Up there with our endless quest to drink more water and text people back before they ditch us entirely, is our eternal mission to achieve the tangible skin ‘glow’ – a.k.a. optimum complexion dewiness at all times. Much to our convenience and delight, there’s many a way that we can edge closer to the sun-radiating look we covet...

Products with ‘glow’ in their title are on the up; glow serums, oils, primers, tonics, masks and bronzers, to name but a few, are ubiquitous. And we’re having an absolute field day! A fresh, lit-from-within effect is the name of the game, and never has it been so readily available to us.

Natural and cruelty-free sell-out Korean skincare brand, Glow Recipe, is our first port of call for juicy hydration. Staying true to its moniker of delivering the glow goods with the formula, the brand is your fast track to the #GlassSkin hype of 2018. Its light-as-air Watermelon Glow pink Juice Moisturiser – housed in what's possibly the most aesthetically-pleasing of bottles – stars hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing botanicals and watermelon extract, to make for a cooling gel-emulsion that preps the skin for all the day throws at it, while their pillow-proof (read: foolproof) Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask that also stars the above, plus pore-redefining alpha hydroxy acids, clarifies and boosts skin to create an unrivalled radiance. 

Other glow game changers arrive in the form of serums from Dr. Barbara Sturm and Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Promising to restore radiance in a few drops with molecular cosmetics, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Glow Drops illuminate and even-out the skin via bistorta root extract, wild rose and ‘super plant' active purslane, when gently patted over a moisturiser. Elsewhere, using 100% pure BioOrganic botanicals, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s Revitalise & Glow Serum preaches a similar sentiment of breathing life into lacklustre complexions. This time, however, with the help of jasmine, plumeria, tuberose and mandarin through the brand’s signature probiotic technology, and when used under (not over) a moisturiser.

In the makeup department, Clarins has us covered with that all year round golden glow (one can only dream) – ticking off two boxes with its brand new Blush & Highlighter Duo. A nifty handbag essential for touch-ups as and when, in the form of a swipe-and-go stick, this two-in-one adds a little somethin’ somethin’ with its bronzer for contouring and blush in a subtly enhancing tone. 

We should add: Be sure to keep a tropical destination in the back of your head to call upon on demand, as you’re sure to be quizzed as to where you got your gorgeous glow!

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