Friday, 31 March 2017

Dewy, Hydrated Skin Essentials

I’m fixated with the premise that hydrated skin is healthy skin, so I’ve rounded up my favourite hydrators that soothe, nourish and brighten the skin while imparting a dewy (never oily) glow.

I love everything about the Kypris range, from the beautiful packaging to the thoughtfully made products. The Kypris Antioxidant Dew is a great, lightweight serum that leaves the skin feeling cosseted and smooth. I’ve been using it for over four months now, and my skin has never looked more even and balanced. This milky serum boosts moisture levels and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. Packed with 26 active natural ingredients, this has become a potent layering option in my skincare wardrobe.
Another brilliant offering from Kypris is the Moonlight Catalyst. It’s a mild retinol alternative with pumpkin and peach enzymes to resurface skin. I typically reach for this on days when my skin feels a bit sallow and dull. I’ve used this a little longer than the Antioxidant Dew, and I’ve seen a vast improvement in the texture of my skin. I have milia on my cheeks, and this has helped to keep those pesky things at bay.

My current favourite moisturiser is the simple and unfussy January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion. Formulated without preservatives, parabens or fragrances, this moisturiser is designed to hydrate, and restore the skin's natural protective barrier. It’s wonderfully light, leaves the skin soft, and I like that it comes in a handy tube. It has a slightly runny consistency but sinks in swiftly without leaving a greasy layer behind. I mix it with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter to add a veil of hydration and glow to the face.
Another hydrator in my current rotation is the Glossier Priming Moisturiser. The texture of this one is almost soft and pillowy, which makes it an absolute delight to use. It’s hydrating without sitting too heavily on the skin. Packed with skin-benefiting ingredients like hyaluronic acid, mushroom extract and vitamins A, C, and E, this one preps and primes skin perfectly for foundation application.

Glossier’s Moisturising Moon Mask has fast become the star of my skincare routine. I crack this one out at least twice a week; I use it as an overnight mask or layer it over a serum as a night cream if my skin is feeling particularly dry. It has a light, cloudy consistency that feels amazing on the skin. I’ve been using it consistently for a few months now, and it always leaves my skin feeling plump and radiant. This is such a good all-around performer.
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