The Best Vitamin-Packed Beauty Products to Boost Your Summer Glow

The power of a juice cleanse packed into product form.

Marie Claire

Every summer, I get a vitamin infusion. Not an intravenous drip (though you can book one at if that's your thing). I'm talking about a more holistic inoculation. First, there's vitamin D from the sun. Then I'm also getting more A's, B's, and C's from all the fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers' market. But, most important, summer brings an influx of juicy, delectable beauty products packed with an alphabet's worth of goodness. This year, I'm glowing because of the vitamin C in Perricone MD's blush, Dr. Dennis Gross's setting spray, and brightening serums from Clinique and Sephora. Marc Jacobs Youthquake, a moisturizer with exfoliating pineapple water and antioxidant-rich dragonfruit and star-fruit extracts, is keeping my skin smooth. And my hair looks better than ever thanks to the B, C, and E in Peter Thomas Roth's shampoo. Finally, if you're in the mood to get crafty, I've got one more beauty hack for the season: Add an ingestible skincare supplement, like the ones from Dr. Brandt or Four Sigmatic, to fresh-squeezed juice, then freeze in molds to make ice pops. Not a bad way to get your RDA.

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1 Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Mist

Don't underestimate the revitalizing power of this glow-in-a-bottle. The citrus spray is great as a primer, setting spray, or midday refresher.

2 Antioxidant Water Booster Triple Power Ingestible Water Supplement
Dr. Brandt Skincare

Cardinal rule of beauty: Stay hydrated. Boost your water's power even more with this antioxidant-rich supplement that will trap free radicals and protect your skin from harsh pollutants. 

3 Colour Riche Plump & Shine Lipstick
L'Oreal Paris

These highly pigmented lipsticks leave your lips as glossy, hydrated, and delicious as a slice of watermelon. 

4 No Makeup Blush
Perricone MD

A couple dots of this gel-cream blush will instantly gift your cheeks some life. Plus, it's infused with vitamin C to reduce discoloration and dullness the more you use it.

5 Mineral Citrus Cooler Continuous Spray SPF 30
Bare Republic

We've said it once and we'll say it again: Use SPF, y'all. This plant-derived spray-on keeps you hydrated and shielded through all your summer outings.

6 Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters with Pure Vitamins C + A

This dynamic duo has all you need to meet your skin's vitamin needs, and then some. Vitamin C in the morning brightens, while A before bed fills in fine lines and wrinkles.  

7 Fresh Greens Blend Dry Shampoo

Aveeno's all-natural dry shampoo absorbs oil and thickens while injecting a fresh scent of rosemary and cucumber—perfect for second-day hair (or third).

8 Mega Rich Shampoo
Peter Thomas Roth

Like a vitamin cocktail for your hair, a mixture of vitamins B, C, and E keeps your locks looking hydrated and lush.

9 Superfood Cleanser
Youth To The People

Antioxidant-rich superfoods like spinach and kale work hand-in-hand with vitamins C and E to cleanse your face without stripping it.

10 SkinActive Glow Boost Illuminating Moisturizer

Apricot season only happens once a year, so it's best to capitalize on that while you can. Enter Garnier's illuminating moisturizer: It has apricot extract in pearl form to give your complexion a dewy glow.

11 C+E Ultra Glow Serum
Sephora Collection

Vitamins C and E will battle even the darkest of spots and most uneven of skin tones in this this do-it-all super serum. 

12 C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

Just one spritz gives your face a refreshing burst of amino acids and vitamin C. Plus, it won't ruin your makeup when you need a midday pick-me-up.

13 Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty

Pineapple enzymes, paired with starfruit and dragonfruit, do wonders for hydration and texture repair in this bouncy gel concoction. 

14 Superfood Beauty Mix
Four Sigmatic

Healthy skin and nails start from the inside out. Mix this packet with your drink of choice for some help getting your daily dose of beautifying vitamins.

15 Skinsei All Toned up Toner

Skinsei uses a quick diagnostic quiz to analyze your skin and deliver a customized beauty routine fit just for your needs. This no-fuss toner, which will prep your skin for absorbing product and makeup, can be purchased as part of a 3-piece set for $45 here.


This articles appears in the August 2019 issue of Marie Claire.


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