An area of skincare that has long left me baffled is the arena of moisturisers. When my skin used to be oiler back in the day I point blank refused to use one for fear of making my skin even more grease-pan looking and when it eventually normalised and I suffered from the odd dry patch here and there I had no idea where to turn (so dramatic I know). Well it’s a pretty obvious fact that I love a bit of skincare these days and I’ve now got a bevvy of moisturisers that I turn to when my skin is in different states. A ‘working wardrobe’ of skincare if you will, let’s Christen them the ‘moist-haves’…
The one I’ve been reaching for the most recently as (luckily) my skin has been behaving itself sebum-producing wise is the This Works Perfect Skin Super Moisturiser*. Light enough to use during the day under makeup, but emolient enough to feel like you’re getting enough moisture packed in at night, a great all-round pick for as normal as you can get skin types. If my skin is doing a ‘so greasy you could fry an egg on it’ impression, then there’s only one moisturiser I need – La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Mat. It’s an almost gel-like texture that sinks into the skin and hauts the greasiness without the skin being left feeling dry and tight. I lurve this during the summer. For dry days there’s two picks, I’m greedy I know – Emma Hardie’s Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Hydrating and Firming Treatment Moisturiser* (phew), and Origins Make A Difference +*. Both bring on the moisture by the bucketload but don’t feel mask-like or heavy on the skin. On a very superficial level, lovers of herby scents plump for Emma Hardie and if fruity is more your thing then Origins is your pick.
Quick note – I use all of these as part of my morning and evening routines – except if I’m oily I’ll use the Origins Oil-free Night-a-Mins Renewal Cream* at night, as it gives some extra pow and exfoliates the skin lightly while you sleep. For my full-whack skincare routine check out this video (if you have a spare 20 minutes!). So there you have it, my cherry-picked ‘moist-haves’ which hopefully offers a bit of something for everyone. Dry, combos, oilies - I’ve got your back.