It’s a common misconception that oily skins don’t need to moisturise because they tend to produce excess oil as it is. What’s actually happening is that oily skin often occurs due to an imbalance in the skin’s moisture barrier and perhaps even dehydration. Hence, it’s equally important for oily skin types to hydrate with light moisturizers that sink in and get the job done. This one from Bioderma is perfect for sensitive, blemish-prone skins as it offers hydration, whilst regulating the skin’s sebum production. It also helps combat blemishes with the help of salicylic acid in its formula.
Sensitive skin types can be a nightmare to find the right moisturizer that doesn’t make the skin react whilst still providing ample moisture. Curél’s latest offering might be targeted towards more mature skins that require more hydration, but the gel cream formulation is actually perfect for dry-combination, sensitive skin types. Emollient yet easily absorbed into the skin, it has ceramides and skin conditioning ingredients to help balance and soothe. We reckon it’s great for all skin types, but particularly sensitive ones as it is fragrance free and ultra soothing.
Housed in an adorable pink and green bottle, PIXI’s Rose Oil Blend is a concoction of essential and carrier oils that help replenish parched skin. Packed with sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil and of course, a hefty dose of Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, it’s not only great for the skin, it’s great for the senses. This facial oil smells absolutely divine and is rich without being too heavy.
La Mer is giving us another way to enjoy their cult product and signature ingredient, their miracle broth. This rendition of their famous moisturizer is particularly great for hot, humid climates such as Singapore. Their new cooling gel delivers soothing moisture for a refreshed feeling while their legendary miracle broth works its magic on your complexion. It’s suitable for all skin types, especially those who are combination oily. Not to mention, it lays perfectly under makeup so you can get the La Mer treatment, around the clock.
Mamonde’s latest whitening line claims to help brighten your complexion with the help of thei star ingredient, the white magnolia flower. High concentration of this white magnolia extract is present in their entire Pure White range, however, this cream is great for those who want hydration, plumping and firming along with the brightening benefits. Beta-glucan and niacinamide is also there to help repair the skin’s barrier all day and night. It’s recommended for all skin types, but those who are suffering from hyperpigmentation in particular.
Olay has been known for anti-aging creams and products for decades. And as the years pass, the technology they incorporate in their skincare just gets better and better. The Regenerist line is known for potent anti-aging action, but it is also great for people who want to prevent fine lines from forming. Packed with niacinamide, amino peptide complex II and hyaluronic acid to regenerate surface cells to help take years off your skin age, this formula isn’t overbearing and works on most skin types.
A cult favourite amongst celebrities like Julianne Moore and Amber Valetta, this green brand focuses on effective and potent formulas that respect the earth. Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream provides deep nourishment to the skin, specifically developed to meet the needs of lackluster complexion and to protect the skin from environmental toxins. Reishi mushroom extract and vitamin C help to not only prevent aging but also injects radiance to the complexion.
Housed in a cute blue airless bottle to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible all year round, this night cream from La Roche Posay is all about fuss-free potency. Made for ultra sensitive skin, it’s hydrating formula is fragrance free and has a surprisingly lightweight texture. But don’t be fooled, niacinamide, squalane and neurosensine, a strong soothing agent will leave your skin quenched and supple.
The healing properties of Avene’s thermal spring water is added to this hydrating gel-creme formula to provide intense hydration without unwanted greasiness. Perfect for combination or dehydrated skins, this French pharmacy brand is taking the cue from all-in-one Japanese products. The formula protects the skin against daily environmental aggressors with powerful antioxidants whilst soothing the skin.
Hada Labo incorporates the effective anti-aging results of retinol with an ultra hydrating formula to keep the skin barrier from being compromised. Popular Japanese skincare ingredients such as soy milk ferment filtrate and collagen are used in this concoction along with Hada Labo’s famous 4 types of hyaluronic acid and macadamia oil to boot. A truly nourishing formula that still helps to regenerate your skin while you sleep.
