If you suffer from an oilier complexion or just need an extra boost of hydration, switching to water-based products may just be the right move for you
Water is the ultimate hydrator and our skin needs it just as much as our body does. Products that are water-based are a great source of hydration and go beyond skincare, as there are water-based makeup options too! They essentially contain minimal to no oil, but are rich in hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin; your skin will receive the benefits from active ingredients, with a bonus punch of moisture. If you struggle with oily skin, water-based formulations are ideal, due to the lack of synthetic oils, which can clog pores. More water in the formula doesn’t necessarily mean less efficacy of the product—MC rounds up some of our favourites for ultimate hydration that actually work.