Beauty 101: Hydration

Winter has officially hit Australian shores, and with that comes the accompanying dry, lacklustre skin.

Cue, BD’s first instalment of Beauty 101, a new series highlighting the brands you need on your radar when it comes to all things beauty.

Because the cold weather means our products need to work harder, first in the series is hydration, serving you up 10 products that will keep skin moisturised, all winter long.

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. It also helps maximise the benefits of your daily moisturiser, for deeper hydration.

La Mer The Hand Treatment

La Mer The Hand Treatment is a hand cream that penetrates deeply to soothe, protect and resurface skin. The formula contains an exclusive skin-brightening complex to improve skin tone and clarity, as well as seaweed to create an emollient barrier, attracting moisture and preventing dehydration. 

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration is formulated specifically for dry skin types to impart deep hydration and leave skin looking visibly smoother. The cream does not use traditional thickeners such as waxes or butter that can feel heavy, instead, it employs a lightweight cream formulation to impart a moisturising, yet weightless feel to the skin.

Sukin Paw Paw Ointment

This multipurpose ointment can help ease the discomfort associated with redness and itching, also improving the texture of the skin. The natural formula contains fermented paw paw, castor seed oil and papaya extract to hydrate and protect the skin’s moisture barrier.

QV Bath Oil

The QV Bath Oil helps to restore skin’s natural suppleness and healthy glow. It also relieves symptoms of atopic eczema and psoriasis, and is suitable for use with dermatological conditions such dry, scaly skin, winter itch, ichthyosis, xerosis, dermatitis.

Nu Skin® Creamy Hydrating Masque Nourishing Treatment

Formulated with saccharide isomerate, a hydration magnet, this rich formula soothes dry or sensitive skin by helping to bind moisture to the skin. It also contains cactus and pinecone extracts to help skin look moist and radiant.

Burt’s Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask

This hydrating sheet mask helps improve skin texture and balance pH levels. Its nourishing formula absorbs quickly to restore lost moisture and it keeps skin feeling soft and smooth.

Elizabeth Arden PRO Hydrating Antioxidant Spray

This lightweight mist provides an instant, long-lasting boost of hydration and refreshment to the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid, fermented yeast filtrate and powerful antioxidants including resveratrol and white tea.

Natio Orange Blossom Body Butter

Natio Orange Blossom Body Butter is a luxurious and deeply nourishing moisturising cream that soothes tired and thirsty skin and restores natural lustre. It is rich in antioxidants and natural emollients, cocoa seed butter, carrot seed, sesame and shea butter, which lock in vital moisture, while calming and soothing the skin.

LUSH Lip Service

LUSH Lip Service is a delicately citrusy lip balm formulated with an emollient blend of beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and apricot kernel oil to lock in moisture. A blend of tangerine and mandarin oil adds a touch of sunshine, even in the depths of winter.