Thursday 19 April 2018

Picking The Right Moisturiser

I'm quite fussy when it comes to moisturisers as someone who has had a variety of skin types and whose skin can break out at random times, so it's a surprise that I've built up such a collection of them. I wanted to share a little insight into my collection, my top picks and my tips for picking the right one for you too (coming from someone who never used to use one!). 

Find One You'll Actually Use | You may be like "well obviously Lily.. no one wants to waste money", but trust me, I've felt forced into several purchases by pushy sales assistants or given into the hype of a product to then find out it's just not for me. I find one tell-tale sign is actually the scent. It can be full of goodness for your skin, but if it doesn't smell at all appetising then you're not going to want to use it on your face. If you want no scent at all then I'd 100% recommend the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream - it's a firm favourite in my household. 

Seasons Change, So Might Your Moisturiser | It took me quite a long time to realise that actually one moisturiser doesn't always cut it (not always!), so I started to look into what works best for my skin in Winter vs what works best for it in Summer. During the warmer months I suffer with dry skin around my eyes and nose due to hayfever, similar to what I suffer with in Winter, however my skin all over tends to be in dire need of moisture when it comes to the bitter cold. Thickness, texture and feel are all things to consider when it comes to moisturiser. 

Pick One For Your Skin Type | This may sound simple, but looking into the ingredients and formulas of the moisturisers you want to try is good for your skin type. I'm no expert, so I would definitely say do your own research, but for me I love Hyaluronic Acid and Lactic Acid. Knowing what ingredients irritate you or the thickness of moisturiser which breaks you out is all good to know. Lightweight, water based formulas are good for oily skin, whilst dry skin suffers like myself may look for slightly thicker offerings. 

Here Are a Few Of My Recommendations | The Fresh Deep Hydration Face Cream* remains one of my go-to picks as it's so nourishing, whilst not being too heavy on the skin. The Drunk Elephant Lala Retro* is a new favourite; a thick cream that doesn't even move in the tub, but when applied to the face it doesn't feel too thick, instead intensely nourishes. For a lightweight, day time option I tend to go for the Origins GinZing Moisturiser or Clinique Moisture Surge* as they sit underneath makeup perfectly, the latter being one that offers a smooth, silky finish too; almost like a primer. 

What are your favourite moisturisers? 

If a product is marked with a * it is a PR sample. This post contains affiliate links. 

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