One of the most crucial components of any skincare routine is a good moisturiser, especially a luxurious one that’s a dream to apply. Not only will a great cream instantly revive parched pores, but if you use it regularly, it could completely transform your skin. As winter starts to creep in, now is the time to get your hands on a rich, everyday moisturiser that will keep your complexion protected and hydrated, so here are five of our favourites…
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance – shop
If you find that your skin is extra dry or shows signs of fatigue during the winter months, this one’s for you. This rich but easy to absorb cream contains a specialist blend of hydrating and barrier-repairing ingredients which deliver vital nourishment deep into the skin. The brand’s very own BioReplenish Complex blankets the skin in a comprehensive blend of lipids which reinforce the protective barrier, leaving the complexion intensely hydrated and healthier.
iS Clinical Youth Intensive Crème – shop
This multitasking cream protects the skin whilst providing hydration like you’ve never experienced before. The luxurious texture glides effortlessly over the skin, enveloping it in a blend of natural oils and plumping Hyaluronic Acid which get to work on dry patches and fine lines. Copper Tripeptide-1 Growth Factors and Vitamin C combine to combat uneven tone and boost collagen production while Retinyl Palmitate gently resurfaces to leave your skin radiant, resilient and moisturised.
Cosmedix Humidify Deep Moisture & Firming Hydrator – shop
Say goodbye to signs of uncomfortable dehydration with a helping hand from this rich product. With each application, it delivers vital hydration deep into the skin while strengthening skin barrier function. A formula of Niacinamide and nourishing Shea Butter merge with soothing Colloidal Oatmeal to instantly restore balance and comfort to a parched visage. Not to mention, your skin will become firmer and more lifted with continued use thanks to a blend of botanical extracts.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – shop
Unlike your average moisturiser, this one from Kiehl’s will leave your skin hydrated for up to 24-hours. Easy to absorb into the skin but ultra-rich in texture, this best-selling cream absorbs moisture from the air to provide water replenishment all day long. Squalene strengthens and restores the skin barrier while Glacial Glycoprotein hydrates the deepest layers and prevents water loss to leave every skin type feeling supple, plump and sufficiently hydrated.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 – shop
This ultra-nourishing all rounder is a total must have. It easily melts into the skin to impart a refreshing sensation that awakens tired, lacklustre skin on contact, perfect for morning application. A blend of barrier-strengthening ingredients get to work on minimising signs of slackness around key areas such as the jawline and mouth. 2% Ceramides, 4% natural Cholesterol and 2% Fatty Acids restore the skin’s nourishment levels while stabilising the lipid barrier to prevent further dehydration and dullness. Over time, expect your skin to become firmer and smoother with increased natural radiance.