A staple in every healthy skincare routine, a face moisturiser helps to hydrate the surface of the skin and lock in vital hydration from your previous skincare steps.
With a never-ending variety to choose from, face creams may appear similar, but they feel, smell and provide different skin benefits.
Read on to discover how to find the best moisturiser for your skin type from ELEMIS, whether that’s for dry, oily, sensitive and mature skin.
How To Find The Best Moisturiser
Knowing your skin type is the first step to finding the best moisturiser, as different skin types have different needs.
Oily skin will benefit from lightweight or gel-based face creams, whereas dry or dehydrated complexions should consider something richer.
To help you find the best moisturiser, we share our favourite ELEMIS face creams for every skin type.
Best Moisturiser For Dry Skin
Dry skin typically produces less sebum than other skin types, and can feel tight, rough or even flaky. A rich cream infused with nourishing ingredients that prevent moisture loss is best suited to help protect and deeply hydrate.
A face moisturiser for dry skin, Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich is a supremely rich version of our ultimate anti-ageing moisturiser. It’s formulated with a powerful combination of anti-ageing marine algae and emollient cocoa butter to provide intense nourishment for skin that feels supple, firm and instantly hydrated.
Best Moisturiser For Oily Skin
Oily skin is characterised by congested pores, and a shiny complexion due to excess sebum. This however doesn’t result in effective skin hydration.
Opt for a lightweight face cream like ELEMIS Peptide Adaptive Day Cream, a multitasking moisturiser for oily skin that adapts to your skin's needs throughout the day. Formulated with skin-synchronising peptide4 and cold-pressed honesty seed oil, the featherlight, mousse texture primes, blurs and balances whilst delivering an instant burst of cooling hydration.
Best Moisturiser For Combination Skin
Combination skin is characterised by an oily T-zone, yet dry and dull areas on the rest of the face. It’s like the dry and oily skin type in one. As such, the best moisturiser for combination skin will hydrate dry patches, and balance out shine without clogging pores.
An ultra-light, antioxidant rich day cream, ELEMIS Hydra balance Day Cream delivers continuous hydration and helps balance normal to combination skin. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and neroli to help lock in essential moisture in the drier areas, while meadowsweet extract regulates oil production.
Best Moisturiser For Mature Skin
With age the skin naturally produces less sebum and loses elasticity and collagen, resulting in a drier, lacklustre complexion. A hydrating moisturiser with anti-aging properties helps to make the skin feel firmer and more lifted.
An anti-wrinkle moisturiser, ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a super moisturising, yet ultra-lightweight gel cream that delivers essential hydration. Formulated with powerful marine and plant-based actives, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream helps improve the look of firmness and elasticity for a rejuvenated, younger-looking appearance.
Best Moisturiser For Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin can be prone to redness, irritation and inflammation, and can have adverse reactions to harsh ingredients, dyes and fragrances.
Fragrance-free, calming and antioxidant rich, ELEMIS Hydra-Boost Day Cream is an ideal moisturiser for sensitive skin. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it locks it locks in essential moisture, while extracts of mirabilis jalapa and orange blossom milk ensure skin is soothed, moisturised and comforted.