Skin quenchers

Skin quenchers

New formulas to treat thirsty skin.

1) Face: Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum 

$125, from Chanel counters

This serum uses microfluidics technology - where active ingredients are suspended in a micro molecule of liquid - that supposedly

hydrates skin more effectively. The active ingredients comprise extracts of the camellia flower from France (for a plumping effect) and blue ginger from Madagascar (to help protect the skin).

2) Face, body, nails and hair: Ettusais Duo Essence & Oil

$20, from Ettusais counters A lightweight concoction of a watery essence and an oil that promises to hydrate more thoroughly.

The ingredients comprise: rosehip oil (contains vitamin C), olive oil (has skin-friendly fatty acids), sunflower oil (an antioxidant), safflower oil (to cleanse and regulate sebum production), jojoba oil (to hydrate), chamomile extract (a gentle astringent) and rosemary extract (to control sebum).

This article was first published on Jan 16, 2015.
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