10 Lightweight Moisturisers To Give You Softer, Glowier Skin

LIFESTYLE  |  September 04, 2016
  • 1. FOR EXTREMELY DEHYDRATED SKIN
    1 / 10 1. FOR EXTREMELY DEHYDRATED SKIN

    Photo: Hada Labo

    Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel ($25.90, leading pharmacies), features 3D clusters of oil-in-water droplets for deep penetration and moisture retention. Its four hyaluronic acids of different sizes also hydrate different layers of the skin for ultimate resuscitation.

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  • 2. FOR ALL-IN-ONE USE
    2 / 10 2. FOR ALL-IN-ONE USE

    Photo: Kose

    Infused with herbal extracts of coix seed, angelica and mugwort, Kose Sekkisei Herbal Gel ($56, Isetan), can be used as a day cream, overnight mask and massage pack. For night use, massage two scoops of the product over skin, tissue off excess and leave overnight. You’ll wake up to radiant and translucent skin. 

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  • 3. TO SOOTHE SENSITISED SKIN
    3 / 10 3. TO SOOTHE SENSITISED SKIN

    Photo: Sephora

    Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet ($46, Sephora), is formulated with organic merlot and muscat grapes, both rich in antioxidants, to deeply hydrate skin. The refreshing gel-cream also soothes skin with camomile, and relaxes your senses with aromatic notes of mandarin blossom, lemon tree leaf and fresh mint.

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  • 4. FOR ROUND-THE-CLOCK HYDRATION
    4 / 10 4. FOR ROUND-THE-CLOCK HYDRATION

    Photo: The Body Shop

    Saturate the skin with 48-hour moisture using The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-protect Emulsion SPF 30 PA+++ ($36.90). Made with biofermented hyaluronic acid, this also offers broad-spectrum sun protection, and sweeps up free radicals with vitamin E and wheatgerm oil.

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  • 5. FOR DEEP HYDRATION IN HUMID WEATHER
    5 / 10 5. FOR DEEP HYDRATION IN HUMID WEATHER

    Photo: L’Oreal

    With French spring water and hyaluronic acid, L’Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh Genius Multi-Active Essence Cream ($25.90, leading pharmacies), delivers optimal moisture to dehydrated skin without leaving a sticky or greasy after-feel. The incredibly lightweight gel-cream is ideal for combination-oily skin, and for use in sweltering heat and humidity.

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  • 6. FOR AN ORGANIC FIX
    6 / 10 6. FOR AN ORGANIC FIX

    Photo: Sephora

    Eco-conscious beautyphiles will love luxe Swedish organic hydrator Estelle & Thild Super Bioactive Firming Day Cream ($102, Sephora). Enriched with marine microalgae – an antioxidant 14 times more powerful than vitamin E – it repairs cell damage caused by UV rays, and regulates skin renewal for supple, radiant skin.

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  • 7. TO REDUCE THE LOOK OF WRINKLES
    7 / 10 7. TO REDUCE THE LOOK OF WRINKLES

    Photo: Biotherm

    Biotherm Aquasource Everplump ($69, Tangs) breaks into a thousand micro-moisture drops upon application, and pumps skin with blue hyaluron, an ingredient derived from an aquatic organism. This refreshing water-in-oil gel formula plumps up the skin and makes your wrinkles look less obvious. 

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  • 8. FOR FIRMER SKIN
    8 / 10 8. FOR FIRMER SKIN

    Photo: Dior

    Dior Capture Totale Multi-perfection Emulsion ($210), is said to firm and lift skin with its anti-gravity complex that dramatically increases collagen and elastin production. Longoza, a regenerative flower, and an algae extract are said to counter skin sagging.

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  • 9. FOR NATURAL SKIN RADIANCE
    9 / 10 9. FOR NATURAL SKIN RADIANCE

    Photo: L’Occitane

    Refresh a dull complexion with the shea butter-enriched L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream ($65). Made with peony extract, the paraben-free formula brightens the complexion and makes it appear more even-toned. Mineral-based optical correctors reflect light, and blur out imperfections like wrinkles and pigmentation so your skin looks smoother and more refined.

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  • 10. TO BOOST SKIN RENEWAL
    10 / 10 10. TO BOOST SKIN RENEWAL

    Photo: Neutrogena

    Halt the early signs of skin ageing with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Renewal Gel Cream ($29.90, leading pharmacies). Beyond hydrating multiple layers of your skin with hyaluronic acid, it also helps to regulate skin renewal and brighten the complexion with lemon peel extract, and recharges skin cells with mineral ions. 

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