Created in partnership with garnier
THE HERO INGREDIENT
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in our skin that’s capable of holing up to a thousand times its own weight in water – which means it's great for maintaining hydration and moisture. Choosing skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid is perfect if your skin is dry or could just do with an instant moisture boost – especially in the warmer months when we’re more susceptible to dehydration. Luckily Garnier has everything you need.
Encompassing products like the viral Cryo Jelly Mask and the go-to Hyaluronic Aloe Micellar Water, there’s something for everyone and every step of your routine in Garnier’s Hyaluronic range. We also love the fact that every product contains a blend of natural origin hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, which not only delivers serious hydration but also a range of refreshing and brightening benefits. Plus, the range is made up of completely vegan formulas which contain zero animal-derived ingredients or by-products. And that’s not all – every product is certified as cruelty free under the Leaping Bunny Programme and the packaging – from the FSC certified cardboard to the bottles – is fully recyclable.
Step 1: First Cleanse
Use: The Micellar Water
We all know a double cleanse is essential to properly remove make-up and prevent blemishes, so start with this cooling, micellar water. Simply apply it to a cotton or reusable pad and wipe off any leftover make-up. While it’s designed to be a make-up remover, it can also be used to quickly freshen and hydrate bare skin before moving onto the next step.
Step 2: Second Cleanse
Use: The Foaming Cleanser
This radiance boosting hero is formulated with satisfying foam texture. Start by lathering the product onto the face in circular motions to remove any residual make-up and deeply clean the pores. Efficient at removing excess sebum, the brand reports that regular use of this product results in brighter, more radiant skin in just three days.
Step 3: Pamper
Use: The Masks
While it’s not essential to add this to your skincare routine every day, it’s a pampering treat. Innovatively formulated with a -7°C* ‘Cryo Jelly’, these masks will cool the skin and contract blood vessels to deliver instantly firmer, healthier and more radiant looking skin. Pop them in the fridge for an even more satisfying feel.
Step 4: Plump
Use: The Serum
This serum works to hydrate, plump and soften the skin – but the benefits don’t end there. It uses a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid – 3% to be exact – as well as aloe vera and glycerin to leave the skin with a healthy glow. We love that the lightweight formula doesn't linger and instead sinks in to work its magic from within.
Step 5: Nourish
Use: The Daily Moisturising Jelly
Moisturiser is one of the most important steps of any skincare routine – especially at this time of year. Far from being your bog-standard cream formula, this one is formulated as a lightweight, non-greasy gel. Not only will it freshen up the skin and hydrate it, it’ll also give it a bouncier look and feel.