Just remember: everyone’s skin concerns will differ slightly, so it’s worth working out what your skin loves to sip on, taking into account seasonal or hormonal changes.
How do I choose the best moisturiser for my skin type?
Consider texture. If your skin is usually oily, stick to a really light lotion or something gel-based. If your complexion is quite dry and you suffer from dehydrated skin, consider a generous slather of something thicker. And if you’re looking to treat skin conditions such as eczema, you might want to try a moisturiser with emollients to soothe your skin (though do consult a professional first). We’ve got more specific guides for each skin type down below:
What is the best women’s moisturiser to buy? What brand of moisturiser is best?
For hydration and UV protection, reach for CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion, which is supercharged with a blend of three ceramides to lock in moisture to create the look of softer, smoother skin. It’s also infused with CeraVe’s patented MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology, so it delivers rich hydration throughout the day for a replenished effect as well as UV protection.
There’s also Tatcha’s cult-favourite The Dewy Skin Cream, which contains a sophisticated blend of blend of hyaluronic acid and Okinawa algae to deeply enrich skin and instantly plump, leaving skin glowing with health and hydration.
Elsewhere, the best moisturiser for lifting is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, which works damn hard to hydrate and hold your skin firm, and Weleda’s Skin Food has five stars all round, hailing it as a ‘harsh weather lifesaver’ as well as a throng of celebrity fans including Victoria Beckham, who loves to use it as a hand cream, and Julia Roberts, who reportedly slathers the rich, buttery balm from top-to-toe.
Ready to find your perfect moisturiser match? We’ve trawled the beauty aisles, talked to the experts and tested tons of creams to bring you the ultimate round-up of best moisturisers – from brands like Paula’s Choice, La Roche Posay and Beauty Pie. Including beauty editor cult favourites to dermatologist-approved buys and under-the-radar gems your skin will love.