Stay hydrated with these light serums
Perhaps you don’t need to stay hydrated in this monsoon humidity, which really works as a natural moisturiser. But I have been trying these serums and I must post my thoughts on them before my reviews become completely irrelevant.
Hydrating serums for me are the second step of skincare. The first step is usually something that is anti-ageing, anti-pigmentation, anti-wrinkle, basically a treatment serum. Then I add a hydrating product (if I need to). However, that said I do prefer serums to add moisture instead of a moisturiser. I feel like they’re more effective and less oily, which is great. Anyway on to the reviews of these lovely products:
- Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
Ok so it is hydrating. Pleasant to use. The gel formula absorbs beautifully and does make your skin feel cushiony. If you’re in your early 30s then this formula will work well for you. But if you’re close to 40 then you will find this product average. Do keep in mind that while this is a great hydrator, it contains no anti-ageing properties. So, this product will not reduce lines or boost glow etc. If basic hydration is what you’re after, then this ticks all the right boxes.
- Twelve Beauty Ideal Moisture Level Serum
I found this one extremely hydrating. Just one drop is enough for the entire forehead and temples; or one cheek and jawline. The ingredients are completely green, free of any synthetics, preservatives, parabens, and of course cruelty free. While it may suit all ages and skin types, I feel that older, more sensitive and rosacea prone skins may appreciate it more because of its super hydrating qualities and soothing ingredients.
- Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence
Another excellent serum, although I think the term ‘Essence’ is a bit misleading. It is a cross between a moisturiser and a serum. I often find myself reaching for it when I’m going for an early morning yoga class, and when I don’t want to layer too many products. It really feels cooling, hydrating and plumping, and if you are older then you will love this product.