Hydrating Skincare Picks

Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018

Although we have had some rain recently, the air is still quite dry, and my skin is not happy, so today I am sharing a few of my hydrating skincare picks. Dehydration can affect all skin types, from dry to oily, and factors like environmental aggressors, diet and even ageing can play a role. Dehydrated skin is the worst, it makes me look older, makes my fine lines look more pronounced, makes my skin look dull, and worst of all, my skin feels tight and sensitive.

Hydrating Skincare Picks

Starting with cleansing; I am really enjoying the Vichy Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil as my first cleanse. Applied to dry skin and massaged in, it lifts makeup so well, and once water is added it transforms into a milky cleanser. It is soft and gentle on the skin and eyes, doesn’t leave any oily residue, and does a good job removing makeup. I then go in with a cream or gel cleanser as my second cleanse.

The *Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-on is cooling and soothing on the eye area. It hydrates the eye without leaving a sticky or oily feeling, and leaves the skin looking plump and healthy. I am not a fan of this scent at all, but luckily it disappears quite qiuckly.

I am loving the *Filorga Hydra-Hyal Serum, a lightweight gel that gives a serious hydration boost. It feels a bit tacky when applied, but absorbs quickly, and helps to visibly reduce the appearance of my dehydration lines. This works well under moisturisers and spf, and doesn’t pill.

What is hydration without a hydrating mask? I have been trying out the Yves Rocher Intense Hydrating Mask, and after using it a few times, I am not overly impressed. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, but I do think there are way better hydrating masks out there. Avene, Nuxe and Origins in particular.

Hydrating Skincare Picks

Moving on to moisturisers; I have not stopped using the *Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Replenishing HydraGel Complex. It is so light but still hydrating, and the texture is just dreamy! It is the perfect summer moisturiser, pop it into the fridge for an extra cooling effect. The *Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex is a slightly richer moisturiser, and I think would work best for drier types. It is hydrating and nourishing, but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. What I love most is that these are quite affordable at R299 for 75ml.

Elizabeth Arden HydraGel

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19 thoughts on “Hydrating Skincare Picks

  1. shelley says:

    I’m yet to try Elizabeth arden

  2. The Gatineau Eye Roll-On sounds so lovely! I love a good hydrating skincare item xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  3. Antonia says:

    Oh my skin is so dehydrated at the mo, this post is just what what I needed x

  4. Rachel says:

    I love the sound of the Filorga Hydra-Hyal Serum especially if it doesn’t pill x

  5. Annie says:

    I haven’t tried any of these brands before!

  6. Roxie says:

    Vichy skincare is wonderful. I use the Clinique Moisture Surge when my skin feels dry.

  7. I’ve heard such wonderful things about vichy skincare. I’ve been meaning to try out their range, they have such awesome looking products. x


  8. I might have to try some of these, my skin needs all the hydration that it can get at the moment!

    Danielle xx

  9. Gemma Louise says:

    These lovely picks sound perfect for winter! My skin is awfully dry at the moment.

  10. I get really dehydrated skin, I love Dermalogica for that!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  11. I’ve not tried any of these before! I’ll have to pick some up x

  12. Siobhán says:

    Your photos are absolutely stunning! I have dry skin that is sometimes prone to dehydration but I find that layering products and essences helps xx

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  13. Joyce Lau says:

    I have such dry skin recently! Haven’t tried any of these! x

  14. Erin says:

    Oh wow they sound incredible! I might need to get my hands on some of these, my skin needs them at the moment!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. Lady Writes says:

    I love Filorga, such a great brand for hydration creams x

  16. Mel says:

    I need all of the hydration in the winter. You have some fab picks here


  17. heathernixon says:

    I haven’t tried any of these but I should as I definitely have dehydrated skin x


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