Ever since I discovered that my skin was dehydration-prone, I’ve made a special effort to use skincare containing humectant ingredients to help my skin hold onto more moisture. My skin’s particularly troublesome in winter and spring, where my colds and allergies cause the already troubled dehydrated skin to chafe. Qlabo Skincare has two products designed to solve this issue: Eauphoria Complete Moisture Treatment and Collagenerous Advanced Youth Regenerator.
Qlabo is a Singapore-based skincare brand with Swiss-developed products. They purposely cater to sensitive skin, with high performing, non-irritating products that don’t contain alcohol, parabens, phenoxyethanol, isothiazolinone, allergens or colorants. However, unlike a lot of “free from” brands, they don’t try to say that these ingredients are bad for everyone, just that they should be avoided if you’re sensitive to them. Massive props for the honesty!
Eauphoria Complete Moisture Treatment
(Note: eau = water in French – I can’t not love a punny name!)
Eauphoria is made to counteract the thirsty dull tone of dehydrated skin in a few ways. It’s a watery gel serum that’s incredibly light and fast-absorbing. It comes in a squeeze tube, with a handy dot on the back of the packaging that shows you how much you should apply (why don’t more companies do this? Especially sunscreen companies!). Eauphoria has a very mild rose scent that you’d have to look for to notice.
Here’s the ingredients list:
Aqua (Water), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Trehalose, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate.
Firstly, it contains a whole ton of humectant moisturising ingredients, which are my favourite moisturisers right now. Humectants hold onto water and prevent it evaporating. This makes them perfect for hydrating parched skin. Eauphoria’s humectants are: