Skin Regimen Tripeptide Cream
Ticking the majority of “ethically responsible” boxes by being free of parabens, colourants, SLS/SLES, mineral oils and animal testing, this moisturiser is suitable for all skin types including combination, oily and sensitive. Its gentle, lightweight, cream formula, infused with ripeptide-5, in addition to organic maqui berry, spinach, wild indigo and dandelion, will aid the skin’s ability to renew itself and invigorate the skin. Peptides are super great for anti-aging, so it’s going to do a decent job at keeping wrinkles at bay as well. A must try.
Pixi Clarity Lotion
For a lightweight, non-sticky formula that will intensely hydrate without overloading oily skin, look no further than this Clarity Lotion from Pixy. Even though this product is called a lotion, it has a thin consistency that almost mimics a moisturizer which will keep your skin hydrated while minimising your pore appearance. It’s that hydrating—which is a result of the aloe, ceramide, and salicylic acid in the formula. It’s perfect for layering under makeup.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream
This moisturiser is an instant soother to dry, tight-feeling skin. Effectively a giant glass of water for thirsty skin, it contains black rose extract that will smooth and add a much need glow to skin, whilst hibiscus flower extract keeps dry patches at bay. Talk about flower power. It is also very light and absorbs rapidly, leaving no residue due to its lightweight texture.
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Mist
One of the big issues with dry skin is no matter how much water you drink or moisturiser you apply it never seems enough. This happens because once ceramides in our skin depletes, the skin will look dry or damaged. And this offering from Dr. Jart is here to solve the problem. The star ingredient in this lotion-style moisturiser is five-ceramide complex which aims to support the ceramides in your skin in order to strengthen the skin barrier and shield from water and moisture loss.
Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer
Formulated to hold moisture in the upper layers of your skin, this keeps things hydrated for much longer than most, but without any greasiness. Engineered with water-locking technology to deliver a sustained dose of hydration, this lightweight cream is enriched with a blend of water-trapping pomegranate extracts and orange-derived peptides to supplement barrier function and bolster defence from the elements. If you’re a ‘one product and go’ sort of person, make it this.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor SPF Moisturizer
Meet our current favourite cream where you can tick off your SPF and pollution protection in one handy application. This is a lightweight oil-free SPF/moisturiser hybrid provides a balancing dose of hydration with broad spectrum protection that melts onto skin, no pore-clogging involved. It is packed with superstar ingredients like moisturizing hyaluronic acid and niacinamide that reduces dark spots and evens skin tone. But the best part of all is that the packaging is refillable.
Photography: Syazil Ab Rahim; Art Direction & Words: Nawaf Rahman
This story first appeared in the May 2021 issue of Men’s Folio Malaysia.