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The Water-Based Moisturisers Writer And Beauty Junkie Sofia Kim Cannot Live Without

Knowing your skin type is essential in taking good care of your skin. Since I have combination skin, my T-zone area tends to get oily and greasy throughout the day. What makes it a lot worse? Singapore’s hot and humid weather. Thus, I prefer using water-based moisturisers compared to oil-based ones as it prevents the clogging up of pores while at the same time still providing my skin with enough moisture.

Here, I share my favourite water-based moisturisers.

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#1: Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream, $52
This gel-cream contains winter cypress extracts to help cool irritated skin and skin regeneration for a more youthful glow. See: the Laneige beauty road show with brand ambassador Lee Sung Kyung #2: Skin Inc Pure Nano Hydrating Gel, $169
Infused with seaweed extracts and Vitamin C, it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin for greater hydration. See: South Korean actress Son Ye Jin reveals her best skincare tips and tricks she swears by #3: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer, $57
This ultra-lightweight moisturiser absorbs into skin quickly without leaving any greasy sensation and is perfect for acne-prone skin as well. #4: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, $60
Formulated with botanicals and algae extracts, this is the perfect go-to daily moisturiser for all skin types. #5: Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Moisturiser, $60, Sephora
This moisturiser contains glycolic acid to help gently exfoliate skin. It also comes with an improved skin renewal technology to protect against harmful UV rays. #6: For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Surge Cream, $95, Sephora
Once applied onto skin, the cream texture immediately bursts into a lightweight liquid that melts into skin. It keeps skin feeling protected and hydrated without feeling greasy. #7: Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel, $57, Sephora
This gel lotion contains vitamin C to help brighten your complexion and prevent anti-ageing. Like this? Check out the new beauty buys you need in your life right now, emergency blemish-busting face masks for acne-prone skin and 8 refreshing facial mists to soothe your skin in the heat.