Dry, oily, combination, sensitive, normal, or an amalgamation of all of the above – everyone’s skin is different, making it tricky to choose the right moisturiser. And what makes it even trickier is the sheer variety of lotions, potions, creams, and serums to choose from.
With a surge in natural products boasting organic ingredients, antioxidants, and anti-ageing and hydrating properties hitting the market, many of the options claim to be better for our skin and the planet – whether they’re vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, handmade in the region, or housed in recyclable or reusable packaging. But which ones are worth investing in? The Gaggler video creator Emma Brain tried out three different moisturisers to see how effective they really are.
WATCH THE VIDEO: ALL THREE MOISTURISERS PUT TO THE TEST
Shirley Conlon Organics Fountain of Youth Face Cream
Handmade in fresh batches and packed with botanical extracts that are suitable for all skin types, this cream is particularly good for sensitive skin and specially formulated for hot, dry climates. It’s also lightweight, making it suitable for day and night use.
GLA-rich evening primrose oil, hydrating sodium hyaluronate, antioxidant Q10.
AED 155 without pump, AED 160 with pump for 50ml.
Blissoma Awake Morning Firming Facial Moisture
A lightweight formula with nourishing ingredients that protect the skin throughout the day, using a combination of herbs to brighten the complexion whilst building resilience.
Organic red raspberry seed oil (natural vitamin E), essential fatty acids, tamanu oil.
AED 150 for 38g.
Ixora Deep Moisturizing Face Cream
Super hydrating and specially formulated for dry skin, this moisturiser contains ingredients that promote natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid in the skin to hydrate its deeper layers.
Scandinavian red algae compounds, rosehip seed oil, coconut oil.
AED 180 for 50ml.