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5 HYDRATION BOOSTS FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE

By Caroline Ferry, 24 August 2018

The moisturiser world can be a minefield. Knowing which ones are right for your skin, as well as which ingredients are going to do you good, can get confusing. 
5 HYDRATION BOOSTS FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE ASOS

From gels to creams to hydrating serums, they all serve a purpose – so we've rounded up five of the very best, and decoded which are the right formulas to quench every type of skin's thirst.
Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate 48ml, £36 from ASOS

Well gel

What’s great about a water-gel formula is that the lack of oil means it's really quick-drying, so you can put makeup on top straight after. On super-hot and humid days, this concentrate can be used as a moisturiser, when a cream feels too sweaty sitting on top of the skin, or it can be applied as a serum after cleansing and before moisturising each morning. Skin stays hydrated for a seriously impressive 72 hours due to the tiny molecules of hyaluronic acid penetrating deep into the skin, so it'll be your new favourite long-haul travel companion too – win.

 

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate 48ml, £36

GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser Pearl Glow 50g £36 from ASOS

You glow, girl

A super-hydrating moisturiser (hello hyaluronic acid, our new friend) that – because of the illuminating pearl particles – can also be used as a glowy primer for the face and body. The soft creamy texture means it blends in easily, so you won’t end up with clumps of highlighter around any drier patches. It also comes in three illuminating shades so can be used as a trio for clever contouring and highlighting. 

 

GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser Pearl Glow 50g, £36

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer 50ml, £25 from ASOS

Your morning pick-me-up

This beauty has a really lightweight gel formula which means it’s not even the slightest bit oily, but you still get the glow you might expect from a rosehip oil because of the radiance-restoring properties of the coffee beans and panax ginseng ingredients. We recommend this bad boy for combination and oily skin, as it still delivers hydration but doesn't leave that greasy residue you might expect from a richer cream. Also comes in a cute little 30ml travel size

 

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer 50ml, £25

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream 50ml from ASOS

Mass hydration

This face cream is formulated with algae extract that conditions and hydrates deep into the skin. Perfect for very dry complexions, it's free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates, ingredients known to dry out and irritate parched skin. Don’t let the earthy, slightly seaweedy smell put you off – it only smells like that in the pot and disappears once on. If your skin is combination, oily, or you just run hot as a human and can’t operate with any sort of cream on your face, it comes in a lighter, water-based gel formula too. 

 

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream 50ml, £43

 Its Skin Power10 One Shot Face Cream VC Brightening, £18.99 from ASOS

On the bright side

This is more of a serum than a moisturiser, and its pore-tightening power means it also doubles up as a perfect primer too. Dull, dry skin will benefit most from this product, as the combination of vitamin C and green tea extracts are specifically designed to brighten and smooth skin to leave it glowing. If city smog and environmental pollution are concerns for you, this baby has three different botanical extracts designed to protect skin from those exact elements.

 

Its Skin Power10 One Shot Face Cream VC Brightening 35ml, £18.99

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