Quench dry skin with Clinique’s Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate. It promises immediate and intense hydrating effects that last up to 24 hours.
CATEGORY HYDRATING SERUM (Department/ Speciality Store)
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Dry skin is dull, has an uneven texture, and makes fi ne lines look more obvious. And everything we do – working late, sleeping late, even exercising – can make skin lose more moisture.
That’s why it’s important to not only drink eight glasses of water a day, but also to supplement this with skincare that helps replenish water loss.
Clinique’s Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate is a lightweight gel serum that is suitable for all skin types. The formula is fragranceand oil-free, and was tested on 600 people – 12 times each – to make sure that it wouldn’t create an allergic reaction in any instance.
The product boosts moisture levels in the skin by 179 per cent upon application. It has humectants like glycerine, butylene glycol and urea to hydrate and seal in moisture, so as to keep skin plumped-up and supple all day long.
Encapsulated in “beads” that release their contents as you apply the serum, antioxidant vitamins C and E help combat free radical damage caused by polluted air and UV rays. This is said to combat signs of premature ageing and strengthen the skin barrier to help it better retain moisture.
At Clinique counters and Sephora stores; $79 for 48ml. Visit www.facebook. com/CliniqueSG and Instagram @cliniquesg for more information.
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Physiogel Daily Defence Protective Day Cream Light SPF15, $37.90
It plumps up skin after one use, and helps sensitive skin look less red. Free of preservatives, perfumes and colourants, this light cream is especially good for normal/combination and sensitive skin. It doesn’t leave a greasy feel either.
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream, $35.90
Use just a small amount in the day (it can feel a tad greasy), and as much as needed at night for softer, more supple skin the next morning – even in an air-conditioned room.
HYDRATING MOISTURISER – CREAM (DEPARTMENT/SPECIALITY STORE)
Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, $240
When applied, this water-in-oil emulsion breaks down into dew-like micro-water droplets to deliver a refreshing and comforting feel. Extracts from three types of roses calm and nourish the skin. It can soothe redness in one use, and your skin feels firmer and more radiant in two weeks.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Creme, $136
It features tiny droplets of hydrating camellia extract suspended in a transparent gel. And it keeps normal to dry skin moisturised all day. Oily skin may feel a bit greasy after using it in the day; if you use it at night, your skin feels less oily the next day.
HYDRATING MOISTURISER – GEL-CREAM (DEPARTMENT/SPECIALITY STORE)
Su:m37 Water-full Timeless Water Gel Cream, $108
With fermented rose of Jericho that binds moisture to the skin, this makes your skin noticeably smoother, softer and plumper after a week.
Shiseido Waso Clear Mega-hydrating Cream, $55
Extracts of carrot, loquat, honey, tofu, and white jelly mushroom leave skin supple and soft. The gel-cream also makes enlarged pores, lines and blemishes look less obvious.
HYDRATING MOISTURISER FOR SENSITIVE SKIN (DRUGSTORE)
A’kin Calming Day & Night Cream, $48.50
This paraben- and sulphate-free cream has a curd-like texture that hydrates skin without a feeling of stickiness or greasiness. It also has camomile and vitamin E to help fight off free radicals.
Uriage Eau Thermale Light Water Cream, $34.90
It forms a smooth film over the skin with hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid and phytosqualane. The temporary cooling sensation it provides soothes itchiness, too. It has a pleasant fruity scent, so skip this if you prefer creams that are fragrance-free.