Do you have naturally dry skin? Or has your skin become dry because of too much sun exposure or acne treatments? These hydrating serums are just like giving your skin a long, tall drink of water. Soon, your skin will feel soft and look dewy again.
Marie Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum
“This makes my skin so soft and smooth but doesn’t feel greasy! It just soaks into my skin and I can really feel the difference. I love it!” gushes one beauty review. The secret lies in the blend of ceramides, ginkgo and ginseng extracts. $44, Sephora
La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum
One of the best hydrating serums for sensitive, irritated and dry skin! “I have very dry skin. I even get flakes on my nose and chin. When my allergies hit, my skin becomes even drier and it becomes red, itchy and even painful to touch. This is one of the few serums that really worked for me. It makes my skin look and feel better, and relieves my discomfort,” says one beauty review. $55. Check out the La Roche Posay Singapore website to find the nearest point of sale near you.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement
This water-based serum feels light on the skin, and works on all skin types too. Aside from hyaluronate (which helps your skin hold in moisture) it also has radiance-boosting vitamins E and C.
This is also one of the best hydrating serums to apply before makeup. In fact, Bobbi Brown developed this serum as the first step of her makeup routine. Makeup looks better on hydrated skin! $115, Tangs.
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules
Get softer, smoother and younger looking skin! Retinol exfoliates and boosts cell turnover. Ceramide gives you much-needed moisture. And people say this serum really works! It’s got 450 five-star reviews, and clinical trials also discovered it works 76% better than unencapsulated retinol. $128.50. Use their official store locator to find the nearest Elizabeth Arden counter.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
One of the best hydrating serums in Sephora Singapore! It contains Vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramides, plus a special watermelon, apple and lentil complex. The result: skin that feels softer and more supple for 24 hours after you apply it! Bonus: the plant extracts are full of anti-oxidants that help reverse damage from pollution and environmental aggressors. It’s pricey, but worth it! $74, Sephora
Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
If your skin feels as dry and rough as sand paper, this hydrating serum is for you! It immediately smooths and plumps up your skin. It feels really light (perfect for Singapore weather!) and won’t irritate your already stressed-out complexion. $79, Tangs, Isetan and other major department stores.
Belif Hungarian Water Essence
You can use these before your serums, or apply several layers to soak your skin in its hydrating goodness. It contains rosemary, lavender, sage and other herbs that act as natural humectants. (A humectant is anything that adds moisture, traps moisture, or helps your skin absorb moisture better.) $62, Tangs.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
Who says the best hydrating serums have to be expecting? Women love The Ordinary’s magic potion for dry skin. It contains 2% hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, and works just as well as expensive brands — for less than $20! “My skin has never felt this bouncy!”” says one beauty review. Others praise how it absorbs so quickly and doesn’t feel heavy in Singapore weather. $16.90, Lazada.
Canvas Rose Otto Concentrated Hydration Serum
Tap the skin-nourishing powers of rose otto, called “the Queen of flowers!” This hydrating serum is made of 99% natural ingredients and will keep your skin supple, soft, and toned. It’s perfect for both dry skin or anyone who wants to prevent early signs of ageing. $54.50, available through the Canvas Beauty official website.
Skinceuticals Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) Intensifier
Clinical studies show that this hydrating serum improves skin’s hyaluronic acids by 30%. Aside from HA, it contains licorce root and purple rice that help make your skin firmer, smoother and look plumper. “After two days of using the product my skin has an even tone and a great glow which I love!” says one Singapore skincare review. Check their list of authorized Singapore Skinceuticals sellers.
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Light Lotion
Contains three kinds of hyaluronic Acid that go deep into your skin to soften both your surface cells and heal your skin moisture barrier from within. “My sister introduced me to this. I was skeptical at first because it was much cheaper than the serums and lotions I’ve used before, but it really helped my skin. It;s a good bargain!” says one skincare review. $25.90, Watsons.