In a world where serums, face oils, acids and mists dominate the skincare conversation, let’s not forget to celebrate the humble moisturiser.
After all, every single step prior to this all-important oldie but goodie could be made redundant if you forget to ‘lock it all in’. Hyaluronic acid, in particular, won’t function properly unless you follow with a big, thick slather of creamy goodness. Not to mention your makeup won’t sit well at all unless you deal with those dry patches first.
These Five Moisturisers truly do a good job in keeping the skin texture.
1. DayWear, £45, Estee Lauder
Tick off your SPF and pollution protection in one handy application. Full of antioxidants, this day cream hydrates whilst shielding your skin from the elements.
2. Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex, £42, Fresh
Every now and again, a truly great skincare product comes along and we savour every last scrap. This face cream from natural-based brand, Fresh, is one of them. Packed with botanical ingredients and vitamins, it has a lightweight, dewy texture, a seriously quenching conclusion and the scent of early morning dewdrops on freshly formed leaves.
3. Skin Food, £12.50, Weleda
Tonnes of celebrities swear by this green tub of goodness. Victoria Beckham loves to use it as a hand cream and Julia Roberts slathers the rich, buttery balm from top-to-toe. The online reviews don’t lie either, with five stars all round, hailing it as a ‘harsh weather lifesaver’. No wonder one is sold every 23 seconds.
4. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, £31, Amazon
This goopy jelly goodness just became a best-seller on ASOS in the moisturiser category. It was one of two, alongside its sister, Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Moisturiser. The see-through skin-slurping moisturiser penetrates faster than doughnuts disappear in the office, and locks in that moisture all damn day. Having only launched in August 2018, it seems the good word has definitely gotten out.
5. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £82, Amazon
If you’re after a cream that works damn hard to hydrate and hold your skin firm, this silky slice of heaven is ready to start right away. Lacklustre skin that’s looking (dare we say) a little old, has a high chance of instant satisfaction.