Water-based and liquid formulas allow you to spritz or splash on skincare for instant hydration. Not only lotion and serum, moisturiser and mask now come in refreshing watery textures to quench the skin while delivering ingredients to address different concerns.
Vichy defines its Mineral 89 as a new generation of moisturiser containing 89% mineralising thermal water and hyaluronic acid. Only two drops are used as a regular moisturiser or as a skin-fortifying pre-serum in the first skincare step.
Applied as the last step to help seal in moisture and set make-up, Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist is a serum containing mineral-enriched seawater, aleuronic acid derived from microalgae, and a complex combining a red microalgae polysaccharide with electrolytes.
With floating rose petals, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is a soothing blend of rose water, rose flower oil, angelica leaf extract and hyaluronic acid. In addition, it features pore-refining rose fruit extract, from the dried mature fruit of the multi-floral rose commonly known as baby rose or Japanese rose.
Inspired by a Japanese beauty secret, Boscia introduced Tsubaki Glotion as a daily luminising moisturiser infused with tsubaki or camellia oil and a mineral blend of natural light-reflecting pigments. For an intensive hydrating treatment, mix one to two pumps of Tsubaki Splash Mask — a rice water mask with camellia oil — with warm water and splash onto face.
Japanese brand Kanebo has released new additions to its skincare range based on Chrono Beauty, which considers changes in the skin and mind in developing the formulas. Scented with tea flowers, Frosty Gelee Lotion is a cooling gel-to-liquid formula featuring a hydrating botanical complex whereas Relaxing Brume offers on-the-go hydration with a spritz of the fine mist-type lotion.