7 new ways to nab instantly plump, juicy skin
Update your routine with these new hydration-boosting goodies
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / March 02 2020
If you’re constantly going to town with the ol’ highlighter and slapping on copious amounts of cream blush on your cheeks in an attempt to look all dewy and radiant, only for your insanely dull complexion to hog all the limelight, there’s one likely cause behind it all: dehydration. Because skin that’s lacking moisture looks everything but glowy.
Wondering how to get your poor face back on track? Say no more, gal. You know that post-facial feeling when your skin feels all soft and cloud-like? And you start to wonder if you’ll ever have to wear a slick of makeup again, ‘cause that skin of yours is almost looking TOO good? Well, these hydration-boosting skin care products will get your there in no time, and they’ll fit snuggly in any part of your routine.
Here are seven new ways to nab plump, hydrated and glowing skin:
With a moisturiser
Just like thongs aren’t going to cut it in a storm, sometimes you need to add a little weight to your moisturiser. And the new Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream is as rich as they come (but *so* damn modest about it, too). It doesn’t have that heavy feeling you get with those thicker moisturising formulations out there, but instead feels light as a feather and absorbs super quickly. The cool thing about it? It’s rich in green mineral ingredients extracted from brussel sprouts, artichoke, and lima bean that work to strengthen the defensive barrier and keep skin hydrated throughout the day. See? Mum was right. Your greens ARE good for you.
With a face mist
The new wave of facial mists on the beauty scene are closing the gap between our morning and nighttime skin care routines, making sure you can hydrate your skin 24/7 (isn’t that the dream?). Keep Olay Calming Mist with Aloe Leaf & Chamomile Extract on your desk at work, in your bag or in your car, to give your cute face a dose of hydration at a moment’s notice. Niacinamide helps to lock in moisture and keep skin happy and hydrated, while simultaneously protecting it from the effects of air pollution. Plus, the addition of chamomile is ultra-soothing, meaning your skin won’t look all red, irritated and thirsty when it’s insanely hot outside.
With a toner
We know a game-changer when we see one. This little slice of newness from Korean brand Dr.Jart+ almost makes us want to have dull skin just so we can use it every day, forever and ever. Dr.Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence is the bomb for anyone with hypersensitive skin, providing an instant calming effect to even the most delicate, irritated complexions. It basically works by normalising your skin’s microbes (the good bacteria on your face), so you can enjoy smooth, healthy-looking skin. The fun part? It comes with a tiny little blue shot (it contains an ingredient called malachite extract, which is loaded with antioxidants) which you squeeze into the essence, before shaking it and applying to the skin. Easily entertained? Yes. Cool? Extremely.
With a gel
SkinCeuticals’ moisture-enhancing gel combines the skin-loving goodness of vitamin B5 with hyaluronic acid to attract and bind moisture to the skin’s surface, delivering dewy, plump skin like it’s no big deal. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is heavy on the benefits, but incredibly lightweight. Use it in the morning with your daily moisturiser and we bet you’ll become addicted.
With a serum
If you’re one of those poor little lambs who consistently tries a bunch of different hydrating serums, only for them to irritate the life out of your skin, this one is for you. La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum can be used on even the most sensitive of skin types. It has the most amazing velvety texture that instantly nourishes, plumps and firms the skin’s appearance. Similar to the SkinCeuticals number above, this gem also contains the powerhouse ingredient vitamin B5 to help draw in and lock down moisture.
With an overnight mask
Yes the packaging is uber pretty and yes we want to Instagram it right away, but don’t be fooled - Drunk Elephant Electrolyte Waterfacial is so much more than a pretty face. It contains a cocktail of hydrating, barrier-replenishing ingredients to transform the texture and tone of your skin. It contains a heap of antioxidants and omega fatty acids that get to work on replenishing your hydration levels, while vitamin F (yep – this is a thing!) provides an emollient layer on the surface of the skin. Apply a few pumps to your face as the last step in your nighttime routine, and wake up with pillowy soft, hydrated skin.
With a lip mask
While it’s not technically a face product, your lips are on your face – so, deal with it! The new Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask is an incredibly soothing mask (it looks like pink jelly) that works to restore dry, chapped lips overnight. Made with olive-derived squalane and Japanese peach, your lips will feel luscious, plump and anything but dry come morning.
On the hunt for more hydrating facial mists? These multitasking mists do way more than just refresh your skin.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.