Moisture Magnets

For those not keen to go under the needle, there are plenty of alternatives


Skin-loving ingredient hyaluronic acid has been around for more than 20 years in dermal fillers. It is loved for its natural affinity with skin and ability to plump out wrinkles.

For those not keen to go under the needle, there are plenty of alternatives available in topically applied products. They work by both attracting and retaining moisture, keeping skin hydrated and soft.

Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel With added panthemol and vitamin B5, this light serum works on all skin types. It has a fast absorbing non-greasy texture. It costs €69 at

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick
Lips can benefit from extra hydration too – this range has an excellent colour choice, from neutrals to berry shades, and just look at that price: €7.99.

Astalift Day Protector
Japanese technology from the brains behind Fujifilm, this antioxidant moisturiser is a pleasure to apply and makes a great base for make up. It costs €51.76 delivered,

age Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler Hydration and comfort with this concentrated formula is a real boon for dehydrated skin. Apply before moisturiser morning and evening. Price €29.50. For stockists tel: 01-832 1412.

Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum
Fortifying and hydrating, with collagen-producing peptides, this serum minimises puffiness on the skin around the eyes. It costs €42 from

PhytoKeratine Reparative Serum
Frayed and frazzled hair will love this serum from Phyto which restores moisture and elasticity to heat-damaged hair. Effective on split ends: €20.63 delivered,

Chanel Hydra
Beauty Crème Full-on hydration properties in a light and silky cream formula. Perfect for the harsher weather. It smells fresh and soothing (€61).

Aldi Fine Balance Hyaluronic Gel
With anti-aging peptide, mimox (a wrinkle relaxer), this gel is a steal for achieving a smoother complexion. It costs €8.99.