FAB Moisturisers To Live By


You might think that with Singapore’s humid weather, your face has all the moisture that it needs. Yet that mid-afternoon shine on your t-zone is a sure sign of your face compensating for its dryness, if not from within, at least from your immediate environment (that aircon is doing your skin no favour). So, quench your skin’s thirst with our top picks for available moisturisers in the Little Red Dot!

LANEIGE WATER BANK MOISTURE CREAM EX

This choice won’t come as a surprise to K-Beauty lovers out there! Laneige has made waves all over Southeast Asia with products that promise the enviable clear, smooth skin of our Korean neighbours – and they have definitely delivered.

The Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream Ex is intended for people with dry skin, those who experience tightness after cleansing or dryness in colder conditions. While brussels sprouts, artichokes, and lima beans sound more like ingredients of a salad nobody will ever order, these are actually some of the ingredients that lend this product its moisturising capabilities. Furthermore, it claims to have a ‘water zipper’ technology that locks in moisture in your skin for up to 24 hours! .

NEUTROGENA HYDRO BOOST WATER GEL

If you’re not in the market for a moisturiser that costs an arm and a leg, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel from Guardian is your best bet! This drugstore option contains hyaluronic acid, the ultimate ingredient for giving your skin that hydration boost.

While the website says it’s intended for dry skin, many dermatologists online would tell you that this is an ideal cream for people with oily to acne-prone skin because it’s oil-free, alcohol-free, and non-comedogenic! This award-winning and best-selling water gel is lightweight and quick-absorbent, yet provides intense hydration that’s great for everyday use.

KIEHL’S X JANINE REWELL LIMITED EDITION ULTRA FACIAL CREAM

As Kiehl’s #1 worldwide best-selling face cream, this moisturiser has definitely reached holy grail status for many. It recently relaunched with an ultra clean formula that gives extra hydration without compromising on its fast-absorbing and light-weight texture. Not only is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream great for everyday use, it has also been tested for extreme conditions like long flights, desert heat, and mountain cold.

Whether you have tried and already love this product or not – here’s more reason to stock up this holiday season! Keihl’s has partnered with Helsinki-based designer Janine Rewell for limited-edition festive packaging that features her quirky graphic illustrations.

SULWHASOO CONCENTRATED GINSENG RENEWING CREAM RX

If you’re looking for a multitasking product that doesn’t just moisturise your skin but also prevents signs of ageing, the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream RX has got you covered. This product uses the essence of ginseng roots and flowers to create a formula that revitalises your skin and brings it back to its original soft and supple texture. Among all the moisturisers in this list, this has the most rich and luxurious texture, complemented by a lovely organic scent. It can be used day and night, giving your complexion a luminous and glowing look.

PRO-TIP: DON’T FORGET TO MOISTURISE YOUR LIPS AS WELL!

It’s easy to miss out on moisturising your lips! But nobody appreciates chapped and flaky puckers, so better load up with The FAB Intern top picks: Yves Rocher Nourishing Lip Balm in Cherry and Etude House Cherry Sweet Colour Lip Balm. While the two offer multiple flavours and shades, we’re particularly fond of the cherry variant as it gives that just-bitten, lips-but-better look. 

Etude House: Cherry Sweet Colour Lip Balm

Yves Rocher: Nourishing Lip Balm (Cherry)

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