Dewy skin is our favourite accessory this season
Here are five easy ways to achieve a brighter complexion and that sought-after summer glow.
1. Time Out Water Bottle by Blush Peony, $40
Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to achieve healthy, glowing skin. It helps your digestive system flush out toxins from your body, which helps combat a variety of skin issues and improves tone and texture. This frosted glass water bottle from Vancouver's Blush Peony is the perfect way to keep track of your hydration. The bottle is time stamped for each hour of the day to make sure you're getting your litres all day long.
2. Luminous Face Primer by Evalina Beauty, $45
Evalina Beauty's Luminous Face Primer is a multi-tasking powerhouse that will make your face look naturally radiant while hydrating the skin and enhancing overall tone. It can be worn under makeup as a lightweight primer, over makeup for a soft glowy look, or as a highlighter. And like all of Evalina's makeup, this product is paraben-, cruelty- and fragrance-free.
3. Bakuchiol Serum by Jubel Naturals, $40
If you love the results of retinol, but don’t like how harsh it can be on your sensitive skin, we’ve found the perfect alternative. This incredible serum from Vancouver’s Jubel Naturals features bakuchiol, an all-natural plant ingredient with a range of anti-aging benefits—it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps restore firmness, and refines texture and tone. To use, gently shake the bottle and apply morning and night to cleansed, toned and exfoliated skin, then follow with moisturizer.
4. The Brightener by Midnight Paloma, $79
This high-concentration serum from Vancouver's Midnight Paloma does exactly what the name promises—it brightens. The vitamin C in this formula works to fade sunspots and attacks fine lines, while the hyaluronic acid and grapeseed oil hydrate and plump to leave you with bright, firm, even skin.
5. Exfoliating Glycolic Peel by Riversol, $55
Riversol's Exfoliating Glycolic Peel with 4 percent AHA stimulates the exfoliation of dead surface cells while restoring and brightening the underlying skin. For improved radiance and texture, use twice a week, applying four to five pumps of product on freshly cleansed skin and remove after 20 minutes with a warm, soft cloth. Cleanse the skin once again to remove all residue and then follow with a serum and moisturizer—and watch the product do its magic.