"Quench thirsty skin with these creams and balms."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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