Having the right moisturiser is key in maintaining healthy, glowing skin. But, when there’s so many options available, how do you go about finding the right one for you?! 

A daily moisturiser is essential in maintaining a healthy skin barrier - it locks in moisture, soothes sensitive skin and slows signs of ageing. Without a moisturiser, you’re more likely to compromise your skin barrier which will result in dryness, tightness, increased sensitivity and blemish-prone. 

1. Determine your skin type 

Before choosing a moisturiser, it’s important to understand your skin type. The four common types are dry, oily, combination and ‘normal’. If you’re unsure what your skin type is, take our quiz here. P.S. we’ll also recommend the perfect routine for your skin. 

2. Read the ingredients 

It’s essential that you read the ingredients list when choosing any skincare product. If you have sensitive skin, look for products that contain gentle ingredients, no alcohol and are hypoallergenic. Likewise, if you have oilier skin, look for lightweight gel moisturisers that contain natural ingredients such as Neem and Hyssop which both help to control excess oil and fight acne. And if you have super dry skin, ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid will help to lock in as much moisture as possible.

3. Think about texture

The texture of a good moisturiser is often related to your skin type. Normal skin often does best with light, non-greasy moisturisers while drier skin types may need a heavier moisturiser that has the ability to lock in more moisture. For oily skin types, we recommend gel-based moisturisers that are still hydrating to the skin, but help control excess oil. 

Finding the best moisturiser can be challenging. More of than not, people get there by trailing various moisturisers until they find one that works (but we’re not about waste!). Use these 5 tips and take our skincare quiz to find which of our 5 moisturisers is perfect for you. 

Moisturiser low-down: 

At Herbal Essentials, we have 5 moisturisers: Brightening Cream; Hydra Active Gel; Get Up & Go Cream; Rest & Renew (AHA) Night Cream; Nourishing Cream, all formulated with Himalayan Active Water which has been scientifically proven to strengthen, protect and support your skin barrier - the key to great skin. 

Brightening Cream:

  • Perfect for dull skin types
  • Rich, hydrating moisturiser 
  • Instantly hydrates skin by up to +84%* 
  • Key ingredients include: Liquorice Root Extract to help prevent pigmentation and soothe skin, and Aloe Vera to help calm, nourish and reduce skin inflammation. 

Hydra Active Gel:

  • Perfect for oily skin
  • Gel-based moisturiser
  • Instantly hydrates skin by +106%* 
  • Key ingredients include: Honey, a natural emollient that helps prevent blemish and keep skin clear. Peppermint Oil to soothe and cool stressed skin and Neem which is antibacterial and helps to remove impurities. 

Get Up & Go Cream:

  • Perfect for dry - normal skin 
  • Fast-absorbing, lightweight 
  • Instantly hydrates skin by up to +84% 
  • Formulated with Wheat Germ Oil and Shea Butter, both of which help to soothe, calm and hydrate skin. 

Nourishing Cream:

  • Perfect for dry - normal skin 
  • Rich and deeply hydrating
  • Instantly hydrates skin by up to +50%*
  • Formulated with Apricot Oil and Aloe Vera to ensure skin is thoroughly hydrated, soothed and soft. 

Rest & Renew Night Cream:

  • Perfect for all skin types
  • Thick night cream
  • Contains natural AHAs to help gently exfoliate dead skin cells, whilst minimising the appearance of pores and fighting off daily aggressors. 

March 24, 2023 — Zoe Greenwood