Stories Feature
Tried and tested: 8 Moisturisers We Love

Monica Bellucci for Esquire 2001

You can pick yourself up a decent moisturiser at your local supermarket, cue CeraVe, but a little splurge for a potent formulation held in sleek packaging that looks chic in the background of your bathroom selfie is undeniably satisfying. With effective results and a calming sensory start or end to the day, a good moisturizer has the ability to transform your daily routine into a self-care moment.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ stars for Matte Balancing Moisturiser, if you have oily, combination or sensitive skin - or are looking for something to dull that sweaty shine in the heat then this is a lovely option to mattify your complexion. The lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into the skin for a soft finish and a smooth base for makeup that will last all day.

With the subtle scent of cucumber, Daily Jelly Moisturiser is a refreshing start to the day. The lightweight, hydrating formulation absorbs quickly into the skin so you can move straight on to your next step. We know it's what's on the inside that counts but those sculptural, refillable bottles look so damn cute in the bathroom.

Lush and creamy with a delicate citrus scent, first impressions are a treat for the senses. Boosted by Camellia, Grapeseed and Rosehip Oils, Hydra Repair Day Cream is a protective, smoothing moisturiser that is a perfect base under makeup.

Is Mermaidcore your thing? Dewy skin is ours, and Moisture Riser is the one with its calming properties and a silky, creamy, serum-y texture. It contains Blue Tansy (giving you that baby blue hue), Clary Sage, Marula Nut, Blue Green Algae and Hyaluronic acid, all working to give your moisture levels a raise while healing, soothing, plumping and hydrating. Mmmm.

Not just another moisturiser, NZ-made Moisture Lock by Maryse is like the ocean for thirsty skin. This is an intelligent formulation packed full of actives that melt into the skin for a radiant, plump complexion. Hydration heroes Hyalouric Acid and Saccharide Isomerate work on a cellular level to strengthen the skin’s barrier function and lock in moisture, delivering instant hydration. It's good for AM + PM, year-round.

This beauty duo is rich in more ways than one; Age-repair Intensive Moisturiser and Regenerating Night Cream are the complete package for AM PM skin regeneration. Targetted more toward ageing skin, Age-repair Intensive Moisturiser
noticeably improves elasticity to diminish the appearance of fine lines, while Regenerating Night Cream increases Collagen Type IV and Collagen Type I synthesis while boosting Elastin levels, noticeably improving dermal structure, firmness, tone and firming of the skin.

Purple powerhouse, Aurora Face Cream has all those active goodies; Squalane, Niacinamide, Green Coffee Bean and Hyaluronic Acid. What more could you want? We love the creamy smooth application + matte finish and if you prefer unscented products, this ticks the box.

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