This moisturiser has 3,000 positive reviews and was the top-selling product on Amazon Prime Day
Baebody Retinol Moisturiser , £18, Amazon
When a moisturiser receives over 3,000 positive reviews online and becomes Amazon Prime’s most in-demand cream, you know it’s good. Baebody Retinol Moisturiser promises to fight the signs of ageing (that’ll be the retinol), to leave skin soft, smooth and glowy. It targets everything from wrinkles and uneven skin tone to dark spots and dryness. If that wasn’t enough, it’ll help beat discoloration, sun damage and even work as an acne treatment. Talk about a multi-tasker.
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £82, Elemis
If you’re after a cream that works damn hard to hydrate and hold your skin firm, this silky slice of heaven is ready to start right away. Lacklustre skin that’s looking (dare we say) a little old, has a high chance of instant satisfaction.
Essential Energy Day Cream SPF 20, £53.10, Shiseido
This baby glides on like creamy yoghurt but dissipates into silk to leave your skin makeup-ready. It’s also the first face cream to use neuro-technology, helping to send messages from your skin to your brain to help the regeneration process.
Facial moisturising lotion, £12, CeraVe
The cult US drugstore brand has finally come to the UK, so you can now get your hands on the wallet-friendly moisturiser than many a blemish-free, hydrated American face swears by. Yee-haw!
Ultra Thirst Quenching Gel, £28, L’Occitane
If what your chops need are a whack of moisture like a cream-pie to the face, look no further. Very pleasing to use.
Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser, £13, Embryolisse
A best-seller since the 1950s and celeb secret weapon (we’re looking at you Khloe Kardashian), this simple and soothing lotion is great for dry, oil, sensitive, troubled, young or old skin. A proper all-rounder for £13? We’ll take 5 please.
Ultra Facial Cream, £24.50, Kiehl’s Since 1851
Formulated to hold moisture in the upper layers of your skin, this keeps things hydrated for much longer than most, but without any greasiness. If you’re a ‘one product and go’ sort of person, make it this.
Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, £22, Marks & Spencer
People have lost their nut over this ‘miracle’ night cream and we can see why. In the world of bells, whistles and 10-step-regimes, this just makes your skin better and brighter, all on its own. Don’t believe us? Check out the 300 rave reviews on their website…
Vitamin E Moisture Cream, £13, The Body Shop
This might have been your first-ever skincare purchase as a pre-teen, but there’s no reason it shouldn’t be your last, too. Buttery soft, non-irritating and packed full of goodness it’s a no brainer. Especially for the price.
Moisturizing Cream, £120, La Mer
The original super cream, and one we’ll always come back to. Full of a secret ‘Miracle Broth’ it even things, brightens things, betters things. Being a traditional cream, it’s luscious and rich and a teeny-tiny bit goes a long way. Which basically makes it a bargain. Almost.
Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, £60, Sunday Riley
If your skin is feeling Sahara-like, give it a monsoon of a moisturiser like this one. Light and slippy, give it a minute to sink in then reap the benefits of super intense hydration. A bestseller and Beauty Ed’s fave for a reason.
Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, £134, Sisley
Sisley’s much-loved Black Rose oil and face mask now have a cousin in the form of this non-greasy, hydrating face cream. Use it as part of an at-home facial, or an everyday treat if budget allows. Smells freakin’ delicious.
GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy Boosting Cream, £25, Origins
This not only revives and adds a glow to dull skin, but it also smells like chocolate orange, which makes it our number one of ‘creams to use on a hangover’. Especially great for late-teens and early-20s.
Super Seed Nutrient Cream, £65, Votary
Their Super Seed Oil has been a skincare hero since its launch, harnessing the soothing and rebuilding properties of natural ingredients such chia and rosehip without the strong scents of essential oil based products. This cream version is perfect for those with an aversion to (or just plain scared of) oils.
Magic Cream, £70, Charlotte Tilbury
We find this a bit heavy for a daily moisturiser. But for priming pre-makeup, evening out a patchy complexion or instantly feigning you’ve had 8 hours sleep? Nothing beats it. Keep it in your desk drawer for any last minute meetings or surprise hot dates.
Hydrance Optimal Riche, £13.50, Avene
If you’re feeling inflamed, itchy or just in need of a good watering, give this stuff a go. Calming, soothing and hydrating, use it on sensitive patches, post-sun or just when the daily grind has sucked the life out of your skin.
Baume de Rose Face Cream, £55, By Terry
Man this stuff smells good… powdery, floral, a bit Grandma-ish, but in a lovely nostalgic way. It’s also soothing and smoothing, and velvety to the touch. But mainly it smells lush. (Unless you don’t like rose, in which case it’s probably not the one for you.)
Moisturizing Renewal Cream, £110, ReVive
Created by a renowned Plastic Surgeon who realised more and more potential patients just needed to improve their skincare rather than go under the knife, this stuff is super sciency, resulting in mega results. Amazing for mature or stressed skin, it plumps, smooths, firms and brightens. And all while you sleep.
Marine Complex Deep Restorative Cream, £125, Zelens
Using a host of ocean dwelling ingredients, this is one of the best active but gentle creams on the market. Powerful stuff that even the most sensitive of skinned can use. Feels lovely and cool on application too.
DayWear, £45, Estee Lauder
Tick off your SPF and pollution protection in one handy application. Full of antioxidants, this day cream hydrates whilst shielding your skin from the elements.