6 Extremely Hydrating Face Creams For Every Budget

6 Extremely Hydrating Face Creams For Every Budget
Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, a good moisturiser is a skincare essential. Throughout winter, most of us find that the more hydrating the face cream the better. The best moisturiser for you will hydrate and nourish, as well as support your skin barrier to lock in moisture and nutrients and protect against external aggressors.

How do I choose the best moisturiser?

Look for hydrating ingredients such as ceramides, squalane and hyaluronic acid, as well as barrier builders like niacinamide. You should also take your skin type into consideration and choose the right consistency. If you have oily skin, a water-gel base might be more suitable than a thick cream that’s made for dry skin.

There are moisturisers for every skin type and budget. Whether you want to save or splurge, have dry or oily skin, we’ve found the best moisturiser for you.

The best moisturisers to have in 2023

01

NATURIUM

Multi-peptide Moisturizer, € 24,00

Best Affordable Moisturiser
If you’re looking for a moisturiser that’s packed full skin-boosting ingredients, including vitamin C and peptides, for less than £25, Naturium’s Multi-Peptide Moisturiser is worth exploring. The lightweight formula hydrates and plumps skin, and sits beautifully under makeup. For those who want even deeper hydration, pair it with NATURIUM Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5%, € 21,00.

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02

Tula Skincare

24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream, € 26,00

Best Moisturiser For Dry Skin
Formulated with probiotics, milk proteins and squalane, this Tula moisturiser works for all skin types, but is particularly good for soothing and nourishing dry skin. In fact, we’d go as far as to say, it’s the best moisturiser for dry skin as it helps to support your microbiome and strengthen your skin barrier.

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03

Kate Somerville

Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream, € 69,00

Best Face Cream For Sensitive Skin
With the help of ultra-hydrating goat milk and jojoba and avocado oils, this iconic Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturiser is a great face cream for sensitive skin. We like to use this moisturiser to help soothe dry, sensitive skin throughout the winter and after we’ve used active ingredients like retinol.

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04

Augustinus Bader

The Rich Cream, € 160,00

Best Luxury Face Cream
Augustinus Bader caused quite a stir when it launched its two moisturisers a few years back. Professor Bader and his team declared the brand’s signature TFC8 complex helped to boost cell renewal and you could forgo the rest of your creams and serums for just one cream. Roll forward to 2022 and The Rich Cream is a consistent bestseller. Not only does it feel pampering and indulgent to use, but this cream delivers results.

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05

Summer Fridays

Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer, € 45,00

Best Moisturiser For Oily Skin
Even the oiliest skin needs moisturising, especially throughout winter, and Summer Friday Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer is one of our favourites. Packed full of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and brightening pineapple enzymes, this featherlight face cream hydrates without feeling greasy or heavy.

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06

Tatcha

The Dewy Skin Cream, € 26,00

Best Glow-Boosting Moisturiser
Plump and hydrate your skin with this hero cream from Tatcha. The Dewy Skin Cream is the perfect moisturiser for anyone who wants to dial up the radiance. With the help of hyaluronic acid and Okinawa algae, your skin gets a dose of hydration, and the dewy finish creates a glowy base, which looks healthy under makeup.

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