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Which moisturiser actually works

(29 Posts)
BabyMoonPie Mon 09-Oct-17 14:33:53

I have tried cheap ones and not so cheap ones and I never want to buy the same one twice because they don't work. I just want a facial moisturiser that sorts out my dry skin. Any recommendations? Pretty please

SindyFishtail Mon 09-Oct-17 14:35:01

I've been happy with Aveeno - seems to keep my dry skin in check and can pick it up most places

Surpriseeggsforbreakfast Mon 09-Oct-17 14:37:19

I've been using Green Keratin creams and think they are great value. This one is the one I use at the moment but the Rose one is also good.

Greylilypad Mon 09-Oct-17 14:47:18

La Roche Posay Nutric Roche

Greylilypad Mon 09-Oct-17 14:48:36

That should be La Roche Posay Nutritic Intense Riche

Todayissunny Mon 09-Oct-17 14:50:01

La Roche posay - hydrant extra rich

Todayissunny Mon 09-Oct-17 14:51:09

Sorry autotype......... hydreane Not hydrant

Branleuse Mon 09-Oct-17 14:55:43

www.marksandspencer.com/ultimate-sleep-cream-50ml/p/p22449732?&pdpredirect

this stuff is amazing. Im so glad i found it. It was recommended on here and i wear it for daytime too because it sinks in really quickly

Flambola Mon 09-Oct-17 15:07:55

I love the green Aveeno cream. It's so soothing, clears up dry patches on my face a treat.

Flimp Mon 09-Oct-17 15:09:30

The Ordinary hyaluronic acid sorted out my flaky forehead like magic.

Cakescakescakes Mon 09-Oct-17 15:11:11

I find if I later a hydrating serum and a moisturiser I get better best results. A moisturiser on its own isn’t enough for me. I have tried and like Avene serums and Una Brennan superfacialist Vit C one and the new Simple hydrating one.

trashcanjunkie Mon 09-Oct-17 15:30:50

I ran out of my normal moisturiser and simultaneously dh shaved off his beard. He'd been given some really nice beard oil and was told if he got rid of the beard, it's ok to use the oil directly on skin. I slapped it on after cleansing and I haven't bought any more moisturiser since. It's called Bulldog oil I think and it smells lovely grin

BabyMoonPie Mon 09-Oct-17 15:39:54

Fantastic - thank you - I shall investigate these smile

BulletFox Mon 09-Oct-17 16:05:45

Second to The Ordinary moisturiser with HA. Never tried the others mentioned on here smile

Ferfukzsake Wed 11-Oct-17 11:54:58

I'm liking the M&S ultimate sleep cream at the moment, I also rate Aldi's caviar moisturiser

RhiannonOHara Wed 11-Oct-17 12:01:46

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. I've dry/dehydrated skin too and this is the best I've tried.

Expensive, but you can find it on eBay cheaper, and often in big professional sizes, which work out at even better value.

PugwallsSummer Wed 11-Oct-17 12:03:39

Nivea Soft has always made my skin feel good - no greasy film left behind and no overpowering scent. Very inexpensive too.

LadyOfTheCanyon Wed 11-Oct-17 13:16:55

Seconding a good serum as well - Vichy Aqualia is great for dry skin and then I use any old moisturiser on top.

Scottishandconfused Wed 11-Oct-17 13:45:28

Be sure you're using an exfoliater regularly as moisturiser won't get a chance to work if it lying on top of dead skin cells.
I prefer chemical exfoliating, check out the acids from Bravura London

PollyPerky Wed 11-Oct-17 13:57:06

Dry skin is often the result of diet.

Are you getting enough Omega 3 ? (Avocado, salmon, sardines, leafy veg, walnuts?) And not too much sugar and crap?

And are you hydrated enough?

BabyMoonPie Wed 11-Oct-17 15:41:08

That's an interesting point about diet. I'm currently on mat. leave and snack too much junk and probably drink too little water so maybe I need to address that

Apileofballyhoo Wed 11-Oct-17 15:43:35

How are you cleansing your face, OP? That can be a big cause of dryness.

greedygorb Wed 11-Oct-17 15:49:37

Cicalfate by Avene. It's meant to be a healing cream I think and looks quite medicinal but my dryish skin has never looked better since I started using it. You only need a bit. I ran out a month ago and my skin started looking a bit shit again. A week back using it and bingo back to normal. It's cheap as well.

BeerBaby Wed 11-Oct-17 17:48:29

I have very dry skin. Not diet or cleansing related. I use The Ordinary serums and a glycolic acid peel once a week. It helps. I'm yet to find a decent Moisturizer that doesn't clog, isn't too heavy and moisturises well. I'm waiting to get The Ordinary Moisturiser with HA.

washingmachinefastwash Wed 11-Oct-17 17:52:46

Skin smoothing cream dermalogica, you could also buy a booster and the barrier repair. You will be looking at over £100 for this but it will be worth it.

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