Whether you’re looking for the best moisturiser for oily skin, or have super-dry skin in need of a moisture hit, we’ve found what you’re looking for
Finding the best moisturiser for your skin type can be tricky. But fear not, we’ve searched high and low to bring you the top 10 moisturisers for every skin type. So whether you’re looking for the best moisturiser for oily skin, or the best moisturiser for dry skin, we’ve found exactly what you’re looking for.
The first step to finding the best moisturiser? Identify your skin type. This moisturiser quiz will match you to the best one for your skin type.
Dr Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson says: ‘Finding the perfect moisturiser depends on your skin type, because not one size fits all.’
‘Dry, sensitive, oily skins all need different skincare. And it needs to be designed specifically for your skin type . If you don’t know what your skin type is, speak to your dermatologist.’
But generally speaking, if you suffer from flaky, you have dry skin; if you find that your skin looks shiny throughout the day, you have oily skin; and if you find that you have dry patches as well as some shiny areas, you have combination skin.
Remember using mattifying products on dry skin will make it drier. Similarly, using products that are excessively hydrating on oily skin will promote breakouts.
If you’re in the mood for something luxurious, try Crème de la Mer’s cult classic Moisturising Soft Cream. It’s slightly lighter than the brand’s signature cream, but delivers the same potent hit of moisturising Miracle Broth. And will leave skin feeling instantly softer and smoother.
If you’re on a tight budget, but still want something that feels luxurious, try Garnier’s Skin Naturals Soft Essentials 24Hr Hydrating Day Cream. It’s enriched with vitamin E to leave your skin instantly softer and hydrated for up to 24 hours.
Simple’s Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser is another great purchase. It’s super-gentle on sensitive skin and you’ll notice that your skin feels plumper almost instantly.
Best For: Combination Skin
About: A light and fluid potion that contains Baicalin, a supercharged ingredient that has anti-inflammatory effects, Vichy Thermal water and that all important SPF protection
Best for: Sensitive skin
Best for: Bright, fresh skin
Avène’s new hydrating cream has some seriously smart science behind it that allows dehydrated skin to keep water ‘reserves’ for longer-lasting hydration. It’s lightweight with a velvety finish and will transform any complexions that are tight and uncomfortable due to a lack of water.
Best for: Mature skin
Best for: Energy-boost for tired skin
Best for: Problem fixing
Best for: Dry, sensitive skin
Best for: Radiance for normal to dry skin
Best for: Luxury anti-ageing
Best for: Overnight hydration
Best for: A botanical skin boost
Best for: Normal to oily skin types
Best for: Very dry skin
About: If you’re looking for a hydrating moisturiser that’s not too expensive, we reckon you’ll like this one. Containing a Hyaluronic Gel Matrix, it not only locks in hydration, but continues to release it throughout the day when your face needs it most.
Best for: Dull looking skin
Best for: Skin in serious need of hydration