Best Moisturisers 2022 – All Skin Types & Budgets -ReallyRee

Best Moisturisers 2022 – All Skin Types & Budgets -ReallyRee


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Best Moisturisers 2022
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Having a good moisturiser that suits your skin is key when it comes to protecting and strengthening the all important skin barrier. Here’s my list of the best moisturisers for 2022 for all skin types and budgets.

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Best Moisturisers 2022
Best Moisturisers 2022

A good moisturiser that suits your skin with help to prevent hydration loss and associated potential inflammation, both of which compromise the skin barrier.

It is important to look after the moisture barrier because when it is weakened, it is less able to protect itself from environmental aggressors, stress, and the natural ageing process.

Your serums can provide targeted and concentrated treatment to the skin to work on specific concerns, (see Best Serums 2022), however, you also need a moisturiser strengthen the skin and lock in surface hydration.

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Best Moisturiser 2022 for Dry Skin

Dry skin is a skin type that lacks natural oils and lipids, and tends to need a richer texture moisturiser to ensure that all essential hydration is locked in.

Weleda Skin Food

If you have dry skin, and have never tried Skin Food, you absolutely must. It is gorgeous.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Weleda Skin Food
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Weleda Skin Food

A little goes a long way and it creates a beautiful barrier on the skin to protect it from the elements and moisture loss. It has a blend of lanolin, beeswax and glycerin, plus sweet almond and sunflower oils to soften, smooth and repair the skin. And it smells amazing.

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Murad Intense Recovery Cream

This rich cream is formulated as an SOS cream for irritated skin but it is also the perfect remedy for dry skin, especially in winter.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Murad Intense Recovery Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Murad Intense Recovery Cream

I love it because not only is it super calming, it’s also very good at softening lines and wrinkles, so definitely great for mature skins. If you use a retinol serum and find that it can irritate your skin from time to time, then this is the perfect moisturiser to pair with it. It will protect the barrier and lock in hydration.

Read Murad Intense Recovery Cream Review.

Best Moisturiser 2022 for Dehydrated Skin

Whereas dry skin is a skin type, dehydration is a condition that can happen to all skin types. These moisturisers are great for adding an intense hit of hydration.

Curél Intensive Moisture Facial Cream

This is my favourite moisturiser from Korean skincare brand Curel because it has a lovely rich texture that deeply hydrates the skin.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Curél Intensive Moisture Facial Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Curél Intensive Moisture Facial Cream

It combines Curel’s Ceramide Care system with squalane and eucalyptus leaf extract for an extra hit of hydration. It is rich, but not heavy at all, so you can use it both day and night if you feel your skin needs it.

For extra hydration, Curel recommend Double Moisturising, you can read about in this blog post.

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I love it because although it is the richer option, it is not at all heavy.

Beauty Pie Triple Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Miracle Cream

This is a great hydrating cream from Beauty Pie and it contains three forms of Hylauronic Acid in a light and liquidy, super quenching formula.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Beauty Pie Triple Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Miracle Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Beauty Pie Triple Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Miracle Cream

It’s light yet really moisturising and hydrating making it great for day and night. And if you wanted, you could skip a hydrating serum thanks to its triple hyaluronic acid formula.

You can order it at Beauty Pie*. Use code REALLYREESENTME for £10 off your first month.

Read Beauty Pie Triple Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Miracle Cream Review.

Best Moisturiser 2022 for Sensitive Skin

Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream

This is one of my favourite launches of the year and anyone that loves a super nourishing, gentle cream that gives a major glow will fall in love with this.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream

If your skin is needing a bit of TLC or it is dry, this is for you. Kate created the DeliKate range for use in her clinic to calm post-peel skin or treat inflamed skin conditions. She says, “It’s a game changer for putting out the fire and calming irritation.”

There is nothing in this that could irritate any skin condition (except maybe cystic acne in which case I’d steer clear) and has the most stunning semi-balmy texture that makes skin look and feel calm and glossy in the best way imaginable. Even if you didn’t have sensitive skin, this cream would be up your street if you love a juicy-looking glow.

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Check out the full Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream review.

Marie Reynolds Butter Balm

Although this has been formulated as a mask, this balm makes a beautiful night cream for sensitive skin.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Marie Reynolds Butter Balm
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Marie Reynolds Butter Balm

It’s a gorgeously indulgent formula that feels instantly soothing, calming and quenching. You can use the tiniest amount spread over the skin for immediate relief from dryness and a calming effect.

