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Our List Of All The Best Hydrating Skincare Products To Get Now

It’s an established fact that as the largest organ in our body, our skin needs lots of water to maintain its youthful glow. With environmental factors like harsh air-conditioning taking a toll on our skin, we need to up the ante with our skincare to regain the hydration that we need.

Here are all the winners in the hydrating category from the recent Her World Beauty Awards 2018 that will nourish your skin without making it greasy.

#1: Best hydrating cleanser (Editor’s choice) – Nia Wash + Glow Hydrating Foam, $42
This foam cleanser removes dirt and base makeup, and leaves skin feeling moisturised with extracts of murumuru butter, olive and goji berry fruit. #2: Best hydrating cleanser (Reader’s choice) – Origins Three Part Harmony Foaming Cream-to-oil Cleanser, $66
Transforms into a light, foamy wash that makes skin feel soft and smooth, not dry. Its soothing scent is from an essential blend. #3: Best drugstore hydrating toner (Editor’s choice) – Bioderma Hydrabio Essence Lotion, $41.90, Watsons
A moisturising lotion that soothes redness and hydrates with apple seed extract and vitamin B3. The salicylic acid in it also helps to slough off dead skin cells and debris that clog pores and cause breakouts. Your skin will look clearer and more plumped-up after a week of using this. #4: Best drugstore hydrating toner (Reader’s choice) – Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, $22.90, Watsons
This watery lotion has a balancing effect on skin. Oily skin feels less greasy, while dehydrated skin feels moisturised, and redness is reduced. It contains three types of hyaluronic acid to give your skin a smoother, more supple skin. Have a drier complexion? Feel free to apply more layers of it. #5: Best department/speciality store hydrating toner (Editor’s choice) – Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, $69
Its light rose scent comes from rose water, rose flower oil, and rose fruit extract. This watery toner calms, softens and smooths skin.   Its moisturising ingredients hydrate without leaving a sticky residue. #:6: Best department/speciality store hydrating toner (Reader’s choice) – Orbis Aquaforce Lotion, $27
This feels like water, and is hydrating and soothing. Its ability to moisturise skin and retain moisture, as well as reduce itching, comes from botanical extract. #7: Best hydrating serum (Editor’s choice) – Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier, $159
Skin feels smoother and more hydrated as this hyaluronic (HA)-based serum not only moisturises with three types of HA, it has ingredients that boost the natural production of HA and prevent its breakdown in the skin. #8: Best hydrating serum (Reader’s choice) – Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, $79
This lightweight gel helps dry, scaly skin feel instantly smoother and more plumped-up. It hydrates without feeling tacky on oily complexions and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. #9: Best pre-serum (Editor’s choice) – Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum, $130-$220
Skin feels more supple after first use. It is designed to strengthen the skin barrier, so you get more plumped-up skin that isn’t so easily irritated. After three months, skin feels firmer and looks more radiant. #10: Best pre-serum (Reader’s choice) – Kanebo The First Serum, $98
Not only does it hydrate skin to boost the efficacy of other skincare products that follow, this improves the moisture barrier and regulates sebum production, so oily skin becomes more balanced. #11: Best drugstore hydrating moisturiser (Editor’s choice) – Physiogel Daily Defence Protective Day Cream Light SPF15, $37.90, Watsons
It plumps up the skin after one use, and helps sensitive skin look less red. Free of preservatives, perfumes and colorants, this light cream is especially good for normal/combination and sensitive skin. It doesn’t leave a greasy feeling either. #12: Best drugstore hydrating moisturiser (Reader’s choice) – Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream, $35.90, Watsons
Use a small amount in the day ( it can feel a tad greasy), and as much as you like at night for softer, more supple skin the next morning – even in an air-conditioned room. #13: Best department/speciality store hydrating cream (Editor’s choice) – Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, $240
When applied, this water-in-oil emulsion breaks down into dew-like micro-water droplets to deliver a refreshing and comforting feel. Extracts from three types of roses calm and nourish the skin. It can soothe redness in one use, and your skin feels firmer and more radiant in two weeks. #14: Best department/speciality store hydrating cream (Reader’s choice) – Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Creme, $136
