This article was first published on 1 January 2022.
ICYDK, you can have dehydrated skin no matter the skin type. It simply means that your skin lacks the hydration it needs to look plump, even-toned, and radiant. To correct this, you can turn to hydrating serums to replenish that moisture into the deeper layers of your skin. These fast-absorbing thin consistency liquids usually contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and/or vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) that act as the main hydrators for your parched complexion. Want to know which of the best hydrating serums are available in Singapore? Read on.
1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
This no-frills oil-free hydrating serum contains vegan hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights to help it penetrate deep into the skin.
Another reason to love it: It is also formulated with vitamin B5 to help hydrate skin on the surface.
Get it on escentials.com for SGD22.
2. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum
This lightweight hydrating gel serum contains pro-vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramide that help attract and lock in moisture into the skin. It has a watermelon rind, apple and lentil complex that offers continuous hydration.
Another reason to love it: The product also contains barberry extract which helps protect the skin from free radicals, preventing premature signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Get it at Sephora for SGD74 per 50ML here.
3. Frank Body Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This product combines three types of hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration and moisture that seeps deep into the skin. It also contains niacinamide that helps fight acne-causing bacteria.
Another reason to love it: This serum also contains ginseng and vitamin E which helps reduce early signs of ageing and fights against dullness and rough skin texture.
Get it at Sephora for SGD35 per 30ML here.
4. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
Innisfree's bestselling Green Tea Seed Serum is formulated with Beauty Green Tea, a moisturising ingredient that is rich with hydrating amino acids, and five types of hyaluronic acid. It also has Dual-Moisture-Rising Technology™ to help maintain the skin's fragile moisture balance and retain moisture for longer periods of time.
Another reason to love it: It was recently reformulated with Green Tea Tribiotics — prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics — that strengthen the skin's moisture barrier.
You can purchase this bestselling hydrating serum for dehydrated skin from innisfree Singapore stores and the brand's online shop for SGD37.
5. Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
While niacinamide is more known for its skin-evening and radiance-boosting qualities, the Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster combines the potent ingredient with natural calming and intensely hydrating ingredients — butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin are just some of them — to step up its benefits.
Another reason to love it: It's great for all skin types.
You can purchase this hydrating serum for the face on beaubit.co.
6. Allies of Skin Multi Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum
Homegrown skincare brand Allies of Skin is all about creating multi-benefit skincare products. The Multi Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum not only hydrates but also reduces inflammation.The result is skin that's trained to better retain moisture throughout the day.
Another reason to love this: It also promises to slow down the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid in the skin.
You can buy this hydrating wonder on the Allies of Skin Singapore website for SGD111.
7. Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
Skin already making a call for help? Pick up the Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum. It is formulated with organic grape water and hyaluronic acid that acts as a continuous drink of water — up to eight hours — for very parched complexions.
Another reason to love it: It is non-comedogenic, oil-free, and suitable for sensitive skin.
Head over to Sephora.sg to get your hands on this facial hydrating serum for SGD60.
8. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
This gel serum formula helps deal with dullness, dryness, and hyperpigmentation caused by day-to-day skin stressors. It also visibly brightens the skin moments after application.
Another reason to love it: It can double as a primer.
Get it at Sephora for SGD58 per 40ML here.
9. First Aid Beauty Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
Another reason to love it: This hydrating serum also contains squalane which is good for preventing inflammation and irritation. It also has colloidal oatmeal which helps soften the skin and soothes the skin from itching.
Get it at Sephora for SGD65 per 50ML here.
10. Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum
This day-and-night hydrating serum contains ginkgo and ginseng extracts, and ceramides, which help soften the skin while keeping it plump and hydrated.
Another reason to love it: This product works on all skin types but is especially suitable for oily skin; it's oil-free and residue-free, leaving your skin feeling matte but not dry.
Get it at Sephora for SGD48 per 29ML here.
11. fresh Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum
This luxurious pink potion uses the hydrating power of rose, rosehip, and camelina oil, and rosewater and damask rose extract to create a water-light serum that deeply nourishes the skin. It also leaves the skin with a nice dewy glow minus the greasy feel for up to 24 hours.
Another reason to love it: This product is also perfect for sensitive skin because of its gentle and soothing properties.
Get it at Sephora for SGD96 per 100ML here.
12. Herbivore Botanicals Cloud Jelly Plumping Hydration Serum
This non-sticky serum uses Tremella mushroom that is said to hold up to ‘500 times its water weight’ helping retain hydration and moisture on the skin. It also has a refreshing natural floral fruity scent.
Another reason to love it: The product also has vegan collagen that aids the skin’s natural restoration and repair for a healthier and glowing appearance.
Get it at Sephora for SGD91 per 30ML here.
13. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Hyaluronic Acid
If you’re a fan of IT Cosmetics makeup products, then you’d be glad to know that the brand’s skincare line also has a hydrating serum meant to give you a smooth canvas for the rest of your routine. This product combines hyaluronic acid, peptides, and vitamin B5 for amazing hydration retention and stronger skin barrier protection.
Another reason to love it: This vegan facial serum also promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other early signs of ageing.
Get it at Sephora for SGD45 per 30ML here.
14. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Glow Serum
Fans of Peter Thomas Roth would know that the brand’s products are all about long-lasting and deep-seeping hydration. This product has a 75% hyaluronic acid complex paired with a 5% ceramide complex that help retain moisture on the skin and repair fine lines and wrinkles with continued use.
Another reason to love it: This hydrating serum also features a mineral-rich malachite complex that helps detoxify the skin, making it less prone to breakouts and inflammation.
Get it at Sephora for SGD127 per 30ML here.
15. Pai Skincare Back To Life Jojoba & Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Serum
As the name of this product suggests, this serum will bring back life to your dull and dry-looking skin with its hydrating formula. It absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it soft and supple. It also doesn’t leave any weird residue, cast or pilling.
Another reason to love it: It’s formulated for sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Get it at Sephora for SGD97 per 30ML here.
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