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5 Moisturisers You Should Shop From Nykaa's Cross-Border Store

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Skimping on moisturiser due to the muggy weather? If you are nodding vigorously at the screen just about now — news flash, this resolve can prove to be counterproductive for your skin. To set the record straight (once and for all)- a moisturiser in your regimen is non-negotiable, regardless of the season or the skin type. And we are bringing you a curation of the 5 best moisturisers from beloved global brands, courtesy of Nykaa’s Cross-Border Store. But first, an overview of how moisturisers fortify your skincare. Scroll ahead!

Why Should You Moisturise?

Moisturisation locks ample water into the skin, indispensable to administering a healthy microbiome.

Incorporating a potent formulation in your tailored skincare ensures the skin not drying out due to constant sun exposure this season. Concerns such as irritation, redness and flakiness of the skin-all stemming from extreme parchedness are also at bay with a moisturiser. If you grapple with naturally dry skin, we recommend creams featuring emollients that help seal the water content. Formulas infused with hydrophilic agents like glycerine, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid and more to oversee a healthy dose of hydration are also advisable.

People with an oily face — water retention attained due to moisturisation curbs excessive sebum production. For the uninitiated, the lack of moisture content in the skin prompts the sebaceous glands to overcompensate by churning copious amounts of oil. So, stop preemptively skipping over moisturising in your skincare and turn to lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas imbued with humectants.

Folks with sensitive skin or pertinent skin conditions should elect formats brimming with soothing agents like aloe, honey, tea tree and more. However, it is always recommended to seek a professional’s view before committing to a new offering

Now that we are well-versed with the role of a moisturiser in your skincare, the 5 ultimate summer SKUs you should shop from the Cross-Border Store.

1. Best Hybrid Offering - Nimiya Where It All Starts Cream

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Nimiya Where It All Starts Cream

From beauty influencer, Nikkitutorial’s entrepreneurial venture Nimya, the ‘Where It All Starts’ cream doubles as a primer. And hence, the formulation is competent at blurring blemishes and smoothening the appearance of the pores. Furthermore, it delivers an impeccable base to facilitate an easy rest of the makeup application process. The presence of humectant glycerine supervises requisite hydration, honey ensures a soothing effect and lactic acid expels the build-up of dead cells on the dermis. All you need is a coin-sized amount of the cream— massage it gently into your skin and see the magic unravel. Ideal for dry to oily skin- this cream has a knockout rating of 5/5 on Nykaa.

2. Best For Sensitive Skin - BRING GREEN Artemisia Calming Repair Cream

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BRING GREEN Artemisia Calming Repair Cream

Brought to you exclusively from South Korea, this exquisitely buttery product is ideal for people with sensitive or troubled skin. The cream is infused with Artemisia Capillaris Extract for soothing, Centella Asiatica Extract (more popularly known as Gotu Kola in the Indian market) for healing wounds and Madecassoside for abating episodes of redness, itching & inflammation. This moisturiser seeps right into the skin, without feeling greasy — forms a film that prevents transepidermal water loss.

3. Best Pick For Dry Skin - Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream

best moisturiser for dry skin-Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream

Jumiso Waterfull Hyaluronic Cream

Charged with a waterfall 3-complex HA, this gel-based cream is like a glass of tall water for your skin. Just a drop-sized amount is sufficient— which your skin will drink up at once, giving it a delightfully soft feel. Feather-light on application, the formulation infuses beautifully into the dermis without congesting the pores. The blend of ingredients also boasts a prebiotic complex, for keeping the skin firm and healthy.

4 Editor’s Summer Pick - MIELEV La Roseraie Antiaging Face Cream

MIELEV La Roseraie Antiaging Face Cream

MIELEV La Roseraie Antiaging Face Cream

From the land of Greek Gods and Islands— the face cream by MIELEV battles an array of skin concerns. The lightweight, antioxidant (imbued with Lycosol) moisturiser helps prevent oxidative damage caused due to free radicals in the environment. The presence of tetra Vitamin C dictates collagen production guaranteeing youthful skin- so you can bid farewell to pesky wrinkles! Enriched with Hyal3acid, this infallible formulation also oversees deep hydration — which is why it's a must-have for the notoriously drying season.

5. Best Moisturiser For Oily Skin - LAGOM Cellus White Moisture Cream

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LAGOM Cellus White Moisture Cream

Enhanced with the antioxidant, green tea — this moisturiser helps balance the sebum production, making it ideal for people with oily skin. The blend also features niacinamide, that helps abate hyperpigmentation, dwindles appearance of acne scars and grants you, the lit-from-within glow. Moisturising agents, in the mix like shea butter, orange flower oil, lavender oil, rose oil and bergamot oil are the real MVPs that administer a water-retention film atop the dermis.

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