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After a year under the hatch, this summer 2021, glowing, luminous and radiant is the go-to gorgeous look that American women want !
For whatever face you have to show the world today, moisturizing oil replenishes your skin, repairing damage from UV and boosting your natural glow with an astonishing amount of benefits- which is formulated to re-energize your look as it tones and refines pores. Many viewers have asked my expert advice on the best ways to approach and achieve a dewy summer complexion that will leave skin luminously smooth on the path to corporate ascension during business hours as well as summer social activities.
In the summer, I can simply suggest that less is more. Radiant glow is the way to go with a delicate added dose of a real-to-the-feel modified bronzer and a fresh coral blush. This season, in addition to eating fruits and vegetables. drink lots of water to replenish the skin. Be mindful to get in a sweaty cardio sesh to increase blood flow and that healthy look from within which ultimately surfaces in the face to improve skin texture and tone for a natural radiant complexion.
Protect your skin from the sun:
As I mentioned earlier, I know everyone just wants to get out and see the world again but you must take protection from the sun. Bronzing face drops is your answer to a bronzed face without the risks of sun exposure. Integrated into your skincare routine your tan can now be customizable, buildable, and most importantly, fake, without looking fake.
Exfoliation is essential for smooth skin. I recommend to exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and leave skin glowing. This season, a unique blend of supercharged ingredients have been expertly formulated to deeply moisturize and restore the skin’s natural balance, revealing a clear and radiant glow.
If you’re looking for a moisturizer with a luminous finish, then read below where I have curated a Forbes list of super-hydrating product offerings infused withtechnicall advanced hyaluronic acid and pearl articles that blur, reflect, and enhance your complexion to make you look instantly more radiant than ever!
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+ Lux Unfiltered:
For a natural color and glow.
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+ Lux Unfiltered—No.12 Bronzing Face Drops is your answer to a bronzed face without the risks of sun exposure. N°12 seamlessly integrates into your skincare routine without disrupting your process or products. It is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, compatible with all skin types, and loaded with antioxidants. Your tan is now customizable, buildable, and most importantly, fake, without looking fake. Recommended to mix with your desired number of drops with your face moisturizer and apply to clean skin.$42
The new Daily Hydrating Moisturizing Cream is the first of its kind, a nutrient-rich 2-in-1 tinted … [+] moisturizer specifically crafted for women of color for everyday use.
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AbsoluteJOI -The new Daily Hydrating Moisturizing Cream is the first of its kind, a nutrient-rich 2-in-1 tinted moisturizer specifically crafted for women of color for everyday use. The Daily Hydrating Moisturizing Cream leaves no white cast – a common problem for people with melanin-rich skin. $42.00
AJ Crimson Beauty:
AJC Universal Finishing Powder in Toasted Cinnamon
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AJ Crimson Beauty-AJ Crimson Beauty’s Universal Finishing Powders are perfect for all skin tones. Great to use to set your makeup for a Matte or Semi Matte Skin Finish. Can Be Used to set Foundation, Concealer, Contour, Highlight or Tattoo cover! Available in a range of colors including Neutral Matte, Bamboo, Rick Umber and Toasted Cinnamon. $35
Swatches of the Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation in Shades 301N to 325N.
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Beauty Bakerie—Beauty Bakerie always makes strides to be inclusive towards people of color and provides a wide shade range for all skin tones. Lack of darker shades in complexion products is a huge issue in the cosmetics industry, and Beauty Bakerie brings a revolutionary shade range to the table with the InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation. The shades are listed from Dark to Light to put darker complexions first. $34.00
Luxury CBD, but affordable for every budget.
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Bespoke-Manuka Honey and Bespoke’s Potent CBD, infused in one amazing product with an astonishing amount of benefits. The Manuka Honey + CBD cream for hands and body offers you the healing benefits of Manuka honey, the inflammatory and pain support of CBD, plus the soothing, calming properties of menthol extract. Bespoke sources our Manuka honey from New Zealand. But not all Manuka is equal. We source only the purest honey with an Ultra Premium Grade Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) of 15+. You’re getting exceptionally high-quality Manuka along with the superior CBD you’ve come to trust Bespoke Extracts for. This topical treatment will enhance your skincare regimen. Use sparingly on sore, dry skin, or when experiencing muscle or joint pain. Manuka Honey + CBD Cream will nourish your skin and provide supportive care to soft tissues. $59
The gentle cleanser is powered by olive leaf extract, derived from byproduct harvested in California … [+] that would otherwise go to waste.
