A Morning Routine to Amp Up Moisture

A Morning Routine to Amp Up Moisture

In partnership with our friends at One Ocean

Great skin is moisturized skin: supple, firm, and glowy. Whether you like a bit of makeup in the morning or go barefaced most days, and whether your skin tends toward oily or dry, a few steps first thing can leave your skin looking and feeling fantastic all day long. The right ingredients help build and retain moisture within skin—marine algae extracts are a great example, because they deliver vital minerals and phytonutrients—so our routine focuses on hydrating essentials with powerful active ingredients for noticeable results.


Supercharge Your Water

This citrusy morning drink, a power shot of antioxidants vitamins C and E, is designed to reduce the free radical effects of the sun, pollution, stress, and more—and it’s a delicious way to get more water into your system. Plus, it helps protect against oxidative photodamage, which can lead to signs of premature aging like dullness, uneven tone, fine lines, and loss of firmness.

goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowdergoop, $60/$55 with subscription


Moisturize with Marine Extracts

This cushy moisturizer plumps up skin—and keeps it that way all day. Packed with marine extracts like algae, peptides, and seaweed, it hydrates, supports elasticity, soothes, and brightens skin. Smooth it in while your skin is still damp, on bare skin, over a serum, or even over an oil to seal in nutrients and moisture. The brand partners with Oceana to help protect the world’s oceans and is also zero-waste, with 100 percent recyclable packaging.

One Ocean Replenishing Deep Sea Moisturizergoop, $82


A Little Eye Cream Instantly Wakes Up Your Face

Dab a bit of this under your eyes a few minutes before you put on makeup (or sunscreen, if you’re not wearing makeup). It plumps lines and refreshes the whole area, which in turn makes your entire face look decidedly more wide awake. Infused with powerful marine actives isolated from brown kelp that grows off the French coast, as well as peptides and moisture-boosting meadowfoam-seed oil, this featherlight cream feels like nothing on skin but melts in to help plump lines, soothe puffiness, and brighten. It’s brilliant smoothed on right before concealer or tinted moisturizer, and it’s just as incredible applied at night right before you go to sleep.

One Ocean Eye Revival Marine Creamgoop, $74



Antioxidant and Moisture: Vitamin C

No matter what your skin type, vitamin C amps up glow like nothing else, and this formulation is moisturizing, too. Vitamin C should go on first, before any other hydrating gets going. This new daily glow serum combines two skin-care powerhouses: L-ascorbic acid (proven in research to be the purest, best-for-skin form of the antioxidant vitamin C) and moisturizing hyaluronic acid (a hydrator that’s naturally present in the body). The ingredients work synergistically to help brighten the appearance of the skin, significantly improving its firmness, tone, texture, and hydration and leaving it looking radiant, luminous, and healthy.

goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serumgoop, $125/$112 with subscription


Nourish with Face Oil

Smooth this gorgeously apricot-ish-scented oil across your face and your skin instantly feels deeply moisturized and soothed—miraculously without the sense of weight you can get from many ultrahydrating oils. Instead, it sinks right in, plumping, calming, and leaving your skin luminous. We layer it on after vitamin C, before moisturizer.

May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Facial Serumgoop, $140


Sunscreen Is Moisturizing

Every morning routine should finish with sunscreen, and most sunscreens deliver some moisture to your skin along with UV protection. This light, hydrating SPF 30 cream smooths right into skin, and it’s amazing for both face and body. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide block both UVA and UVB rays, while shea butter, aloe, rose hip, and calendula nourish skin.

The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 30goop, $69