Whether your skin is desert-dry, an oil slick, or somewhere in between, moisturisers are a must-have to keep skin supple, so and healthy. But not all moisturisers are the same. Creams and balms tend to be heavier and richer, making them suitable for drier or older skin, while gels and lotions are light and hydrating for oilier or acne-prone complexions. We try five to help you find out which suits you best.
1. CNP LABORATORY DUAL BALANCE WATERLOCK MOIST CREAM, $68 FOR 50ML
If you have oily or combination skin, try a gel-textured product. Lightweight and refreshing, this one locks in plenty of moisture thanks to ingredients like glycerin and sodium hyaluronate. An an -irritant complex makes it suitable even for the most sensifive skin.
2. CRYSTAL MOIST HYDRA ION+ FACE CREAM, $22.90 FOR 50ML
Your skin dries out as you get older, forming fine lines. This intensive moisturising cream has a hydrating ingredient to diminish their appearance, plus macadamia ternifolia seed oil to soften and protect skin against moisture loss for plumper, smoother skin.
3. OLAY REGENERIST MICRO-SCULPTING CREAM, $48.90 FOR 50G
Wrinkles and sagging skin? Try this rich and balmy moisturiser – it’s packed with anti-ageing ingredients like aminopeptides and niacinamide. Its moisture-binding formula promises firmer, youthfullooking skin over time.
4. AVEENO SKIN RELIEF 24HR MOISTURIZING LOTION, $22.90 FOR 354ML
Suitable for itchy or dry skin, this quick-absorbing lotion has an oat complex to soothe, is fragrance- and steroid-free, restores skin to normal moisture levels, and lasts all day.
5. AVEENO SKIN RELIEF MOISTURIZING CREAM WITH COOLING ACTION, $24.90 FOR 312G
You get the all-day moisturising effects of Aveeno’s lotion, but in a richer cream texture and with an added cooling effect to soothe itchy, irritated skin.
TIP: Warm up richer, thicker creams with your hands before applying them on your body, so that they glide on befier and can be absorbed faster.
Associate beauty editor, Her World Online