Thursday, 5 March 2015

Four New Moisturisers: Plump, Brighten, Hydrate & Rest


I’ve been putting some new skincare releases to the test in recent months and discovered some great multi tasking moisturisers. While I generally depend on what goes beneath my moisturiser to actively improve the appearance of my skin, these four have been particularly impressive. Most are quite rich and best suited to 30+ dry and/or dehydrated skin.

Indeed-Labs-FillumeVichy-Liftactiv-Supreme MoisturiserAveda-Botanical-Kinetics-rich-creme-moisturiserClinique-Repairwear-Night-Cream

THE INSTANT PLUMPER - I’m always excited when Indeed Labs release a new product and this one didn’t disappoint. Indeed Labs Fillume is a volumising moisturiser that gives skin an instant boost of mega hydration and plumps it up at surface level for a temporarily smoother, more relaxed effect. It works for me and I’m saving it for special occasions! NB just to keep things real, this won’t plump up deep creases and folds, but makes fine lines and pores look less obvious.

SKIN BRIGHTENING - If you find that your skin looks increasingly dull throughout the day, you may like to try Vichy Liftactiv Supreme, (£10 off at Escentual) with optical correctors to give skin a more radiant appearance. Designed to keep skin looking its best all day (I couldn’t really measure this accurately), this rich cream visibly improves the appearance of my skin - instantly and temporarily - with a similar effect to applying a primer. It’s quite strongly scented, which might not be for everyone, but left my skin well hydrated and makeup applies beautifully on top, with notably less foundation required when tested on one side of my face for comparison.

SOOTHING & HYDRATING - I first tried Aveda Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Rich Creme shortly after a reaction to another product (none of the above) when I was feeling quite apprehensive about dipping into anything new. From first use, I knew I was on to a good thing as it felt instantly soothing and so nourishing on my skin. Although quite a rich cream, the texture doesn’t feel at all heavy and sinks in quickly - a definite favourite.

NIGHT CREAM - Many skincare products now claim to sculpt and firm facial contours, which I just don’t buy into, but aside from that, Clinique Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream is a gorgeous moisturiser that I’ve been reaching for a lot. I don’t typically use a specific night cream - and am pretty sure I could get away with this during the day too - but it does feel like a treat to use and has a luxurious, silky cream-gel texture that my face drinks up gratefully. Not a dry patch in sight!

Which moisturiser are you loving right now?

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