We've all had those moments when we've bought a new dress and unceremoniously ignored all of the other dresses in our wardrobe upon its arrival. Well, it seems that a lot of us have been doing the same with skincare. There are so many juicy, exciting and hardworking products out there. From serums packed with actives to peels you can do at home, the options are endless. So the moisturiser has kind of been pushed to the back of the bathroom cabinet.
With so many affordable skincare brands on the scene that have chucked out all of the filler and noise and focus on the ingredients that work, spending tons on a moisturiser isn't the norm anymore. Plus, our skin changes quite often, and there's nothing quite like the disappointment of buying a pricey cream for dry skin only to find your face decides to shift onto the oilier side of the spectrum.
If you're looking for an affordable moisturiser that your skin will actually be into, keep scrolling.
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (£7)
A best seller that can back up its claims with a bevy of skin-hydrating favourites such as amino acids, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. If your skin is begging for moisture, don't sleep on this product.
Embryolisse Laboratories Lait-Creme Concentre (£13)
The backstage secret to glowy, healthy-looking skin deserves a coveted spot on everyone's bathroom shelf. This rich cream is a must-have when you're limited on space, as you can also use it as a makeup remover or a primer.
The Inkey List Vitamin B, C and E Moisturizer (£5)
Consider this your facial multivitamin filled with all kinds of treats to brighten, balance and tend to your skin. It features everyone's beloved ingredient: niacinamide.
E.l.f. SuperHydrate With Squalane (£7)
This cooling gel packed with the emollient squalane locks in moisture without adding a greasy film. It's ideal if you've got dry skin but want to keep things looking relatively matte without compromising on hydration.
Sukin Facial Moisturiser (£8)
This Australian brand has got your back when it comes to natural and cruelty-free ingredients that will elevate your skincare routine. For skin softening by way of rose-hip, avocado and jojoba oils, this is a must.
Garnier Moisture Bomb 3 in 1 Day Cream Moisturiser (£8)
If you got in on the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask (£3) action, then you'll adore this. Start your day with this refreshing and hydrating cream for ultimate skin juiciness.
Simple Water Boost Skin Quench Sleeping Cream (£4)
An overnight cream that's gentle so you won't have to worry about waking up to uncertain skin. Once you try this must-have for thirsty skin, you'll be blinking in disbelief at the price.
Skin Proud Sorbet Burst Hyaluronic Acid Jelly Moisturiser (£14)
Jelly textures really make everything better, and this rose water–infused moisturiser will give your skin the radiance that you thought was only possible from super-rich formulations.
Glow Hub Calm & Soothe Cool Whip Moisturiser (£11)
The equivalent of a stress ball for skin that's feeling hot, bothered and irritated, this moisturiser is light, airy and includes jojoba and shea butter to soothe skin without weighing it down.
Skincare By Beauty Bay Day One Moisturiser (£7)
This is basically the white tee of moisturisers. It's fresh, simple and works with everything. If you're going hard on the actives and need something light, then this is the one.
CeraVe Moisturising Cream (£9)
Previously only seen crammed into suitcases from the U.S., this brand is a go-to for beauty editors. With protective ceramides, this incredible nourishing cream is made for very dry skin, and it's the best treat to use while travelling.
Vichy Normaderm Correcting Anti-Blemish Day Care (£15)
If mattifying is your middle name, then come this way. This moisturiser, which includes salicylic acid, strikes the perfect balance of catering to oily skin without stripping away any of the good stuff.
Weleda Skin Food Light (£8)
Talk about a classic. If you've not been able to get in on the Weleda magic because the original felt too rich, then this lighter version might be just the thing. The ever-so-familiar scent of rosemary and chamomile will uplift you as the cream gets to work on your skin.
Avène Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream Moisturiser (£15)
With its signature Avène Thermal Spring Water, you already know that your skin will be left feeling soft, bouncy and plump. This rich cream is a drugstore favourite, so feel free to slather on as the weather starts to chill.
Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream (£7)
This debit card–friendly night cream has all bases covered with brightening hibiscus, flower exfoliants and a blend of oils.
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