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Moisturiser isn't especially anti-ageing. The key anti-ageing ingredients are acids, usually found in toner type products as easier to be right pH, and retinols, best ones are in stand alone products. Peptides might help a bit and they are usually best delivered in serums.
Which boils down to moisturiser not being worth spending ££££ on - beauty companies have known how to make moisturiser for peanuts since Nivea was invented (although spot prone skin doesn't really like Nivea).
You want something oil-free for spot prone skin. Cerave is lovely and has ceramides and niacinamide, both of which help skin's barrier function so are good for acne and potentially ageing as well. I think Olay go a lot for ceramides and niacinamide too.
As Shop says, most anti-spot ingredients are anti-ageing as well. If you had a routine with salicylic acid toner, niacinamide and a retinol that would be ace for your spots and far more anti-ageing than the moisturiser. And don't forget the SPF
Shop and Wolpertinger that's brilliant advice - thank you
I think i was looking at it a bit wrong - It feels as though moisturiser is the law or something and I hadn't even thought about those other products (thb I'd had a look at the Caroline Hirons site mentioned on here but didn't know where to start).
I'll go and hunt for those things you've recommended - thanks so much for your help
Cerave is sadly only available on Amazon/eBay in the UK A little bottle lasts ages.
Popular acid options would be Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion (good if you aren't that spotty), Effaclar Duo (if proper spotty), Paula's Choice 2% BHA (my favourite and comes as lotion, gel etc so you can choose your fav texture)
Retinol would be Avene Ystheal, LRP Redermic R, Paula's Choice Retinol or Skinceuticals Retinol. Be careful as there are a lot of products out there with not enough retinol in to be effective.