Our Top 10 Picks for the Best Moisturisers

Discover our favourite daily moisturisers, tailored to your skin type.

Keeping your complexion hydrated is key if you want healthy and radiant skin.

And choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type is a must to lock in all-day hydration.

No matter whether you have oily, dry, combination, or normal skin, we’ve got the perfect moisturiser for you.

Not sure how to choose the right moisturiser for your skin type? Jo explains the basics in the video below...

And Now, Our Top Picks for the Best Moisturisers:

Supplement deficiencies to combat dryness and dehydration within the skin. Created to replenish the skin deficiencies that cause dryness and dehydration, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is packed with ingredients that occur naturally in the skin. Apply this oil-free, non-comedogenic, lightweight formula to dry skin or oily and dehydrated skin to restore balance.

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is a daily, lightweight moisturiser that contains an expertly blended complex of Amino Acids, Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Ceramide Precursors, Urea, Essential Fatty Acids, Saccharides, Sterols, and Triglycerides. These natural hydrators work together to restore moisture within the skin while strengthening the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss. The moisturiser quickly ensures hydration levels are optimised to keep skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is suitable for all skin types but is best for dry skin or oily, dehydrated skin.

Smooth, hydrate, and protect skin as part of your anti-ageing skincare routine. Skinstitut Moisture Defence isn’t just the perfect everyday moisturiser for normal and combination skin. This lightweight moisturiser also works to protect skin from age-accelerating environmental aggressors to help maintain a healthy and youthful complexion.

This multipurpose face cream is loaded with hydrating peptides, which plump skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines and smooth uneven skin texture. Moisture Defence for Normal Skin also contains Kakadu Plum, an powerful antioxidant-rich fruit loaded with natural Vitamin C. Kakadu Plum helps neutralise free radicals and brighten skin, reducing pigmentation and redness.

With its nourishing yet lightweight texture, Moisture Defence is perfect for normal and combination skin that’s water-dry rather than oil-dry. The non-comedogenic formulation prevents clogged pores, so it’s suitable for congested skin. Best applied in the morning, Skinstitut Moisture Defence ensures skin is protected and hydrated throughout the day.

Combat signs of ageing skin while locking in moisture with this powerful face cream. Aspect Phytostat 9 has been carefully formulated for dry, dehydrated, and mature skin. This nourishing cream tackles signs of ageing such as pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots while nourishing the complexion with an instant moisture surge. Using advanced technology to naturally adjust to your skin’s own needs, Phytostat 9 leaves skin feeling smoother, plumper, and healthier.

Combining pharmaceuticals with natural hydrators, Phytostat 9 is able to deliver fast and dramatic results without causing irritation and sensitivity. Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Macadamia Oil all work to instantly hydrate and nourish skin. Antioxidants such as Olive Leaf Extract and Ginkgo Biloba soothe irritation and protect skin from age-accelerating environmental aggressors.

With its rich and emollient formulation, this intensely moisturising face cream from Aspect can be used in both a morning and evening skincare routine to ensure optimal hydration all the time.

The ultimate skincare multitasker: an all-in-one moisturiser, primer, face mask, and cleanser. Embryolisse Lait–Crème Concentré Moisturiser, known and loved for being a multitasker, is a favourite amongst makeup artists and skincare experts. This versatile face cream doesn’t just ensure optimal hydration of all skin types. It also primes skin with a natural glow and can even be used to melt away stubborn makeup after a long day.

Often nicknamed the ‘24-hour miracle cream’, Lait–Crème Concentré Moisturiser is enriched with emollient Shea Butter to nourish and moisturise skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. This product also contains Beeswax to shield skin from environmental damage. Soy Protein helps brighten skin and stimulate collagen production for a plumper and firmer complexion.

Creating a perfectly smooth base for makeup application, this moisturiser also serves as a radiance-boosting primer. Use Embryolisse Lait–Crème Concentré Moisturiser as an overnight face mask to deliver intense hydration and works in your evening skincare routine to remove stubborn makeup.

Deliver the optimal amount of hydration to oily and combination skin types. If you have oily or combination skin, it can be tricky to find an appropriate moisturiser. Anything too rich can cause congestion and breakouts, but skipping moisturiser altogether will leave your skin prone to dehydration. Dermalogica Active Moist has been formulated to help balance and moisturise oily and combination skin without feeling too heavy. The oil-free formula effectively prevents dehydration while regulating sebum production for a balanced complexion.

Active Moist contains lightweight hydrators such as Caprylic Triglycerides, Glycolipids, and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients instantly boost hydration levels while preventing further moisture loss. This daily moisturiser also contains plant extracts Mallow, Cucumber, and Sage, which help to clarify and smooth the skin while preventing inflammation. Skin is left feeling softer and more evenly textured.

