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An Aveeno cleanser that’ll gently exfoliate your skin with every wash and give you that just got back from a vacation–glow.
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Promising review: “Nice product. Not harsh at all. I have dry-ish skin but generally problem free. Noticed an immediate difference in skin softness and brightness.” — Stephybeebe
A Burt’s Bees serum so good it’ll help get rid of dark spots and make your skin look truly luminous. Plus, it’s 99% natural.
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Promising review: “I’ve always been self conscious about my acne scars and despite trying numerous treatments I just couldn’t seem to get rid of them. I saw this product at the store and figured I’d give it a try. My skin is a nightmare with it being combination, but more on the dry side and sensitive. After the first couple of weeks of using the product twice a day I noticed that most of the scars on my chin had faded. It has now been five weeks since I’ve started using the product and I can see an astonishing difference. My skin looks brighter and the scars on my cheeks are fading with the ones on my chin being almost completely gone. I would most definitely buy this product again and would recommend it to anyone who struggles with acne scarring.” — Clarece
A Clean & Clear cleanser to brighten your skin in the mornings because let’s face it, sometimes you need a little bit of sunshine in a bottle before work.
Promising review: “This product is brilliant, it foams and cleanses my face with an amazing smell. Just a little and it does a lot. The first three weeks, I noticed that my face feels smoother and looks brighter. I would recommend this product, it is fantastic!!!” — Serenna
An Earth to Skin cream for your undereye area made with banana and mango extracts to moisturize, illuminate, and help kick those under-eye bags to the curb.
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Promising review: “First of all, this cream smells so good. Second, a little goes a long way under the eyes. I honestly see a difference in just a couple weeks with my dark circles. It also wears well under makeup when I need a little extra something to help me look more awake. I honestly love this product. It is honestly the only eye cream I have tried that I see an actual difference and would repurchase.” — Natalia1109
A skin-brightening serum that’ll go effortlessly under your makeup to give you a glow.
Promising review: “Definitely my favorite for under night makeup! Creates a nice glow, healthy glow not the high shimmer with other products.” — Tara
And an Aveeno body lotion because the rest of your body deserves to glow, too. Plus, it’s full of moisture-rich ingredients that’ll nourish your skin all day long.
A Milani rose oil made with Vitamin C and almond and sunflower oils because a good base can make all the difference.
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It’s the vial in the middle.
Promising review: “I applied two-four drops to my face and then followed the instructions on the box. My face looked bright right away.” — Nidhusha
An Olay lotion to brighten your skin while protecting it with SPF 30.
Promising review: “At first this seems like other SPF moisturizers — my previous buys have been based on which brand is on sale because they all seem similar. I live at high altitude and having aging skin, so I never leave the house without sunscreen. However, this product makes my skin look better — it seems to have a way of reflecting light that makes wrinkles and discolorations (aka “age spots”) less noticeable. I have actually received compliments about my skin.” — AuroraTarot
A Found beauty overnight sleeping mask made with coconut oil and plum that’ll give you a facial while you sleep. Easy peasy, plum squeezy.
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It’s the one on the top right!
Promising review: “I absolutely loved how bright and radiant my skin looked after using this. I was nervous that this would clog my pores or get all over my pillow cases, but I was pleasantly surprised. My skin looked hydrated and healthy!” — agrace97
A Laura Geller baked foundation for achieving a radiant look quickly and effortlessly.
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Promising review: “I have used this product for years. I love it. It goes on smooth and looks so natural. Gives me a even finish.” — LucyMae
Price: $34 (available in six shades)
A Found mask to exfoliate your skin, ditch dullness, and give you a glow before you even apply a drop of makeup.
Promising review: “Wow! What a great product for an amazing price. I have oily, acne-prone skin and this mask helps improve my dark spots. Was interested in the papaya as I have heard it helps exfoliate. This masks brightens my full complexion.” — naturalbeautylover
An Aveeno cleanser that’ll help even out your skin’s tone and texture, and probably change your life a little bit in the process.
A Neutrogena gel-cream hybrid to hydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid, giving you a luminous look.
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It’s the tub on the right.
Promising review: “Looooove it my face feels amazing since I’ve started using this!” — Dakota
A Tony Moly undereye cream so cute it might cause panda-monium. Plus, it’ll help hydrate and get rid of undereye bags.
