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Looking for the perfect day moisturiser (early 40s)

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Thisismynewname123 Tue 16-Aug-16 10:19:54

I've always used Lancôme (recently genifique), but it's expensive, especially when I run out of day cream, night cream & eye cream at the same time, like now. So I'm looking for the perfect day cream for early 40s skin, prone to greasy t-zone. Not necessarily the cheapest supermarket brands, just something a bit cheaper than the £60 I've been paying. Any suggestions?

mumsnit Tue 16-Aug-16 11:06:35

I have oily skin (early 40s) and in the mornings I just use No 7 Protect and Perfect serum followed by Body Shop CC cream which I love. I find if I use moisturiser as well then my skin is already oily by lunchtime!

midnightmoomoo Tue 16-Aug-16 12:13:38

Olay Total Effects (I have the fragrance free one but they do others with spf) is fab, I'm prone to going a bit shiny but this is lovely and is ok under make up. I'm on my third one now, and I never buy the same thing more than once very often! Think it's meant to be about £15 but is always on offer somewhere and Savers do it for £8.99

happilymarried1 Tue 16-Aug-16 12:19:27


Thisismynewname123 Tue 16-Aug-16 13:33:14

Thanks. I'll have a look at what Olay have. May give them a try

whattheactualflump Tue 16-Aug-16 13:35:01

No 7 Lift and Luminate - have switched to this from more expensive brands and (without wanting to sound like some weird advert woman) have noticed a massive difference. I've been using the serum and moisturiser which I think I got on a 3 for 2 or similar (quite pricey at full price but endless offers at Boots).

Thisismynewname123 Tue 16-Aug-16 13:39:52

I'm going to look at No7 as well. I used to use it sometimes when I was much younger so maybe need to try again

papayasareyum Tue 16-Aug-16 17:01:01

another vote for olay total effects. I've always used Chanel or Estee Lauder moisturisers on my face and bought the olay when I was a bit skint. Two years ago.
I never buy anything else now, the Olay is the best.

OldJoseph Tue 16-Aug-16 17:05:21

I don't have sensitive skin, however the only moisturiser I ever felt uncomfortable wearing was Oil of Ulay (years and years ago). So even when it became Olay I never tried it. I'm interested to hear it's so good.

LemonDr1zzle Tue 16-Aug-16 17:10:01

I really like Estee Lauder's Daywear SPF moisturiser for most of the year. (During intense sunny holidays I switch to something / anything lighter and use with sun cream instead though). Daywear is around £30 a jar.

I've tried various Garnier and L'Oreal ones, but I find them too highly scented. Is the Olay one very scented?

TheCatsBiscuits Tue 16-Aug-16 17:36:16

eucerin, but i do have quite dry, sensitive skin that can't tolerate anything too actively 'anti-ageing'.

midnightmoomoo Tue 16-Aug-16 21:21:57

The Olay Total Effects isn't as greasy as the original Olay fluid (the pink one). Yes, they do a fragrance free one and I've also used a sensitive version with spf which is also fragrance free. I'm really impressed with it.

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