Glow (Better than Makeup!)
Ivy Benavente, the senior beauty and wellness buyer here at goop, was looking especially fresh-faced and glowy one afternoon. (Everyone in the office is looking pretty good this time of year, when many of us are revved about a reset—thermoses are filled with bone broth, stainless steel lunch boxes are brimming with leafy greens and gochujang-roasted veggie bowls, and everybody’s doing G.Tox shots.) Her skin had that luminous, flawless quality that one associates with young children (or Instagram filters). We stopped in our tracks.
“It’s a serum!” she said, her skin even more exquisite up close. “I used it on the weekend, and my skin looked so good, I started wearing it to work. It gives your skin this dewy finish and a great glow. Then I discovered it’s great as a primer under makeup, too.”
The idea—moisturizing skin care that’s infused with brightening, imperfection-blurring, glow-inducing minerals and botanicals—has spread like wildfire around goop HQ. The three skin miracles below, all of them of course clean, are the most popular.
Moisturize, exfoliate, and brighten skin with this all-in-one serum/primer that leaves skin instantly radiant. Five lightweight hydrators—hyaluronic acid, olive-fruit oil, linoleic acid, coconut, and squalane—combine with vitamin C, bearberry leaf, and licorice-root extract. At the same time, gentle azelaic, glycolic, and lactic acids work together to delicately exfoliate skin. The super nourishing ingredients give you a natural glow that’s amazing on its own, though it’s also brilliant under makeup.
Subtly Shimmery Gel-Serum
Smoothing this gel-serum onto skin feels amazing—both soothing and hydrating. The instant glow comes from mineral pigments that subtly reflect light, leaving skin luminous. The nourishing ingredients—purslane, a botanical Dr. Sturm prizes for its beautiful effects on skin, plus bistorta root, Rosa canina, and sweet almond oil—are designed to leave skin even more radiant and dewy.
for Your Body
For a soft, flattering glow, this featherweight lotion is instant magic on skin. A luxurious luminizer for legs, shoulders, décolletage, collarbones—anywhere you want a candlelit glow—it smooths on in seconds and sinks right into skin. Light-reflecting minerals create a radiant, imperfection-blurring sheen, while Australian kakadu plum (a superfruit that’s one of the world’s richest sources of vitamin C) and hyaluronic acid plus sugarcane-derived squalane work together for a sexy dewiness.