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The signs of aging skin come in many forms and this souped-up moisturizer fights all the major offenders: discoloration, sagginess, dryness, dullness, and fine lines.
Don’t let the sapphire shade fool you, this all-natural face oil isn’t just another pretty bottle. In fact, the blue color comes from blue tansy oil, an azulene-rich plant extract that puts the brakes on redness and irritation. The fact that it looks so pretty on your vanity? Just a bonus.
The plant stem cells in this light moisturizer work like a spot-remover for stubborn dark patches and discoloration.
Can’t stand the feel of a heavy moisturizer? Try shaking up this dual-phase “lotion” instead for a super-light, milky fluid-hydrator that gives skin that craveable “I drink a gallon of water a day” celebrity-style glow without weighing skin down.
High doses of hyaluronic acid work to plump up sagging cheekbones for what’s the closest you’ll get to restoring facial volume without seeking out your dermatologist.
Seriously dry types will appreciate this luscious balm that puts the “bee” in “bee-autiful.” Amino acid-rich honey, propolis, and royal jelly deeply hydrate while their antibacterial properties and the brand’s antioxidant echinacea extract calm and protect abused winter skin.
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Designed to sooth skin after procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, this serum provides a mega-dose of the brand’s secret ingredient, Miracle Broth to strengthen, protect, and repair tired, irritated complexions.
Want your makeup to hang in there all day? Forget about traditional primers and opt for this firming, pore-erasing moisturizer. The gel-like texture forms into a slightly tacky, foundation-gripping layer that makes mid-day makeup drift a thing of the past.
This springy cream uses moisturizing squalane and hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate skin while a bevy of minerals, ceramics, and peptides improve tone and texture.
This botanical blend is rich in hydrating oils (apricot, jojoba, grape seed, and olive fruit) to help even the skin tone and diminish dark splotches.
Metropolitan beauty mavens know better than anyone the toll that pollution can take on your face. That’s why the patented free-radical fighting white lotus flower extract in this lightweight cream has garnered such a following among city-dwellers.
A facial oil may sound like a nightmare for acne-prone skin types, but this emerald potion also comes with a dose of salicylic acid along with tea tree and black cumin seed oils to bust acne-causing bacteria.
Feeling luxe? This creamy moisturizer combines water-binding hyaluronic acid with skin-firming caviar extract and radiance boosting 23 karat gold for a brighter, smoother complexion.
Using avocado protein extract and citrus oils, this cloud-like moisturizer remains stunningly light, yet deeply hydrating, making it perfect for all skin types.
Dehydrated winter skin needs serious moisture, like the kind found in this all-natural skin-coddler made with mango butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and honey.
Because skin tends to loose moisture over time, many anti-aging creams also go heavy on the moisturizing butters and oils, which can be overwhelming for oily and and combination types. Instead, this cream – packed with extracts of green tea, rice, and algae – opts for hyaluronic acid, a moisturizing that pulls water in from the environment and locks it into the skin, no oil required.
Developed with a stabilized version of vitamin A that the brand calls Retinol 8, this anti-aging night moisturizer doses skin with collagen-boosters to help improve texture and smooth away wrinkles.
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Created with combination and oily skin types in mind, this oil-free, gel-cream formula contains marshmallow and java tea extracts along with bamboo powder to hydrate the complexion while shrinking the appearance of pores, reducing oil, and mattifying shine.
Your skin deserves the best, right? So why not treat it to some caviar – more specifically some skin-firming caviar extract, like you’ll find in this legendary hydrator.
A whipped formula loaded with African oils like marula, mongongo, and kalahari melon deliver intense moisture that’s suitable on all skin types, while plantain extracts firm and green tea combats inflammation.
A potent concentration of brightening sea buckthorn and anti-aging peptides smooth fine lines and boost radiance instantly and over time.
Slather this stuff on before bed so a blend of soy proteins and Vitamin B3 can work over time to hydrate skin and fade dark spots while you sleep.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US
Additional reporting by Hanan Haddad
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