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9 Glow-Boosting Products That Kick Dull Winter Skin to the Curb

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Has the long, cold winter left your skin uncharacteristically dull? Yeah, us too. Luckily, there are so many amazing brightening skin care products, specially designed to boost your glow, effectively banishing dull skin and hyperpigmentation for good.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some our top picks: We've included a mix of acids, botanicals and everything in between. And whether you're on the market for an easy daily face wash or a pampering weekly mask treatment, we've got you covered. Keep reading to see our favorite new brightening products — and find out why we love them so much.

One word to the wise: These types of products tend to make us a little more photo-sensitive, so make sure to use use plenty of SPF.

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This lightweight night cream packs a deadly punch against dull, uneven complexions. Containing 10 percent glycolic acid from sugar cane and 2 percent phytic acid (an acid found in seeds and legumes), the duo works wonders at exfoliating and brightening the skin. Unlike many acid-based night creams that can dry out skin, this one features a botanical oil blend that nourishes skin and creates a protective barrier to lock in moisture. You'll notice a drastic change in texture and clarity after using.

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A veritable antioxidant powerhouse, watermelon is the star ingredient in this lightweight overnight serum. Apply the slick, viscous gel at bedtime and wake up to plumper, more radiant skin. It's packed with amino acids, ceramides, vitamin C and glutathione, an antioxidant that is known for lightening hyperpigmentation and sun spots. Plus, it's also infused with sodium hyaluronate to plump the skin and niacinamide to brighten — get ready to fall in love with this yummily-scented serum.

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Much like its beloved Violet-C Brightening Mask, Tatcha's new serum is another hero skin brightener. It contains two forms of vitamin C, combined with a blend of fruit AHAs from seven different sources. Japanese beautyberry and angelica root are two unique ingredients that work together to brighten the skin and get rid of dark spots and acne scars. Use this nightly to see a fast improvement in skin's tone and texture.

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Start brightening your skin from the first step of your skincare routine — cleansing! Created after the brand's wildly popular Alpha Beta Peel, this gentle cleanser works similarly to exfoliate and reveal brighter, more beautiful skin. It easily removes makeup and leaves your skin extra clean and smooth — and never tight or dry. Willow bark extract exfoliates dead skin cells and clears buildup from pores while barosma bettulina leaf extract balances oil production and botanical extract farnesol prevents bacterial growth on the skin. Mushroom extract cares for skin by protecting against free radical damage and acting as a humectant to keep skin plump and moist.

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