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Circumference – The second formula born from the Waste-Not Sourcing Initiative – this Daily Regenerative Gel Cleanser is powered by upcycled olive leaves, in partnership with California-made, Brightland. Last fall, Circumference approached the modern essentials pantry brand to take the byproduct – that have no use in the olive oil making process – and slow-extract for bioactive nutrients. After the process was complete and the formula was perfected, mulch was returned to their farms for the following season’s compost – completing the circular economy. $48
CocoBaba Coconut Butter Mousse, Coconut Body Oil, and Coconut Oil Scrub.
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CocoBaba- CocoBaba is the new all-natural, vegan skincare line for women founded by Emma Heming Willis. CocoBaba was originally conceptualized when Emma was pregnant with her first daughter and was in search for an all-natural coconut oil-based product line to nourish and soothe her skin but could not find one. After 4 years in the making, the brand finally launched earlier this year – and while it’s targeted toward moms and moms-to-be, it’s great for anyone! As summer approaches and we spend more time outside, it’s time to pay extra attention to our skin and make sure it’s nourished and protected to maintain that beautiful summer glow all season long!
All CocoBaba products are made with pure, certified organic coconut oil, and are 100% vegan, dermatologically tested, and completely free of silicones, parabens, and mineral oils. The Coconut Butter Mousse is a natural, effective way to nourish skin with this whipped blend of coconut, chia, sunflower, and jojoba oil. The Coconut Body Oil is silky but never greasy, this natural beauty secret uses 100% raw certified organic coconut oil to lock in moisture. And finally, the Coconut Oil Scrub is an all-natural exfoliant made with real coconut husk and apple seed. $54.99
Surf Mud Body Oil
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EiR NYC-As with all EiR suncare products, Surf Mud Body Oil is made with 100% Reef Safe Ingredients. Surf Mud Body Oil is a tinted tanning oil with Antioxidant-rich hydrating oil combined with zinc and chocolate to deeply moisturize and increase blood flow to the skin, and enhance your bronze-y sun-kissed look. $35
Camila never leaves home without her All Day Beauty Water and neither should you – keep your skin … [+] glowing and give it a refreshing boost on-the-go all summer long!
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Elaluz -When Elaluz founder Camila Coelho created The All Day Beauty Water she knew she wanted a versatile product she could use throughout the day to keep her skin glowing and nourished. Enriched with Brazilian superfood ingredients like Guarana & Papaya Extracts and Buriti & Bataua Oils, this instant skin boost is formulated to re-energize your look as it tones and refines pores. Use it before makeup to prep, post-application to set, or whenever you need an instant boost of radiance. $49 USD
Get the cutest, facial humidifier today – your skin and hair will thank you for it.
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Hey Dewy- Bring this portable USB humidifier with you wherever you go for continual hydration at your desk for work, overnight while you sleep or on-the-go to your dream destination. You can also nourish your skin with Hey Dewy before, after or even during your beauty routine. “Our portable facial humidifier is our flagship product that is the foundation of our brand and purpose. It serves as the conduit to wellness via water and humidification, as well as the means to giving 10% to Clean Water initiatives like The Water Project.” $39
Moonshine Coconut Illuminizer helps bring out your inner glow by adding a gorgeous highlight to your … [+] cheekbones, eyes and decolletage.
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Hydra Bloom-This skin perfector suits all skin tones. Made with Coconut and natural shimmering minerals and Vitamin E and Australian Flower Essences this illuminizer will have you glowing. $28.00
James Read Tan:
Tan Easy-to-apply and can be tailored to your liking – perfect to achieve that faux post-vacation … [+] tan while quarantining.
