5 incredibly hydrating products to try this summer
Here’s how to reverse the signs of tightness and a dull complexion
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 19 2018
With temperatures soaring outdoors, we turn to decreasing temperatures indoors (thank you air-conditioning!) to keep us cool. However, these two contrasting factors can wreak havoc on our skin, causing it to become dehydrated. “Dehydrated skin can feel tight, appear dull and cause very fine superficial lines,” explains facialist Diandra Politano. All skin types, even combination and oily skin, are susceptible to dehydrated skin. “Dehydration is often very common in skin that is oily and acne-prone because we tend to use harsh products that strip the skin of water to clear the breakout,” explains Politano. “Exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from our skin, and cool air-conditioning in summer will draw out moisture from the skin and can also contribute to dehydration.” To reverse the signs of dehydrated skin, here are five incredibly hydrating products that can restore moisture levels, STAT.
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum
Powered by one of the most celebrated hydrating ingredients in skin care - hyaluronic acid, this serum is ace at locking moisture in and replumping the surface. Psst… we highly recommend applying this both day and night, but you’ll especially reap the rewards in the morning because it creates the ideal canvas for foundation to adhere to.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
This is one of the Korean brand’s most iconic products, for good reason. The lightweight gel is really easy to apply and absorbs quickly (it’s not sticky, which is the last thing you want in a sleeping cream!), and it can restore moisture levels in skin overnight.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly Anti-Pollution
Formulated with glycerine and hyaluronic acid, Clinique’s moisturiser is a top choice for those looking to treat their parched summer skin to an incredibly hydrating drink. And, it even received a whopping 4.5 stars from our Review Crew® panel: “I love that there was no sticky residue as the product really absorbed fast,” says Review Crew® member Renate, “My skin is soft and after a solid few weeks use I found it radiant and clear”.
Omorovicza Blue Queen of Hungary Mist
Inspired by the healing powers of Hungarian thermal waters, Omorovicza’s products are infused with a signature blend of minerals to improve hydration and boost collagen production. The Blue Queen of Hungary Mist is no exception, and features the addition of orange blossom, rose and sage waters to tone the skin, plus apple pectin to improve texture.
CHANEL Le Lait Fraîcheur D’eau Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk-to-Water
Yes, even your daily cleanser can lend a helping hand in the hydration department. Highly effective and extremely soothing, this milky product transforms into a water-like consistency on contact with your complexion and can be used even without water - simply massage one to two pumps into your skin, then remove the excess with a cotton pad.
On the hunt for a new cleanser? Make sure you check out our guide to choosing the best cleanser for your skin type first.
Do you suffer from dehydrated skin? What products do you love? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.