ZA Total Hydration

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It's probably no secret that I'm a beauty junkie, considering that I started out blogging as a beauty blogger, and for the longest of time I have mentioned on my blog that I have oily skin-combination skin.. which is one of the hardest skin types to deal with since my skin is slightly dry on the surface but produces a good bit of oil through the day unless I use products to counter that.

ZA recently sent their new Total Hydration range for me to try out. It is one of the 3 new ranges (Total Hydration aka Smooth & Supple, Radiant & Translucent, and Plump & Resilient) and the one that is the most suitable for my age group (early twenties).

My make up tends to look a little dry on my forehead usually, and gets too oily at the forehead as the day goes on as well, because that is my trouble spot and the products I use there are more drying products to help with prevention of blemishes. I usually dislike hydrating products as they can easily be too rich for my skin and cause me to break out, but it is also exactly what I need to help with the dryness on my forehead, especially before I apply my makeup.

One interesting thing about the Total Hydration range is the fact that apart from targeting the age group, they go further and target your skin type, separating the products into two ranges: Fresh, and Moist. Like the name suggests, Fresh seems to be more suitable for normal to oily skin, and Moist would be more suitable for normal to drier skin types.

With my skin type, I am actually a fan of Fresh as it keeps my skin feeling, well, very fresh, and the texture of the products are very light and non-oily. I do switch a couple of products between the Fresh and Moist ranges at night because I sleep in an airconditioned room and the air can get a little dry, and not to mention that the weather these days is getting so hot so my skin could use a little extra hydration.

My favourite product from the entire range is actually the Fresh Foam Cleanser (with Vitamin E). Vitamin E helps to keep the skin hydrated and the cleanser lathers up beautifully with ease. And the best part? It has tiny little blue beads in the cleanser (that the Moist Foam Cleanser doesn't have) to help exfoliate your skin gently.

Also, because I love whitening products, I add the True White Essence lotion and Perfect Solution Youth Whitening Serum into my regime.

When I do need even more of a moisture boost, I apply the Deep Hydrating Moisture Gel onto my skin. It's very light and absorbs into the skin very quickly. The only thing I don't really like about it is that it comes in a tub :(
"The dewy gel deeply supplies moisture directly to the skin and immediately increases the skin’s moisture level more than 200%.The gel can be added into the current skincare regime as a Super Booster, to boost up the effect of the skincare with its moist power."
Another tip with this is that I applied a thick layer of this before I did my makeup, and wiped off the excess before application.. which gave my skin a boost in moisture levels - and helped my makeup application go more smoothly!

Another product that's great for girls with oily skin like myself is the Pore Care Essence. One of the biggest problem I personally face would have to be enlarged pores- which is not very helpful given that the weather has been so hot lately they seem to be further enlarged :(.
What it is is a pore-targeting serum minimizes greasiness, pore visibility and gives the skin a smooth-textured, vibrant glow. Use a little of this after toner over your problem areas (for me it's the T zone).

Look at how light the texture of the products are, and none of the leaves a oily nor sticky residue after application. Major hearts for that!

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This is an advertorial. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by external sources.

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