The Best Moisturisers For Every Skin Type

Struggling to settle on one tub of face cream? With new formulas hitting the web every week, choosing a new moisturiser can be an exhausting task. Here at Beauty Bay we know that it’s not a one-jar-fits-all kinda situation, which is why we’ve sifted through the sizeable selection and chosen the very best moisturisers for every complexion. From Elemis to Dr Jart+ these are the pots you need on your shelf. 

Normal: Elemis Peptide 4 Adaptive Day Cream

Powered by skin-synchronising Peptide4 and cold-pressed oils, this whipped mousse moisturiser is a multipurpose formula that does everything it says on the tin. Once massaged in, the featherweight texture quickly sinks into the skin leaving it rejuvenated and refreshed. Benefits include: reducing pores, rebalancing the skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Use in place of your primer for a perfect makeup base.

Oily: Florence By Mills Dreamy Dew Moisturiser

It’s a common misconception that oily complexions should steer clear of moisturisers, but this simply isn’t true. Slick skin needs hydration just as much as the next and denying it essential moisture causes more harm than good. When you forgo face cream, your skin starts producing more sebum to overcompensate. Florence By Mills Dreamy Dew Moisturiser is super lightweight and non-pore clogging. It contains rebalancing willow bark extract and Egyptian lotus flower to refine greasy faces.

Dry: By Beauty Bay Thirst Class Rich Moisturiser

As the name suggests, Thirst Class Rich is a moisturiser that means serious business. A base of ceramide rich oat lipids, colloidal oatmeal and sunflower seed oil softens and strengthens the skin whilst delivering a much-needed dose of hydration. Ceramides improve water retention, providing long-lasting moisture and a plumper more youthful complexion.

Combination: By Beauty Bay Day One Moisturiser

Those with combination skin have the benefit of being able to tolerate quite a wide range of ingredients. This conditioning gel-cream formula combines hydrating olive squalane and Indian ginseng to help protect against blue light. Despite being incredibly lightweight, it still managed to keep skin healthy and smooth. Combine it with one of By Beauty Bay’s SkinHits to tailor the moisturiser to your daily needs.

Acne: Revolution Skincare Anti-Blemish Boost Cream With Azelaic Acid

Despite being one of the lesser-known acids, Azelaic is just as good – if not better – at combatting breakouts. As well as exfoliation, it possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Most acids are efficient brighteners, bit Azelaic inhibits pigmentation enzymes, fading blemish marks. Shea butter, sunflower seed oil and squalane provide a hit of hydration. With daily use, your complexion will become clearer and more even-toned.

Sensitive: Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream

Having sensitive skin can be challenging, but armed with the right products it needn’t be. The entire of Dr Jart’s Ciciapair Tiger Grass range has been carefully formulated for reactive skins, however their Calming Gel Cream takes the top spot. Harnessing the technology of Korean skincare, this cooling gel-like formula soothes and calms sensitive complexions on application. The mixture of probiotics, tiger grass, and yarrow oil support the skins natural barrier, protecting it from further damage and distress. It’s the perfect remedy for dry, irritated faces.

Dehydrated: Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Day Cream

One of the most efficacious ingredients for dehydrated skin is OG hydrator hyaluronic acid (HA). Great news: Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Day Cream is packed full of HA and various moisturising oils. The velvety texture is thick enough to keep the skin conditioned – even in harsher cold climates – but absorbs quickly, so there’s no risk of it leaving your skin looking greasy. Apply morning and night, or whenever your skin requires some thirst-quenching. 

Scarred: Yes To Tomato Daily Balancing Moisturiser

Alongside caring for scarred skin, it’s imperative to use a blemish-fighting moisturiser daily to prevent the formation of new spots and scars. Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser is specifically formulated for acne-prone complexions. Enriched with reparative antioxidants, the blend of nourishing botanicals tomato, watermelon and red pepper fruit extract restore and protect the skin. It’s also free from SLS, parabens and silicones and comprised of 97% natural ingredients.