New skin-care innovation: Bounce creams

New skin-care innovation: Bounce creams

Photography by Kevin Wong Image by: Photography by Kevin Wong Author: Canadian Living


New skin-care innovation: Bounce creams

When summer hits, it’s easy to fall down on your beauty routine. Understandably, our skin-care priorities shift to being more vigilant about preventing sun damage and banishing oil slicks. But whatever you do, don’t take a vacation from moisturizer; instead, choose a formula and texture that’s refreshing, hydrating and light. Introducing the bounce cream.

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.

Asian Bounce Creams - new skin care

White lily, Pfaffia, and marapuama help diminish undereye bags and dark circles.

2. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, $11,

This cooling formula delivers 24 hours of hydration. Apply post-workout to cool a flushed face.

3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, $25,

This refreshing water-based formula helps fortify your skin's moisture barrier with olive extract and glycerin.

4. Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask, $40,
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,
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,
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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