I don’t think of myself as being too fussy with moisturisers but there are some that work for me and some that don’t. Everyone’s skin is different and this post is of course about how my own skin works. I’m not a dermatologist and I can only speak for myself.
I find that if my skin is either too dry or overly moisturised, it tends to break out. If it’s too dry, it starts producing oil and it will eventually lead to too much oil in some places causing spots. On the other hand, if a moisturiser is too heavy for me, I will also end up with spots on my face.
My go to face moisturiser is the Nivea Soft moisturiser that comes in a 75ml tube. I prefer squeezing (or pumping) out moisturiser rather than scooping it out from a tub because I think it’s more hygenic. I use a pea sized amount and massage it onto my face every night and I find that this absorbs very quickly. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy and it’s neither too light nor too heavy for me and it doesn’t break me out. It’s probably a pretty average moisturiser (as moisturisers go) but it just works for me.
It has a bit of scent to it but I don’t find it very strong and it doesn’t irritate me — I actually find it quite pleasant. It has Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E and since I’ve started using it (about 6 months ago) it did make my skin feel softer.
I also use this under makeup if I’m not using my Missha BB Cream. I find it works very well and I don’t find that it alters the longevity of my makeup (it doesn’t last longer and doesn’t wear off quicker either).
This cream can also be used as a hand or body cream — I don’t use it as a body lotion but sometimes I use it as a hand cream if it’s the first thing that pops into my hands when I’m looking for a hand cream.
Every once in a while, possibly once every week or two, I give my skin some extra moisture by topping off this moisturiser with an Etude House sleeping pack (either the firming one or the moisturising one). The sleeping packs, especially the moisturising one, make my skin feel baby soft in the morning but if I use them too often, I will break out.
All in all, I find to be a convenient moisturiser that works well for my skin. It quenches my skin, doesn’t break me out and it’s at a great price (£2.17 on Amazon.) I wouldn’t say that it does anything spectacular to my skin but it does keep it moisturised and soft, which is what it says it does. After I’m done with this tube I have some samples and moisturisers that I got in previous Glossyboxes to go through, but if I didn’t have a stash of moisturisers, I would repurchase this one.
I’m pretty basic with my moisturising routine, what do you use?