The Radiance-Boosting Moisturizer You Need This Spring

October 18, 2019
Jessica Khorsandi
By: Jessica Khorsandi | by L'Oréal
The Radiance-Boosting Moisturizer You Need This Spring

Beloved New York-based apothecary Kiehl’s first teased news about an upcoming highlighter-moisturizer hybrid called Glow Formula Skin Hydrator during this year’s awards season, when actress Emma Stone—courtesy of her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin—prepped her skin for Hollywood’s biggest night with the skin-illuminating formula. Naturally, we marked our calendars till launch and have been patiently waiting since. Thankfully, the wait is now over!

Kiehls Glow Formula Skin Hydrator

Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator is now available for purchase on, and will roll out in stores nationwide on May 1. Much to our delight, our friends at Kiehl’s sent the team a complimentary sample of Glow Formula Skin Hydrator to try and review—and we did just that. Below, check out our review of Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, including details on how this radiance-boosting formula can instantly improve your skin’s glow just in time for spring!


We all want skin that glows, and what better way to achieve it than with your daily facial moisturizer? For healthy-looking, hydrated skin that’s also luminous, look to this new Kiehl’s formula. Formulated with 95% naturally-derived ingredients, skin-illuminating minerals, and pomegranate extract, Glow Formula Skin Hydrator instantly illuminates skin and improves glow over time. Plus, the antioxidant-rich moisturizer boasts a fresh, lightweight finish and can visibly diminish dullness for an energized glow.

Kiehls Glow Formula Skin Hydrator

Our thoughts: When the weather starts to warm up, I—like many others—start to think about how to transition my skin care products to account for the temperature change. One of my first steps? Swapping out my moisturizer. During the harsh winter months, I rely on a heavy-duty face cream that’s thick and rich and able to keep my skin hydrated and happy when faced against the elements. But once spring rolls around—and brutal cold and whipping winds are no longer a concern—I prefer a lightweight moisturizer that won’t weigh my skin down, will absorb easily, and pairs well with makeup. The launch of Glow Formula Skin Hydrator couldn’t have come at a better time, as I am now beginning to make those necessary changes in my skin care arsenal.

Upon applying the formula to my skin, I was really impressed by the immediate, healthy-looking glow I noticd. When my skin caught the light, the illumination was certainly visible, especially on my cheekbones where I patted on a little extra. My skin also felt instantly hydrated, the way you want your skin to feel after applying a moisturizer. And thanks to the formulation’s inclusion of antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract, I can go about my day knowing that my skin’s protection against environmentally-induced damage is reinforced.


One of the biggest perks of Glow Formula Skin Hydrator is that it can be used three ways in your routine:

1. As a moisturizer: Opt to wear this radiance-boosting moisturizer on its for effortlessly glowing skin. Apply it all over clean skin in the morning and follow with broad-spectrum sunscreen.

2. As a tinted moisturizer: Mix Glow Formula Skin Hydrator with your foundation for an extra radiance boost. That way, you’ll get the coverage you desire over blemishes and the illumination to boot! You can also apply Glow Formula Skin Hydrator before your foundation and have it act as a primer.

3. As a highlighter: Add a luminous finish to your makeup look by dabbing a few pumps of Glow Formula Skin Hydrator over the high points of your face, including the top of your cheeks, down the bridge of your nose, and above your cupid’s bow.

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