As we head towards warmer, sunshine-filled days, we are looking for new skincare saviours and hero products to help is achieve the perfect summer glow. From firming Vitamin C moisturisers to collagen boosters and CBD cleansers, these brightening products are packed full of powerful ingredients designed to refresh and refine. Here’s our tried and tested pick of the best new skincare products.
Vitamin C + Bioferment Gel-Cream Moisturiser
Instant Release Vegan Collagen Booster
The 5 best brightening skin saviours to achieve an effortless springtime glow
This spring, FaceGym are building on the success of their award-winning skincare, which they launched last year to great acclaim, with two new, innovative products. Described by the brand as ‘shapewear for the face,’ the Liftwear Vitamin C + Bioferment Gel-Cream Moisturiser is a lightweight, firming daily moisturiser boasting a triple brightening complex of Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Amber Microalgae. The gel-cream formula promises to deliver instantly firmed, brightened skin, and a primed canvas on which to build your look. There are longer term effects too, as the powerful ingredients combat early signs of ageing, smooth the skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots. But the real star of the spring releases is the Active Blast Instant Release Vegan Collagen Booster, a first-of-its-kind vegan collagen skin booster that is super concentrated and very high performing — in fact, it’s 6 times more repairing and 200 times better performing than traditional collagen formulas. As with the moisturiser, the booster has short and long term benefits, and FaceGym recommends using it as a 7-day hit for a quick blast of skin renewal, or over the course of 28 days for a full skin reset.
CBD Cleanser & Gel Cream
Aurelia CBD Gel Cream & Cleanser
The London-based probiotic skincare brand is technologically driven, using CBD crystal isolates for more targeted results and blending it with hard-working ingredients to deliver visible results. The CBD Aqua-Oil Cleanse (150ml, £24) combines the soothing, skin purifying power of CBD with the brand’s signature PROTIDA™ technology, a unique blend of three probiotic complexes that boost the skin’s natural immunity, manage inflammation and enhance the skin barrier’s repair mechanisms. Meanwhile the Hydrate & Calm CBD Gel Cream (60ml, £58) is cooling and hydrating, infused with CBD crystal isolate to tackle redness and balance sebum levels, as well as hyaluronic acid to help brighten, replump and support collagen production.
Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum
The Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum
It’s been hailed as the beauty editor’s favourite new complexion product, and it’s not hard to see why – the latest launch from supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s clean beauty brand Rose Inc perfectly bridges the gap between skincare and make-up, offering barely-there coverage that hydrates while simultaneously plumping and smoothing the appearance of fine lines. Formulated without pore-clogging ingredients, the Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum is packed full of hyaluronic acid and squalene for an instant dose of moisture, while peptides help to protect against environmental damage. Leaving behind a luminous glow, it’s perfect for those looking to tap into the skinimalism trend this spring.
The Cream Moisturiser and Radiance Firming Serum
This newly launched regenerative skincare line is the first to harness the power of the lymphatic system, scientifically proven to boost the skin’s natural detox system. Founded by a combination of pioneering scientists and skincare industry experts, Iräye is the result of more than 20 years of research. Launching with a Radiance Firming Serum and The Cream moisturiser – an eye cream will follow later in the year – the range is made up of five plant-based lymphatic activators which help the body flush out damage-causing oxidants, metabolites and dead skin cells, leaving you with brighter-looking, more radiant skin.
The Ultimate Soothing Cream
The Ultimate Soothing Cream
The internationally renowned skincare brand led by pioneering Professor Augustinus Bader has added a new moisturiser to its highly coveted line-up: the Ultimate Soothing Cream (50ml, £215). Calming and deeply hydrating, the cream is designed to help those suffering from extreme dryness, inflammation and irritation, tackling the issue at the source by helping to rebuild the skin’s protective barrier function. The Glossary’s Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr is a huge fan, hailing it as her top all-round SOS barrier cream. A proprietary blend of amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesised molecules work with the body’s natural processes to deliver unrivalled results.
Protective Radiance Face Mist
Protective Radiance Face Mist
For illuminating hydration on the go, opt for Royal Fern’s Protective Radiance Face Mist (30ml, £44). Suitable for all skin types, the throw-in-your-bag mist serves numerous purposes: hydrating the skin with hyaluronic and polygluamic acid, reducing inflammation with a patented antioxidant blend and protecting your complexion with Butterfly Ginger, which guards against blue light, UV and pollution. As well as being ideal for a midday refresh, it’s also a great addition to your skincare routine, as the multifaceted ingredients help your other products work even harder. Luminous, radiant skin with a few spritzes — the ideal summer skincare hack.
Sali Hughes x Revolution Skincare
After years of sharing her go-to expertise on the best of the beauty world, journalist, broadcaster and author Sali Hughes is finally launching her own skincare line, in collaboration with Revolution. Focused on covering the basics, this streamlined collection includes two cleansers, one exfoliant, one serum and two moisturisers, all of which work together to tick all the skincare boxes, but are also designed to individually slot into your pre-existing regime. One hundred percent vegan and cruelty free, the surprisingly affordable line — part of Hughes’ plan to make the range as democratic as possible, with nothing priced over £15 — is all made in Britain, wrapped up in recyclable packaging in display-worth pastel hues. Hughes expert ingredient knowledge comes to the fore with this range — the Placid 5-Acid Daily Liquid Exfoliant is a hard-working combination of the best acids that resurface the skin while still managing to be gentle enough to use daily, while the Cream Drench Anytime Moisturiser delivers a plumping, hydrating injection of hyaluronic acid, squalene, niacinamide and glycerin for deliciously smooth skin.