In the sea of diverse skincare products, the one that always wins our vote is a moisturiser. From dousing our skin with lasting hydration and driving away dryness to making it supple and healthy-looking, a moisturiser can single-handedly transform the look and feel of your skin.
But, it is crucial to choose a moisturiser that suits your specific skin type to reap its benefits. While a light, oil-free moisturiser works best for oily skin, a thicker and richer formula suits dry skin. And, if you’re on the sensitive end of the spectrum, be sure to use a moisturiser sans alcohol, artificial perfume and harsh chemicals. To make the search easy for you, we list four moisturisers for every skin type below. Check ‘em out…
01. Oily skin
Oily skin types! We hope you don’t make the mistake of skipping a moisturiser in fear of it causing more oiliness. The lack of hydration will only end up making your skin more oily. So get smart and use a lightweight, non-greasy formula like Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser that absorbs readily in your skin. With hyaluronic acid and vitamin E in it, this gel lends a subtle glow to your skin, hydrates it for 24 hours and makes it super easy to layer your makeup on too!
02. Dry skin
If you’ve got dry skin, using a moisturiser is unavoidable. Our favourite pick to hydrate dry skin is the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Moisturiser. This smoothing moisturiser is loaded with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, vitamin E and C, cucumber and grape seed extracts. With Active HydraMesh Technology, this potent formula helps retain moisture, repair skin tissue, refill hydration levels, and smooth out skin tone.
03. Sensitive skin
When your skin reacts to any new beauty product with redness, rashes or breakouts, it’s a red signal of having sensitive skin. And it can be quite daunting to zero in on the right moisturiser, right? Fret not, the Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15 has got your back. A cruelty-free and vegan moisturiser with a blend of skin-loving ingredients like glycerin, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, and allantoin — this one will deeply hydrate and nourish your sensitive skin. Plus, it’s free of irritants like alcohol, paraben, artificial fragrance and colour. We love that it also has SPF 15 to shield your sensitive skin from harmful UV rays.
04. Combination skin
The dilemma with combination skin type is that it is forever stuck between oily and dry. The T-zone gets super greasy but other areas of the face remain, dry! To balance this out and stay on top of your moisturising game, consider using Lakmé Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel. This ultra-light gel sinks into the skin instantly, leaving it plump and moisturised all day long. Non-sticky and non-oily, it has the goodness of milk, peaches and vitamin B3 that lends your face a fruity-fresh glow. With this by your side, you’ll forget dullness ever existed on your face!