4 Skincare Products for Brighter, More Radiant Summer Skin!

1. PIXI BEAUTY Glow Mud Cleanser ($18.00)

A deep pore cleansing mud that gently exfoliates while purifying for radiant skin.

• A deep pore cleansing mud, enriched with 5% glycolic and soothing botanicals
• Formulated to provide effective cleansing, yet is mild enough for all skin
• Complexion is cleansed and gently exfoliated to reveal radiant and healthy skin
• Deep pore cleansing leaving skin clean and glowing
• Gently exfoliates and revitalizes
• Mud deep cleanses
• Glycolic acid enhances complexion's glow
• Suited on all skin types
• Not tested on animals

The very first step to great skin, at least for me personally begins with truly clean skin. That means getting all the sweat (yes, we women sweat and that too, in buckets in this heat, as you all can probably relate to!), pore-clogging makeup and most importantly, all the pollutants that we come into contact with on a daily basis OFF! This becomes particularly important if you live in a big metropolitan city, where exhaust, smog and whatnot are things our skin is unfortunately much too familiar with.

In order to get squeaky clean without the dryness that a harsh cleanser can bring to the table, I love Pixi Beauty's Glow Mud Cleanser. This gentle cleanser is safe for everyday use and leaves my skin feeling oh-so-clean with none of the drying. Such an awesome feeling after a particularly vigorous session of yoga!

2. PIXI BEAUTY Glow Tonic and Glow Tonic On-The-Go ($18.00 for 100 ml or a tub of 60 pads)

The Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml miracle working toner helps brighten the complexion resulting in a healthier glow.

• Formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid
• Exfoliates, brightens and smoothes skin
• Aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts work together to nourish and treat
• Instant glow inhancer
• Alcohol free
• Gentle for all skin types
• Not tested on animals

I've already raved about just how much I love the fabulous Glow Tonic HERE and it's one product that I have not only continued to use but also gotten the mothership hooked to! Why? To put it short and sweer, you will notice your skin looking instantly brighter and more radiant after just ONE use! I haven't come across another toner that works that well on my combination, acne-prone skin.

Now, you can take the Glow Tonic with you on all your summer travels! The super convenient Glow Tonic On The Go ($18) tub is packed with 60 soft cotton pads pre-soaked in Glow Tonic. Take your glow on the go without worrying about airport security or annoying spills!

3. LANCÔME Visionnaire Crescendo ($75.00 for 1 fl. oz)

This easy to use, leave-on liquid nighttime face peel works to gently exfoliate skin surface cells and address multiple skin concerns: uneven skin texture, appearance of pores, wrinkles and fine lines, and dark spots.

Peel to reveal smooth, even, and radiant skin! This easy to use, leave-on liquid nighttime face peel works to gently exfoliate skin surface cells and address multiple skin concerns: uneven skin texture, appearance of pores, wrinkles and fine lines, and dark spots. Inspired by fitness interval training, Visionnaire Crescendo™ combines two different formulas each with their own unique ingredient combination to be used over a 28-night period as part of an interval skin training experience. Start with Phase 1 for the first 14 nights, formulated with 5% bio-acids such as fruit acids and quinoa husk extract that works to reduce the appearance of pores, improve skin's texture, and radiance. Then, switch to Phase 2 for the last 14 nights. Formulated with 10% derma-acids, including 0.5% salicylic acid and 9.5% pure glycolic acid, this phase reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Repeat the 28-night skin interval training experience as desired.

After 1 night of using Phase 1: Skin feels smoother and is more radiant
After 3 nights of using Phase 1: Skin tone appears more even and fine lines are visibly reduced
After 14 nights of Phase 1: Pores appear reduced
After 28 nights of Phase 2: Wrinkles and dark spots are visibly reduced

Visionnaire Crescendo™ leaves skin feeling smooth and appearing more even, which is ideal for seamless makeup application.

A skincare product that works while you sleep? Yes, please! I received Lancome to test from Influenster but me being me (READ: a lazy procrastinator), I'm still in Phase 1. Using it is really simple. After cleansing and toning, just smooth a palm-ful on (avoiding the sensitive eye and lip areas), wait for it to dry and follow with your regular serum and moisturizer. In the morning, just rinse off and apply a good sunscreen! Voila! It's been several days that I've been using this and I can tell the texture and brightness of my skin is definitely improving day by day!

The only thing to remember is to avoid using at-home or in-office microdermasion sessions, strong acidic treatments, tanning sessions or harsh scrubs and exfoliators while you're on the 30-day cycle. Personally, I usually skip my regular scrubs and stick to gentler daily cleansers, like the mud mask above.

4. VITABRID C-12 Face Brightening Powder ($60 for a 1-month supply exclusively at Barneys)

Korean beauty leader, Vitabrid C12, is changing the way Vitamin C is applied to the skin with the release of their FACE Brightening Powder.

Containing its breakthrough ingredient, Vitabrid CG, this is a brand-new Vitamin C complex, certified as a new material by the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary. This revolutionary discovery stores and preserves active Vitamin C within skin-friendly mineral layers. Once applied, it releases active Vitamin C continuously for over 12 hours, permeating through the skin layers down to the dermis. Simply mix the FACE Brightening Powder with water or combine it with a skincare product of your choice (any serum, essence, cream or toner) for a powerful beauty booster.

Vitamin C is known to make skin healthy and radiant by neutralizing the damaging effects of free-radical activity from sun, stress, and pollution, and repairing visible signs of aging. As a highly potent, transdermal Vitamin C powder, it helps brighten, reducing the appearance of melanin for a clearer, more even complexion. With twice daily use in the AM and PM, skin is also shown to maintain a vibrant and firm texture as the powder minimizes fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production.

The result is a scientifically driven booster for nourished and glowing skin with natural radiance.

When I was sent the press release for this product, my first reaction was intense curiosity. Vitamin C has always been amazing for my skin and using it in any skincare product has left my skin so much brighter in the past. So, to come across a mixable Vitamin C powder that can be used with ANY skincare product of your choice...well, let's just say I was intrigued.

With it being as hot as it has been lately, I tend to shy away for multiple products, with mositurization suffering the most. I usually skip in altogether (*hangs head in shame*) or when I'm being good, I stick to tiny amounts of my tried-and-tested Oil of Olay, my recently discovered Tea Tree Face Cream from Thursday Plantation or my Hydrating Mist from Pixi Beauty. Yes, I have mixed a little scoopful or three of this powder with each of the products above and the results were the same each time--instantly more radiant, glowing skin! I'm so impressed with this that although it says that this is a face powder, I'm planning a full massage with this powder mixed with some coconut oil! I'll let you know how that goes!

So there you have it, my darlings! Do any of these products intrigue you? Or do you have a recommendation for me? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****


  1. I am all about Vitamin C. My skin is bright and clear toned thanks to Vit. C.

  2. I need the Glow Tonic. Re: the vitamin C, I tried one that was a powder in the form a little ball that you mixed fresh with every use with a measured liquid that they provided, and the powder form allows them to give a much higher concentration. the one I tried was 79%.

  3. I've been intrigued about the Vitabird Face Brightener so I'm so glad to learn more about it.

  4. What a wonderful selection of skin brightening picks!

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