When skin is well-hydrated, it looks firmer and more supple, and make-up sticks on flawlessly for longer. These formulas promise to keep skin thoroughly quenched.
Laneige Water Bank Essence Ex
$60, photo 1, from Laneige counters
The star product from the brand's reformulated hydrating range contains Hydro Ion Mineral Water that supposedly penetrates deeper into the skin. The other ingredients in the moisturising cocktail include micro olive squalane particles and quinoa and tilandsia (an air plant) extracts.
Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
$92, photo 2, from Sephora and Escentials stores
The latest in the popular brand's range of clarifying mud masks smells like a delicious coconut dessert. It contains hyaluronic acid, honey, coconut and ginger, and refreshes skin with a tingling sensation.
RMK Refreshing Gel
$82, photo 3, from RMK counters
This lightweight moisturising gel is to be worn overnight. It smells like berries and contains antioxidant-rich bilberry, Himalayan raspberry, camu camu seed and rosemary extracts to balance parched skin.
L'oreal Paris Hydrafresh Mask-In Water Gel
$25.90, photo 4, from selected personal care stores and supermarkets
Blended with French Vosges mountain water, grape polyphenols and hyaluronic acid, this gel moisturiser promises to hydrate skin faster than a sheet mask.
This article was first published on July 11, 2014.
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