Beauty

Soak up th­ese new mois­turis­ers for a sheen-free sum­mer

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Contents - by Sher­ine Youssef

Light­weight mois­turis­ers that still pack a punch in the sum­mer months.

Don’t be fooled by the lat­est face mois­turis­ers: they may feel like lightweights, but they still pack a punch. “Wa­ter-based mois­turis­ers are lighter than tra­di­tional heavy creams, ab­sorb eas­ily into the skin and can of­fer the same level of hy­dra­tion as richer for­mu­las – some­times even more,” ex­plains Peter Thomas Roth, CEO and founder of his name­sake brand.

One rea­son for th­ese next-gen mois­turis­ers is K-beauty (Korean skin­care). Hu­mid tem­per­a­tures in Asia and a multi-step beauty rou­tine call for thin­ner for­mu­las. The other fac­tor is in­no­va­tion. “Peo­ple used to go for thick mois­turis­ers be­cause they thought heav­ier meant more hy­dra­tion, es­pe­cially for dry skin, but new and bet­ter in­gre­di­ents mean mois­turis­ers have be­come lighter and more pow­er­ful,” Roth says.

Rather than the heftier emol­lients gen­er­ally found in mois­turis­ers that sit on top of the skin, th­ese wa­tery ver­sions utilise en­cap­su­la­tion tech­nol­ogy to help in­gre­di­ents such as hyaluronic acid, niaci­namide and glyc­erin pen­e­trate the skin, mak­ing them ideal for all skin types. The wa­tery con­sis­tency won’t block pores or leave be­hind a tacky film, which is great for make-up prep.

An­other sum­mer bonus, ac­cord­ing to Roth: “While th­ese mois­turis­ers are per­fect for any sea­son, they tend to have a slight cool­ing sen­sa­tion and leave skin feel­ing silky, hy­drated and re­freshed.”

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