Glowing skin has been in trend for a while now, hence our love for highlighters that really blind is still going strong.
What if we told you that you don’t need highlighters to get a glowing finish – not oily, but glowing – because your moisturisers can do the job for you while giving your skin the TLC it deserves?
These 16 moisturisers not only do a good job hydrating your skin, but also makes sure that you gets a healthy glow that some highlighters can’t match up to. Scroll down to see all the newest products and cult favourites that are well-loved by beauty junkies!
1. Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturiser
Tarte has recently expanded its skincare collection with none other than a moisturiser. Its catchy name is alluring, but its whipped texture is what will get you hooked!
None of us like a moisturiser that weighs us down, so Baba Bomb Moisturiser is made to give your skin the best possible benefits without clogging your pores at all. It is formulated with lots of invigorating ingredients like babassu (nourishment), avocado, green tea, and even plant collagen. When your skin is firm and well-hydrated, it gives off a glow that no highlighter can possibly emulate.
Did we also mention that this lightweight moisturiser is vegan, hypoallergenic, AND dermatologist-tested? Sweet!
Tarte Baba Bomb Moisturiser retails at SGD24 for 17ml and SGD65 for 50ml, in all Sephora stores and website.
2. Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream
The Japanese have sported glowing mochi skin for centuries, and we think Tatcha might have gotten their secret to the natural glow.
This holy grail moisturiser is a rich cream that feeds skin with plumping hydration and antioxidant-packed Japanese purple rice, so that your skin looks clear and refreshed any time, anywhere. It is best suited for dry skin, but for those with normal skin who prefer a richer texture for a radiant finish, this moisturiser from Tatcha will do just the trick.
Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream retails at SGD99 in all Sephora stores and website.
3. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
One of our favourite skincare brands is launching a multipurpose moisturiser that not only provides intense hydration, but also reinforce your skin barriers so that it won’t get dulled by everyday environmental aggressors and pollutants.
Drunk Elephant’s new Lala Retro Whipped Cream (such an adorable name!) is infused with six rare African oils and plant ceramide complex to give you healthier skin. Plus, it is made from antioxidant-rich fermented green tea to combat signs of ageing, so that you can have zoung skin regardless of your age.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream retails at SGD86 in all Sephora stores and website.
4. belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb
People with oily skin swear by this oil-free moisturiser that works like a dream. This refreshing gel cream from belif supplies instant moisture to the skin while forming a protective layer that looks like a healthy sheen, so you finally have a glow on your face that’s not from excess sebum.
That’s not all – this moisturiser is formulated with Lady’s Mantle, which is a herb that reduces the appearances of pores and keeps the skin clear and blemish-free. That means with repeated usage, you can get both dewy AND clear skin!
belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb is available at SGD50.90 in all Natures and on Althea.
5. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel
This cult favourite has won the hearts of many users worldwide, thanks to its formulation that provides much-needed hydration for oily and combination skin.
Hada Labo’s water gel contains four types of Hyaluronic Acid that lock, store, replenish moisture deep in skin layer by layer, so that you can have skin that not only shines on the outside, but also glows from within.
People with sensitive skin can also use this moisturiser without worrying about allergic reactions, as it is absolutely free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colourant.
6. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream
Known for her coveted ‘Tilbury Skin’, Charlotte first mixed her Magic Cream moisturiser for models’ tired, dull skin during fashion week, and it became an instant hit among celebrities and supermodels alike.
The award-winning moisturising cream contains eight skin-loving ingredients that lock in moisture and brighten your skin. Plus, it comes with SPF15 and an anti-UVA filter to protect your skin even when you are showing off your glowing finish under the strong sun!
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream retails at USD64 for 30ml, USD100 for 50ml on Beautylish.
7. Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream
Squalane oil was historically used to treat wounds and skin problems – these days, it’s a popular ingredient in moisturisers because it works wonders on dry and mature skin.
This creamy treat from Indie Lee not only contains squalane oil, but also a vitamin-rich blend of avocado and jojoba. Just apply this on cleansed skin every morning and evening, and even the dullest, driest of skin can look amazingly supple.
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream retails at USD70 on Beautylish.
8. LANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream
This hydrating gel moisturiser has earned itself a legion of fans who buy this over and over again, thanks to the rich hydration it gives to dry, combination, and even oily skin.
Infused with soothing plant extracts and formulated with Hydro Ion Mineral Water, LANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream provides a burst of hydration that even irritated skin will love. It has also been designed to reduce skin redness, control excess sebum, and prevent the clogging of pores – in turn, you get shine-free skin that everyone will envy.
