When it comes to moisturisers, there are so many to choose from it’s hard to know where to start or what to pick. Here’s a little run down of my own personal favourites that I use for daytime. Now I’ve kinda cheated because I have included one “everyday” one that I actually use at night but I’m putting it in because you’ll love it if you have dry skin. Oh and just to clarify, they can actually all be used at night but I tend to use more targeted skincare for my nightly routine. Let’s get started….
First up is the newest addition to my collection and it is the Inkey List Peptide Moisturiser. I adore this! If you’re trying to fight the signs of aging then get yourself a moisturiser with peptides as they will help your skin produce collagen, elastin and keratin. This is a lovely creamy moisturiser which absorbs quickly into the skin. I have a blog post on some of the Inkey List new products here which includes this moisturiser if you’d like to read it.
The MyClarins Re-Boost Mattifying Hydrating Cream is actually aimed at younger skin between the ages of 17 and 25 (yeah, I’m just about 25 years out of that range, sooo close!!) but I was given this in a gorgeous goodie bag at a Clarins event well over a year ago and have been using it ever since. I have a full blog post on the range here. Because it’s aimed at young skin, it doesn’t have any anti-aging ingredients but not everything in your routine needs to, you might be looking to tackle other concerns! As with all Clarins products, it’s packed full of natural ingredients. Although it’s a cream, it has a very light gel-like consistency that easily absorbs into the skin and feels lovely and fresh. It retails at €25.00 for 50ml and you can get it online here or in any Clarins stockist.
The Alex Steinherr Moisture-Locking Everyday Moisturiser is the one I sneaked in as I use it as a night time moisturiser – the reason being it is aimed at normal to very dry skin so it’s just too thick for me as an oily gal during the day. It has a very rich texture and is almost like a balm as opposed to a moisturiser (it is advertised as a buildable, deeply nourishing emulsion) so I think if you have dry skin, you will absolutely love this during the day. Personally, as I said, I really love this as my nightly moisturiser and my skin always feels really hydrated the next morning. The best part is it’s only €6.00 for a 75ml tube and you can buy it in Penneys stores nationwide.
CereVe are known for their great, affordable skincare so next up is their Moisturising Lotion. Now even though this is advertised for Dry to Very Dry Skin, I picked it up because of the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid – as you know, you can have oily skin but still have dehydrated skin! Unlike the Alex Steinherr one, this is very lightweight, absorbs quickly and worked really well on my oily skin. I love the fact that it’s a pump bottle too, I know it sounds like a very small thing but one less product to open and close in the morning saves precious seconds! As with the whole range, the price point is great too, this large 473ml bottle is only €15.00 and you can buy it in pharmacy stockists nationwide.
Last but not definitely not least is the Clinique Moisture Surge 72 hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator – I absolutely love this! I was given a gift box of Clinique for Christmas in 2018 and it contained a 50ml jar of this beauty and I literally cleaned the last drop out of it. Because I had so many other moisturisers, I didn’t immediately repurchase it but I actually really missed it so I recently bought myself another jar on Look Fantastic, I’ve linked it here for you. It’s the most lightweight moisturiser I’ve ever used, it’s got a really soft gel texture and absorbs immediately into the skin leaving my skin very fresh and hydrated. It’s €43 for 50ml and is well worth the spend.
Hope you enjoyed that little run-down, let me know in the comments what your favourites are and thanks as always for reading.