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22 Beauty Products for a Flawless Summer Glow

Every summer, we chase that sexy, just-back-from-the-beach radiance—even if we don't plan on using our passports. Whether you're staying local or have a rendezvous in the Riviera Maya, these 22 beauty products are guaranteed to give your skin a flawless summer glow.

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Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

Mixed in with your daily moisturizer, this self-tanning bronzer guarantees a subtle, sun-kissed glow. Add three drops of the all-natural booster to your cream day or night (or both) and get ready for a complexion overhaul. Formulated with aloe vera extract and DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid), the bronzer also ensures your skin stays supple.

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Klairs Youthful Glow Sugar Mask

Klairs' Youthful Glow Sugar product works in two ways: as an exfoliating scrub (apply to damp, cleansed skin; massage; rinse) or as a moisturizing mask (apply to dry, cleansed skin; wait 10 minutes; rinse). Whichever way you try it, you'll be left with skin that's smooth and glowing thanks to nourishing shea butter and jojoba seed oil, antioxidant-heavy grapefruit extract and raspberry seed oil, and detoxifying kaolin clay.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator

"Glow" is literally in the name of this Marc Jacobs product, and it'll give you just that. Swiped on with a brush or gently dabbed onto skin right after you apply your foundation, the illuminator gives you a subtle, sunny sheen. When applying, aim to target areas like the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and temples.

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Skin Design London Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Serum

Skin Design London is a cult-worshipped brand for a reason—its award-winning creams and serums make a visible difference on the skin. Antioxidant Glow uses 30% vitamin C to fight wrinkles and brighten skin, creating a glowy complexion while treating pigmentation and sun damage.

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Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen SPF 30

The best way to ensure you'll glow for decades to come? Protect your skin from sun damage every. single. day. In addition to SPF 30 mineral filters, Suntegrity Skincare's 5-in-1 facial sunscreen includes green tea, red algae, and pomegranate extracts, and it's lightly tinted, so you can get by without foundation if you choose.

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Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

For days when you want to give your skin some instant color but aren’t in the mood to fake-tan your whole body, give Benefit’s Hoola a go. The iconic matte bronzer is one of the best on the market, giving you natural-looking color with just a few swipes across your cheeks, chin, and forehead.

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This Works Skin Deep Golden Elixir Body Serum

Given the cost of some beauty products on the market today, we often ask ourselves something along the lines of “what is it made” But, in This Works' Skin Deep Golden Elixir’s case, yes—the body serum is quite literally made of gold. The indulgent, age-defying elixir transforms your skin with 24-carat gold, vitamin A, clary sage, rose, and patchouli, which—combined—protect from environmental aggressors, stimulate collagen production, and nourish skin. Massage the serum in from head to toe for a 24-hour natural glow.  

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Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial

For a dramatic facial makeover, try out Biossance's glycolic and multi-alpha hydroxy acid peel mask, which supports natural cell turnover while shedding dead skin cells. The results? Visibly brighter skin with less noticeable pores and fine lines.

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Olio E Osso Lustero Bronzing Body Oil

This nourishing, small-batch bronzing body oil is the answer to healthy warm-weather skin. Applied to your legs, arms, and body, the citrus- and spice-scented oil leaves a lustrous, shimmering glow in its wake.

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St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

Nothing goes better with a crisp white summer dress than a healthy bronze glow. Fake it 'til you make it with St. Tropez’s mousse. The lightweight, easy-to-apply formula reacts to your individual skin tone, giving you a natural-looking, long-lasting tan. The streak-free product is also quick-drying and doesn’t leave behind any tell-tale sign (read: smell) of a faux tan, so you can even slather it on right before a date.

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Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use Radiant

We're all about multi-tasking makeup—like this Vapour Organic Beauty blendable stick that adds radiance to lips, cheekbones, lids, collarbones, or all of the above. It's infused with an "Herbal Enlightenment Complex" of frankincense, tulsi, and lotus for extra soothing, and it comes in seven different shimmery shades.

