Vanity Fare: Water-based beauty products that will help you look your best

Products with water as the headliner tend to be lighter and more easily absorbed into your skin. Photo: Kosas

Water-based skincare and makeup products are, just as the name implies, composed mainly of water rather than oils. They work to refresh your skin by moisturising, hydrating and protecting.

Hydrating burst

The Kosas BB Burst Tinted Gel Cream is a clean, tinted gel cream that’s a fresh take on tinted moisturiser.

It delivers a refreshing burst of active skincare, light buildable coverage and a smooth, hydrated, natural finish.

Containing copper peptides which support collagen to visibly plump and firm, other ingredients include zinc which soothes sensitive skin, saccharide isomerate which smooths and supports the skin barrier and sodium PCA which hydrates and helps retain moisture.

Use skincare beforehand and allow it to fully absorb before applying this product like a tinted moisturiser, building it to your desired coverage level.

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Protecting the skin

Suitable for oily or combination skin, Hada Labo’s Hydrating Water Gel has been upgraded with two prebiotics, four types of hyaluronic acid and cactus extract to strengthen the skin barrier, improve hydration, and soothe and protect the skin against environmental stressors.

The product is infused with cactus extract that is rich in anti-oxidants to soothe skin irritation and protect it from free-radical damage, while carnosine protects the skin against blue light radiation.

It also contains a combination of four types of hyaluronic acid (3D HA, medium size HA, super HA and nano HA) and ceramide which locks in, replenishes and restores moisture deep into the skin.

Apply it after lotion and essence, gently massage into face and pat to improve absorption into face.

Long-lasting hold

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Zoeva’s Brow Jeanie Brow Boosting Fibre Gel is a tinted, creamy gel with plant-derived fibres that aim to groom and make brows more voluminous.

The product is meant to fill, thicken and boost your brows thanks to its microplastic-free fibres.

Its long-lasting gel texture provides a strong hold without smudging or flaking, and it comes in three shades: Blonde, Taupe Brown (medium ashy brown) and Black Brown.

It is infused with castor oil and basil hairy root extract to boost hair growth and enhance eyebrows long-term, and also contains coconut oil and vitamin B5.

Cleansing skin of impurities

Then I Met You’s Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is a sulfate-free cleanser with a gentle pH of 6 and is formulated with PHAs (polyhydroxy acids) and tea tree to clear pores and prevent breakouts.

Fermented rice water is the star ingredient of this gel cleanser, which also includes a blend of PHAs and calming plant-based antioxidants with antibacterial properties keep pores clean and minimise breakouts.

Hydrators such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate leave the skin feeling soft and not stripped dry, and a fusion of herbal licorice root and mandarin citrus scents awakens the senses for an elevated experience during every use.

After cleansing, gently massage the product into the skin as the second step of your double cleanse to remove water-based impurities.

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Soothing and fresh

Santa Maria Novella’s Fresia Bath Gel offers a delicate scent inspired by the fragrance of fresia flowers.

Native to South Africa where fresias grace many gardens with their beautiful, fragrant flowers, they symbolise the wonders of mystery and fascination of the unknown.

This bath gel is created to gently cleanse the skin with a special glance to sustainability thanks to the surfactants of vegetable origin chosen for its formulation.

By massaging the product into your skin with water, it will form a soft and persistent foam, perfect for a refreshing bath or shower.

At the same time, the product helps protects the skin and maintains its natural hydrolipidic film.

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