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5 lightweight moisturisers that won’t clog your pores

Meet your new favourite hydrators.

When it’s a merciless 35-degree Celsius day, the last thing you want to do is to slather on a layer of moisturiser and have it melt right away into a sticky mess. But you shouldn’t risk dehydration, and go without one either. Why not opt for something lighter in texture like these new moisturisers instead?

Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence, $60.

The K-beauty brand’s reformulated Water Bank products now contain super vegetables to better hydrate and lock moisture into skin. This ultra-lightweight essence contains moisture-balancing minerals such as potassium, sodium and calcium from kale, watercress and beet.

Philosophy Purity Ultra-Light Moisturizer, $42.

Inspired by the brand’s bestselling Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser to make skincare simple, this lightweight moisturiser, containing potent vitamins, antioxidant and natural oils, is your one-step solution to keeping skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

Dermalogical Calm Water Gel, $109.

Ideal for hydrating dry and sensitive skin, this formula transforms from a gel to a watery liquid upon contact with the skin and uses dual hyaluronic acid technology to increase and lock in moisturise.

Aesop Protective Facial Lotion SPF30, $80.

Packed with skin-soothing panthenol, and light yet nourishing emollients coco-caprylate and squalene, this hydrating sunscreen calms, hydrates and offers broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Bioderma Sebium Mat Control, $36.90.

Thanks to a formula that includes mattifying micro powders and silicones, shine is kept under control for up to eight hours and skin well-hydrated for up to 12 hours. Plus: It also contains ingredients such as zinc gluconate and vitamin B6, which help control sebum production in the long run.



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