Photography by Kevin Wong Image by: Photography by Kevin Wong
Over the past few years, North American brands have been keeping a close watch on Korean beauty trends, and for good reason: South Korea has been a treasure trove of skin-care innovations. In 2011, it was BB creams, and in 2013, sheet masks; now, 2015 is poised to become the year of creams that “bounce” back at the touch of your finger. While some versions are creamier and others jiggle like Jell-O, they all have a gel-like texture that melts into the skin almost instantly. If you want ultimate hydration for summer, it’s time to bounce.
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2. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, $11, garnier.ca.
This cooling formula delivers 24 hours of hydration. Apply post-workout to cool a flushed face.
3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, $25, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
This refreshing water-based formula helps fortify your skin's moisture barrier with olive extract and glycerin.
4. Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask, $40, olay.ca.
Ideal for oily skin, this light gel hydrates and prevents skin disoloration (a.k.a. sun spots).
5. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, $33, kiehls.ca.
Hydrate and reduce oily residue with this gel-cream hybrid that's absorbed in seconds.
6. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, $30, shuuemura.ca.
This pudding-like cream helps boost cell regeneration for dewy, firm, plump skin.
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This story was originally published in the June 2015 issue of Canadian Living.
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