9. Avène Tolérance Extrême Cream
Avène Thermal Spring Water is the key ingredient used in this moisturiser to soothe, protect, and soften your skin as you hydrate it. It is rich but non-greasy, so even oily skin can absorb this hydrating cream easily.
Unlike other products that boast a variety of beneficial ingredients, Avène Tolérance Extrême Cream believes that the fewer ingredients used the better. Hence, it is formulated with only seven essential ingredients (no preservatives, parabens, or fragrances) to help you achieve that desirable glass skin.
10. Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturiser
Ginseng is well-noted for its rejuvenating abilities, and as for coffee – well, most of us can’t live without it. Hence, it’s little surprise that Origins has used these two ingredients to formulate a moisturiser that not only hydrates, but also refresh and restore radiance to tired skin.
This has worked especially well for users with sensitive and oily skin, with many claiming that it has helped to control sebum production while not causing breakouts at all. Some also noted that it comes with a orange citrus scent that really wakes you up, so you can feel just as energised as your face looks!
Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturiser retails at SGD30 for 30ml and SGD50 for 50ml in all Sephora stores and website, as well as Origins counters.
11. Huxley Fresh and More Cream
The key to getting a long-lasting radiant finish is making sure that your skin is in good health, or you will be back to sporting dull skin the moment you cleanse off your highlighters.
Huxley uses a safe and certified-organic ingredient, Sahara’s prickly pear seed oil, to nourish and protect delicate skin against external aggravtors (pollution, free radicals, and moisture loss). By using only the best of natural ingredients, this lightweight gel removes signs of fatigue to leave behind clear and beautiful skin.
Huxley Fresh and More Cream is available at SGD60 on the brand’s website.
12. su:m37 Water-full Timeless Water Gel Cream
Multiple 5-star ratings and fantastic customer reviews are enough to convince us that this is one moisturiser that really pulls its weight.
The soft gel moisturiser contains bamboo water and fermented hibiscus ingredients, which help water to get absorbed and circulate better in your skin. No matter how dry or hot the environment is, you can still continue to flaunt shiny, oil-free skin!
su:m37 Water-full Timeless Water Gel Cream retails at SGD108 in all su:m37 counters.
13. The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser
The water-based moisturiser from The Body Shop is targeted at grumpy skin, which we definitely can relate with. One of the best ingredients to combat dullness is Vitamin C, which is why the brand has made it a key ingredient in boosting the rosy glow on your skin.
Reviewers have also praised this for being value-for-money, as a little can go a really long way with this moisturiser. What that means is that you can look your best for a long, long time even spending a bomb – what’s there not to love about that?
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser retails at SGD41 in all The Body Shop stores.
14. Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturising Cream
Sunday Riley knows exactly how damaging travelling can be for our skin, so this baby (coming to Sephora real soon!) is meant to restore and repair our skin’s ability to lock in moisture, especially in the most unforgiving conditions.
You are encouraged to apply this before or during your flight so that your skin can seal in the moisture and prevent dehydration in the dry cabin air. Thanks to this moisturiser, it is now possible to look well-rested and sport fresh skin even after long-haul flights – as though you just had a pampering facial treatment!
Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturising Cream will be retailing in Sephora from 24 October 2019 onwards (price to be confirmed).
15. Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
Biossance uses all the good fats (think squalane, omega fatty acids, ceramides, and plant sterols) to restore and support your skin’s natural moisture barrier. When your skin is sufficiently moisturised to optimal levels, fine lines get smoothened out and your skin gets a dewy, bouncy finish that no highlighter can give.
This repair cream not only serves as a moisturiser, but also doubles up as an eye cream to give youthful-looking peepers. It also shows how gentle the formula is, so go forth and slather it over your face and neck!
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream will be retailing at SGD38 exclusively on Sephora’s website from 6 August 2019 onwards.
16. The Inkey List Turmeric Moisturiser
Turmeric is frequently praised for being an antioxidant that prevents inflammation in stressed skin, which is why The Inkey List has highlighted this in their best-selling moisturiser. This super ingredient is formulated to relieve dry skin, reduce redness and irritation, and leave you with a bright and youthful complexion.
Although it is a new addition to Sephora, The Inkey List’s moisturiser has already been snapped up by eager fans and is currently sold out online – a telling sign of how popular and effective this has been for beauty junkies!
The Inkey List Turmeric Moisturiser retails at SGD18 exclusively on Sephora’s website.
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