Who said it's impossible to have dewy, radiant skin if you're not on Gwyneth's regimen? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite –affordable!!!– items for a gleaming, fresh complexion, because we shouldn’t need salt from the top of the Himalayas or oils pressed by virgins to make us shine. What’re you waiting for? Get glowing and snap these up. You'll look summertime fine in no time at all and without breaking the bank.
Sweet Almond Oil:
The prospect of using facial oil can be daunting, particularly for those with naturally oilier complexions or a preference for a matte finish. But, this trusty travel-sized companion packs a powerful punch of antioxidants that leave the skin rejuvenated and refreshed. It’s easily absorbed by the skin, leaving you glowing, not greasy.
Organic Rose Water Toner:
Toner is a beauty-cabinet staple for naturally hydrating the skin and reducing redness. Spritz liberally onto the face, body, air, everywhere, and emerge from the mist like dewy Aphrodite.
Gua Sha Facial Stone:
Behold: the face-lift stone. Traditionally used in holistic Chinese medicine, a Gua Sha stone improves circulation and drains the lymphatic system to stimulate the face and body. Feel the stress, tension, and wrinkles melt away. It’s the closest we’ll get to time travel.
Organic Hyaluronic Acid:
There’s no such thing as too much brightening and tightening, so we’re finishing this roundup with an essential item for happy, healthy skin that will leave you glimmering like a disco ball. It has acid in the name, but fret not, dear reader, for hyaluronic acid is the holy grail of anti-aging serums. Ponce de Leon wishes he found a fountain of this.
Intro image: Davide Gallizio/IMAXtree courtesy of Cosmopolitan.com
Rebecca Landesman is the latest member of the HOL team.