Every time your skin is lacking in the glow department, some highlighter can easily fix that problem. The effect is practically instantaneous—and with the right formula, no one but you will know the difference.
But on days when you want that "glass skin" look sans any shimmer, a moisturizer with a dewy finish is all you need. It'll basically act as a glow cream for your face, which if you ask us, is much better than slathering on highlighter all over. The glossy finish of a moisturizer also looks more natural, like you really just woke up like this. The benefits that come with using these creams daily will also inch you closer to your glowing skin goals, and who can say no to that?
Shop 10 of our best glass skin-inducing formulas below!
Best Dewy Moisturizers and Glow Creams for Face
1. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boost Moisturiser
This gel moisturizer contains vitamin C from camu camu and aloe vera to boost your complexion's radiance and hydration. It instantly leaves a glowing finish to combat that dull look, and overtime, it helps even out your skin tone!
Vitamin C Glow Boost Moisturiser, P1436, THE BODY SHOP, Lazada
2. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask
It may be called a mask, but this product from Klairs is a true multitasker. The vitamin E-infused antioxidant formula can be used either as a moisturizer and a sleeping mask, hydrating the skin with its soft, pudding-like texture that provides a dewy finish and locks in moisture for up to eight hours.
Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask, P1410, KLAIRS, Lazada
3. COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream
With 92% snail mucin, this product deeply moisturizes the skin to give you that plump, bouncy look. Its lightweight texture makes it great for all skin types, but dry or acne-prone skin in particular will benefit the most from the formula's hydrating and repairing benefits.
Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream, P1100, COSRX, Lazada
4. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
This best-selling base contains hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and antioxidants to function both as a moisturizer and makeup primer. The rich creamy feel helps foundation and concealer adhere like a dream, not to mention it'll have you achieve a dewy finish almost instantly. In fact, the finish is so flattering it might even convince you to skip the foundation altogether!
Vitamin Enriched Face Base, P1300 to P5625, BOBBI BROWN, Lazada
5. Make P:rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Cream
If you have sensitive skin, this moisturizer with squalane and glycerin works double-time to soothe irritation and solve your dehydration woes in one go. It contains only 12 ingredients, and is free of artificial fragrances, mineral oil, and silicone, which is good news if they're on your must-skip list.
Safe Me Relief Moisture Cream 12, P1540, MAKE P:REM, Beautymnl
6. Two Lips Screen Pore-Refining Sunscreen Gel Cream
Don't like the feel of moisturizer? Swap it for a hydrating sunscreen that'll give you the hydration you need plus some sun protection. This water-based formula from Two Lips, for one, contains niacinamide and SPF 50 to refine the look of pores and shield you from free radicals. Most importantly, it leaves a gorgeous dewy finish upon application!
Screen, P2772, TWO LIPS, cultfavorites.com.ph
7. Happy Skin Hyaluronic + B3 Boost Water Cream
With a combination of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 (niacinamide), this lightweight water cream locks in moisture and promotes a brighter, even-toned complexion. Not only that, it was made specifically with our humid weather in mind, so it absorbs instantly while leaving a healthy sheen on bare skin.
Hyaluronic + B3 Boost Water Cream, P999, HAPPY SKIN, Lazada
8. Nivea Creme
On a budget? You can't go wrong with this cult-favorite blue tin. The rich petrolatum and glycerin-infused formula adds a moisture-locking coat to prevent dehydration on dry to extremely dry skin, providing a glossy finish in the process. If you're on the oilier side, you can use it as a natural-looking highlighter instead!
Creme, P173, NIVEA, Watsons
9. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex
The natural-looking glow that this balm-like cream provides is nothing but a bonus to its benefit-packed composition. It contains peptides for a plump, youthful appearance; vitamin C for brightening and antioxidant benefits; and a complex made up of vegetable-based oils (jojoba, soybean, olive) for a smooth, supple feel that also helps boost skin elasticity.
Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex, P10,400, PERRICONE MD, Rustan's
10. Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream
This luxurious cream from Tatcha is actually dewy skin in jar, and the thousdans of rave reviews it has all over the internet are proof. The inclusion of rice ferment, Okinawa algae, and hyaluronic acid helps your skin fight dryness and a harsh environment, making it more resilient and balanced. If you want to make your glow extra blinding, top it off with their famous and Kim Kardashian-approved Dewy Skin Mist!
Dewy Skin Cream, $68 (approx. P3396), TATCHA, tatcha.com
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