Countdown to Radiant Skin

Put your best face forward now and into the new year. We asked the experts how to achieve (or fake) a brighter complexion in an hour, a week, and a month.


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Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

Massaging in your skin-care products gets the blood going and makes your skin look brighter. Start with this one-minute mask from Ren.

Price: $48

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Vanish Foundation Brush

Try massaging in your serum or moisturizer with a soft makeup brush like this one from Hourglass for a flawless finish.

Price: $46

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Freshface Instant Glow Luminizer

This lightweight illuminating cream softens imperfections for radiant, youthful-looking skin.

Price: $38

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Infallible Galaxy Stick

Apply the L'Oreal Paris highlighter stick along the sides of your face, the center of your nose, and your Cupid's bow to make your key features shine.

Price: $9.99

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Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

This exfoliating cleanser featuring argan nut shell and vitamin C gently brightens and smooths skin.

Price: $7.99

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20% Complex Glycolic Solutions Jumbo Peel Swab (8 Pieces)

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) not only exfoliate and brighten the complexion but also stimulate collagen. Try these jumbo cotton swabs infused with AHA from Peter Thomas Roth for a weekly intensive treatment.

Price: $48

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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

Designed to be used morning and night, this cult favorite unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and evens skin tone.

Price: $29

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Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask

With hints of pineapple, coffee, and orange, this gentle yet effective mask breaks down dead skin to improve radiance and skin tone but is milder than a scrub or acid.

Price: $44

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RoC Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Crème

The retinoids in this cream stimulate collagen to plump skin; plus, an exfoliating effect results in a dewy look.

Price: $24.99

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Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate

Apply this ultra-lightweight formula under your moisturizer to correct dark spots and smooth skin tone.

Price: $26.99

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Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum

This serum from Neutrogena features hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin's layers, leaving it plump and dewy.

Price: $17.99

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