Recently I wrote about my five skincare musthaves and today I’m, again, going to talk about skincare. This time about moisturiser in particular. I have gone through a ton of moisturiser in my life. Some turned out to be absolutely incredible and others ended up being the opposite of that. In today’s post I’m going to go over my entire moisturiser collection and tell you which ones are the best and which ones are better left alone. If you’re interested in finding out which moisturisers are worth the try, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start with my The Body Shop moisturisers. I have three moisturisers from them. I have the Seaweed Oil Control Gel-Cream which is a really nice and light moisturiser. It has a very fresh scent to it and it sinks into the skin super quickly. It is definitely a nice moisturiser, but it’s only great for those who have oily or combination skin. Otherwise this won’t be hydrating enough.
I also have the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet. This is a special version of the regular Vitamin E moisturiser for people who don’t necessarily need that amount of moisture in a cream. I personally do like it, but I am not a huge fan of the texture of the product. It isn’t a smooth cream or gel which makes it feel a little weird on the skin. It’s definitely not a bad product, but it’s just not for me.
The last Body Shop moisturiser I own is the Aloe Vera Soothing Day Cream. I bought this back when my skin was very sensitive expecting this would calm it down. I have to say that it wasn’t particularly calming for me since it did slightly irritate my skin, but it is a rather moisturising cream which I like. Overall I do like it for its moisturising benefits, but I was disappointed in the fact that it did still irritate my skin.
Overall I think that the moisturisers by The Body Shop are nice. They aren’t the best ones around, but especially the Seaweed moisturiser is worth the try.
Moving on to the two moisturisers I used to love back in the day. The first one is by La Roche-Posay and it’s their Effaclar Duo moisturiser. It’s a very well known one and definitely one that is well loved by many. I, myself, really enjoy using it too. It’s another gel-consistency moisturiser that is very lightweight and quick absorbing. It hydrates my skin in a way it is hydrated but not overly hydrated and it helps with preventing and fighting imperfections and acne. I think it’s one of the best moisturisers out there and definitely worth the try if you have somewhat problematic skin.
Another moisturiser that is great for rather problematic skin is the Vichy Normaderm Anti-Blemish Care moisturiser. I have gone through two tubes of it so far and for me that’s quite something. This moisturiser is a lot more hydrating and more on the creamy side tahn the La Roche-Posay one is, but I do like that about it. It also has a really nice and fresh scent to it and it makes my skin feel amazing.
Next up are two moisturisers I received in my LF Beauty Boxes. Let’s start off with the Monuskin Recovery Balm. When I received it I thought it was going to be way too heavy for my skin, but I was completely wrong about that. It’s definitely a more hydrating cream which is why I wouldn’t necessarily use it in the morning, but it really recovers my skin. It makes my skin feel baby soft, super hydrated and ready for anything. It’s the perfect rescue product for every skin type!
The other moisturiser I received in my box is the Caudalie Vine Activ 3-in-1 Moisturiser. Let’s start off by saying that I do really like it. It has a nice thin texture but it is very hydrating. It feels good on my skin and it doesn’t break me out at all. The only thing that would keep me from buying the full size is the fact that it doesn’t really ‘wow’ me like some other moisturisers do. It’s a great product, don’t get me wrong, but it just doesn’t have that ‘wow-factor’ in my opinion.
Moving on to a moisturiser I bought a while ago because my mother has been in love with it for ages. It’s the Olaz Double Action moisturiser. My mom prefers the version for sensitive skin but I just have the regular one. Ingredient-wise this definitely isn’t the best moisturiser out there. There is quite some perfume in there and things like that, but if that’s not a problem to you this might be quite a great product.
The thing I like about it is that it’s very moisturising. Since I have combo/oily skin I wouldn’t use this in the morning since that’s just a little too much for me, but it’s an amazing night cream for me. It makes my skin feel incredibly soft, it will make e smell really nice and it will make sure my skin is free of dry patches the moment I wake up.
Olaz Double Action – €5,99
Onto my beloved Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I have gone through two tubs of it so far and I’m definitely planning on going through even more. It’s a moisturiser that has everything I want. It’s hydrating, it has a great lightweight texture, it smells absolutely incredible, it doesn’t make my skin very oily but it also won’t make me super matte and it makes me look more healthy and energetic. I highly recommend giving it a try if you have somewhat dull skin.
My last moisturiser is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel. I have talked about this product so, so often already but I’m briefly going to discuss why I like it so much again. In short: it’s everything the Origins moisturiser is but it’s perfume free. The thing that really ‘wow-ed’ me about this product is the texture. I have never had such smooth and silky skin, it’s literally incredible. It also sinks in super quickly which is great for when you’re in a hurry in the morning!
All together I have way too many moisturisers but I do really like most of them. My favourites for the morning are by far the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel, the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser and the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo moisturiser and at night I love using my Monuskin Recovery balm.
Thank you so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know which moisturisers you really like and which ones you don’t!