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James Read Tan-Concentrated ‘on–the-go’ multi-vitamin gel tanning drops that you can add to your SPF or moisturizer. Formulated with powerful antioxidants and Vitamin complexes combined with key anti-ageing skincare ingredients to gently brighten, smooth and tan your skin. Formulated to improve the skin’s natural defense against free radicals, stimulate collagen synthesis and gives you a natural looking glow. Enriched with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Natural Caramel and self-tan for the ultimate glow.$33
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Kura Skin-Kura Skin curates clean, personalized skincare routines just for you. Kura analyzes your age, location, existing product usage, skin types and concerns through a proprietary, high-tech algorithm to build your own skincare routine. Designed for all genders and ethnicities, you won’t end up with a drawer full of samples you’ll never touch, or worse, a product that irritates your skin. Kura only curates nontoxic, cruelty-free, nutrient-dense, effective indie brands for healthy, glowing skin.Individual products starting at $28
Moisturize, balance and prime with lilah b.’s Aglow Priming Oil
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lilah b. -A three-in-one serum, moisturizer, and primer that can be worn alone or under makeup creating a smooth, flawless canvas for long-wear makeup application. Aglow Priming Oil is a fast-absorbing, silicone-free priming face oil that nourishes and hydrates skin. Formulated with a nutrient-rich trio of tamanu, jojoba and sweet almond oils to soften, smooth and comfort the skin. Infused with grape seed extract to help improve skin firmness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with purple tea extract to improve skin texture and tone for a natural radiant complexion. The perfect dose of nourishment to prep skin with an effortless glowing finish. $68
Hydrate, soothe and boost luminosity with Luzern’s new Alpine Rose Glacial Serum Masque.
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Luzern-Infused with precious Ruby Powder, stem cells from the treasured Alpine Rose, a proprietary peptide-ferment, and an abundance of moisture factors and nutrients, this unconventional nectar mask provides instant hydration and calm, leaving skin velvety soft, smooth, and luminous. $150
Madeca Derma Revitalizing Overnight Sleeping Mask
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Madeca Derma-This supercharged night mask powered by propolis that helps skin recover overnight for a more youthful look by morning. $27.99
Gently yet effectively cleanses to remove impurities while hydrating and balancing
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MAKE Succulent Skin Gream-This serum weight facial cleanser, is a pH-balanced, sulfate-free universal gel that gently cleanses skin, effectively removing dirt, oil and impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Supercharged with amino acid enriched surfactants that preserve the skin barrier. Also formulated with prickly pear, cactus, agave, niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate to provide nutrients. $24
Manna Kadar Cosmetics:
Light up your skin with an all over radiance with Sheer Glow
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Manna Kadar Cosmetics-Manna Kadar Cosmetics shimmer lotion works with all skin tones. Mix with foundation, BB cream, or body lotion to create a dewy glow for that radiant and youthful look. Get that extra highlighter look applying to cheek bones and collar bones for a more pronounced look. $29
Miami Beach Bum:
Formulated with oregano, aloe and jojoba to give your skin a full reset.
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Miami Beach Bum “To our marine scientist founder, self-care means being active and around water. After constantly being in wet bathing suits she developed folliculitis on her bum and was unable to find a natural solution for it. Using her chemistry background, Ayssa crafted our signature Bum + Body Cream with the mission of bringing skin health to the forefront of self-care. Now with a full collection, each product has become an essential part of Ayssa’s personal ritual and we hope they can become a part of everyone’s unique self-care ritual as well.” $45
natureofthings Clarifying Facial Polish combines the purifying action of a cleanser with the … [+] resurfacing and glow-enhancing benefits of an exfoliant.
