After a long, cold winter, your skin is in need of a treat. And while we’ve been hydrating, scrubbing and covering up every inch of ourselves for the last few months, spring is the perfect time to revamp your beauty bag and work in some fresh, lightweight products. We’ve rounded up five skin must-haves to give you a glowing complexion, without too many layers.
Joe Fresh Citrus Facial Cleanser ($12, available at Joe Fresh locations)
Cleanse your winter-worn skin and give your complexion (and your mind) and boost with the Joe Fresh Citrus Facial Cleanser. Part of Joe Fresh’s skincare line launched last fall, this brightening and toning cleanser uses grapefruit seed extract, green tea, calendulia flower and aloe leaf to rejuvenate tired and dull skin and will be the perfect lightweight addition to your spring skincare regimen.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Sé©rum ($120, avaiable at chanel.com)
The new Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Sé©rum uses innovative microfluidics to deliver lightweight water-like hydration to skin. Camelia helps to lock in hydration without sacrificing the texture of this must-have serum, while blue ginger acts as an antioxidant and umbrella to help protect skin as you begin to bring it out into the sun again. Use this luxurious serum in the morning after you cleanse and before you moisturize for an even and full skin tone and texture.
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Filter Powder Foundation ($48, available at Shoppers Drug Mart)
Once your skin has gotten out of its dry winter slump, give it something a little fresher (without compromising coverage, of course) with the new Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Filter Powder Foundation. This moisturizing powder doesn’t cake or dry out skin and provides a soft-focus finish that not even the best filters can give you. The formula is long lasting and is buildable so you can get either sheer or full coverage, depending on your foundation needs.
NARS Cosmetics Soft Velvet Loose Powder ($42, available at narscosmetics.com)
Sometimes all you need is a translucent finish to set your look before you’re out the door. And with the spring season coming, we’re shedding all of the heavy layers we can. NARS Cosmetics’ new Soft Velvet Loose Powder comes in eight sheer shades that actually help control oil throughout the day, while setting your makeup so it won’t budge. Infused with hyaluronic acid, this loose powder helps to smooth out skin texture, while preventing that chalky finish we all hate.
Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask ($55, available at Sephora)
Skin looking a little lacklustre? Give yourself a faux glow without breaking a sweat. The innovative new Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask gives you the glow you crave while you sleep, so you’re literally getting your beauty sleep. Infused with skin-calming vitamins and complexion-smoothing and toning apple, this overnight mask will hydrate and revitalize skin while you snooze so you wake up looking refreshed and luminescent. Bonus: your glow is buildable and will last up to a week without ever looking like you faked it.