Dehydration is an issue which can affect any type of skin at any time of the year. It’s also a skin condition that can highlight the premature signs of ageing like fine lines and loss of radiance. Here, we’re highlighting four of our favourite ingredients that help to boost hydration and offer quick relief for thirsty skin.
Find Lactic Acid in: Our gentle but effective L-Lactic Cleanser. An efficient way to combine cleansing and gentle exfoliation in one efficient move, it can be used by most skin types.
What it does for your skin: A highly buzzed-about humectant, Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, helping to boost and preserve the skin’s moisture reserves. It also helps to boost Collagen production, fight free radicals, calm and soothe skin.
Why we love Hyaluronic Acid: It keeps any and every skin happy, including oily and sensitive types. The gel-like Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally within our body but much like Collagen, it starts to decrease with age. Topping up your natural reserves with this moisture magnet helps to hydrate and plump up your skin (including those fine lines and wrinkles) while keeping it soft and smooth.
What it does for your skin: A water-soluble B vitamin, Niacinamide (also known as Vitamin B3) ticks so many boxes, helping to visibly minimise enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles and help encourage resilience within the skin.
Why we love Niacinamide: It excels at skin renewal and is deserving of its status as one of the MVP ingredients in skincare right now. Niacinamide plays well with other active ingredients (such as Retinol, peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and AHAs) — and all skin types, including those with sensitivity or rosacea, and is easily incorporated into your skincare routine. It’s become a popular ingredient in moisturisers as it boosts the abilities of other hydrating ingredients and prevents moisture loss.
Find Niacinamide in: Enzymatic Peel
Our gentler option for exfoliation, this all-skins appropriate, skin-refining peel can be used as either an exfoliant or treatment mask to help even the most fragile of skins be their best, smoothest, softest self possible.
We also hero Niacinamide in our new EXPERT RESTORE Niacinamide Replenishing Cream to make the most of its hydrating, softening, and protective powers. Like a hug for your face, we love this nourishing cream for its immediate calming and hydrating properties but also for its longer-term benefits and the way it helps to minimise those premature signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles and loss of volume.
What it does for your skin: Rosehip Oil is a proven skin softener thanks to high levels of essential fatty acids (like Omegas 3 and 6) which also create a more resilient skin barrier. High concentrations of Vitamins A, B1, B2,B3, and K give it superior regenerative and healing properties.
Why we love Rosehip Oil: It’s an incredibly nutritious, natural healer and hydrator for all skin types (including oily and acne-prone who normally steer clear of oils) but it has powerful anti-aging properties, helping to boost Collagen production and elasticity, and brilliant brightening abilities. A natural multi-tasker.
Find Rosehip Oil in: Multi-Active Oil
Our beautifully nourishing and nurturing face oil is the perfect fix for dehydrated, dry, and sensitive types and to give your skin a boost during the cooler months. It’s everything you want in a face oil, basically.