It features tiny droplets of hydrating camellia extract suspended in a transparent gel. And it keeps normal to dry skin moisturised all day. Oily skin may feel a bit greasy after using it in the day; if you use it at night, your skin feels less oily the next day. #15: Best department/specialty store gel-cream (Editor’s choice) – Su:m 37 Water-full Timeless Water Gel-Cream, $108
With fermented rose of Jericho that binds moisture to the skin, this makes your skin noticeably smoother, softer and plumper after a week. #16: Best department/specialty store gel-cream (Reader’s choice) – Shiseido Waso Clear Mega-hydrating Cream, $55
Extracts of carrot, loquat, honey, tofu and white jelly mushroom leaves skin supple and smooth. The gel-cream also makes enlarged pores, lines and blemishes look less obvious. #17: Best drugstore hydrating moisturiser for sensitive skin (Editor’s choice) – A’kin Calming Day & Night Cream, $48.50, Watsons
This paraben and sulphate-free cream has a curd-like texture that hydrates the skin without the feeling of stickiness or greasiness. It also has camomile and vitamin E to fight off free radicals. #18: Best drugstore hydrating moisturiser for sensitive skin (Reader’s choice) – Uriage Eau Thermale Light Water Cream, $34.90, Watsons
It forms a smooth film over the skin with hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid and phytosqualene. The temporary cooling sensation it provides soothes itchiness, too. It has a pleasant fruity smell, so skip this if you prefer creams that are fragrance-free. #19: Best drugstore hydrating mask (Editor’s choice) – Vichy Purete Thermal Quenching Mineral Mask, $39
A refreshing treat after a long, hot day. The five-minute, rinse-off mask has a cooling sensation on the skin that lasts for the full five minutes. This instantly soothes irritated skin while a relaxing scent calms your senses. After rinsing it off, your skin feels soft and smooth. #20: Best drugstore hydrating mask (Reader’s choice) – Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask, $14.90 for a box of four sheets, Watsons
An intensely moisturising mask that eliminates dry patches, plumps up skin, and gives it radiance. It is free of fragrance, mineral oil and colorants. #21: Best department/specialty store hydrating mask (Editor’s choice) – Origins Flower Fusion Sheet Mask Rose Hydrating, $5
Soothing and nourishing, the anti-oxidant rich rose oil in this sheet mask calms, plumps up, and perks up tired skin. #22: Best department/specialty store hydrating mask (Reader’s choice) – For Beloved Girl Extreme Moisture Mineral Cloud-silk Mask, $16 for a box of three sheets, Sephora
Get glowing skin that feels more plumped-up, smoother, and more hydrated. Each sheet has ingredients that enable skin to capture and retain water, and strengthen the moisture barrier. #23: Best drugstore hydrating mist (Editor’s choice) – CNP Laboratory Ampule Mist, $12-$23.80, Guardian
Made with propolis, this super-fine facial mist feels more emollient than regular ones. The mist is very fine, so you don’t have to worry about it dripping down your face, and you don’t even have to spread it out or pat it in. One midday application is all you need to relive dryness for the rest of the day. It has a light honey scent, and works perfectly as a toner, makeup primer and setting spray. #24: Best drugstore hydrating mist (Reader’s choice) – Eucerin Aquaporin Mist Spray, $11.90, Watsons
This fragrance-free product emerges as a fine mist that refreshes and hydrates with hyaluronic acid and binds moisture to the skin with gluco-glycerol. #25: Best department/speciality store hydrating mist (Editor’s choice) – Porcelain Soothe Deep Hydrating Lotion, $69
An alcohol-free toner that doubles up as a mist to hydrate and smooth the complexion with hyaluronic acid, rose extract, jojoba oil and vitamins C and E. It also protects the skin from free radicals. #26: Best department/specialty store hydrating mist (Reader’s choice) – Sulwhasoo Hydro-aid Moisturising Soothing Mist, $48
The fine, non-sticky mist features a soothing herbal scent. It has omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants from purslane to soothe and protect the skin, and a rehmannia extract to keep skin moisturised. Main image: This story first appeared on Like this? Check out the best facial cleansers to use according to your skin type, the cooling skincare to treat and soothe your complexion and the vitamins to use on your face to treat common skin concerns.