It contains lots of repairing antioxidants and a blend of butters to deeply nourish the skin and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. If my skin is having a moment, I know that this won’t irritate it at all.

Read Marie Reynolds London Butter Balm Antioxidant Mask Review.

You can buy it at Marie Reynolds London*.

Best Moisturiser 2022 for Combination & Oily Skin

La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion

This is the newest incarnation of La Mer’s classic moisturiser and it’s really very lovely.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion
Best Moisturisers 2022 – La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion

This is a super-hydrating featherlight formula that gives the skin a really beautiful glow. This product is actually designed to be a pre-moisturiser hydration step, and can be sealed in with a layer of cream, however, I think it works very well alone, over a serum, for combination and oily skin.

It has all of the La Mer soothing and antioxidant properties with a completely weightless finish on the skin.

Read La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion Review.

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

This one is nicely hydrating and barrier protecting, yet light enough not to aggravate oily or acne-prone skin types.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream

This light formula first launched in 2013 and was upgraded last year to a superior formula that is free from alcohol.  It has also been enriched with Glacial Gycoproteins and Micronised Amino Acids.

It has a lovely cooling gel texture that feels quenching and comforting. My boyfriend absolutely loved this, so if you’re looking for a moisturiser for the lads, this is a great one.

Read Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream Review.

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Paula’s Choice Water Infusing Electrolyte Moisturiser

This formula has Electrolytes which work to help cells generate energy and to channel the water to where it’s needed. This means it’s very balancing and perfect for combination skins.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Paula's Choice Water Infusing Electrolyte Moisturiser
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Paula’s Choice Water Infusing Electrolyte Moisturiser

It has a super light texture that transforms from a whipped gel to a watery consistency that instantly quenches the skin. So if you love something light yet effective, this will do the trick perfectly.

Read Paula’s Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer Review.

Best Moisturiser 2022 for Lines & Wrinkles

Bioeffect EGF Power Cream

This is a dream cream with its light and airy yet rich texture and its ability to work on all signs of ageing.

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Best Moisturisers 2022 – Bioeffect EGF Power Cream

It uses Barley EGF, plus new ingredient Oridonin to trigger the skin to act younger, while Niacinamide works on pores. There’s also a nourishing blend of squalane, shea butter and much more to protect the skin barrier and prevent water loss. It’s fab.

Read Bioeffect EGF Power Cream Review.

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

If you want to get into retinol, this is night cream an amazing way to start.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

It is buttery and creamy and everything you want in a gentle night cream except it has Dr Murad’s incredible Tri-Active Retinol formula. This is a super effective trio of different types of retinols buffered by gentle hydrating ingredients that make sure you don’t get the dreaded retinol flake.

I remember the first time I ever used this cream, I noticed my skin looked better the very next day.

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Read the full Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream review.

Best Moisturiser 2022 for Dull Skin

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser

This new gel moisturiser is perfect for addressing skin dullness and dehydration.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Dermalogica BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Dermalogica BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser

It is packed with boosted Vitamin C to brighten, Squalane to moisturise and five different types of Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate the skin. Plus there are some enzymes for gentle exfoliation to renew the skin’s surface.

It is great for instant glow and brilliant under makeup.

Read Dermalogica BioLumin-C Gel Moisturizer Review.

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Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream

If you are looking for a rich moisturiser that’s still fairly light on the skin and boosts your glow factor, then this could be the one. It’s so good.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream

The texture melts into the skin so beautifully and leaves it looking instantly smoother and more radiant. The formula is thick without being too heavy – it has almost a hint of a honey-like texture but isn’t sticky.

The brightening come from 5% high-potency, advanced vitamin C (THD ascorbate) which is the gold standard form of vitamin C and is very stable against oxygenation. It promises to stay stable even in a jar. I love this stuff.

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FILORGA Lift-Structure Radiance

This is a major discovery! A hybrid of serious anti-ageing skincare with instant skin perfecting.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - FILORGA Lift-Structure Radiance
Best Moisturisers 2022 – FILORGA Lift-Structure Radiance

This formula combines something called Plasmatic Lifting Factors which lift and firm skin in as little as 7 days and also Chroma Youth 3T which instantly smooths out and perfects the skin with a rosy radiant finish. It’s like makeup, but it’s not makeup, it is serious anti-aging skincare.

