What is radiant skin – and how do you get it?

We all hear the phrases thrown around in beauty world – radiant skin, gently illuminate, get the glow… But what does radiant skin actually look like and why do we want it?
So I went researching.

  1. The definition of radiant is glowing, bright and sending out rays.An example of radiant is the beam on a woman’s face when she finds out she is having a baby.

Say whaaaat? I’m pretty sure by the time they find out they’re having a baby, they’re probably throwing up, breaking out in acne or stuffing their face with Doritos.
SO I did some more googling and figured out that radiant look is basically more healthy, less tired and with a hint of sweat (aka ‘glow’).
So other than actually sleeping more and being healthy, how do we get that glowy, dewy, radiant look with products alone? I tried some and here are the ones that made a difference…

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel, £49.50 (still my favourite skincare brand)

2393_1388761732Not as scary or dramatic as it sounds – this peel reverses environmental ageing caused by sun, smog and stress. You’ll only feel a slight tingling affect as glycolic acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark damaged cells, removing dullness and improving skin texture to make skin glow.
Buy now.
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract, £20.50
This gentle exfoliant polishes-away make-up, impurities and surface cells and gently removes everything that makes the skin look dull. Orange extract works to soften, refresh and revive. Moringa Seed extract, with anti-pollution benefits, purifies and refines the skin and helps to restore its natural radiance.
Buy now.
Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer, £29
This radiance-boosting primer instantly brightens the complexion, sculpts facial contours and amplifies the skin’s natural light to create a spectacular glow.
Buy now.
Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum, £48
Complete complexion perfection. A custom serum smart enough to understand your skin’s past and change its appearance in the future. – Addresses the appearance of uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, firming, or radiance.

Buy now.
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