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Ultra-hydrating facial moisturisers to try: Updated formulas of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Porcelain Pure – Botanical Soothing Gel, and Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner

Ultra-hydrating facial moisturisers to try: Updated formulas of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Porcelain Pure – Botanical Soothing Gel, and Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner

The OG HGs

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Editor: Jolene Khor


Got a case of moisturiser musical chairs because nothing ever really works? You're far from alone. In every gal's quest to find that Holy Grail skincare product, be it a serum or cleanser, it's always been a trial and error process of epic proportions. And then there are times when you think you've found the one... only for it to turn on your skin a few weeks in. The struggle is real — and seemingly endless, it would appear.

To spare you the letdowns, rage fits, and money down the drain, we give you three skincare icons that have stayed at the top of their game, now souped up for 120% more skin-loving performance. Behold, the OGs you ought to give a whirl that might just find a permanent spot on your topshelf.  

 

1. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
Going clean is certainly on the agenda, as Kiehl's has cut out the preservatives in their best-selling moisturiser for an improved formula that better suits sensitive skin types. The cult classic now comes packed with olive-derived squalene and glacial glycoproteins extracted from sea glaciers to provide 2.3x more hydration, even for the driest of complexions. And all in the same lightweight, fast-absorbing texture beloved by long-time fans.

Available at all Kiehl's counters and stores, $52

 

 

2. Mamonde Floral Hydro Ampoule Toner
All the better to hydrate your skin with, this two-in-one toner plus moisture ampoule innovation sources the bulb of the narcissus flower for its thirst-quenching properties. Containing aquaporin, an element that activates the skin's ability to circulate and retain moisture, it also comes with hyaluronic acid upgraded to a low molecular form to increase the formula's moisturising factor. Hello, dewy K-skin.

Available at all Mamonde stores and online, $32

 

 

3. Porcelain Pure — Botanical Soothing Gel
More moisturising and soothing than its predecessor, the remake of this gel-based hydrator by the highly-raved homegrown skincare spa now rolls seven benefits into one. Chockfull of botanicals (such as rosemary leaf, sage oil, lemon verbena, and aloe vera) heal, soothe, moisturise, brighten, protect skin against free radicals, and is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory to boot, this here is the super moisturiser that has your back.

Available online, $69.50

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