As you might know, I am ridiculously picky when it comes to moisturisers. My skin is all over the place most of the time, it's dehydrated which means it can be really dry in some places and oily in others. Therefore I have to be super careful what moisturisers I use. However, I've managed to build a little collection of products that I can use whenever I need to, and whenever they suit.
So let's start with those I use for the day.
This is hands down, my favourite day moisturiser, and is something I reach for every single day. It's a very lightweight formula and has the consistency of a gel, but it applies beautiful and sinks in very quickly. It doesn't feel tacky or leave any residue, it just leaves a really smooth texture that makes a great base for make up. It also keeps my face looking matte throughout the day and not super shiny or oily. Considering it's on the cheaper side, this is such an incredible product. I'm a huge fan. I feel it's much more suited for Spring and Summer, but it's very easy to use all year around.
This is the one I've been reaching for in the colder months, as I feel it adds just a touch more moisture than The Body Shop version. It's a touch thicker in consistency, and feels like a lotion as opposed to a cream or a gel. Again, it's very nice to apply and sinks in nicely. It smooths my skin over incredibly nicely, again leaving a nice base for make up. It's not as mattifying as The Body Shop version, but it doesn't make me look oily or anything so it's not a problem.
I use this stuff every single day at the moment, it's a little insane. So I tend to put this on just before my moisturiser, but it's a much more concentrated burst of moisture, and it also affects the brightness of my skin. It really helps to brighten it up when it's looking dull, which is all the time at the moment, and keeps it that way all day. It just creates a lovely tone for my make up to adapt to. I used to use this every now and then, but I've noticed a massive difference to my skin since using it everyday. It looks brighter, it's smoother and it looks a little more flawless. It's definitely a pricier product, but it's so worth it.
Now let's move onto my nighttime products, which are generally thicker and much more nourishing.
This stuff is frigging awesome. I can't use it every night because it's so good at locking in moisture that it gets a little over powering, but I do use it every other night. It's a thick gel like cream, that you put on, and let it sink in over night. The smell is really subtle so it's not overpowering as you're leaving it on to sink it, but it's so good. I really notice if I don't use this for a few days, it's definitely one of my can't live without products now.
This isn't something I use on a really regular basis, but if my skin is being really bad and acne prone this really helps to calm it down overnight. It doesn't completely cure my skin, but it really just dries out my spots. The redness goes down, soreness disappears and I do think they get rid of it a lot quicker than normal.
This was in my 2016 skincare picks, and it's one of my all time favourites. This is something I use every night, and when I don't I really notice a difference. It helps to plump the skin and creates a really lovely texture to the skin. It is on the pricier side, but it's well worth it. I feel like I couldn't live without this stuff now, and my skin is so much nicer thanks to it.
This is used few and far between, mainly because it is so good but can be overwhelming. This is saved for the days where my skin is being a real bitch. Excuse my French. It's a gel like formula, very light and easy to apply, quick to sink in. It's not one I've spoken about a lot, because I don't use it a lot. But when I do, it's a miracle work. Whatever issues I'm having, it fixes - doesn't matter what it is.