It’s time for your skin to undergo a spring awakening! I’ve rounded up some of our favorite spring skin care products to help you wake up tired, dry skin and shake off the winter blues!
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For combination skin, Repechage’s T-Zone® Shine Control Serum gets rid of the shine without drying skin, which can often be a problem for those of us who aren’t teenagers but still suffer from the “T-zone.” Pricey at $39, but a little goes a long way.
Obagi has long been synonymous with the best skin care products that are high-quality and high-priced. Obagi 360 System is no exception. Available only through a dermatologist or aesthetic surgeon, Obagi 360 aims to completely overhaul skin and leave you with dramatically improved results. Your initial investment will be upwards of $200-$300.
I’ve long been a Clinique fan, they make some of the best skin care products out there—and their new Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($47) does not disappoint. Choose from one of four formulas, depending on skin type, of this all-around dependable daily moisturizer.
It’s got a long name, but in short, It Cosmetics Feel the Moment Anti-aging Ultra Hydrating Sensory Awakening Primer Serum ($39.99), with fan brush included, provides a super-smooth base for BB cream or foundation. I like that it’s paraben-free and smells great.
I received a starter kit of the EverDeep skincare line, which includes seven products to cleanse and tone, reduce signs of aging, protect from sun damage and correct wrinkles, among others. At $39.95, this 30 day supply gives you a good chance to see if the system works for you. For me, so far, so good!
Le Mieux Cosmetics’ Collagen Peptide Serum ($85) promises to release skin of “heavy, on-set furrows, deep expression lines, and creases for dry, mature, normal, combination and sensitive skin types.” I found that my crow’s feet were visibly improved when I used it!
GlyterraGL claims to be a breakthrough product line that fights the damaging effects of sugar—who knew?!—on our skin. At $135 for a pair of products it’s an investment, but I did see visible smoother skin, with less noticeable crow’s feet and fine lines.
I found Lumixyl RevitalEyes Brightening Eye Cream ($45) to be a lifesaver after a late night of deadlines or…drinks with friends. The cream does instantly brighten eyes and, importantly for this night owl, it lightens under-eye circles.
Neova DNA Damage Control™ ($45) is a tinted sunscreen (SPF 40, so strong enough for my Florida sunshine) that reduces signs of aging and sun damage while protecting from new damage as well. It’s waterproof for up to 80 minutes, too.
It’s tough to get noticeable skin-lightening results outside of a doctor’s office, especially if you have hyperpigmentation. But Elure Advanced Lightening Night Cream For Face & Neck ($79) really does fade sun spots, melasma and hyperpigmentation when applied nightly. And it’s a lot cheaper than a chemical peel!