Whether it’s caused from the cold weather, or it’s something you battle all year, dry skin isn’t fun.
When your skin is dry it can be easily irritated and more sensitive. Makeup doesn’t sit well and you may even find your skin breaking out, as the dry skin blocks your pores.
And where a good facial exfoliation is great for clearing away dead skin cells, you still need a good moisturiser to help protect it from all the stresses of an average day.
Finding a good moisturiser can be tough, with many promising to deliver full day hydration and promote healthy looking skin, but they often just don’t deliver.
We’ve road tested up five of the best face moisturisers specifically formulated to keep dry skin smooth, soft and well hydrated.
Clinique Moisture Surge $60
Clinique have relaunched their Moisture Surge skincare products. The new formula of this 72-hour auto replenishing hydrating cream is outstanding. And before you ask why you would need a moisturiser that lasts 72-hours, even after washing your face, the intense hydration from this face cream still works deep within the skin cells to keep skin hydrated. This cream can also be used as a face mask for an extra hydration boost to the skin, making it great for travel too.
Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin $70
Beautiful Japanese makeup brand Shu Uemura have been branching out into skincare, and we are obsessed with their products. They smell amazing and leave skin feeling soft and looking luminous. This refining vita-glow face lotion is especially formulated to keep skin well hydrated under foundation. The formula is more of an oil than a cream. but don’t let that scare you off. It absorbs well into skin, leaving no oily residue and your skin feels soft all day.
Medik8 r-Retinoate Youth Activating Cream $298
Straight from the UK, Medik8 skincare range have been researched by biochemists, formulated by pharmacologists and dispensed by skincare experts to deliver an outstanding range of anti-age and super hydrating products. R-Retinoate is a light and powerful anti-age cream developed especially to keep skin well hydrated and reduce fine lines. Easy to wear under any foundation.
Trilogy Everything Balm $29.95
Known for their beautiful botanical smelling products, Trilogy is one of those skincare brands that’s easily accessible, affordable and actually delivers on skincare. Made with rosehip, pawpaw and manuka honey, this Everything Balm can be used on both the face and the body and re-applied when required. The compatible tin makes it easy to carry in your bag, should you need to re-apply. But trust us when we say, you won’t need to. This balm keeps skin smooth, soft and silky all day, even under makeup.
Dr Lewinn’s Ultra R4 Lift & Firm $74.94
Known for their specialised anti-age formulas, this Ultra R4 Regenerative Night Cream is a nourishing facial moisturiser, which visibly lifts and firms the skin to dramatically reduce the signs of age-related collagen depletion. It is designed to boost the skin’s natural regeneration whilst keeping the skin well-hydrated. And, although it is a night cream, unlike other formulas this cream is not heavy or thick and easy to wear. You will definitely wake to rejuvenated, replenished and radiant skin.