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natureofthings—Clarifying Facial Polish combines the purifying action of a cleanser with the resurfacing and glow-enhancing benefits of an exfoliant. A few drops of water activate the powder into a paste (for a milder formulation, simply add more water). Nutrient-rich lava ash from the Korean island of Jeju and Kisameet Glacial Clay penetrate deep into the skin to draw out impurities and oil, unclog pores and promote overall tightness and tone. Salicylic acid, lactic acid and papaya enzyme work gently to slough off dead skin cells responsible for dull complexions and uneven texture. Colloidal oatmeal and olive oil powder soothe and moisturize. Skin looks smooth, refreshed, and primed to absorb any subsequent products. $65
No, Thank You:
An Oil For All Day
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No, Thank You—For whatever face you have to show the world today, our moisturizing oil replenishes your skin, repairing damage from UV and boosting your natural glow. Use it as often as you like, as a little extra help to welcome all the different emotions and expressions you need to communicate every day. “Our vitamin C perfectly encapsulates our approach to skincare, specifically our commitment to making sure every ingredient really earns its place in the bottle – “formula over fads” if you will. Vitamin C is an amazing ingredient but that doesn’t mean you can just add it to a product and call it a day. You have to think about quality, concentration and combination. We use a shelf-stable form of vitamin C, in the right amount (sometimes more isn’t more), combined with CBD and other ingredients that enhance its effectiveness. It’s a holistic approach to skincare formulation that has become the hallmark of NTY products.” $85
Nourishe Glowing Skin Serum
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Nourishe-This waterless, gentle facial oil to help balance breakout-prone and sensitive skin. The rich blend of 32 botanicals gives you a smooth, energized complexion, boosting skin’s collagen production and elasticity at the same time. The product comes in biophotonic glass, with minimal plastic packaging to maintain potency. $24.50
Exfoliate, smooth and retexturize skin with the Obagi Clinical Blue Brilliance Triple Acid Peel
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Obagi Clinical-This is a one-of-a-kind facial peel that combines three potent acids to exfoliate, smooth and retexturize the skin for a more radiant-looking complexion. This powerful, award-winning at-home peel utilizes the strength of salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids to help minimize the appearance of uneven skin, reveal a brighter-looking, more youthful look, and keep pores clean. The self-neutralizing at-home peel is a 2-month series and comes with four 8mL vials – one to be used every two weeks – for a gradual peel with no downtime. $145
This gift set is the ultimate recipe for silky, moisturized skin—deeply nourishes, restores, … [+] soothes and helps lock in moisture. A definite favourite for all skin types.
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Obakki—Obakki is a purpose-led lifestyle brand that connects people through handcrafted products and artisan ware. The Moisturizing Gift Set in Earthy Scent features a deeply moisturizing trio set of Nilotica Shea Butter, Whipped Shea Lotion and the Obakki Organic Sugar Scrub. The Earthy Scent is an invigorating blend of cedar, ho wood, and grapefruit, and is a definite favourite for all skin types. All Obakki skincare products feature 100% all-natural ingredients and never contain palm oils, artificial fragrance or colourants, parabens, sulfates, or animal products. $76 USD
One Ocean Beauty:
To use, close eyes and spray hydrating mist all over the face 3 times a day
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One Ocean Beauty-This refreshing mist is designed to protect against photoaging from blue light exposure. It works to repair damage, hydrate and restore skin’s natural barrier to protect from urban pollution. $58
Try Original Hemp’s Topical Cream to reduce inflammation and keep skin hydrated.
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Original Hemp—Infused with Organic coconut oil, argan oil, shea butter, full-spectrum hemp extract and 10+ botanicals our natural Original Hemp’s Topical Cream will give a natural soothing relief while absorbing on contact. It leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated; never greasy. Cream may increase antioxidant activity and reduce free radical damage, support skin healing and protection, reduce signs of aging (wrinkles, lines, scars, damage), improve skin health and appearance. $65.99
PRESSOLOGY’s GOLDEN HOUR, an Ayurvedic botanical serum with a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, … [+] and minerals to enhance your natural glow.
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PRESSOLOGY- PRESSOLOGY’s GOLDEN HOUR is a multi-purpose botanical serum carefully formulated with an exclusive caliber of Ayurvedic ingredients to heal and enhance the skin’s long-term health. GOLDEN HOUR is infused with seven USDA organic and vegan cold-pressed oils, making it a rich source of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that work to restore, repair, protect, and hydrate the skin. It’s packed with vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and F to stimulate fibroblasts, reducing fine lines and wrinkles while correcting skin tone and texture. Naturally occurring minerals like copper, iron, and selenium work to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radical damage. This plant-based serum is suitable for all skin types and versatile enough to be applied on the scalp and cuticles to encourage strong hair and nails. $38.00
Accentuates and highlights the natural beauty of the face with the PHreckles Kit.
