Morning moisturiser (step 6)

So, most think that this is where you spend your money – I’d disagree. If you have a decent serum and eye cream for the important bits, you can get away with a cheaper moisturiser – as long as it has no nasties in. They should not contain mineral oil/petroleum/petrochemicals at all!! You should be using about a penny sized amount for your face and another penny for neck/decolletage area. Spend a decent amount of time massaging it in – not too hard, just gently.
Here are mine…

(Excuse the cat hairs on the bed!)

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Face base – £38.50. I use this more of a primer after a moisturiser if I want/need more hydration. Shea butter can be problematic for really oily skin so I’d avoid if that is you … Fab for dryer skins.

Origins A Perfect world – £36. This is gorgeous – light, lovely. Anti ageing.

Clarins Early Wrinkle Cream – can’t go wrong with Clarins creams. Meant for 25-30yr olds … oops time to move an age bracket! ****AMAZING PRICE on allbeauty!

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine cream – V v pricey. This is nice and light and apparently the best selling facial moisturiser ever. I’m not sure…. I think my other ones are better and cheaper.

REN Clearcalm – from M&S on offer at the mo. Reasonable price 23 pounds. Use this when I’m spotty. Really nice.

MV Organics Rose Moisturiser – vvv pricey but lovely. Goes well with the spray toner from yesterday. Just smooths everything.

Malin+Goetz Vitamin E – 37 pounds. Spacenk – a more expensive version of The Body shop Vit E. Nice all rounder but I’d buy TBS one to be honest! Save a fortune!

Tropic Skin revive – really nice in winter as it is quite rich. Smells lush.

Mario Badescu Aloe – 20 pounds – I use this when I’ve been really spotty and have used intensive spot treatments and my skin has dried out. It gets a bit of moisture back. 

Clarins Hydra Matte – 20 pounds . I don’t normally like matte creams but if you’re oily th
is is lovely. Sample size but I might repurchase full size for the summer.

Origins Make a Difference Plus – 34.50 This is for dehydrated /dry skins. Smells gorgeous and just makes everything nice as smooth and supple.

Others I like:

Any moisturiser by TBS really:

Vitamin E – 11 pounds

Aloe – 11 pounds

Seaweed (if very oily) 11pounds

Nutriganics – (if anti ageing is your issues) 14 pounds

Pomegrante (firming) 18 pounds

Aldi Lacura range – Q10 moisturiser 2 pounds I believe.

Una Brenan@Boots –

12.99 Rose Hydrating (dry)

12.99 Tea Flower Mattifying (oily)

15.99 Neroli Firming (older skin)

Other brands: 

Organic Surge – in Waitrose

Nourish – on feelunique

Neals Yard – Waitrose and online

NB: Don’t bother buying a moisturiser with specific SPF in it: you’ll be paying for the SPF (which is more expensive than the moisturiser ingredients). Buy a separate SPF. If your moisutriser does have SPF in it and you like it – fine. But I personally wouldn’t rely on the SPF in day creams.


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