13 Best Hydrating Serums and Moisturisers of 2022

The golden rule of skincare is to moisturise.  By having adequate moisture underneath the skin, your skin looks luminous with elasticity and so is capable of tackling all other skin problems such as dark spots, aging etc. Thus, hydrating serums and moisturisers are always the best-sellers in counters. Of course, if you are lucky to have normal skin, good lifestyle habits and drink a lot of water everyday, you may just need the basics covered to maintain your healthy skin, like a face wash, toner and gentle moisturiser. However, if you have unstable rest time and wish to have an instant yet magical effect, then hydrating serums are your vanity staples! Before scrolling down for my product recommendations, first read my ultimate guide to using the hydrating serums and moisturisers to get you started.

Highlights of using hydrating serums and moisturisers

1. The correct steps of using hydrating serum: 
Clean your face throughly first then put on toner. When it is about to soak up, apply your hydrating serum. Remember to put on moisturiser right after as most hydrating serums are light in texture, it can’t lock up moisture underneath skin perfectly, while moisturiser will work on that for a more effective result. 

2. Only use one serum each time:
There are oodles of serums with various functions on the market, ranging from anti-aging, whitening and reducing dark spots etc but we can’t be too greedy. Just use one serum at one time to avoid overloading and allergic reactions. 

If you really want to try two different serums, you can choose to use them separately, one at daytime and one at nighttime. If it is for whitening, it is always suggested to use at night whilst using a hydrating serum in the morning.

3. Only use one new product each time:
Most hydrating serums are mildly formulated and seldom cause any sensitive reactions. But when you are about to try a new serum, it is always suggested to try it on a small area first to ensure no allergic reactions, then you are safe to apply it on your face. In addition, do not use more than one new product each time. If you want to put on a newly bought serum, you’d better use the same moisturiser right after.

Best Hydrating Serum #1: Welcome Snowy Reservoir Copper Peptide All-In-One Firming Repair Serum

You can tell from its name - aside from moisturising, this Reservoir Copper Peptide All-In-One Firming Repair Serum helps combat aging, uneven skin tone, dark spots, large pores and redness etc. With a powerhouse combo of precious ingredients including blue copper peptide, anthocyanin, jojoba oil, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid etc to improve skin elasticity and infuse extra boost of hydration underneath skin. It is easily soaked up without a greasy feeling, thanks to the weightless texture. 


Pairing it with the moisturiser in the same collection, the anti-aging and hydration results are double-up!


Best Hydrating Serum #2: FRANZ SKINCARE Stem Cell Culture Medium 10% Ampoule (1EA)

Made with a groundbreaking formula with 10% concentration of human-adipose-derived stem cell, this Ampoule promotes collagen production by stimulating the skin cell growth, whilst it protects skin from the external damage and prevents moisture loss to solve several skin problems. It is single use to isolate bacteria activities, preserving the freshness and effectiveness of serum. It delivers a clinical A-grade spa treatment after use!


Best Hydrating Serum #3: EvaGarden HydraOne Serum

Featuring its moisturising texture, this serum is infused with Encapsulated Pure Swiss Glacial Water, Opuntia Ficus Indica stem cells, Wild Pansy Extract and Biosaccharide Gum for a hydrating barrier to prevent moisture loss. The Sodium Hyaluronate serves up a powerful hydrating effect and acts as a barrier to maintain a youthful yet healthy skin, leaving it supple yet elastic.


Best Hydrating Serum #4: Botany DNA SERUM #1 (Niacinamide B3 Regulator) 

With moisturising texture and high quality therapeutic-grade vitamin B3 from Japan, this Botany DNA SERUM #1 is in high stability and with the best absorption rate into skin. It helps to reset skin’s protective pH value to boost its immune system. Blended with high quality pure oils and natural hydrating agents, it leaves skin glowy and dewy whilst reducing appearance of fine lines and dark spots, so to achieve an immaculate skin.


Best Hydrating Serum #5: SIBU Hydrating Face Serum


The SIBU Hydrating Face Serum is supercharged with hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn extract for deep hydration, soothing dry skin whilst promoting collagen production, moisture lock and preventing fine line appearance. It repairs the damaged skin cell from within, leaving skin dewy with radiance. 


Best Hydrating Serum #6: NATURA SIBERICA Royal Caviar Revitalizing Face Serum

Loaded with black fish roe extract, this face serum is rich in protein and amino acids that increase collagen density, smooth the wrinkles and boost skin’s elasticity. It is also supercharged with both low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acids, allowing them to penetrate to deep skin for hydration infusion and moisture lock, leaving skin supple yet luminous.


Best Hydrating Serum #7: Aster Aroma B5 Rehydration Serum

I bet you won’t be unfamiliar with Vitamin B5 when we talk about hydration. This serum is loaded with natural hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid, rose hydrosol and aloe vera gel without nasty ingredients which are harmful to skin including chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrance, pigment etc, leaving skin dewy, soft yet supple.


Best Moisturising Cream or Lotion #1: Welcome Snowy Reservoir Copper Peptide Firming Repair Cream 

Similar formula as the same collection, this face cream is formulated with blue copper peptide, anthocyanin, jojoba oil, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid etc to improve skin’s elasticity, appease and prevent aging problems whilst providing long-term hydration with lit-from-within effect.


Best Moisturising Cream or Lotion #2: Elysia Redoleo The Glow Getter Miracle Cream

Originated form Japan, this Clean Beauty brand Elysia Redoleo The Glow Getter Miracle Cream feeds the skin with nutrients for renewal, and boasts hydration, anti-aging and fine lines reduction, to restore the skin with softness, youth and radiance.


Best Moisturising Cream or Lotion #3: Wildsmith Skin Active Repair Copper Peptide Cream 

This cream is clinically proven that it serves up increasing density of skin cells and collagen. Its ground-breaking formula with Peptide complex, hyaluronic acid, and Moringa Seed Oil to protect skin from free radical damage whilst serving up anti-sagging, anti-aging and hydration, restoring a youthful skin. The cream is smooth and easy to glide-on, it has an excellent hydration result even without hydrating serum, making it my new fave recently!



Best Moisturising Cream or Lotion #4: EvaGarden HydraOne Lotion

This cream has the same formula as its same collection, the combination of Encapsulated Pure Swiss Glacial Water, Opuntia Ficus Indica stem cells, Wild Pansy Extract and Biosaccharide Gum form a barrier to lock up moisture underneath skin whilst regulating the oil balance, leaving skin saturated with water for whole day long.



Best Moisturising Cream or Lotion #5: Botany Aromatherapy HYDRATING CRÈME (Olibanum, Rosewood & Ylang Ylang) 

Featuring with soft yet weightless texture, this face cream is packed with frankincense, pear, ylang ylang, rosemary, citrus, geranium, jojoba oil, aloe vera, sweet almond oil, etc., providing a brilliant boost of dewy hydration and soothing result, helping to regulate your dry skin. What’s more? It delivers a fresh, pleasant scent of natural oils after use.


Best Moisturising Cream or Lotion #6: SIX GLDN Essential Moisturizer

This light-textured lotion is chock-full of anti-oxidants, nutritious super herbal stem cells and hyaluronic acid. It helps to lock in lightweight moisture to refresh and rehydrate skin. It delivers an instant supple yet moisturizing result whilst smoothing fine lines, leaving your skin look bright yet firm.



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