Boost the absorption of skincare products that follow with these lotions, softeners and toners for the best results.
Best Skin Prep (Reader’s Choice): SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $269 (230 ml).
Packed with the brand’s proprietary ingredient, Pitera, this lotion restores skin to a healthy state for skin that glows from within.
Best Skin Prep (Save): Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (Save), $22.90 (170 ml).
Containing hyaluronic acid with three different molecular weight, this hydrating lotion is able to penetrate different layers of skin to deliver moisture where it is needed.
Best Skin Prep (Splurge): Klarity Aesthetics The Immortal Elixir, $350 (50 ml).
A few spritzes of this instantly refreshes skin while helping it stay hydrated. Active ingredient Human Adipocyte Conditioned Media Extract helps revitalise skin and stimulated collagen production.
Best Toner/Lotion: ORBIS AquaForce Lotion, $27 (180 ml).
This oil-free toner uses its Moisture Magnet AQ technology to draw moisture from its surrounding to keep skin hydrated for longer.
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Best Toner/Lotion (Reader’s Choice): Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, $46.50 (250 ml).
One of Kiehl’s best-selling products, this refreshing lotion contains calendula extracts to soothe and tone skin.
Best Booster Serum: Sum:37 Secret Essence, $175 (150 ml).
The brand’s flagship product contains its star ingredient cystosis, along with ferulic acid and antioxidants to improve skin firmness, elasticity and hydration.
Best Face Oil: Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, $210 (50 ml).
The non-greasy, oil-in-water formula contains Myrrh Oil, rare honey produced by black bees and royal jelly to plump skin and leave it looking radiant.
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