How do I choose my skin care products? Of course just by looking price tag and popularity. I admit I am easily persuaded by beauty “top 10 Best Of” list, free samples and sales talk. Every person has different skin care types thus different needs. I have a very dry skin so I intend to rely on hydrating products.
Taking care of your skin is not supposedly a luxury but a need. During my teenage years, I took for granted my young fresh skin by wearing heavy make up and sleeping on it. Thank God I didn’t had any breakouts. As I grew older, I didn’t have any problem with my face except for occasional dry peeling areas (beside the nose and eyebrows), laugh lines and eye bags. Dry weather made it worst. So I decided to change my usual facial regime (which was micro peeling) to hydrating.
I’ve been using these two products for 2 months, every night.
- Bioderma H2O Hydrabio – a dermatologic micellar water presents a perfect biological analogy with skin. (What does micellar mean?) (IKR, google :P) It appears to be similar to phospholipids membranes and skin cells involved in the natural reconstitution of the skin hydrolipidic film. For those who are not familiar with the terms, IMHO, I believe these represents the elastic/collagen part of our skin. It comes in a 500 ml plastic bottle for $16. I didn’t noticed any changes for the first 2 weeks. I used it as my daily make up remover every night for 2 months. Weeks flew by, I’m not sure if it’s just the sudden change of weather or the product efficiency ‘coz the dry areas beside my nose I mentioned earlier disappeared.
- Neutrogena Hydroboost – Since I have 2 jobs and been working on my blog as my side line whenever I have free time, my face (especially my eyes) looks tired. My coworkers can attest to that! I saw Neutrogena’s Hydroboost ad in drugstore, became curious with it, thought I need it, so I tried it. I use it after applying Bioderma H2O Hydrabio as a toner/make up remover. Unlike the latter, I felt a recognizable suppleness on my skin after using this product. It has a creamy consistency, pretty much like a regular liquid foundation (a bit thicker). I don’t use much on my face and yet it still felt smooth and soft to the skin. I love how they kept the light smell as well. It comes in a 1.7 fl.oz jar. 1 jar lasted me a month. I tried it for 2 months. I costs $15 to $20 depending on retailer.
I recommend these hydrating products because 1, they’re affordable, 2, you can find them anywhere, 3, they’re both hypoallergenic.
Do you have other hydrating product recommendations? I would love to hear them! 🙂