The Best Moisturiser for Every Skin Type
When it comes to face cream, one size certainly doesn’t fit all. Let Liberty show you the best formula for your personal set of concerns
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Sure, it's not the flashiest of skincare steps, but land upon one of the very best moisturisers and your skin will soon be transformed for the better. It's the one product that can make your skin feel plump, comforted, cosseted even, all in a matter of seconds. And as the most futuristic of face creams contain all manner of active ingredients (think: retinol, vitamin C, the list goes on...) to help target your specific concerns, finding the best moisturiser for you depends largely on your skin type. Shall we show you the ropes?
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Best for: Dry Skin
The best thing you can do for dry skin is to work on strengthening its barrier function and loading it with skin-loving nutrients and vitamins. Incredibly rich and cosseting, La Mer Crème de la Mer, £155 blankets skin in a protective veil of moisture, bringing back lost skin bounce and radiance.
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Best for: Oily Skin
It might seem counterintuitive to ply oily skin with extra moisture, but trust the process: the right moisturiser will trick the skin into thinking it needn’t make so much extra oil itself. For that you’ll need something fairly light, like Dr Barbara Sturm Face Cream Light, £135. It sinks in fast, restocking skin’s lipid supplies in the process, without exacerbating top-level shine.
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Best for: Mature Skin
This moisturiser from high-end skincare brand Zelens, is just the thing for skin that’s lacking firmness and density. It uses collagen-supporting ursolic acid to improve elasticity as well as algae and herbal oils to drench the uppermost layers of skin in hydration. Expect skin to look smoother at first application, and for the results to only improve as the weeks go by.Shop Now
Best for: Tired-Looking Skin
When you’re lacking sleep, your skin is the first place to show it, manifesting in lost radiance, crepe-y skin texture and a slightly grey tint. And for that, Augustinus Bader The Cream, £140 is the moisturiser for the job. Based in ground-breaking stem cell science, it encourages the skin to work harder to turnover cells, a process that in turn reinstates skin brightness, fades fine lines and makes skin appear the image of health.
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Best for: Sensitive Skin
As anyone with sensitive skin can attest, introducing a new product into your routine can quickly upset the balance. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare B3Adaptive SuperFoods Stress Repair Face Cream, £75 is a formula you won’t need to worry about. It contains skin strengthening niacinamide, as well as kakadu plum to scaffold the all-important skin barrier and keep flare-ups at bay.Shop Now
Best for: Dehydrated Skin
Dehydrated skin is that which lacks moisture, and will gladly slurp up any glycerin or squalane you send its way. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Barrier Repair Moisturiser, £37 contains both, as well as an ultra gentle dose of retinol to help improve cell turnover and bring the younger, dewier skin cells to the surface.
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Best for: Dull Skin
Make vitamin C (and more specifically, Sunday Riley C.E.O Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream, £60) your first port of call if you’re hoping to revive dull skin. Vitamin C is able to boost collagen production, protect skin against environmental damage and boost brightness, resulting in a glowier, more even complexion.Shop Now