Dullness Be Gone: Skin Brighteners For Tired Mamis
Everyone can use a good skin brightener. The complaint we hear most from women is that they don’t have enough time to take care of themselves and that they look and feel tired, all of the time. Being hyperactive moms, some traveling continuously and having a very constrained sleeping schedule, we know exactly how hat feels! The best remedy is, of course, to sleep as much as you can. But when even a catnap is not an option, there are beauty products that can brighten your complexion and make you look and feel revitalized while you fake it till you make it to the end of the day.
Here are some the best skin care products for a brighter complexion, all of which we have tested:
Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser
This cleanser is made with sea buckthorn, which is thought to moisturize and renew skin. It has a very pleasant mild citrusy scent that makes washing your face an invigorating experience. I love that it also has exfoliating particles, so it’s really two products in one. The price is $14.39 for an 118ml bottle but it lasts a while, since you don’t need to use much.
100% Pure Brightening Night Balm
We are in love with the whole 100% Pure Brightening line, which is vegan and organic. This skin brighener balm helps even out your skin tone thanks to kojic acid and natural emollients. It has the pleasant scent of pink grapefruit and lemon essential oils. Since it has a thick consistency, you need to rub the surface of the balm in the jar until it softens and then warm it with your fingers. It will then glide on your skin as you massage it in to your skin. The price is $45 for a 1.2 oz jar. Worth the investment.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Luminescent Powder
Neither a blush nor a bronzer, this luminescent powder is available in one shade for all—Pink Champagne—and gives an instant healthy glow. Apply to the apples of your cheeks or areas that you want to brighten. It doesn’t hurt that the container is very cute and has a convenient mirror inside, so you can easily carry it in your purse for touch-ups. Mica particles reflect light without looking sparkly or shiny. The price is $35.
A convenient three-level compact that has a bronzer and powder on one level, a neutralizer and highlighter cream duo in the next, and four concealers that match most complexions. We love how the concealer glides on and seamlessly blends with your complexion. The neutralizer cream tones down redness and the highlighter brightens your eyes. The bronzer is subtle, which is magical. A great three-in-one product for mamis on the go. Priced at about $32.80, it’s a steal. We love this!
Pixi Eye Zone Brightener
An instant eye brightener that you can carry in your purse and apply around the eye area as needed. It’s a slightly tinted eye gel that moisturizes, but also calms the skin and makes you look refreshed and more awake. It looks and feels good. You can wear this skin brightener under your concealer or apply it over your make-up. Pixi is a brand that focuses on covering flaws and brightening your skin with botanicals. The price is $16.
It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-in-1
Another multi-purpose pick-me-up beauty product for mamis. It can substitute your lip balm, lip stain, lipstick, and lip gloss. In other words, a multitasker just like me. The three shades are paraben-free and feel soft and nourishing. Once the top coat wears off, your lips will still have a healthy looking stain. The price for the three of them is $39.50, or each one separately is $20.