In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new trend in the realm of skin-care products. Granted, their ultimate goal is still to give you eternally wrinkle-free, youthful skin. But now these products also promote radiant, glowing, spotless, incandescent skin. (Because that, of course, will make all the difference in the fight against nature and aging in general.) Snarky comment aside, we actually like this new trend because it’s legit. Or at least the products we’re recommending are. These serums and creams really will make your skin all glowy and soft. That in and of itself is one step closer to shaving at least a few years off your age. So brighten up and start seeing yourself in a new light.

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SERUMS

1 / SK-II Cellumination Essence
from $150
Special ingredient: SK-II Pitera, a natural blend of vitamins, amino acids and minerals
Benefits: lightens age spots, evens out skin tone, illuminates the skin from within and smooths fine lines
Cate Blanchett swears by SK-II. (Enough said.)

2 / Sunday Riley Modern Skincare Juno Transformative Lipid Serum
$125
Special ingredients: NV-5 Ageless Complex, which includes natural retinol, vitamin C, amino acids and omegas 3, 6 and 9
Benefits: evens skin tone, tightens skin, improves elasticity, super-hydrating, fights wrinkles and leaves skin ultraluminous
Celebrity fans? Blake Lively and Leighton Meester

CREAMS

3 / Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells
$145
Special ingredients: Reconstruction Complex, which is extracted from the fruit of Malus domestica (apple trees) and contains peptides, lipids and sugars; Pro-Xylane
Benefits: stimulates the regeneration of the skin’s stem cells, which restores radiance, density and smoothness to the skin; antiwrinkle

4 / L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Creme
$58
Special ingredient: Essential oil from the wild Immortelle flower
Benefits: brightens and firms skin, enhances cell renewal, provides deep hydration; antiwrinkle