Get Glowing

SaksPOV tells you everything you need to know about brightening creams and points out the best ones to glowing skin

Prestige beauty brands from Chanel to La Prairie are focused on a new kind of aging antidote that will give you brighter, glowing skin just in time for summer. A bevy of new brightening products has just hit Saks Fifth Avenue and their aim is to minimize hyperpigmentation (freckles, sun spots), discoloration (dark imperfections) and fine lines, while hydrating the skin and give it a nice lift, to boot.

When coupled with a BB cream, a brightening lotion can erase the signs of aging caused by UV, pollution damage and cellular breakdown revealing the luminous, youthful skin you’ve been longing for.

Here are a few of our favorites:

1. La Prairie – White Caviar

White Caviar is a powerful anti-pigmentation formula which works by interrupting the cycle that creates age spots and discoloration, leading to a clearer, more even-toned complexion.  It also works to enhance moisture retention and firms, nourishes and energizes the skin with golden caviar extracts.

2. Estee Lauder – Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator

There’s power in three’s and Estee Lauder has harnessed that power in the new Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator. Scientists have unlocked the Triple Optic Technologies – soft focus, color correcting and brightening – to smooth and blur the look of imperfections, neutralizing the look of redness and discoloration and increasing surface reflection.

3. Cle De Peau – Brightening Serum Supreme

This serum has got you covered. Wild Ginger Extract and Multi-target Vitamin C work to erase existing hyperpigmentation and prevent future damage while Olive Leaf Extract and L-Arginine take your skin from dull to luminous and Vitamin E Acetate and Horse Chestnut improve microcirculation by strengthening blood vessels.

4. Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale White Serum

Who knew orchids could be used as weapons? In Guerlain’s Orchidee Imperiale White Serum Orchid Extract prevents melanin from maturing and darkening, stimulates cells back to a youthful state and controls the skin’s optical properties improving skin’s translucency and surface luminosity.

5. Kiehl’s – Clearly Corrective

A fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin.

Learn It: Care for Winter-Dry Skin

Keeping skin hydrated in the blustery winter months is no small feat. Here are some of our SaksPOV’s favorite skin salves geared to increase your holiday glow when the mercury drops:

  1. Yves Saint Laurent, Hydra Feel Watery Gel Crème; $62
  2. Erno Laszlo, HydrapHel Emulsion SPF 15; 2.1 oz. $75.00
  3. Kiehl’s Since 1851, Rosa Arctica Cream; 1.7 oz. $60.00
  4. Clinique, Moisture Surge Extended Relief Crème; $34.00 – $46.50
  5. Bobbi Brown, Hydrating Face Cream; 3.4 oz. $75.00