The one step of your skincare routine you should never skip, finding the right moisturiser for your skin type can be quite tricky. For example, getting one that’s overly hydrating can cause breakouts, while a moisturiser that doesn’t do enough will lead to dry and cracking skin. While not all moisturisers are created equal, here are the top Teenage Beauty Award 2017 recommendations ranging from high-end to drugstore brands to serve your different needs.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Protection Emulsion, $36.90Hydrate and protect your skin in one easy application with The Body Shop’s Moisture Protection emulsion. A lightweight multitasker that boasts antioxidant wheatgerm oil and hyaluronic acid that leaves your complexion feeling supple all day, it also contains SPF30/PA+++ to shield skin from harmful UV rays.
For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturising Lotion, $57
The moisturising lotion from Taiwanese brand For Beloved One is an all-in-one serum that serves to replenish moisture and protect your skin. It is suitable for all skin types, especially for dry and sensitive skin. Containing GHK-Cu, the serum claims to help to slow down the aging process and improve skin elasticity. It is also scent-free, which is a plus point for those who are more sensitive to perfumed products.
Garnier Light Complete Yoghurt Sleeping Mask, $19.90Aimed to brighten up your skin, Garnier’s Yoghurt Sleeping Mask contains important skin-restoring niacinamide and brightening ascorbyl glucoside to work its magic. This works well on dry skin types, but not on sensitive skin users because it contains Lemon Fruit extract which may be excessively acidic. It is both sulfate- and alcohol-free too. Leave it on your face overnight, and wake up to brighter skin!
IDS Oil-Free Moisturiser, $89
Having difficulty finding the right moisturiser for your troubled skin? This trooper might be the one for you. The IDS Oil-Free Moisturizer is specially formulated with ingredients that will regulate sebum, control acne, minimise shine and lighten blemish marks. It is packed with retinyl palmitate, a gentle Vitamin A derivate that aids in clearing up complexion by speeding up the recovery rate of cells.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturiser, $96
Cominng in a gel-like texture, the Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream lives up to its name as an extremely lightweight moisturiser that absorbs quickly and easily into your skin. It leaves skin feeling perfectly hydrated and exceptionally smooth, and it contains a very good mix of skin-repairing ingredients. What’s more, the mineral Mica is included to give your complexion an extra glow.
Auolive Day Glower, $118
A new name on the market, Auolive is founded by Claire Au, a Singaporean who knows the struggle of maintaining a proper skincare routine while juggling a busy schedule. Enter the Auolive Day Glower, an all-in-one moisturiser that’s created to bridge the gap for those with little time for their complexions. An antioxidant moisturiser, this local offering also provides sun protection of SPF30, and works well as a makeup base, making your routine a lot simpler and faster so that you can get to school just in time.
Curel Moisture Face Milk, $32.80 Works best on all skin types, this drugstore moisturiser is dermatologically-developed, ensuring that even sensitive-skin users can use it. The face milk contains pseudo-ceramide, an ingredient that is crucial in retaining the moisture in your skin, and eucalyptus extract, for its anti-inflammatory properties, ensuring that your face is protected and well-hydrated at all times of the day. Because it is so gentle on the skin, you do not have to worry about any potential breakouts when using this.
su:m37 Water-full Timeless Water Gel Cream, $108
A premium Korean brand that recently landed onto local shores, su:m37’s Water-full Timeless Water Gel Cream is amazingly lightweight and yet delivers rich hydration that absorbs easily and quickly into skin. It’s formulated with Fermented Rose of Jericho and ceramide cream to enhance and firm of skin’s texture.
belif The True Cream Water Bomb, $58
Designed for combination to oily skin types, this is the third addition to Belif’s The True Cream line and the lightest in consistency. It is said to be able to cool your skin of about -2.8°C when tested at 35°C, which is caused by the bursting of water droplets upon contact with your skin, and it feels nothing short of refreshing. It hydrates and plumps up your skin without causing any sticky residue, and we can see why this is the Readers’ Choice for the year.
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Cream, $35.90
The Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cream is infused with four types of Hyaluronic Acid which deeply penetrates the skin to hydrate and help restore skin’s moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss. Its richness and intensity make it a perfect night-time moisturiser that works well on all skin types. It is fragrance-, alcohol-, oil- and colourant-free, making it a preferred choice for sensitive-skin users too.