All good makeup begins with great skin, and making sure your complexion is well-hydrated is a great place to start. I’m always being asked what the best moisturisers are, so I thought I’d put them all in one place for you, so you can find the right option for you, whatever your skin type or budget. I’d love you to share your favourites with me on my YouTube channel or Facebook page, too!
The Best Moisturisers for All Skin Types
The Lightweight Hero
Rich is avocado oil, this silky moisturiser feels lightweight but gives a good hit of moisture. I also love a sheet mask for an instant pick-me-up (see my round-up of the best ones, here).
The Science Hero
I love the texture of this smooth moisturiser, which is enriched with jellyfish collagen, active plant extracts and stem cells, as well as hyaluronic acid. It’s also free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic colour, petrolatum and sulphates.
Best for Damaged Skin
The perfect choice for stressed or damaged skin, this rich, creamy moisturiser gives skin a serious hit of essential amino acids to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It also super-charges the flow of oxygen between skin cells to give your skin a complete reboost. Don’t forget to supplement your super-charged skincare regime with a healthy diet, too, though.
I’m lucky enough to get my hands on the most exciting new products before anyone else, and Augustinus Bader’s ‘The Cream’ found a place in my best moisturisers list before it even hit the shops. It’s a great option if anti-ageing is your main skin concern.
Best for Day
Not only is this a great all-round moisturiser, it’s also great for protection, with SPF 15 and omega-rich oils to help prevent premature ageing. I’d recommend this for daily use.
The Big Budget Option
I love La Mer’s Moisturizing Soft Lotion. It’s a lighter, smoother version of their original cult moisturising cream, and feels super luxe, smoothing onto skin with ease and instantly improving texture. Add a little to your usual foundation for a dewy finish.
Best for On-the-Go
My gym-bag essential is the Priming Moisturiser from Glossier. It’s creamy and hydrating but also really lightweight so you don’t need to worry about giving skin time to absorb before applying makeup if you’re on the move.
The Everyday Essential
I really love Decleor’s hydrating fluid for everyday wear. It gives skin SPF30 protection, making it a great day time option, while the ant-pollution properties mean it’s a good choice for city life. One of the best moisturisers for all skin types.
The Night Cream
Always go for a richer option over night to give your complexion a real hydration hit and help your skin to repair. I love Aurelia’s Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser. Layer it over an oil if you want a double dose of moisture.
The Velvet Cream
Su-Man’s signature facials are a favourite in the celebrity and beauty worlds; and for good reason. Her skincare line has been formulated to accompany her treatments, and this ultra-lightweight velvet cream contains a host of active anti-ageing ingredients.