It’s long been said that boosting your hydration levels encourages a clear, smooth and healthy complexion. Whilst drinking 8+ glasses of water a day is a surefire way to improve the tone and texture of your skin, there have been some incredible skincare developments in recent years that utilize high quality ingredients to bring a boost of moisture and hydration to parched, irritable complexions. Have a read of our eight favorite products to banish dull, thirsty skin, and let us know in the comments of your hydration heroes!
Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask – if you’re looking for an intensive treatment for sore, tight skin, this creamy mask from Una Brennan is perfect. Rose, Vitamin E and Marshmallow (yum) work to plump and rehydrate the complexion, and the glow this mask creates is rather lovely. Slather on a thick layer after cleansing and allow to absorb for 10-15 minutes as part of a pamper evening!
Caudalie Beauty Elixir – a cult classic for a reason, Caudalie’s signature facial spray is a delight to the senses. We like to use this pool-side for a refreshing boost of hydration, or sprayed on after cleansing. It’s particularly great as a mid-day makeup refresher when things are looking caky and blotchy. Try a spritz or two on top of your base – you’ll notice the difference immediately!
ZK’IN Organics Hydrating Mist – a new discovery for the Baby2Body team is ZK’IN Organics. Their all-natural range offers high-quality skincare for every possible complexion. The hydrating mist feels light and fresh on the skin, and contains aloe vera, glycerin, vanilla, ylang ylang flower oil, patchouli and radish root to impart moisture without leaving skin looking and feeling sticky.
Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Hydrating Serum – A serum is one of the quickest ways to rehydrate. Loaded with glycerin, this lightweight gel attracts moisture to the surface of the skin, encourage a plumper, more youthful appearance. Use under your eyes if you aren’t a fan of heavier eye creams, and pay special attention to crow’s feet and laugh lines!
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel – The Vitamin B5 in this hydration gel is perfect for dullness, dryness and uneven skintone associated with dehydrated skin. It also contains pineapple ceramide and watermelon rind/lentil/apple complex to attract and hold moisture within the skin – help plump up and illuminate your skin. The hyaluronate contains hyaluronic acid: the Rolls Royce of hydration-boosting ingredients. It holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, meaning it will retain huge amounts of moisture that other ingredients simply can’t match.
Malin & Goetz Vitamin E Facial Moisturiser – If you’re looking for a simple, no-frills moisturiser that will soothe and calm reddened, dehydrated skin, this is the product for you. It contains chamomile, allantoin and vitamins E and B5 to nourish skin without creating any oiliness, and makes the perfect base for makeup to be applied on top of.
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer – Smashbox are famous for their huge line of primers that cater to every skin type, and dehydration is catered for with this beautiful makeup base. Cooling aloe helps to reduce redness and quench parched skin, and cactus-based Hydraplex fills in pores and fine lines, creating the illusion of a smooth, plump base. A fantastic remedy if your foundation often looks dry and uneven after a few hours of wear.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream – Last but not least is a Bare Minerals’ recent release. A godsend for flaky, thirsty skin, this tinted moisture packs a moisture punch with its dewy texture and easily blendable formula. It glides onto dehydrated skin and creates a beautiful, even canvas.
Let us know in the comments of your favourite hydrating beauty products!