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Glowing somewhere? You will be with these 5 star-rated favourites

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert5 years ago
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Skin lost its glow-jo? Recover lost lustre with top-rated favourites (as voted by you). From serums to face masks and mists to elixirs, these are the heroes our customers swear by to counteract dullness and keep their complexions jaw-droppingly luminous (swoon).

A little-known hero that's rapidly earning some serious stripes amongst Cult clientele, Skin Design London's {C Antioxidant Glow - Vitamin C} is beloved for its brilliant brightening properties. Packed with kakadu plum extracts, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and antioxidant ferulic acic - all of which work to deflect the aggressors that compromise cells and contribute to ageing while tackling dark spots and scarring, this miracle serum is top of the pops for a reason...

"This is one of my absolute favourite serums and I never miss it in my morning skin care routine. I apply it after I have cleansed and toned my skin - it leaves it immediately glowing and plumped! It works well under moisturiser too. I absolutely love this brand." - Nina Lisa, Cult Beauty customer

If your holiday's more of a stay-cay than jet-away, don't miss the mood-boosting joy of a tan with the brilliant {Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum} from TAN-LUXE. Skin care meets tanner, this 3-in-1 serum tans, plumps and bestows an immediate glow that develops to grant the most natural, just-back-from-Puglia tan in ten minutes.

"Fab, easy and non-streaky, this is very easy to apply; I wash my face, put on the serum and then a few drops of my favourite face oil et voilà, done! It's love!" - Missfuchsia, Cult Beauty customer

A sheet mask but not as you know it, Joanna Vargas treats fellow flyers to best-loved {Forever Glow Masks} when she's travelling - handing them out to co-passengers helping ensure that they land looking beautifully dewy. The A-List's favourite facialist (Helena Christensen, Sienna Miller and Naomi Watts number among her celebrity roll call of clients), red carpet regulars flock to her clinic to access her glow-giving wizardry but, thanks to these who can make like a starlet in Scarborough (no flight required)...

"I have tried quite a few sheet masks but this one is one of the best. My skin is extremely dehydrated and this is the only product that reduces my fine lines and wrinkles immediately after use. I apply once a fortnight and it's enough to keep my skin looking 'glowy'." - Nadia, Cult Beauty customer

A mist with a difference, fresh {Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water} delivers an ultra-fine, supercharged spritz that cocoons your complexion with heavenly dew. Boasting a vitamin complex of C, E, and B5 alongside a cocktail of skin-loving minerals, this feels like butterfly kisses while shielding your face from the ravages wrought by the elements. You'll practically hear every cell heave a sigh of relief...

"It was love at first spritz! I've had some bad experiences with facial mists (breakouts and that awful sticky feeling) but this is amazing. Lovely smell, very light and it makes your skin glowy. I use this as a setting spray or when I want to refresh my face." - MM, Cult Beauty customer

Kate Somerville's 'HG' ExfoliKate franchise is worshipped by those who love skin to look perfectly polished. Sibling to Kate's lauded, ogre-green treatment, the {Glow Moisturizer} is ready to take its long-overdue turn in the spotlight. Accruing a legion of '5 star' reviews, this silky hydrator is quickly absorbed to replenish lost moisture, protect from aggressors and dial up the brightness for skin that looks 'lit from within'.

"This product makes your skin glow - I regularly get comments on my 'glowy' skin and it's all down to this. It is perfect for my very sensitive (and very dry!) complexion as a daily moisturiser. I would give it more stars if I could. Incredible!" - Bel, Cult Beauty customer


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...