Top Picks to Brighten & Even Your Complexion

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Remember the good ole days when sunscreen was all you needed? Your skin was smooth, supple and perfectly sun-kissed naturally. As the years went on, your bathroom counter began to overflow with skincare products – everything from wrinkle-reducers to pore-refining masks. But when your complexion seems to change on a daily basis, it’s hard to keep up. The good news: regardless of your skin’s current mood or your personal preference, there are solutions that can bring your bright, even skin tone back to life.

First, be sure you’re drinking enough water every day to keep skin hydrated and smooth. The next step is to read between the (fine) lines. Take note of what your skin is telling you. Is it red? Flaky? Blotchy? Take these signals to heart and respond accordingly with these top picks to bring your complexion back to life.

If you have hyper-pigmentation, sensitive skin or often overreact to products…

CSI CoQ10 TonerThis toner helps balance pH levels and add moisture to skin. Plus, it’s packed with aloe vera to help calm and soothe skin. It’s free of parabens, synthetic preservatives, fragrances and GMOs!

CSI Super Antioxidant Serum – Formulated with hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, licorice extract and orange peel, this lightweight serum helps even out the texture of skin and hydrates enough to fill in fine lines.

If you have normal or combination skin…

Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner Clementine + C – Brightening – Using fruit stem cells, aloe vera and herbal extracts, this misting toner hydrates and brightens your complexion. Try it first thing in the morning to wake up and refresh skin.

Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum – Brightening – This lightens dark areas of your skin, so you’re left with an even, glowy complexion all around.

Andalou Naturals Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser – Brightening – It’s not your normal cleanser. Manuka honey helps clarify skin, while aloe vera hydrates and soothes. My skin noticeably looks much brighter after using this cleanser.

If you need a total refresh…

Avalon Organics Brilliant Balance Enzyme Scrub with Lavender & Prebiotics – I can’t say enough about this scrub. The walnut shell powder with aloe leaf juice and essential oils helps to gently get rid of dead skin to reveal a radiant complexion. Simply amazing!

derma E Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids – You literally leave this on overnight and let it go to work. It resurfaces to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin. It doesn’t get any easier!

Murad Intensive-C® Radiance Peel – This brightens, smooths and hydrates to enhance luminosity. This one only stay on for 10 minutes.

If you don’t like oil on your skin…

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum – This brightens, tightens and smooths skin without parabens, synthetic colors, fake fragrances or an oily residue.

Paula’s Choice Calm Serum – It reduces signs of irritation and helps to repair skin’s protective barrier. It immediately sinks into skin, so no sticky, oily leftovers.