The post facial glow you have after receiving a professional skincare treatment is one that everyone should experience in their lifetime. You’ll marvel at how amazing your skin looks and how soft it feels and wonder why it took you so long to book that appointment in the first place. But then you’ll look at the costs and come back down to earth and remind yourself that although professional treatments produce amazing results, they usually require multiple sessions, which doesn’t always fit into the budget.
If you’re serious about your skin but not ready to make the financial commitment to professional services, check out our favorite products to achieve (almost) the same post facial glow from home!
Up first is one of our absolute favorite cleansers that not only cleans skin, but also smooths and brightens. Environmentally-friendly Jojoba Beads help smooth texture, while Sepiwhite MSH brightens. Plus, it’s a powder formula, so you can throw it in your travel bag and not worry about it exploding or being confiscated by TSA.
Chemical exfoliants, like Glycolic Resurfacing Toner are the little sister to chemical peels. Their formulas are not as potent, but that’s okay because it means regular consumers can buy them without a license! With 7% Glycolic Acid, this toner is no joke. It drastically smooths skin, balances and clears the complexion without over drying (if used properly). You’ve heard us say this a lot but GO SLOWLY and don't overload your skin.
If you’re looking to emphasize the ‘glo’ in post facial glow, don't underestimate Hydra Radiance Moisturizer. This lightweight moisturizer provides ample hydration alongside immediate and long term brightening effects. While this is an incredible product for diminishing signs of hyperpigmentation, it’s also perfect for anyone wanting a natural highlight effect.
If there’s one product on this list that EVERYONE can and should be using, it’s Daily Hydration+. This powerful serum contains two forms of Hyaluronic Acid serum and plant stem cells for ultra-hydrated skin and helps fill in fine lines and wrinkles immediately. If you’re prone to breakouts or sensitivity, we recommend Daily Hydration instead. While still effective, this version skips the plant stem cells, which can potentially aggravate skin conditions.
We can’t stress this enough, if want to slow down your skin’s natural aging process, you need Retinol. This highly effective serum offers Level 3 out of 3 smoothing and retexturizing to tone and soften the skin. Because of the anhydrous formula, the 0.5% Retinol is able to work even harder, diminishing fine lines and clearing breakouts. If you’re new to the Retinol game, we welcome you with open arms! Just know that patience and consistency are key. Start slow and gradually increase if you see positive results. *For use at night, use SPF during the day*
Named after its professional chemical peel counterpart, Triple Action Serum is a must-have if eliminating hyperpigmentation is your main concern. With 2% Hydroquinone and 1% each of Glycolic Acid and Retinol, this Level 3 out of 3 brightening serum will seriously lighten any dark spots and smooth uneven texture. *For use at night, use SPF during the day*
Sometimes even the most basic-seeming products can offer the greatest results. Featuring a calming blend of two cucumber extracts to help immediately soothe redness and decrease puffiness, our fragrance and dye free formula softens and hydrates skin. Pro tip: keep it in your fridge (or a skincare fridge!) for extra cooling benefits!
Which products do you use to achieve a post facial glow at home? Let us know in the comments!