3 Pre-moisturisers you need for hydrated, flake-free skin


By Wei Yeen Loh

3 Pre-moisturisers you need for hydrated, flake-free skin

If your trusty moisturiser doesn’t do enough for your skin in terms of getting you that enviable, natural glow, add these goodies to your beauty arsenal and your skin might just thank you for it. Below, get ready to say goodbye to Sahara-desert like skin with the help of these new skin quenchers.

Sisley Hydra-Global Serum

What it does: Before you pat on your moisturiser post-cleansing, apply Sisley’s new serum that serves as a hydration booster to your skin. Its impressive list of actives help your skin trap and retain water on a cellular level, thus giving skin a youthful bounce. It also has a watery texture that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy texture — who doesn’t love a bare-skin sensation anyway?

Key ingredients: Yeast extracts of Blue Agave from Mexico and carob seeds increase the quantity of hyaluronic acid in the skin, and wild pansy extract stimulates the cell’s ability to retain water. Iris and Edelweiss extracts then protect the newly-formed hyaluronic acid while increasing skin’s impermeability at the surface. Lastly, three essential oils (sage, lavender, and marjoram) give this serum a lovely fragrance that isn’t overwhelming to the senses.


Biotherm Aquasource Aura Concentrate

What it does: This new bi-phase concentrate packs a punch with its unique formula — its 15% oily phase has natural-origin oils for hydration, while an 85% watery phase is equipped with two active ingredients for skin revival. Think of it as a cross between a serum and essence — perfect to be used in a multitude of ways, whether under your moisturiser for maximum hydration, with your moisturiser for better absorption, or even mixed with your foundation for a dewy glow.

Key ingredients: You can count on Biotherm’s signature Life Plankton for next-level cellular renewal. Founded in the French Pyrenees, this living micro-organism has more than 35 nutrients to revive skin beautifully. The addition of Aura Leaf helps to hydrate skin and even skin tone for a head-turning, light-reflecting complexion.


Clinique Even Better Brighter Essence Lotion

What it does: This new lightweight formula serves as an essence to give your skin a boost of radiance pre-moisturiser. It has both corrective and preventative benefits — talk about a multitasking must-have in anyone’s beauty bag. If dark spots and uneven skin tone are high up on your list of skin dilemmas, try Clinique’s new water essence that help to improve the clarity of skin with ceramide and botanical extracts.

Key ingredients: Algae extract from the coast of Brittany, France, helps slow down the production of melanin and brighten skin, while Baikal skullca extract prevents spot formation caused by environmental pollutors. Thanks to glucosamine, Gyokuro extract and a host of other ingredients, the skin renews faster naturally while retaining moisture for prolonged hydration.


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