As you replenish your body with fluids, it is also important to ensure that your skin is well hydrated. From cutting-edge technology to skin-quenching actives to natural plant extracts, hydrating serums are formulated with ingredients to improve moisture retention. Hyaluronic Acid, renowned for its ability to retain water in the skin, is the most common humectant (ingredients that lock in moisture) used in many hydrating serums. Some serums also come with anti-aging or sebum regulating benefits, so select the one that can cater to your skin condition and needs.
Here are 7 hydrating serums to add to your beauty routine and give your skin a hydrating boost.
US$164 for 30ml
Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum
Maximize hydration and transform the way your skin looks and feels with this serum. Aside from deeply hydrating your skin, the serum aims to provide a visible lifting and toning effect and improve your skin’s texture, radiance and vitality. This vegan-friendly formulation addresses multiple concerns such as dehydration, redness and sensitivity, visible signs of aging, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. It delivers antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E to the skin as well as other key ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A, and Ginger Root.
US$134 for 50ml
Clarins Double Serum
Awaken your skin’s regeneration power with Golden Turmeric Extract. Infused with cutting-edge Cell Sensory Intelligence Technology to increase skin’s sensory capacity, this intensive anti-ageing serum is the 8th generation of Clarins’ iconic serum. The mixture of non-greasy oil and melting gel results in the serum’s double texture. Its unique double formula by Clarins Research combines 21 plant extracts to boost the skin’s 5 vital functions namely regeneration, nutrition, oxygenation, hydration and protection. Key ingredients such as Orthosiphon helps to regulate sebum production and refine the texture of the skin, Goji helps to boost the skin’s energy. Another plus point is the refreshing fruity and floral notes.
See also: 7 Eye Creams for Rejuvenated Eyes
US$135 for 30ml
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Micro Serum
Boost your skin’s hydration with flower power! Each bottle of Pro-Collagen Rose Micro Serum contains over 7,000 Rose micro-droplets that encapsulate the English Rose Oleo Extract to soothe and hydrate the skin. Over 20 varieties of hand-picked roses grown in the English countryside are steeped in Safflower oil to create the decadent, skin soothing Organic English Rose Oleo Extract. It acts to plump, firm and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. With the unique oil-in-serum technology, the serum phase delivers skin-quenching actives and the oil phase has rich soothing properties. This high-performance dual-phase formula is also enriched with a unique Red Algae to deliver three times more hydration than Hyaluronic Acid.
US$90 for 30ml
Dermatonics 10% Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This serum is formulated with not just one but 4 different forms of Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration and maintain a healthy skin barrier. The various forms of Hyaluronic Acid assist each other to deliver HA and hydration to the different layers of the skin. For example, one of the key ingredients Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, is a hydrating ingredient derived from the Natural moisturizing factor (NMF) Hyaluronic Acid. This serum is suitable for dry or dehydrated skin as well as sensitive, eczema or rosacea prone skin.
See also: Top 7 Collagen Serums
US$40 for 30ml
ESPA Pro-Glow Skin-Quenching Serum
Get a natural and healthy glow with this hydrating, lightweight serum that leaves your skin feeling supple and radiating with vitality. Key ingredients include Omega and Vitamin Complex, which is a blend of Vitamin F, Echium Oil, and Vitamin E, protects skin’s moisture barrier while enriching your skin with nutrients. The blend of aloe vera, snow mushroom, and spirulina helps provide the skin with soothing and moisturizing properties, so your skin feels soft, hydrated and protected. Also the caffeine rich ingredient Guarana re-energizes the appearance of dull, tired-looking complexions.
US$590 for 30ml
Dr Burgener Switzerland The Grand Cru Gold Face Serum
Fancy some Chardonnay for your skin? Your skin might benefit from its nutrients, as delivered by Dr Burgener Switzerland’s The Grand Cru Gold Face Serum, which contains a unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, and powerful antioxidants such as procyanidins and vitamin E. Other ingredients include Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and red algae. Aside from providing intense and long-lasting hydration, this serum also prevents skin aging by fighting glycation reactions.
See also: Top 7 Nighttime Masks
US$188 for 30ml
Amala Beauty Skin Plumping Hyaluronic Serum
This skin-plumping miracle serum is formulated with high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid and Red Algae synergize with an intensive blend of age-fighting actives to redensify and rehydrate the skin. Aside from providing deep hydration and intense plumping, this serum also targets fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity, as well as dryness and dehydration. The serum acts to elevate hydration by helping the skin to retain moisture for a more supple appearance and a softer, smoother texture with increased resilience.