Beauty Expert Sarah Howard’s Swears for Glowing Skin

Beauty blogging pioneer Sarah Howard started her site, Beauty Banter, waaay back in 2006, before it was a thing, to share her insights on all things makeup and skincare. Sarah’s obsession with beauty products began at an early age; her father was the former owner of cult-favorite beauty brand Make Up For Ever. As a teenager, Sarah’s after-school perks included playing with products and helping the team with product formulation. Along the way, she’s picked up tips and tricks from countless beauty experts… so, what beauty rituals does Sarah swear by? Frequent facials, sun protection that includes a “huge hat and massive sunglasses” at all times, and a really good skincare routine. What products are in her lineup, you ask? Following are Sarah’s Swears — her honest, tried-tried-and-true favorites — for a radiant, glowing complexion.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Glow Recipe is an amazing online retailer for K-Beauty products, but they recently came out with their own line. The mask’s pink tint actually comes from watermelon, so there’s no artificial coloring. You put this on at night and you can sleep in it, because it won’t break you out. You just wake up and your skin is so glowing and plump and beautiful. It’s super moisturizing, but it also works for oily and acne-prone skin. I’m obsessed!

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Drunk Elephant is every Instagram user’s dream. Their products are so cute and photogenic. The T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial product is my favorite. It’s basically a facial in a bottle, but you apply it like a mask. You put it on for 20 minutes, it dries, and you wash it off. It gets rid of all the dull, tired skin and just makes your skin as glowing as it was when you were a baby! I use it once or twice a week as part of my nighttime routine.

Herbivore PRISM Exfoliating Glow Potion

I like to think of this glow potion as a mix between a serum and a toner that you use after you wash your face. Take a few drops, gently dab it onto your skin, and the rest of your product routine penetrates deeper and works more effectively. It leaves your face looking amazing.

iS Clinical White Lightening Serum

This is legit one of my favorite products, and they’re not paying me to say this! It’s the only non-hydroquinone product I trust to lighten my pigmentation issues, which I do have. I use it every night before bed.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

I love this treatment for gently exfoliating the skin. It also plumps and hydrates the skin, so it kind of makes you look 10 years younger. Who doesn’t want that!? Plus, it’s gentle enough to use every single night.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

These drops are a face-changer. They’re amazing for giving you a bit of illumination, but also chock-full of really healthy ingredients for your skin. It moisturizes and has anti-aging benefits.

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer

This is one of my all-time favorites. It is an all-natural, non-toxic moisturizer, but it also has bits of diamond radiance in it. When you apply it, your face actually looks like you’ve mixed in a bit of highlighter, and it gives you the most beautiful glow you’ve ever seen.

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