I drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day and moisturize every morning and night — and yet every aesthetician I've ever seen tells me my skin is dry. Short of hooking up an IV of coconut water to my veins, I'm not sure what else I can do. While getting the Energy Lift Facial at Ling New York, my aesthetician understood my predicament. "Try this," she said, dousing my right hand with the Dual Moisture Emulsion. The texture was silky, more watery than a serum. "It's like a toner," she explained, rubbing it in. "Use it after you wash your face. It's like an extra moisture barrier." And with a double dose of hyaluronic acid and squalane oil, my right hand immediately felt like it had de-aged five years. I kept re-touching my left and right hand to feel the difference. Now, two weeks into using it on my right hand, it has an earned place in my skin-care routine.
Ling New York Dual Moisture Emulsion, $60 at LingSkincare.com.