Most of us spend long hours in an air-conditioned environment daily. Neglecting to give your skin enough hydration can quickly cause it to look dull and tired. However, if moisturisers don’t do the trick anymore, it is time to invest in a serum. By giving your skin an extra moisture boost, it can help it look plump and radiant again. For those of you with oily skin, you might think that your skin doesn’t need any more hydration. However, too much sebum and shine can also be a signal that your skin is dehydrated and this is its way to make up for the lack in moisture. If you are worried about picking serums that may be too rich for your skin, we’ve got you covered. Here are 9 of the best lightweight and hydrating serums that are suitable even for oily skin.
Allies Of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum, $105 (30 ml)
This lightweight serum contains hyaluronic acid of three different molecular weights, this lightweight serum also contains resveratrol and superoxide dismutase to intensely hydrate and strengthen skin.
Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner, $41.90 (30 ml)
The Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner can be used after cleansing on areas prone to shine like the T-zone. Containing Fluidactiv, a proprietary complex, this serum helps regulate sebum and prevent it from clogging up the pores.
Chantecaille Hyaluronic Blue Light Serum, $250 (30 ml)
This fluid serum not only contains hyaluronic acid to help your skin soak up moisture, it also helps defend skin against blue light damage. This serum is pricey but if you spend most of your day in front of a computer screen, it may be a worthy investment.
Payot Pâte Grise Concentré Anti-Imperfections, $99 (30 ml)
Ideal for those who experience blemishes, this lightweight fluid serum absorbs quickly to help purify skin. Zinc extract, polysaccharides and glycolic acid helps to refine skin texture, fight imperfection and product skin against bacteria.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Serum, $66 (30 ml)
This serum is awesome for those who experience redness and inflammation. Formulated with soothing herbs to repair and strengthen skin, this lightweight serum soothes skin quickly without feeling greasiness.
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, $74 (50 ml)
While most of Drunk Elephant’s products tend to be nourishing and heavy on skin, the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel plumps up the skin, and provides 24-hour hydration to your skin.
For Beloved One Advanced Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturizing Serum, $68 (30 ml)
Containing hyaluronic acid molecules of different molecular weights, this hydrating serum penetrates different layers of the skin to impart hydration. Active ingredients like GHK-Cu and copper gluconate aid skin repair and helps strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum, $120 (30 ml)
Formulated with 75 per cent hyaluronic acid, which has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, this serum holds moisture to form a reservoir for parched skin. Its lightweight texture is comfortable to apply, even if you have oily skin.
Porcelain Intensive HA+ Hydrating Serum, $198 (30 ml)
Oily, dry, sensitive or eczema-prone skin will benefit for this serum which hydrates skin. It contains wakame (a type of seaweed) to reduce wrinkles, probiotics to reduce the occurrence of acne, and elderflower to defend against free radicals, this serum is a great multi-tasking addition to your skincare regimen.
Text: Arissa Ha / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / October 2019