Perfect for both morning and evening use, Dermalogica Active Moist should be applied as the final step in your skincare routine for best results.

Ideal for hydrating skin in even the toughest environmental conditions. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, the perfect wintertime moisturiser, has been formulated to work well even in harsh weather conditions. Ultra Facial Cream is also suitable all year round for dry and dehydrated skin types. This high-performance face cream nourishes skin with hydrators and absorbs additional moisture from the surrounding air to improve skin's natural ability to retain and replenish hydration.

The best hydrating moisturiser from Kiehl’s is created with Squalane and Imperata Cylindrica, two powerful hydrators that rejuvenate skin for a smoother, plumper, and healthier look and feel. Glacial Glycoprotein Extract protects the skin, locking in moisture all day no matter what you’re up against.

Despite its rich formulation, Ultra Facial Cream maintains a lightweight, fast-absorbing gel texture, making the product suitable for all skin types. It can also be used as both a morning and evening moisturiser.

Restore suppleness to the skin and replenish dry, dehydrated, and irritated complexions. Although Alpha-H is mostly known for its potent active ingredients, the brand has developed a gentle formulation suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Essential Hydration Cream is a daily moisturiser that delivers surplus moisture to dry, very dry, and dehydrated skin, leaving skin feeling plumper and healthier.

Designed with sensitive skin in mind, this calming face cream is free of AHAs and other potential irritants. Instead, the formula boasts a nourishing blend of cosmeceuticals and natural botanicals, including antifungal Rose Geranium, and deeply hydrating Evening Primrose Oil and Linoleic Acid. Essential Hydration Cream also works to stimulate collagen production for improved elasticity and provides antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors.

While Essential Hydration Cream is perfect for hydrating dry and very skin, it may be too rich and heavy for oily and combination skin.

Provide daily protection against UVA and UVB damage whilst maintaining all day hydration. Asap moisturising daily defence spf 50+ is a dual-purpose moisturiser and sunscreen developed to protect all skin types against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Offering broad-spectrum protection in a lightweight and non-greasy formula, this daily moisturiser shields skin to prevent fine lines, sun spots, dehydration, and the breakdown of collagen.

Enriched with antioxidants to protect the skin, this moisturiser also contains Zinc Oxide, a powerful sunscreen that creates a barrier against irritants and sun exposure. Niacinamide strengthens the skin’s own natural defences while soothing inflammation and redness. Hyaluronic Acid delivers an instant moisture surge and ensures optimal hydration levels throughout the day.

The fast-absorbing formula of moisturising daily defence is suitable for all skin types and won’t clog pores or leave the white cast typical of many sunscreens.

"Ive been using this product as a hand cream before bed every night and when I wake up my hands are still super moisturized. I am super impressed and can see why this is such a cult product! You dont need much as the product is super thick. Would recommend to everyone!!" - Bek ★★★★★

Skin Food can be used all over the body as well as on the face, making it the ultimate multitasker and a must-have in your beauty cabinet. Whether you have sun-damaged skin or windburn, this deeply moisturising cream will intensely nourish skin, replenishing hydration and leaving your complexion feeling soft and smooth.

This natural face and body cream includes Chamomile, Rosemary, Lanolin, and Sweet Almond Oil. These ingredients work together to soothe, hydrate, and protect skin from morning to evening. Simply massage into the skin and allow to absorb.

Transform mature skin overnight to wake up to a smoother, plumper, and healthier complexion. Asap anti-ageing night cream is the ultimate overnight cream to rejuvenate mature and ageing skin. Upon application, this potent face cream goes into overdrive to stimulate collagen production and accelerate skin cell turnover. Anti-ageing night cream effortlessly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It also provides the optimal amount of hydration for every complexion type, leaving skin feeling nourished and moisturised for the day ahead.

To encourage skin cell renewal, asap anti-ageing night cream contains Glycolic Acid, a powerful alpha-hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates the skin to reveal a brighter and clearer complexion. This powerful facial moisturiser also combines White Tea with Lemon Verbena to soothe skin while protecting it from age-accelerating environmental aggressors.

A lightweight formulation, anti-ageing night cream is suitable for all skin types. Simply apply in the evening and wake up to healthier and happier skin.

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So, let's recap our Top 10 Picks for the Best Moisturisers

  1. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

  2. Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal Skin

  3. Aspect Phytostat 9

  4. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturiser 75ml

  5. Dermalogica Active Moist 100ml

  6. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream 50ml

  7. Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream

  8. asap moisturising daily defence spf 50+ 100ml

  9. Weleda Skin Food

  10. asap anti-ageing night cream

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