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Lightweight but effective and not expensive face moisturiser?

(20 Posts)
Closetlibrarian Mon 23-Oct-17 20:54:06

Looking for a lightweight but effective face moisturiser (i.e. one that feel heavy on your skin or leave it feeling tacky, but not an 'oil free' one) that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
I currently use Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream, which I like a lot apart from the price. Any alternatives you lovely people can suggest?

64BooLane Mon 23-Oct-17 20:56:24

The Avene ones are genuinely good and IIRC they’re pretty reasonably priced (definitely compared to Kiehls).

annandale Mon 23-Oct-17 20:57:43

I'm trying out a Superdrug one that Sali Hughes recommended a couple of weeks ago. Erm glyco phyto age something. It's pink which I don't love but I like the feel of my skin after it. Good makeup base too (I think, don't wear much). Will find the link.

64BooLane Mon 23-Oct-17 20:57:55

And they’re 25% off at Escentual at the moment, have just seen. Sorry no link - on phone and can’t remember how!

userofthiswebsite Mon 23-Oct-17 20:58:35

Super cheap- Nivea soft.
Also like Simple light and rich moisturisers

Closetlibrarian Mon 23-Oct-17 20:58:52


woollyminded Mon 23-Oct-17 20:58:53

Bourjois healthy mix with serum has done me well for the last few years. I really rate it.

annandale Mon 23-Oct-17 20:59:24

This one

Closetlibrarian Mon 23-Oct-17 21:00:00

Sorry - I should also have added that it can't be too heavily scented!

wowfudge Mon 23-Oct-17 21:17:28

I’ve been impressed with Simple.

Naughtyfrog Mon 23-Oct-17 21:35:07

This is half price at Boots at the moment - I love this moisturiser and it fits your description I think:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream Moisturiser:

StillGotTheTreeUp Mon 23-Oct-17 21:36:16

Tesco light oily something or other. It's fab!

MaryLennoxsScowl Mon 23-Oct-17 21:43:42

The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors - really nice, cheap and works, unscented.

Popskipiekin Mon 23-Oct-17 21:51:59

This Nivea Q10 one is my absolute favourite. Never need to buy it full price - somewhere always has 2 for £10 or £12 going. Light, great base for make-up, non-scented, lasts a while - and apparently fending off wrinkles! And being spf 15 is great too (though perhaps all good moisturisers have spf in them now).

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 23-Oct-17 21:52:14

I'm using an M&S one at the moment (I Bought a Formula 5 piece kit in their 50% off sale)

For Summer when my face tends to sweat (menopausal) my Go-To lightweight one is BodyShop Vit E , but only the original one (don't like the Rich one or the Sorbet one)

I've tried various Aldi ones but they melt into my ees and sting.

I'm planning to try that Superdrug Optimum range when I've run out of my present one

QueenofLouisiana Mon 23-Oct-17 22:21:06

Lidl Q10 anti- wrinkle one. Costs about £2 and does the job well. No SPF (I wear make up with this in) but also no nasty mineral oils.

Closetlibrarian Tue 24-Oct-17 13:07:54

Thanks all for these great suggestions!

repetitionrepetition Wed 25-Oct-17 14:41:42

eucerin. i don’t like fragrance either. it’s about £10 a tube. great stuff.

FawnDrench Wed 25-Oct-17 19:45:38

Another vote for the Simple moisturiser here.

BowlingShoes Wed 25-Oct-17 19:51:02

I use the Lidl hyalauronic acid anti-wrinkle moisturiser. It's the nicest moisturiser I've ever used and it's really cheap. I live in fear of them discontinuing it so I keep about 4 tubes in the house.

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