7 of The Best Products for Glowing Skin

Trends come and go, but glowy skin is here to stay. To achieve maximum radiance, it's all in the layering of your products. Don't worry—we'll walk you through the steps from start to finish. Here, 7 products for glowing skin.

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aveeno maxglow drops

1. A Brightening Serum

Fact: Glowing skin starts with good skin care. Massage a few drops of serum on before applying moisturizer. This one from Aveeno delivers an instant hit of moisture and has soy and kiwi complex to gradually brighten your complexion over time.

Ulta ($20)

olio e osso finishing oil
Credo Beauty

2. A Hydrating Oil

Next, press a couple drops of facial oil into your skin—concentrating on the drier areas of your face (like your cheeks). Look for ingredients like vitamin C and omega fatty acids for extra moisture and brightening.

Credo Beauty ($140)

skinceuticals spf

3. A Broad-spectrum Sunscreen

Rain or shine, fog or snow—never skip sunscreen. Ideally you want something with an SPF of 30 or higher that provides both UVA and UVB protection to keep your skin free of sun spots and more even-toned overall. (We love this one from SkinCeuticals because it goes on sheer and hydrates like a lotion.)

beauty by brent liquid highlighter
Beauty by Brent

4. A Liquid Highlighter

Now comes the liquid highlighter. Tap sparingly on the high points of your face (i.e., over your cheekbones and around the temples). This fluid formula practically melts into skin and leaves behind a lustrous sheen that makes us look like we just got a facial.

laura geller gelato highlighter

5. A Powder Highlighter

For next-level shine, add a thin layer of powder or cream highlighter over the liquid you just applied. (Yes, really.) Again, stick to the high points of your face and skip areas that tend to get oily (like your forehead). This one from Laura Geller is a recurrent fav because it deposits a near-translucent wash of glimmer that isn’t too sparkly.

Ulta ($26)

jillian dempsey cheek tint
Credo Beauty

6. A Cream Blush

Using your fingertips, pat the blush onto the apples of your cheeks. (Tip: Go a little higher on your cheeks to give your face a subtle lift.) This velvety formula is extra forgiving and virtually goofproof because it blends easily into your skin.

Credo Beauty ($28)

body shop rose face mist

7. A Face Mist

Finish with a light misting to set everything in place. This purse-friendly spray from the Body Shop has tiny reflective particles that illuminate your skin just so (and it has the softest rose fragrance that really perks us up in the morning).

Ulta ($10)

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Jenny Jin

Beauty Director

Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...
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