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The 8 Body Luminizers You Need for the Ultimate Summer Glow

Get ready to amp up your summer glow, glitter-free.

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As the warm weather approaches, a promise of longer, sunnier days is on the horizon. This means that we're slowly stripping ourselves of our winter garb, hanging out with loved ones on rooftops, and enjoying some much-needed vitamin D courtesy of the sun. Of course, we cannot discount the fabulous glow that we get from a day of being beach- or poolside and find ourselves often trying to replicate through moisturizing body lotions and oils.

Yet one of the forgotten hero products for enhancing a warm-weather glow is a body luminizer. When we think of body luminizers, we often think of glittery lotions that we spread on ourselves, décolletage-to-toe, before major events or special occasions. But there is an entire myriad of body luminizers on the market today that provide a soft, lit-from-within glow suitable for everyday wear. They offer an iridescent sheen to the skin that humbly says, Yes, I'm well hydrated and I just spent the entire day lounging in the sun. If you're in the market to douse your arms and legs in some radiance this upcoming summer season, here are some body luminizers you should consider adding to your cart.

Goopglow Body Luminizer

If you're in the market for an intense full-body glow while still sticking to your love of clean beauty, give this formula a whirl. This body luminizer contains light-reflecting minerals to provide a dewy sheen to your skin instantly, plus hyaluronic acid and squalane that will amp up your skin's natural bounce over time.


Glowscreen Body SPF 40 PA+++

Sure, spending an ample amount of time in the summer sun is sure to give you a glow, but you still have to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB damage. This formula contains a chemical sunscreen that will protect your skin from sun damage, while ingredients like white stargrass protect the skin from oxidative stress. Additionally, coconut alkanes lock hydration into the skin for a smoothing effect. This product provides a glow that basically makes it look like we drink a gallon of water each and every day.


Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

This cult-classic body oil is one of our mainstay luminizers for glowing skin with a hint of shimmer during the spring and summer months. This body oil is lightweight and moisturizing, meaning that it will lock hydration in while still allowing the skin to breathe. We love bringing this formula to the beach or pool for an all-day glow that looks like it's coming from within.

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Dior Backstage Face & Body Glow

Consider this formula if you are looking for something that will add a long-lasting pearlescent sheen to your complexion. This non-greasy face and body luminizer is buildable, meaning you can undoubtedly sheer it out with your favorite moisturizer for a subtle glow or wear it on its own to show off your radiance.


Major Glow Body Oil

There is no reason why skin care should stop at the face, and there is no reason why your body oil *shouldn't* be full of good-for-your-skin ingredients. Besides providing a dewy glow to the skin, this oil contains vitamins C and E to protect the skin from free-radical damage, magnolia bark extract to boost radiance, and olive oil and squalane to moisturize and nourish the skin.

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Body Lava Body Luminizer

We're all looking to glow like Rihanna, and luckily, she made a product that will help us achieve her level of shine. This gel-based luminizer is perfect for hot summer days when we want the dew of a moisturizer without the heavy feeling of a body oil. This formula contains light-diffusing micro-pearls that look breathtaking on virtually all skin tones.

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Living Luminizer Face & Body Loose Highlighting Powder

For those of you living in especially warm climates, try this pearlescent powder luminizer to up the ante on your radiance. Wildcraft burti oil helps to protect your skin from oxidation, while vegetable squalane hydrates the skin. Plus, the powder formula wicks away any excess moisture throughout the day while locking in your glow for hours to come.

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Body Glow

Consider this formula if you are looking for something that will illuminate your complexion to a radiant state of perfection. Hydrocolloid is dispersed in water to lock moisture into the skin for extended periods of time, while crushed pearls offer a shine to the skin that will help you sport a lit-from-within glow from head to toe.

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