Over the summer months, in Australia, I’ve found it really hard to find a good moisturiser as it’s so hot in Oz that I never wanted any of the heavier moisturisers but I also wanted one that would last the day and hydrate my skin as it is actually just so hot.
This year, I found three great ones.
The first moisturiser, I want to talk about is the Dr Lewinns Day Cream Moisturizer.
I actually bought this as part of a set in Myer for like $50. It came with a cleanser and toner too, if I remember rightly. It sat in my bathroom cabinet for a good 9 months before I broke it out when I ran out of my many old Nuxe moisturisers.
I don’t know why it took me so long to use this because I loved it when I tried it over Christmas. The consistency is quite thick so I thought it would feel heavy to put on but it wasn’t at all. It just soaked right in. The only thing I will say is that it does come out white so definitely check the mirror while you’re slapping this one on! My skin felt really nourished and soft. There was a slight film of grease if I tried to put my make up on straight away as you do need about 20mins for it to soak in. I think this is the perfect moisturiser for winter time, when the heating is on.
I’ve been looking for a mattifying moisturiser for AGGGGGES! I have oily skin so I wanted something that would help me not look so shiny. I’m not talking about that dewy look foundation gives but actual shiny shine. I love the dewy glow foundation look but its been quite the challenge having oily skin so I was delighted when I came across Garnier Moisture Match. It smells like cucumber. I did find this to be quite a dry moisturiser, Now while it claims to control sebum, I don’t think it does that. My skin didn’t really feel moisturised but it did mattify it. The texture of the moisturiser was also quite strange but if you like a dewy make up look without looking like your face is an oil slick then this could work for you. In saying that, if your skin is really oily, I don’t think this one will work for you.
My most recent moisturiser find is Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser. I loved this one so much that I bought the tub first and then went back for the tube which has added SPF and is handier for the oul handbag.
I’ve been using this one day and night since I bought it so I’m saving the best of last.
The blurb says its
“moisturising gel that has been formulated to double the skin’s moisture. The formula features an innovative progressive release system, which works to absorb moisture from the air and release it into the skin over time to combat dryness, leaving skin soft and radiant. It also contains highly purified hyaluronic acid for extra hydration and moisture retention”.
Now I don’t know much about Chemistry but what I do know is my skin has cleared up heaps using this. I’ve really struggled with my skin since moving to Oz and I’m now beginning to think that maybe it’s just been super dehydrated all this time.
The original moisturiser is a white transparentish colour while the tube moisturiser is a blueish colour. I’m guessing the SPF accounts for the colour change. I’m a big fan of this guy as not only has my skin cleared up heaps but a little bit (and I’m talking teeny) goes a long way, it doesn’t cost a bomb and my make up has been staying in place all day long like nobodies business! I love how my skin feels using this – refreshed and hydrated. This should also be a good moisturiser for anybody with oily skin as its water based!