When it comes to skincare, not all products are created equal, and as anyone with dry or mature skin will tell you, moisturisers are a prime example. Finding a quality moisturiser can be a long, expensive battle, which is why we’ve collated some of our favourite moisturisers into one handy guide. The right moisturiser can transform your complexion from dull and tired to dewy and radiant, locking in hydration and protecting against free radicals; but it’s important to find a formulation that meets your skin’s unique needs.
If you’re ready to invest in your skincare but don’t know where to start, the moisturisers on this list come highly recommended!
1. Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex
The Elizabeth Arden name is synonymous with excellence in skincare, from the world-famous 8 Hour Cream to best-seller, Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex. We love this cream for its non-greasy texture, astounding value and unrivalled hydration. Many of our customers have used this moisturiser for decades and absolutely swear by it for keeping dry skin and fine lines at bay.
2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (Pump) for Very Dry to Dry Combination Skin
Another tried and trusted brand in skincare, Clinique consistently creates high quality award-winning moisturisers! Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ has a light consistency but packs maximum results. Ideal for dry, combination and sensitive skin, you’ll unlock the best results by using it as part of the Clinique 3-Step System.
3. Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator
Do you suffer from dry, sensitive skin? Your search ends here. Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator is another of Clinique’s award-winners and has a cult following amongst those who suffer from dry skin. Aloe vera, caffeine and hyaluronic acid are just three of the active ingredients which fight dryness and dehydration, leaving skin plump and nourished.
4. PCA skin Clearskin
If you’re losing the battle against oily skin or blemishes, PCA skin Clearskin is a must-try! Lightweight and non-greasy, the formulation absorbs quickly into reactive complexions, restoring balance, evening tone and refreshing skin. With ingredients including niacinamide, bisabolol, chamomile and cucumber, your skin is in for a soothing, smoothing treat.
5. Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm
Well known for their organic blends of natural ingredients, Neal’s Yard brings a luxury touch to their salt-of-the-earth skincare. Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a hard-working, gorgeously fragranced moisturiser which can be used in a multitude of ways to improve skin tone and texture. With vitamins A, E, and nourishing rosehip oil, this beauty balm will leave your skin (and senses) rejoicing.
6. LA MER Moisturizing Soft Cream
When it comes to exclusive names in the world of skincare, La Mer is the crème de la crème. A beauty editor favourite, LA MER Moisturizing Soft Cream is a brightening, hydrating skin cream for dry and combination skin types. It’s formulation includes a transformative fermentation of sea kelp and other botanicals.
7. Darphin Hydraskin Rich Cream
Those in the know rave about French skincare brand Darphin. With different products to suit all complexions, dry or dehydrated skin will adore Darphin Hydraskin Rich Cream, with its creamy consistency and deeply nourishing properties. Use as a night cream to target those annoying dry patches, or for an extra boost of moisture during the colder months.
8. A’kin Intense Hydration Day & Night Cream
With ingredients including shea butter, rosehip and avocado oils and aloe leaf juice, A’Kin Intense Hydration Day And Night Cream is ideal for mature, dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin types. The rich concentration of botanical ingredients works to naturally replenish and rehydrate, leaving you with a radiant glow and a silky smooth complexion.
9. bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Moisturizer
Sun protection is a key element in any skincare routine, and bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Moisturizer delivers that and more with integrated SPF30. Formulated with antioxidants, peony extract and coffee seed oil, this blend hydrates, protects and invigorates. The boost of caffeine is ideal for tired, dull skin, leaving your skin plumped, radiant and with less visible signs of fatigue.
10. Caudalie Resvératrol – Lift Firming Night Cream
No moisturiser list would be complete without a hard-working night cream, and Caudalie Resvératrol-Lift Firming Night Cream beats out many others to win a place in our Top 10. With vine resveratrol, hyaluronic acid and vegan collagen booster, this is a powerhouse for reversing the signs of ageing and combatting dryness. Apply before bedtime and you’ll wake up to firmer, rested skin. Now that’s the stuff that dreams are made of!