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HUM Glow Sweet Glow Vegan Gummy

If you’re looking for a glow that comes not from a spray bottle, but from within, HUM's hydrating vegan gummies are a great place to start. With hyaluronic acid and vitamins E and C, the antioxidant-rich vitamins promote collagen production and lock in moisture. It also doesn’t hurt that they're tangerine-flavored and as tasty as candy.

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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops

If you’re looking for a safe way to achieve a bronzy summer glow, this serum delivers results without the damage. Great for fine lines, uneven skin tones, and general dullness, Drunk Elephant’s sunshine drops replenish skin and promote a healthier barrier function. According to the hundreds of five-star reviews, this is the must-have product of the summer.

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James Read Express Glow Mask for Face

Aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, and hyaluronic acid are the foundation of this long-lasting, serum-like self-tanner from James Read. Apply to your face and wait just 30 minutes for your golden glow to appear. If you’re looking to go a bit darker, you can leave the odorless formula on for 60 minutes to reveal deeper color. Even after you wash off, your tan will continue to develop, and the mask will go to work firming your skin and preventing acne, dry spots, and wrinkles. Pair with the brand's Express Mask Tan Body for a head-to-toe glow.

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Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

For a more affordable highlight, check out Milani's Strobelight powder, whose light-reflecting pearls add instant glow in seven different shades. At only $9.99, this radiant, pigmented, shimmery-but-not-glittery product is beyond worth it.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer

Oil-free is the way to be this summer—especially in humid cities like NYC. This BB moisturizer from Tarte offers not only a grease-free formula, but SPF 20 protection, natural-looking tint, and micro-treated mineral pigments that reduce the appearance of fine lines. If you’re not quite ready for a full body fake tan but have been toying with less in-your-face measures for a subtle glow, look no further.

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Kate Somerville Somerville360 Face and Body Self Tanning Towelette

Hollywood esthetician Kate Somerville has somehow managed to squeeze a full-body tan into a streak-free, stain-free towelette—and it really works. After swiping on the moisturizing cucumber formula, simply wait 2 to 4 hours as your tan gradually emerges.

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Supergoop! Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow SPF 30

Light up your eyes with Supergoop!'s shimmery, SPF 30 cream eye shadow. Not only does it look gorgeous in all three shades, it also keeps your lids safe from the sun (and prevents wrinkles in that delicate area as a result).

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Coola Gradual Tan Face Serum

Coola's eco-certified facial tanner delivers sun-kissed radiance with the aid of antioxidant-rich ingredients like hyaluronic acid, argan oil, vitamin C, and plant stem cell cultures. The streak-free, hydrating serum lasts up to three days and can be used alone or in combination with your regular moisturizer for a more subtle luminous look.

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Billie Razor Starter Kit

Before you slather on the self-tanner, prep your legs with a soothing shave to prevent streaks and uneven color. Billie's razors may look adorable, but they also seriously deliver, with five sharp blades surrounded by charcoal shave soap. With Billie's subscription program, you can sign up to have razor cartridges automatically delivered to you when it's time to switch them out.

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Charlotte Tilbury Beach Lip & Cheek Stick

Charlotte Tilbury calls this product “summer glow in a stick,” and we’d have to agree. Created as an homage to an Ibizian summer, it provides the perfect beach-holiday summer glow. You can’t go wrong with any of the shades, but we're partial to Formentera’s berry hue. Simply swipe on lips and cheeks and enjoy the youthful, sun-kissed effect. 

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Soko Glam Glow-ing Away Travel Set

Want all the glow on the go? Soko Glam's brand new TSA-friendly travel set was made for you. The kit comes with a dozen deluxe samples, travel-sized, and full-sized products from top-notch K-beauty brands like Missha, Neogen, and Son & Park, and covers all your bases for glowy skin, from brightening vitamin C powder to soothing micellar cleansing foam. The best part: it's only $39 for a $100+ value.

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