The formula boosts collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to re-volumise and firm the skin over time and also makes skin look more perfect straight away. Sometimes I use this with a bit of concealer and I am zoom-ready.

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Best Moisturiser 2022 for Firming

Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting And Firming Cream Enriched

Shiseido has some absolutely amazing skincare and this Vital Perfection range is brilliant if you suffer with lack of volume, tone or firmness.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting And Firming Cream Enriched
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting And Firming Cream Enriched

It is formulated with Shiseido’s ReNeura Technology++ and KURENAI-TruLift Complex which work together to reawaken the communication with the brain, and target loss of elasticity, wrinkles and dark spots.

When I use this cream at night, I always wake up with soft, bouncy skin in the morning. It has a fast acting result on the skin.

It has a very soft fragrance that is very soothing, calming and comforting on the mind. It really does up the ante on the therapeutic side of skin.

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Allies of Skin Peptides and Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment

This daily mask-come-moisturiser is brilliant when it comes to working on the facial contours.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Allies of Skin Peptides and Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Allies of Skin Peptides and Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment

It is packed with peptides to boost collagen and redensify the skin, plus a powerful antioxidant blend to protect skin from environmental aggressors. It give the skin a really beautiful finish – it’s nicely dewy and glowy, which I love. It’s perfect for daytime under makeup.

It also has probiotics which are great for calming the skin, Niacinamide (great on pores, lines) pure Hyaluronic Acid to plump, and medical grade Manuka Honey which is antibacterial and great for cellular renewal.

It is pricey but it has so many brilliant ingredients that you can see why. I love the stuff.

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Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Cashmere Cream

This cream is lovely in every way – from the texture, to how it makes my skin look and feel and also the packaging.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Cashmere Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Cashmere Cream

This is a great one for putting the bounce back in your skin and boosting that youthful plumpness. The clinical trials Caudalie have done on this are seriously impressive, and the formula has been proven to double the skin’s Hyaluronic Acid and increase collagen production five times. That’s incredible! Plus it has 97% natural ingredients and new packaging that’s 100% recyclable, as well as really pretty.

It’s a brilliant day cream for anyone worrying about loss of firmness, and it gives a brilliant glow. In fact, the more you work it in, the more glowy it gets.

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Best Luxury Moisturisers 2022

La Mer Creme de La Mer

I couldn’t write a post about moisturisers without mentioning the original Creme de La Mer because it has been one of my all time favourites for so long now.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - La Mer Creme de La Mer
Best Moisturisers 2022 – La Mer Creme de La Mer

If my skin is feeling dry, tight, or irritated, this is the cream I reach for. It is extremely thick and because of this, you only need the smallest amount. There’s a trick to getting the best out of it. You need to really warm it up between your fingers to allow the cream to transform and release all the soothing, healing ingredients.

After it is warmed up, you feel the texture loosen up between your fingers and then it glides over the skin, leaving a juicy and calm-looking complexion. I love it.

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ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer

This is an overnight treatment that attends to a whole host of skin concerns! Not only does it focus on fine lines and wrinkles, it can also treat blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer
Best Moisturisers 2022 – ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer

This is a great one to use if you want to wake up with smooth, glowier skin. And you like a glycolic acid product, this takes the experience to the next level.

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Best Budget Moisturisers 2022

CeraVe Moisturising Cream

No matter what you are looking for within the CeraVe brand, you will find a good value solution packed with barrier strengthening Ceramides.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - CeraVe Moisturising Cream
Best Moisturisers 2022 – CeraVe Moisturising Cream

The CeraVe Moisturising Cream is a a great moisturiser particularly well suited to dry skins. It has three essential ceramides plus Hyaluronic Acid in a non-greasy formula to lock In hydration all day long.

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The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factor + HA

This is The Ordinary’s only moisturiser and it is designed to mimic the skin’s own Natural Moisturising Factors which are elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected.

Best Moisturisers 2022 - The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factor + HA
Best Moisturisers 2022 – The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factor + HA

The formula contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerin, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. There’s a whole lot going on for £4.90! It’s all about surface hydration which is just what a good moisturiser is meant to deliver.

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I hope you found this round of of the Best Moisturisers for 2022 helpful. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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