10 of the Most Hydrating Products You Need for Summer

Your skin will thank you for it later

Words by Emma Tiernan
July 13th, 2018

We have received warnings that there is a water shortage due to the heatwave we have all been enjoying these last couple of weeks. Yes, Ireland the place where it rains on average between 151 to 225 days out of the 365 is experiencing a bit of a drought! However not only is our country in need of a little hydrating but so too is our skin. The warmer weather leaves our skin less hydrated resulting in dry skin and a duller complexion, which is definitely not the type of summer skin we want. During the summer months, it is important to switch up our skincare routines to include more hydrating products so that our skin is able to keep hydrated and better protected against the sun as well as leaving you with brighter more youthful look.

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24 Hour Hydraderm Serum by Académie

This serum is being coined as a technological breakthrough, the product combines hyaluronic acid pearls and a gel rich in moisturizing active ingredients which leave your skin feeling smoother, looking more radiant and most importantly intensely hydrated. This wonder product helps restore the natural process of moisturising the skin which helps your skin retain moisture derived from the atmosphere.


100% Plant-Derived Squalane by The Ordinary 

According to ‘The Abnormal Beauty company,’ Deciem, “Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon that is found naturally in the skin. It has very high emollience, is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness.” Personally, this product has given me a huge burst of hydration since I first started using it. It leaves you looking fresh and dewy and keeps your skin hydrated all day long. Plus it can also be used in your hair to increase heat protection, reduce potential breakage and adds shine, so its definitely a product worth trying and for less than €7 you cannot go wrong!


Hydration Inner Beauty Boost by The Beauty Chef

Something a little different from serums, creams and hydrating sprays is this product from The Beauty Chef. This bio-fermented probiotic elixir hydrates your skin from within, enhancing radiance by boosting moisture levels and restoring electrolyte balance. Not only does it enhance your skin’s radiance by boosting hydration and restoring electrolyte balance it also supports your gut health. Every 15ml is loaded with skin-loving probiotics and prebiotics plus natural electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and plant nutrients to help re-hydrate your skin and improve your digestive health.


Hydra Floral Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel by Decléor 

For the new Decléor Hydra Floral Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel, it is all about protecting your skin from pollution and the harmful effects it can have on your skin. Living in big cities means that our skin is more exposed to the effects pollution can cause such as dull skin, blocked pores, uneven skin tone and pigmentation, irritation and dryness to name only a few. Decléor’s new range aims to protect and hydrate your skin while leaving it with a radiant glow. Their Open Eye Gel helps reduce the look of fatigue by minimising dark circles, soothing puffiness and smoothing out fine lines. As well as keeping the skin around your eyes super hydrated giving you a youthful and well-rested appearance.


Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster by Dr Denis Gross Skincare

Dr. Denis Gross, an internationally renowned dermatologist brings clinical level results right into your hands. Replenish your hydration with one of the most popular serums of the collection. This weightless product leaves skin feeling plump and refreshed with time-released concentrate which leaves your skin hydrated for longer.


Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream by Peter Thomas Roth

This cream packs above its weight when it comes to hydration and is the best way to protect your skin from dryness and dehydration. It contains three molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid which can retain 1,000 times its weight in water. Not only does it attract moisture from the atmosphere to provide skin with a continuous burst of intense hydration it also helps to lock in moisture, meaning your skin will remain constantly hydrated for up to 72 hours after use.


Vital C hydrating repair crème by Image Skincare

This repair creme by Image Skincare helps keep your skin hydrated by preventing the evaporation of moisture by forming a protective barrier on the skin. This product not only helps with keeping your skin hydrated it also aids in the prevention of uneven skin tone and redness.


Super Bounce by Glossier

Is the AC wreaking havoc on your skin or maybe the too much exposure to the heat is causing dryness? Then look no further than Super Bounce by Glossier for a fast-acting serum. The product does exactly what you would expect from the name, it helps your skin bounce back from dehydration and helps keep your skin hydrated for longer. The Hyaluronic Acid helps visibly plumps skin up with moisture and Vitamin B5 brings back elasticity, giving you that fresh dewy look you want during the summer months.


Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe 

Sleep masks are perfect for giving you an extra boost of hydration when your skin is in extra need. Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is part of the K beauty phenomenon. Its lightweight gel formula is perfect to use as a 10-minute mask during the day or as an overnight mask, and not to worry the formula is pillow-proof! The mask helps to soothe irritated and inflamed skin by containing skin-restoring vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids. The watermelon extract helps hydrated thirsty cells but this mask also features hydrating hyaluronic acid and exfoliating, pore-refining alpha-hydroxy acids that gets to work while you sleep, leaving you with glowing, hydrated skin in the morning.


Intense Hydration Snail Sheet Mask by Oh K!

Nothing like a good sheet mask to give dull dry skin a boost of hydration. According to the 10 step Korean skincare routine, you should use a sheet mask as part of your routine at least twice a week to target your skins specific problem areas. Using a hydrating mask twice a week during the summer months can help aid your skin in staying hydrated. This intense hydration snail sheet mask by Oh K! contains snail secretion filtrate which is renowned in the East for its healing and soothing properties, to deliver amazing hydration to the skin.

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