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Beat The Heat With The Latest Crop Of Lightweight Moisturisers

A moisturiser is a must-have to keep your complexion hydrated, but adding a layer of cream when you have oily or combination complexions may not be the most comfortable. These new lightweight moisturisers are great for those with such skin types as it absorbs quickly and does not leave your skin looking or feeling heavy or overly greasy.

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#1: Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream, $42
With an updated formula that contains twice the concentration of hibiscus extract and ceramides than before, this lightweight cream helps strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier that has been damaged by harmful environmental aggressors and provides long-lasting hydration. #2: Innisfree Whitening Pore Tone Up Moisturizer, $38
An Asean exclusive, this is specially developed to cater to the region’s skin types with a weightless and nourishing formula. It evens out skin tone and features four types of powdery ingredients including fine shiny pearl and glowing pearl powder to provide a natural brightening effect without the greasiness. It is also formulated with six types of citrus flavonoids to slow down melanin production. #3: Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $75
This strengthens skin’s moisture barrier and improves the look of fine lines, flakiness and tightness from dehydration. It also features an exclusive Auto-Replenishing Technology that instantly boosts skin’s moisture levels, while helping it activate its own internal water source to deliver non-stop hydration. #4: Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturising Gel Cream, $80
Targeted at women aged 25-35, this is inspired by neuroscience to help boost skin’s responsiveness. It contains tea, pearl and citrus unshiu peel extracts to hydrate and suppress carbonylation (the oxidation of protein side chains) in the skin, boosting overall radiance and luminosity. Taking cues from traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, the lightweight packaging evokes the forms of handcrafted Japanese tea bowls, designed to fit naturally in your hands for a sense of comfort. #5: La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, $290
The star ingredient in this new moisturiser is the Micro Oil Gel Cream Capsule Technology that combines millions of Miracle Broth (found in all of the brand’s products to hydrate, recharge and reduce signs of inflammation), Miracle Broth Oil and moisture droplets that contain creme emollients. It also has antioxidant-rich lime tea concentrate to defend skin from environmental stressors such as pollution. #6: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel, $62, Sephora
This is infused with a blend of aqua minerals that help direct the flow of water to maintain balanced moisture levels while improving water absorption to boost firmness and elasticity. Belgium hot spring water and natural barrier complex remove impurities from pores and provides soothing and antibacterial benefits. It also lowers skin’s temperature and clings to parched skin without any stickiness. #7: Su:m37 Water-full Radiant Hydrating Glow Cream, $80
This lightweight cream contains Aqua Ferm to activate the moisture proteins found in cells and keeps your complexion hydrated throughout the day. Aqua Light, which contains truffle-derived yeast extract and Western medicinal herbs, helps to suppress melanin production to even out skin tone and fight pigmentation while Poria Light, extracted from the wild herb Fu Ling, firms and plumps skin to better reflect light. #8: Laneige White Dew Sherbet Cream, $70
With a smooth sherbet-like texture, this moisturiser offers a cooling sensation that instantly soothes and lowers the temperature of flushed and fatigued skin, while boosting moisture levels. It is also formulated with a key technology known as the Mela-Vita Crusher, which contains saururus chinensis extract, truffle extract and vitamin B5 to suppress and destruct melanin formation, while delivering optimum hydration to skin. Main image: Showbit.com Like this? Check out the best masks to unclog and minimise pores, the hydrating toners that are essential in every skincare routine and what facial essences do for your skin and the ones to get.