As someone with very dehydrated, lacklustre skin, I rely on moisturiser all year around to keep my face not only feeling softer, but looking smoother too. I've gone through quite the fair share of moisturisers over the years, so I feel like I'm a connoisseur when it comes to finding the right one for a dry complexion.
It has to be mentioned that there are three stand out products missing from this line up, so I'm going to immediately take this post from five moisturisers to try to eight! The Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is an OG in my collection, but one that I need an excuse at the moment to repurchase. It's lightweight and sinks in quickly, but that doesn't stop it from being incredible nourishing. The Clinique Moisture Surge works in a similar way, but with more of a silky feel so this one is perfect to apply underneath makeup as it doubles up as a primer - I miss it everyday and I seriously need to grab myself another pot. The last one is the Origins Ginzing offering, a pick loved by everyone in my household. It brightens, it hydrates and it keeps the skin looking (and feeling!) ultra-soft all day long.
Next in this line up and one that I have back ups of already is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream*, a product that reminds me of the classic moisturisers you used to get as it has a thicker texture to the others I've mentioned in this post. It's luxurious and feels like a treat as soon as you apply it - a preferred product for the evening after a deep double cleanse.
Another product that works in a similar way is the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Cream which I've had multiple tubs of and for a very good reason too. It's thick formula sinks into the skin quickly and leaves my skin feeling softer within minutes. If my complexion is feeling dehydrated and I need an instant fix that I know will work every time, this is the product I reach for.
If you're looking for more of a lightweight pick then I'd recommend the Clinique Dramatically Different Jelly*, a product that straddles being both a moisturiser and a serum. I feels like water on the skin when you apply it making it cooling and soothing at the same time. The Sunday Riley Tidal Cream* is next up and this has a similar gel-like consistency that feels silky on the skin and is a great all rounder for both day and night.
Last up is the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate*, a product I've been using for years now and one that I rely on especially in the Winter months when my skin needs some serious TLC. I find that this works well around my nose and mouth area in particular when my complexion needs a drink!
What are your favourite moisturisers?