Maintaining a complete regime that delivers noticeable results means hydrating formulas that prioritise your skin’s health. Super moisturise your skin with these professionally recommended hydrators that are results driven and prescribed for your skin concerns.
“Maintaining adequate hydration levels is one of the key skin concerns, regardless of age.”
Top five to buy
The top-five hydrating products here, available at professional salons, are ideal for lacklustre skin, and are formulated to deliver an intense hit of hydration, well above and beyond what you get from using a regular moisturiser.
Rich and packed with antioxidants, these products deliver a dose of peptides, which are involved in collagen production and have moisture- binding characteristics, making them effective in keeping skin hydrated.
In addition to boosting collagen production, peptides also help the skin appear more plump and healthy by maintaining the integrity of skin cells that need adequate hydration to function normally.
In cleansers, lotions and creams, hyaluronic acid is a superstar. A humectant, it pulls hydration from the environment to the outer layers of your skin to plump things up, moisturise and intensely nourish.
Water is vital for the normal functioning of the skin and its cells; an absence or shortage of water leads to a dry, flaky and scaly appearance, or even xerosis. Water levels need to be carefully regulated, a task mainly dependent on the nature of the skin’s most external layer.
The external layer of skin is constantly exposed to major stress and damaging agents like wind and heat. But environmental elements aren’t the only factors that alter water levels; there are other agents involved in water availability such as certain proteins as well as peptides.
Dehydrated skin doesn’t “bounce back” easily and is more prone to congestion and problems and acne. It generally soaks up moisturiser yet looks oily in spots and feels dry as a bone in others. It doesn’t discriminate between dry, oily, or combination skin. See a professional skin advice.
PRIORI Moisturizing Facial Cream ($119)
Intensely moisturising, this luxe cream assists in rejuvenation while nourishing, hydrating and lightly exfoliating.
HydroPeptide Face Lift ($125)
This smart hydration cream contains a mega-dose of multi-performance peptides to reinforce skin’s defences while protecting against environmental stressors.
HydroPeptide Power Serum ($199)
Delivering advanced peptides, antioxidants and an extract from the crocus chrysanthus bulb to improve skin health and increase moisture.
GLO Therapeutics Conditioning Hydration Cream ($57)
An antioxidant-rich blend, this cream hydrates, strengthens and fortifies. Vitamin E soothes while Alpha Lipoic acid hydrates.
Elizabeth Arden PRO Hydrating Antioxidant Spray ($59)
This refreshing, lightweight antioxidant spray is designed with naturally moisturising humectants.
See our Salon Guide for details on where to purchase these top-five products for Hydration.