We all know that water is an important part of our diet. Drinking plenty of fluids allows the body to function correctly and helps us to avoid dehydration. Dehydrated bodies can suffer from dry skin, tiredness, dark circles around the eyes and a whole other list of symptoms that can be avoided, just by drinking enough water. However, water can be good for us from the outside, as well as the inside and we’ve curated a list of several of our best water-based products, to help your skin stay cleansed, hydrated and happy.
This hydrating gel-cream consists of microdroplets of oils in a 70% water-based texture to deliver immediate hydration. It reinforces the skin’s barrier, whilst creating a protective layer against pollution particles. It reveals a beautiful smoothed skin texture, with a complexion that looks luminous and deeply hydrated.
Another product which suspends oil droplets in water is this micellar water from Elemis. It utilises cleansing micelles, attracting both water and oil-based grime, and is enhanced with a complex of natural surfactants derived from apple amino acid, rosehip seed oil and Indian soapnut to lift impurities from the skin. It’s also infused with organic English Rose water, to complete the soothing formulation.
This lotion from Dermalogica is designed for highly sensitised skin, containing only the purest, most delicate ingredients which won’t inflame already-red complexions. This refreshing water-based gel formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid upon application, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault.
This intensely soft and gentle fragrance-free micellar water is a quick and easy cleanser, toner and eye make-up remover in one, with no need to rinse off. The water-based formula contains tiny micelles, which help trap and eliminate make-up impurities to leave you with a beautifully clean, comfortable and soft complexion.
Purified water forms the base of this soothing spray from Elemis, which contains tea tree oil, giving it anti-bacterial properties. It has a huge number of uses, including deodorising the feet, spraying directly onto cuts and spots, cleansing the body brush, protecting against insect bites and can even be used on congested back or chest area or for spraying into gym shoes after exercise to prevent foot odour.