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The best moisturisers for every budget

Section: Skin & Hair

Finding the perfect moisturiser that's suitable for both your skin type and your budget can be a chore, but as an important step of any skincare or beauty routine, it's worth taking the time to find the moisturiser for you.

We know there are a lot of moisturisers to sift through, so we've picked our favourites to help you out. 

The much-loved original formula leaves a fresh feeling of moisture and boosts the skin. NIVEA's cream delivers a long-lasting moisturisation for your face, body, and hands. 

The Weleda Skin Food is made from organic sunflower seed oil and extracts and nourishes super-dry skin. This soothing and healing lotion treats your rough skin overnight and leaves your dry areas feeling smooth and replenished. 

A silky cream/gel that glides on and acts as a barrier, hydrating skin for hours, it'll leave your skin feeling and looking like velvet.

If you’ve never tried a facial oil, this is the one to convert you. The vitamin E in this lightweight oil recharges skin overnight without leaving a greasy slick on your pillow.

The CeraVe moisturiser is suitable for sensitive skin and helps to restore the protective skin barrier of the face and neck. This lightweight lotion gives 24-hour hydration for 24 hours, and also moderates eczema. 

This lovely, lightweight cream by Simple will leave your skin feeling soft without any 'greasy' feeling. This cream is great for all ages and a good fix for the summer. 

Celebrity facialist Emma is loved by everyone from Kate Hudson to Fearne Cotton and her skincare does what it says on the tin. This luscious lemon and sweet almond oil is a game-changer: slick it on damp skin.

Perfect for normal to try skin types, this iconic hydrating fluid is to be used on your face, hands, and body. Providing up to 24 hours of hydration, this light, and silky feel is also an ideal base for make-up for summer. 

When your skin’s playing up – redness, blotches, dry patches – this mask is a comforting rescue remedy. Smoothing and calming, it’s all-natural, with rosewater, aloe and lavender.

Layer this over your usual day cream to give skin a lit-from-within look. Perfect for those cold mornings when you need an extra boost.

For less than £20, this moisturiser won’t be beaten. It’s enriched with spa water to soften skin and though it’s rich it sinks in fast, so you can apply makeup straightaway.

This gel from beauty powerhouse SkinCeuticals contains hyaluronic acid which naturally binds moisture to the skin. Use in tandem with your moisturiser for best results.

With a light and whippy texture and delicate scent, this day cream will quickly become your daily hero.

In winter, you need to amp up your skincare: think of it as slipping on an extra sweater. Elemis has added antioxidants, vitamins and seaweed to its best-selling, multi-award winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream to bring relief to weather-beaten skin.

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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