An Earth To Skin day cream to brighten your face and your day with a citrus scent and natural ingredients, like vitamin C and fruit extracts.
Promising review: “This is the first gel cream that I have tried. It is very light weight and moisturizing. It leaves a nice dewy look to my skin. A little bit of this cream goes a long way, so you really only need a small amount. I think too much would leave a heavy feel. The scent is also really nice and refreshing. I can’t wait to see how my skin looks after a few months use.” — acaine736
A Found cleansing water so dreamy it’ll soothe your skin while it gets rid of debris, buildup, and makeup. Plus, it’s made with White Mulberry to help even out and brighten your skin.
A tub of L’Oreal peel pads that’ll gently exfoliate your face and leave behind a glorious glow. They’re made with glycolic acid, so you know they’re good.
Glycolic acid helps gently chemically exfoliate skin, no scrubbing required.
Promising review: “I’ve been using this product along with the day cream and night cream for a couple of weeks. My skin is smoother, brighter, and has a nice glow. I’m happy with these products. I’m 62 years old, and my skin looks better!” — jemcdlv
A Neutrogena mask under $3 because having bright skin doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Promising review: “I have very sensitive skin so at first I was a little skeptical of trying the mask in fear of potentially having a reaction, but felt more comfortable after doing research on the product. I was and still am amazed about how soft, bright, and refreshed my face was after removing the mask. It’s amazing! I will be recommending this mask to my family and friends and have also started recommending it on social media.” — Thomasina Jackson
An e.l.f. brightening primer for smoothing out skin, brightening out any dullness, and setting you up to have a v. good skin day. Plus, it’s 100% vegan.
Promising review: “This primer is the absolute best of any. It feels like silk going on and diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. Foundation goes on smooth after applying a tiny bit of this as a little goes a long way. And you get a flawless finish. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!” — SandeeL
A Neutrogena undereye concealer with SPF that was designed specifically to brighten up the undereye area and get rid of any dreaded morning puffiness.
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Promising review: “This is absolutely the best concealer I’ve ever used! It applies beautifully under the eyes. It covers dark circles and acne/acne scars. It wears all day long, and is super creamy and beautiful.” — Roberta
Price: $11.97 (Available in four shades.)
A L’Oreal Paris glow enhancer that’ll work with your natural skin tone to give you a boost of brightness.
Promising review: “I use this all over my face, adding only a little under-eye concealer and a bit of finishing powder. It hydrates wonderfully while providing a smidge of coverage to my 49-year-old, slightly sun-damaged skin. The best part is the subtle glow, though — it gives my face such a boost! It also looks lovely on the chest and shoulders. Two thumbs up.” — scarletbegonia
Price: $11.97 (Available in four shades)
A Maybelline concealer so creamy and brightening, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using it all along.
Price: $5.99+ (Available in six shades)
Wet N’ Wild brightening rocks so you can have luminous skin whenever you want. These rocks have pearls to help diffuse light and give you a glow.
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Promising review: “This product gives a similar (but not exact) finish as the Diamond Bomb by Fenty Beauty in How Many Carats?! It’s a quarter of the price. Definitely try it if you don’t want to drop the coin for Fenty.” — Ginger13
A pack of Burt’s Bee’s wipes that’ll get rid of your makeup without drying out your skin. They’re made with white tea extract, cucumber, and aloe to leave your skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.
Promising review: “This product is amazing. As someone with dry sensitive skin, with allergies to many soaps, cleansers, and skin products, purchases can be a struggle. These face wipes make my face glow, rehdryate my sensitive skin, and give an overall clean feeling. Absolutely recommend and a staple to my daily routine!” — Sunshine19
A Physicians Formula setting spray to make every look a little brighter and more illuminated.
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Promising review: “I’m in love with this spray! Smells good, sets makeup quite well and has a subtle shimmer that gives an amazing glow! You also get quite a bit of product! Will be a repeat for sure!” — Mar
A Hard Candy body luminizer for when you want to look like you just got in from a day at the beach.
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Promising review: “I love this body luminizer, its brings a nice beautiful glow to your skin and lasts for hours! Such a great product” — ladybug22
A Milani highlighter palette that’ll give you a bright look even on gray days.
Promising review: “I love this palette not only as a highlighter. I use it for a,quick out the door look all over. My eyes, cheeks and highlighter. Very natural looking but gives a great glow.” — Carmela
Price: $8.79 (Available in two sets of colors)
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