Sunday, 11 March 2018

Hydration Station: 5 moisture boosting skincare essentials

During the colder months, during season transitional periods, if you suffer with dry or dehydrated skin or maybe you just haven't been drinking enough water - whatever it is, if your skin needs a bit more hydration in your life, read on for the details of 5 skincare products you should give a go for that skin hydration pick-me-up... 

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydration Booster

As a first-step in my skincare routine, I love using the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydration Booster, £59. This skincare essential rehydrates and instantly plumps the skin with hyaluronic acid, moisture magnets and soothing rosewater. It is lightweight but still boosts incredibly effectively- and I really have noticed the difference from using this regularly. This is also great if you live in the city as it protects against the environment by defending your skin against airborne bacteria and irritants. Yes this is on the higher price end for a skincare product, but I can 100% say that it's worth it. 

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Hydrating Serum 

If you have sensitive skin, this is the product you should give a go for added hydration. La Roche Posay is the brand I trust completely for when my skin is having a sensitive flare up which is why it regularly pops up in my skincare routine with products across the range. The La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Hydrating Serum, £20 contains no parabens, no preservatives, no fragrance, no lanolin, no colourants and no alcohol - free from all the nasties which is great in my book. This serum sinks in quickly making it a perfect layer in your hydrating skincare routine to add moisture. The whole Hydraphase range is great too if you're looking for more products to add to your regime.

Clarins Hydra-Essential Bi-Phase Serum

In fact, this is actually the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum, £44 alongside the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream, £36 as they work incredibly together. The Hydra-Essentiel range should be your go-to if your skin is feeling dull and dehydrated. This combo helps to restore the skin's capacity to retain water - and after using this for a while, I can 100% vouch for this. It keeps your skin feeling hydrated, smooth and soft all day long. The only thing I'm not too keen on is the scent, but I can get past that for the effect it has on my skin. A match made in heaven for hydration! 

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 

An oldie but a goodie, this product has featured in my beauty stash since the beginning of my blog. I've gone through a few tubes of the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, £25 but that's because it's so god damn good. You've probably heard all there is to hear about it, you've probably even tried it but if you haven't - you truly must! This is the finisher to your evening skincare routine. This thick cream is applied to the skin, sort of like a thick moisturiser and is left on all night long. It feels incredibly soft on the skin and the scent is what made me fall in love with it in the first place - super fruity. My skin in the morning is always super hydrated and soft to the touch. One that will stay in my skincare routine for years to come I expect, if it's stuck around for me this long, it's going to stick around for a whole lot longer. 

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

A staple moisturiser in my collection for years, the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre, £15 (for the gorgeous Limited Edition version pictured) is incredible for a moisture boost. This is a favourite of mine in my morning skincare routine and has been for years. In fact, I can't even remember when I first started using it - it's been around for that long. It leaves a gorgeous base for me to apply makeup on top and while gently hydrating my skin. No primer needed with this one. 

What are your skin hydration saviours? 

Lorna x

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