging. 

Golde Papaya Bright Face Mask

What it Does: Formulated with natural papaya enzymes and packed with vitamin C, this powder-to-gel mask gently exfoliates skin leaving it significantly more even and brighter. 

How You’ll Feel: Skin feels instantly refreshed and polished, revealing a noticeable radiance you’ll want to show off on your next zoom call or in-person meet up. 

Power Ingredients: Loaded with super fruits like papaya, lucuma, and sea buckthorn berry, this gentle formula smells just as good as it works. Activate the formula with a few drops of water and apply a thin and even layer to your face, leaving it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply up to three times a week for noticeable results.

Ranavat Rani Brightening Saffron Serum

What it Does: This oil-based serum derives from ancient Ayurvedic formulations and practices and works to intensely hydrate skin. 

How You’ll Feel: Like you were just hit with a boost of moisture, leaving skin with an illuminating glow. 

Power Ingredients: This formula is infused with nutrient dense herbs including saffron, lodh tree bark, nutgrass, licorice root, bay leaf, turmeric and more combined with pure rose steam distilled essential oil formulated to leave skin with a naturally dewy finish.

Marie Hunter Beauty Blooming Fruit Infused Facial Scrub

What it Does: This brightening face and body scrub leaves skin feeling soft and looking brighter. The combination of vanilla, coconut, and anise not only soothes skin but leaves a deliciously sweet aroma. 

How You’ll Feel: Refreshed and a little but glower after every use. 

Power ingredients: The blend of fruit extracts and rich herbs works to instantly nourished skin. One buyer points out: “I love that you can smell the fruit extract in this scrub.”

Skot Beauté Supple Glow Moisture Crème

What it Does: Formulated with microscopic lipid spheres made of purified natural safflower, this rich creme works to repair skin from the inside out while preventing, as well as, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles that may have already formulated. Skin is left looking vibrant and luminous. 

How You’ll Feel: Skin is left super hydrated, supple, and plump. 

Power Ingredients: Grape skin and spinach leaf extract combined with vitamin A and C are what leave skin with that natural glow. While shea butter and sunflower seed oil crank up the moisture levels.

Leland Francis Luxe Face Oil

What it Does: Formulated with a blend of sixteen natural oils combined with vitamins and antioxidants, this rich oil works to improve skin’s texture and appearance, leaving it healthy and beyond radiant. 

How You’ll Feel: You’ll notice a much more nourished looking complexion with less signs of aging. 

Power Ingredients: Sunflower seed oil, apricot oil, seed almond oil, rosehip oil, and jojoba oil combined with vitamin C are the magic ingredients behind this powerful potion.

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