5 Moisture-locking marvels to help you survive the heat

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By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Moisture-locking marvels to help you survive the heat


On the hunt for a moisturiser that doesn’t leave you with a greasy feeling by mid-day? Manage shine and moisture levels with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream Fresh Hydration that is lightweight enough for normal to oily skin conditions. A blend of botanical ingredients leave a hydrating effect while protecting skin from environmental aggressors, so you don’t have to worry about reapplication—or oil blotting your T-zone—throughout the day.

If you’ve tried countless moisturisers and creams but a dry and tight feeling over your skin still persists, try Laneige Water Bank Double Layering Oil that aims to optimise the water to oil ration of your skin. Active ingredients include mini hyaluronate to bind and lock in moisture, high-functional natural oils, and minerals to keep skin well-moisturised. To ace the effortless dewy look made popular by our Korean counterparts, use it in tandem with other products from the Water Bank range.

By Terry Hydra-Éclat Mask is all about giving you a rosy complexion—quite literally, with a complex of rose native cells and extracts that is able to improve the skin’s ability to retain water. Pamper your skin with its luxurious, hydra-sorbet texture that minimises fine lines and wrinkles too. Extra brownie points go to its multipurpose efficacy—you can actually apply the mask over the eye area for an all-over glow.

Fans of gel moisturisers will find Clinique’s Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate helpful to quench skin while leaving it visibly plumper and smoother. What’s interesting is its water-gel like texture, made via a technology that combines water-binding ingredients with antioxidants so your skin’s moisture reservoir remains intact for a whole day.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum is upgraded this season with a 75 percent hyaluronic acid formula that attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the atmosphere. In simpler terms, your skin will be nourished in no time with its combination of silk proteins and mineral complexes.


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