Hydration Heroes

Quench thirsty skin with these creams and balms.

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"Quench thirsty skin with these creams and balms."

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FOR OILY SKIN: Collagen by Watsons Hydro Balance Moist Gel Cream, $19.90. 
This has mastic and java tea extracts to work on tightening pores and regulating sebum production for shine-free skin. Its skin-balancing properties make it suitable for both dry and oily complexions.

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FOR STRESSED-OUT SKIN: The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream, $59.90. 
Essential oils such as lavender and geranium lend this product a relaxing scent, while antioxidant-rich black cumin seed and rose hip seed oils ensure a morning-after glow.

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FOR MATURE SKIN: Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Or Rouge Mask-in-creme, $389. 
Rich in lycopene, antioxidants, and vitamins A and B, this product also has saffron flower extract to reduce the look of fine lines and lighten dark spots. We like using it as a leave-on mask.  

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FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, $70. 
This lightweight gel-cream promises to keep the skin hydrated and soothed for up to 24 hours with a blend of hyaluronic acids, rose water and rose flower oil, all of which reportedly help to attract and seal in moisture. 

For coverage in a jiffy, these can’t be beat.

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Lancome Absolue Precious Cells White Aura Skintone Brightening Care CC Cream SPF50/PA+++, $160.
WHAT IT IS: A lightweight CC cream that offers sheer coverage
ITS REPORTED BENEFITS: Reduces dark spots, calms inflammation and restores skin’s firmness 
ITS FINISH: Luminous and radiant

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Kose Sekkisei White CC Cream SPF50+/PA++++, $39.
WHAT IT IS: A plant-based, multi-tasking CC cream with medium coverage
ITS REPORTED BENEFITS: Counters redness and uneven skin tone
ITS FINISH: Smooth and flawless 

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Za Cream to Powder CC stick SPF30/PA+++, $16.90.
WHAT IT IS:A handy cream-to-powder CC stick with medium coverage
ITS REPORTED BENEFITS:Moisturises, controls shine, minimises the look of enlarged pores and brightens dull skin
ITS FINISH: Natural-looking and shine-free

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