The prep step: Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer Moisturizing
Combine two prep steps into one and slip in a bonus layer of hydration with a few drops of this pre-foundation primer-meets-moisturizer. The lightweight, fast-setting formula is full of niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) and hyaluronic acid (the legendary moisture-magnet). It’ll help smooth the look of fine lines and create a makeup-ready canvas in more ways than one.
The power duo: Clarins Double Serum
This is far more than just a moisture product, though it does excel at optimizing hydration. Powered by a wealth of plant ingredients including turmeric extract, it’s a bestseller around the world, beloved for its well-rounded anti-aging benefits. The two-phase formula reduces fine lines, shrinks the look of pores and dials up radiance.
The peacekeeper: Cliniderm Soothing Serum
Right this way if your skin needs to be handled with extra care. In fact, this whole dermo-cosmetic line is devoted to sensitive types, and it’s careful to avoid potential irritants. This particular formula helps strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier and nourishes using antioxidant-rich tamanu oil.
The quencher: Vichy Laboratoires Minéral 89
skincare step you didn’t know you needed, this daily serum is a bestseller and winner of numerous awards. The pure formula (made up of only eleven ingredients) is packed with 89 per cent Vichy volcanic water and natural-origin hyaluronic acid, and helps make all skin types happy, hydrated and more resilient.
The anti-ager: Dr. Roebuck’s Ningaloo Firming Serum with Copper Peptides
Not only does it hydrate with plant-based hyaluronic acid, this Aussie brand’s multi-benefit serum also has copper peptides to coax cells into making more collagen and elastin (the crucial proteins forming the foundation of skin — and youth). The formula’s bright blue hue is a nod to its inspiration — the dazzling Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.