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The Best Illuminating Moisturizer For Radiant Skin

Has your skin lost its natural radiance? Are you noticing a dry, lackluster complexion? The right illuminating moisturizer can help enliven and rejuvenate dull-looking skin, and help return its natural glow — particularly moisturizers that contain powerful antioxidants and peptides. Read on to learn how to get back your radiant skin and discover our recommendation for the best illuminating moisturizer you can find on the market. 

Radiance Skin Care: Why Has My Skin Lost Its Glow?

From your environment to lifestyle choices, there are many factors that can lead to your skin losing its natural radiance, including:

  • Lifestyle, including smoking and lack of sleep
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • The natural aging process
  • Build-up of dead skin cells
  • Sun damage

Over time our skin can become weathered from diet, sleep, smoking or seasonal changes. Skin dryness can also make your skin appear dull. Dry skin means a lack of moisture in the skin, causing the skin to lose its plumpness. 

This additional fact may not be surprising, but as your skin ages, less collagen is produced and the cell turnover rate slows down. With decreased collagen production comes a loss of skin elasticity, plumpness and vibrancy. 

A dull complexion can also be caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, which fail to reflect light so that you no longer have that youthful and radiant glow. 

Lastly, excessive sun exposure may lead to sunburn and therefore dull, saggy or wrinkled skin. UV rays damage the skin's collagen, reducing elasticity and creating fine lines, wrinkles, redness and a thickened skin texture. Thankfully, the right moisturizing and exfoliating products can hydrate as well as gently remove dead skin cells to reveal more vibrant skin. Keep reading to find out what skin care products we recommend.


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What Is The Best Illuminating Moisturizer?

Moisturizing is an important step as it protects the skin barrier, helping the skin better withstand negative effects from daily life. Environmental stressors like pollution, weather or diet and smoking habits can stress out the skin, so we need to give it the best defense. 

If your skin is looking lackluster, our Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream is designed to bring a lively glow back to your complexion. This moisturizer contains antioxidant-rich arctic plants and berries, specifically cloudberry seed, arctic roseroot, arctic meadowsweet and juniper sprouts. These botanicals protect against the visible signs of aging. Lingonberry seed oil is also in the formula, which replenishes moisture as it contains essential vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. 

But the real superstar ingredient is the Peptide Illuminating Complex. It contains hibiscus seed botanical peptides, gardenia stem cells and yellow plum extract and helps to minimize the signs of aging. This lightweight yet ultra-hydrating cream can be used as a moisturizer and applied twice daily. 

The Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating Collection 

You’ve discovered the best illuminating moisturizer, but we have some additional products for you to explore! The Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream can be used as part of our three-step treatment — the Arctic Berry Peel & Peptide Illuminating Collection. This collection adds the Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant and Arctic Berry Advanced Peel Activator MA10 into the mix. Our peel and peptide system is designed to renew the skin via gentle exfoliation, removing dead cells that would otherwise build up and make your complexion look dull. By gently resurfacing your skin, exfoliation can rekindle the skin's natural glow, while also minimizing the appearance of pores. All three products contain the Peptide Illuminating Complex with botanical peptides derived from hibiscus seeds. 

This collection:

  • Restores the look of radiance 
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of dark spots
  • Improves dullness 

How To Apply This Illuminating Collection In 3 Steps

So, how should you use this treatment? Follow the steps below to refresh your glow.

Step 1: Exfoliate  – Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant

Please note: Steps 1 and 2 can be used once or twice per week.

Gently scrub the Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliant over your face for 1-3 minutes and leave on. Avoid the eye area. You may feel a tingly or warm feeling during application. Do not remove, leave the Enzyme Exfoliant on your face and move onto step 2. 

Step 2: Activate – Arctic Berry Advanced Peel Activator MA10

Please note: Steps 1 and 2 can be used once or twice per week.

Next, smooth 1-2 drops of the Arctic Berry Advanced Peel Activator MA10 over your skin. Repeat this step if desired and leave on for up to 5 minutes. Avoiding the eye area, apply the product to your face starting with the forehead, then cheeks, before finishing with the jaw and finally upper lip and surrounding areas until the entire face is treated. Gently scrub the skin in a circular motion for 1-3 minutes. You may feel a tingly or warm feeling during application. Once the 5 minutes are up, thoroughly remove all product with a warm, damp towel. In case of excessive stinging or irritation, remove product immediately using a warm, damp towel.

Step 3: Illuminate – Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream

Apply a thin layer of the Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream to the face, neck and décolleté and massage lightly into the skin until absorbed. Leave on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a few drops of water. And for extra hydration, apply a thicker layer onto dry areas of the skin.

For more product ideas for a brighter-looking complexion, watch our In The Mix video with Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar who has some tips to brighten dull skin.

When you try out the Arctic Peptide Berry Radiance Cream, let us know the results in the comments below or on social media!