Hydration Heroes For Your Budget
As fresh as early morning dew. So bouncy you could almost use it as a trampoline. Soft like velvet and smooth like whipped cream. These are all signs of hydrated and healthy skin. Looking in the mirror and not seeing these things? It might be that your skin is freaking out because it's not receiving enough moisture. Your skin is probably dehydrated. The good news is that dehydrated skin is a temporary condition.
Arm yourself with our favourite hydrating skincare products, quench that thirsty face and get your glow back on.
What does hydrated skin look like?
Well-hydrated skin looks plump and firm. When it catches the light, you’ll see it has a slight sheen. That healthy glow means your skin is retaining water well. When quenched enough, the skin has elasticity and bounce, which makes fine lines and wrinkles appear softer. You'll notice that when your skin is adequately hydrated, it becomes smoother and more even in texture. Well-fed skin is supple, resilient and glossy. Looking for a bonus? Hydrated skin also provides a great foundation for makeup application, giving you a better chance of achieving that Instagram-worthy glass-like look.
Why is hydration important?
Our bodies are made up of about 60% water and many different types of cells that all need the right amount of water to function properly. Making sure your skin is hydrated is important for many reasons. Hydrated skin is more resilient and will better protect you from environmental aggressors such as pollution, humidity and harsh weather. Quenched skin is also plumper, so will always look more youthful. Hydrate your skin and any pesky lines or wrinkles will appear to iron themselves out. A well-fed complexion is also healthy. Toxins are flushed away much more effectively, and any nutrients you put back into your skin are absorbed better and more efficiently.
From budget-friendly options to luxury skincare solutions, at Oz Hair & Beauty our hydrating heroes quench your skin and lock in moisture fast. Healthy, beautiful, hydrated skin is the goal, and these products are our current obsessions.
1.) Under $5
The Face Shop The Solution Double-Up Hydrating Hyaluronic Face Mask
This featherlight, skin-loving face sheet is loaded with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, giving you a big hit of intense moisture. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and its thirst-quenching serum will plump, hydrate and smooth the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a leading role in binding and retaining water molecules. It's a hero ingredient in the industry, attracting moisture to the skin and replenishing any that you’ve lost throughout the day. This wallet-friendly sheet mask is a saviour for parched complexions. Nab The Face Shop The Solution Double-Up Hydrating Hyaluronic Face Mask for an affordable spa-like treatment whose big reveal is all about dewier, softer skin.
2.) Under $20
Dr.Jart+ Cryo Rubber Mask With Firming Collagen
Looking for the latest product in K-beauty that’s making waves on Instagram? Introducing the Dr Jart+ Cryo Rubber Mask With Firming Collagen, a hydrating hero in the shape of innovative algae and clay rubber mask. This potent two-step treatment, inspired by cryotherapy, uses cooling technology to send a cold shock to the skin, which in turn increases blood flow and encourages oxygen. What does this mean for your complexion? Improved circulation, plumper skin, more even tone and texture and a richer delivery of nutrients. The gel-like serum applied before putting on the mask is saturated with highly concentrated ingredients including hyaluronic acid and a prebiotic complex. If you've got dull, parched skin that needs an instant oomph, this will give you a big shot of hydration in just one application.
3.) Under $50
Hey Bud Hemp Clay Mask
High performance, cruelty-free and completely natural, the Hey Bud Hemp Clay Mask ticks all the boxes. Irresistibly creamy and jam-packed with a wealth of hydrating ingredients including avocado oil and goji, the Hemp Clay Mask comes with a guarantee of clearer skin in just 10 minutes. The fatty acids found in avocado oil are prized for their ability to moisturise and nourish dehydrated skin whilst goji encourages collagen production and helps skin retain moisture. This treatment also includes remarkable natural ingredients such as kaolin, bentonite clay and green tea, all known for their imperfection-clearing abilities.
4.) Under $80
Medik8 Hydr8 B5
Need to supercharge dehydrated skin? Look no further than Medik8 Hydr8 B5. This cult skincare product is backed by science and its hero ingredients are hyaluronic acid and panthenol. A silky-soft luxury serum, Hydr8 B5 is infused with multiple weights of hyaluronic acid alongside vitamin B5. Each of these ingredients is a gold medal winner for attracting essential moisture to your face and holding it in. Reach for this skincare saviour when you need to hydrate your complexion in an intense and long-lasting way.
5.) Under $150
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum
A cutting edge hydration hero that utilises the wonders of wild indigo, Murad’s Revitalixir Recovery Serum is a powerhouse of moisturising, smoothing and calming ingredients. Its magic lies in its ability to work across the board on all skin types. Whether your skin is dry, oily, normal, sensitive or combination, this serum's got your back. It reduces puffiness around the eyes, encourages microcirculation, brightens dull, sallow skin and breathes life back into dehydrated complexions. The science behind the magic? Its innovative spherical delivery system features both an oil-based and water-based gel. These work in harmony to soften and hydrate the skin whilst also freshening up its vibrancy. With ingredients including hyaluronic acid, caffeine and hemp seed oil, both immediate and continued use hydrates the skin deep down, relaxes expression lines and adds a luminous glow. It's like an all in one silk jumpsuit for the skin.
Zapped of moisture and need an intense boost? Looking to perk up your skin and make it plump again? Lean into our dream team of purse-friendly and premium products for a deep-down surge of hydration that will transform your skin.
For a genius cocktail of skin-loving ingredients, shop Hydration Heroes at Oz Hair & Beauty.