It’s the skincare step that’s worth the extra time in the morning. Smoothing on a treatment lotion is an Asian beauty ritual that’s gaining traction in all parts of the World, and it has a host of complexion- boosting benefits – from restoring clarity to treating the signs of ageing.
Spring water is lightweight, concentrated formulas that penetrate quickly into skin to address various concerns.
But don’t shelve your serum just yet – these lotions or essences are designed to prepare your complexion for your repair serum. When combined, these formulas will penetrate skin faster and deeper for even more moisture benefits.
Here are our picks of the best bottled beauties:
Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, (RM 366.20)
Using fingertips to press this lotion into your skin releases a nutrient and peptide complex that helps strengthen barrier function, even tone and soften skin.
Biotherm Life Plankton Essence, (RM 254.70)
This aims to clarify skin and fade fine lines after eight days of use. Essences are concentrated, so dispense just two to three drops and apply post-cleanse.
La Mer The Treatment Lotion, (RM 414)Â
This luxe liquid forms a silky veil over skin to infuse moisture and improve texture. Skin feels immediately plumper after applying, but don’t stop there – follow with your serum for more effective ingredient absorption.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, (RM 589)
One of the first essences, this has achieved cult status thanks to its pitera-rich formula that works to boost radiance, rebalance and replenish. Skin appears brighter and more luminous with each use.
Bio-Essence Hydra SPA Energy Refreshing Toning Lotion (RM29.90)
This toner that not only hydrates & nourishes your skin but also facilitates full absorption of skincare products and helps control oil secretion and refine pores. It cools and refreshes skin by replenishing and locking in skin moisture, further cleanses residues inside the pores and balances skinâ€™s PH level.
Evian Facial Spray (RM 17.90)
Famous for their beauty savvy, French women know the secret to good skin. Evian supplies the vital moisture skin so desperately needs to look soft, supple, healthy, and young looking. Just spritz on freshly-cleansed or tired skin to rehydrate and deliver the perfect balance of minerals skin demands.
Avene Thermal Spring Water Gel (RM87)
The unique form of AvÃ¨ne Thermal Spring Water instantly cools and soothes post-procedure and hypersensitive skin. Three single-dose ampoules manufactured and packaged in a sterile environment, it is clinically proven to significantly decreases pain, burning and other skin discomforts.
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Moisturizing Lotion (RM41.80)
Enriched with 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid to deeply moisturize skin and help to preserve its optimum moisture balance, this facial lotion replenishes and locks-in moisture for complete hydration. The result? Skin feels significantly soft and supple. Use twice daily after cleansing; apply a 20-cent coin sized dollop on palm and gently pat on skin.Â MYNEWSHUB
Text: SARA KHALID