Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and the world just got much brighter. Spring has officially sprung which means now is the perfect time to slough off dulling wintery skin and reveal its true beauty with some of the most beautifying products that the industry has to offer.
In our “Big, Bright and Bold” series, we have compiled some of the best products that are beneficial, yet affordable to create the elusive glow that many of us covet. Whether it’s revamping your beauty arsenal or enlivening your skin care regimen to coincide with this colorful season, we’ve got your covered.
Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant
Ever wish you could just slather your body in chocolate and not feel weird about it?Well now you can. Fresh’s Cocoa Body Exfoliant, an amazing blend with the delicious aroma of chocolate in a jar, might tempt you to indulge, and you can. Just try not to eat it.
Enjoy smoother, softer, more supple skin with Fresh’s Cocoa Body Exfoliant. Rich in skin-smoothing cocoa butter, infused with the luxurious and velvety smooth scent of cocoa, this scrub imparts“chocolate’s pleasure-inducing effects craved by civilizations throughout history,” according to Fresh co-founder, Lev Glazman.
Paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free, Fresh’s Cocoa Body Exfoliant gives off a seductively aromatic chocolate experience, without the extra calories. Blended with buttery cocoa butter, this scrub make the perfect treat!
$45, available at Nordstrom.com
Beautycounter’s Tint Skin Foundation
Spring is usually warm, which also means more perspiration. More perspiration equals melty, messy visage, especially for those who are prone to sweating. If a flawless yet lightweight visage is what you desire, then Tint Skin Foundation is your friend.
Founded by a wife and mom, passionate about the safety of ingredients found in mainstream cosmetics, Beautycounter offers “progress” in the name of beauty.
Unlike most foundations, Tint Skin lands somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and BB or CC cream. Not only does it cover effortlessly, but it also stays put all day.
$45, available at Beautycounter.com
Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder
Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Finishing Powder instantly creates the glow you want without being too overbearing.
With a blend of extracts from mulberry, grape and scutellaria, Wear it over your foundation for a day-to-day glow. With added moisturizing sodium hyaluronate, your skin will feel as smooth as it looks.
$54, available at BobbiBrownCosmetics.com
Clinique Even Better Moisturizer with SPF 20
Ever wish you could reverse or get rid of the damage that you did to your skin? Well now you can.
Clinique’s Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer is an oil-free cream you can use everyday, with or without a makeup. Complete with broad spectrum SPF 20 sun protection, Even Better reduces the appearance of dark spots from injuries, acne and other blemishes, while delivering unlimited hydration.
Containing salicylic acid for exfoliation and proven to “break apart surface darkening,” this little hope in a jar will give you clear, radiant skin.
$48, available at Clinique.com
Simple Micellar Water
If you haven’t jumped on the latest skin craze just yet, you probably should because women are raving about MicellarWater for it’s skin-nourishing and moisturizing properties.
Not quite a soap and not just an oil,Simple’s Micellar Wateris made of micelles, or tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules, suspended in soft water, according to dermatologist Hadley King of SkinneyMedspa.
Rather than simply flushing dirt and oil away, which can sometimes lead to dryness in some traditional cleansers, micellar molecules attract the dirt and oil to draw impurities our of the skin without drying it out.
$6.99, available at Drugstore.com