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Pseudo Labs—PHreckles is a vegan, hypoallergenic, gluten free, cruelty free & water resistant faux freckle cosmetic that accentuates and highlights the natural beauty of the face. PHreckles melts into skin and blends with your natural complexion with almost zero effort and washes away with your daily cleanser. PHreckles Kits include a 4.3 ml PHreckles fill, a faux leather pouch and a custom Pseudo Labs pick for perfect application.$38.00
RóEN products combine a fashion-forward, innovative, glamorous approach with clean, ethical, … [+] high-performance ingredients.
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ROEN -Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kate Synnott, curated this Mother’s Day Limited Edition Set your mom will absolutely love. This rosy inspired set is perfect for the mom who gravitates towards warm and cool pink tones. The 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette consists of cool hero tones designed for everyday where; Situation (soft pink), Hashtag (taupe green), Ciao! (deep fuschia), Rosie (petal pink). The Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm in Remi is a glossy nude liquid lip balm that provides the high shine of a gloss and the benefits of a balm. Disco Eye is a universally flattering eyeshadow that can be worn alone or applied as a topper to elevate and enhance your favorite shadow. Lastly, their avocado oil infused CAKE Mascara is hydrating mascara that volumizes, lengthens and lifts. $100 ($125 value)
Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-In-one Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25
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Smashbox—Primer-powered for all-day wear & a healthy glow, this all-in-one, SPF tinted moisturizer gives you lightweight, natural-looking dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hours. It primes, perfects, protects & hydrates in one easy step. The breathable, vegan & oil-free formula is boosted with 81% skin-caring ingredients that moisturize, condition & protect. It has rose extract, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, goji berries, gold & peptides. $36
Duo – Crystal Energy Wand & DeStressance? Serum
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Solvasa Integrative Beauty Duo – Crystal Energy Wand & DeStressance? Serum – Solvasa’s products powered by mindful practices encourage users to take a mindful moment for themselves and a small change can make a big difference in your daily skin care routine. The Crystal Energy Wand is designed to be used with the DeStressance? Serum which features a vibrating genuine rose quartz crystal to allow for a gentle lymphatic massage. As the wand glides over your face and neck and the serum melts into your skin, it helps to flush toxins, boosts circulation to draw nutrients to the skin and releases muscle tension to restore a fresh, smooth, radiant appearance. $220
A shimmering blend of nourishing oils that illuminates skin for a light, sunkissed glow and is … [+] gently scented with a warm, summertime fragrance
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Summer Friday’s Pool Time-Summer Fridays Pool time will leave skin luminously smooth and gently fragranced with the brand’s signature scent Pool Time has a blend of macadamia, jojoba, apricot kernel, and sunflower oils that help to deliver long-lasting hydration, while ultra-fine minerals glisten on the skin for a light, sun-kissed glow. It includes nutrient-rich nuts and seeds that are cold-pressed to extract skin-loving oils bursting with vitamins and essential fatty acids to help soothe dryness and protect skin’s moisture barrier. $36
Surebase Glad Glow Foundation
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Surebase—The “Glad Glow Foundation” is a hydrating foundation with a natural radiant finish that is perfect for dry or dehydrated skin. The formula contains Banana Flower for a smooth complexion and Squalane to hydrate, plump and replenish skin.$44
The Feelist is a collection of luxury wellness and skincare products designed to revolutionize and … [+] elevate your beauty and self-care routine.
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The Feelist-This all-natural, plant-based oil is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that calm, soothe and revitalize the skin. The unique blend of supercharged ingredients has been expertly formulated to deeply moisturize and restore the skin’s natural balance, revealing a clear and radiant glow. $98
The Nue Co.:
BARRIER CULTURE CLEANSER uses sulfate- and soap-free, gentle and biodegradable cleansing agents … [+] derived from apples to clean the skin without stripping or irritating.
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The Nue Co.—BARRIER CULTURE uses patented technology to rebuild the topical microbiome, protect against pollution, and lock in moisture. The replacement to your double-cleanse, this treatment cleanser deeply cleans the skin, removing dirt, pollution and makeup, without stripping or disrupting the skin’s pH. The soap-free and sulfate-free formula actively repairs the skin barrier and replenishes the topical microbiome by using prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics to leave your skin balanced, smooth and nourished. $42