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The Best Face Moisturisers Whatever Your Skin Type

Lab Series Jaxon Lane Men-U

Moisturisers make or break a skincare routine: they're essential. With the sheer range available, moisturisers are increasingly multi-functional, not only targeting general hydration concerns by balancing the skin, but also tackling oiliness, inflammation, and age indicators. So, your pick of moisturiser should change and adapt to your daily needs. In this article we've rounded up the best moisturisers for every skin type, plus what to look out for when you're in the market to buy one.

 

Lab Series Anti Age Max

 

Best for Dry Skin: LAB SERIES Anti-Age Max LS Cream

What dry skin needs in a moisturiser:

  • Contains an array of ingredients that nourish and repair, penetrating deeply into the skin.
  • Contains hydrating oils without leaving a heavy or oily residue.
  • Features calming ingredients that address the inflammation and tightness dry skin entails.

Why it's ideal for dry skin:

Trust us with this one, as this Anti-Age Max LS Cream from Lab Series is certainly formulated for ageing skin in mind, which makes it perfect for dry skin. As skin ages, it loses its elasticity, resulting in dry skin. A product that supports natural collagen production is key to restoring its visible appearance and texture. Collagen is a structural protein that is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin.

This cream employs Hydrolyzed Oat Proteins, a powerhouse ingredient with manifest benefits for dry skin. It is a humectant that attracts and retains moisture in the skin, drawing this from the environment and binding it to the skin. Moreover, this forms a protective barrier on the skin, reducing transepidermal water loss (evaporation). Finally, these proteins break down into smaller components, such as amino acids and peptides on the skin. These smaller molecules can penetrate the skin more easily and contribute to the skin's natural moisturising factors, essential for maintaining skin hydration, health, feel, and appearance. Even more, a complex of peptides – Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 & Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 – stimulates collagen production and therefore improves skin appearance and texture.

Rounding this product out, extracts of Goji Berry, Blueberry, and Cranberry provide natural antioxidant protection from naturally occurring Vitamin C and Anthocyanins, boasting a number of combined benefits that protect, brighten, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin.

While many dry skin moisturisers are thick and occlusive, Lab Series have formulated a weightless product, never feeling greasy or heavy. It’s perfect for day and night applications.

If you're looking to address dry skin with a dedicated routine, we recommend our Dry Skin Kit

 

Best For Oily Skin: men-U Ultra Concentrate Matt Moisturiser

What oily skin needs in a moisturiser:

  • Upon application, the texture of the product feels lightweight, without a residual 'clingy' feeling on the skin.
  • Oil-free.
  • During the course of the day, it doesn't leave you with a greasy or shiny complexion.

Why it's ideal for oily skin: The men-U Ultra Concentrate Matt Moisturiser has an light and 'invisible' formula: quickly absorbing into the skin, mattifying and providing a smooth and even-looking texture without an excess of shine, controlling this throughout the day. Crucially, a moisturiser designed with oily skin in mind must work under a double-bind: it needs to hydrate and nourish without using ingredients that tip the skin into oily excess and clog the pores (such as certain lipids and petrolatum-based products). Ingredients of this sort are known as non-comedogenic, and are found exclusively in this product.

In addition, Tocopheryl Acetate is a potent form of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that repairs the skin by fighting free radical damage. In addition, Lactic Acid gets to work during the day, gently resurfacing the skin, rescuing the skin from an otherwise dull and lifeless complexion, improving its texture.

If you're looking for a complete set of products to help your oily skin, have a look at our Oily Skin Kit

 

Best for Normal Skin: Jaxon Lane Relax and Repair Moisturiser

What normal skin needs in a moisturiser:

  • A product that maintains the balance of the skin.
  • A medium consistency - not too lightweight that it doesn't hydrate, but not too heavy that it clogs pores.
  • Contains ingredients that help the skin holistically, rather than addressing one main concern.

Why it's ideal for normal skin:

Jaxon Lane Relax and Repair Moisturiser is an all-rounder without skimping on potency and quality, free from fragrance and drying alcohols. It’s the perfect generalist, targeting a number of concerns that all skin-types should look out for - indeed, ensuring they never become a real concern. 

Jaxon Lane is quick to boast about its ingredient list, as its first ingredient is Centella Asiatica (opposed to water). It’s the perfect ingredient in moisturisers - offering effective and sustained hydration, while reducing the redness associated with inflammation. In combination with Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Squalane, it does a great job of soothing discomforting skin tightness.

Normal skin types are not unaffected skin types, and often need to pay attention to their skin as it responds to changing factors - such as seasonal dryness in the winter, and sweat and oiliness in the summer. Ceramides are naturally produced by the body, and protect the skin’s lipid barrier while improving skin quality and appearance - think of this ingredient like a shield. Moisturisers with ceramides add to what is already there, and at times, needs help. 

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) balances the skin's sebum production. By doing this, it's able to reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion. What results over time is a more even complexion and reduced appearance of any hyperpigmentation from past breakouts. Working synergistically with Ginseng, this ingredient minimises the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. It energises too, imparting radiance.

If you're in the market for a complete set to moisturise your normal skin, check out our Normal Skin Kit