Moisturizers For Dry Skin, Perfect Under Makeup

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From combination to dry skin, sensitive to the very dry skin, the list below should have you covered and well-moisturised. Before we commence, we must first address flakiness. If you have the same problem as I do with flaky skin, here’s some advice from one flake to another – you must remove the flakes from your skin before applying a hydration product. You can certainly smooth creams over the flaky patches but by the end of the day you will end up peeling skin off your face, leaving you with an uneven complexion. You can remove flakiness from your skin by using a warm, damp face cloth (I like the Emma Hardie Cleansing Cloth) and buff away the flakes before you commence. Just remember ladies, your makeup will only look as good as the base you are working with.

    a. Darphin Hydra Skin Light Cream Gel – 50ml

A beautiful and lightweight cream with a gel-like texture, that absorbs instantly into your skin whilst providing all-day hydration. More suited for combination-to-dry skin types. Pick it up from Mecca Cosmetica for $68

    b. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + 125ml

Very lightweight texture, I love this reformulated Clinique concoction with amplified hyaluronic acid. It looks beautiful under makeup and moisturises skin all day. It has the same consistency as the previous version of the DDML but results are far better. This has recently become one of my go-to daily face products. $49 from Clinique

    c. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream – 50ml

Lightweight moisturiser which hydrates skin and leaves a glowing base for a smooth and balanced complexion, perfect under foundation. $78 from Bobbi Brown

    d. Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream – 15ml

This eye cream has light reflecting properties which helps to brighten the under-eye area. It sits beautifully under makeup without any creasing and doesn’t make your under eye concealer work slide around. This is a lightweight eye cream, perfect for all skin types. $39 from Mecca Cosmetica

    e. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentratè – 75ml

Cult. This is the only word for this product, but I will try say a few more words… This product has reached cult status for a multitude of reasons – efficacy, affordability and ingredients This gorgeous moisturiser, dare I say it, works really well for pretty much all skin types. From oily to dry skin; this product keeps skin hydrated and makeup sitting smoothly without the greasy feeling. No need for a primer with this baby. $35 from Adore Beauty

Now moving to slightly richer formulas…

    f. Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream – 50ml

Thanks to the Pixiwoo sisters for introducing me to this wonderful little gem. Super affordable and works a treat (I think I paid ~$10AUD for each tube from a UK pharmacy with free shipping). Lovely for the cooler temperatures and helps protect the skin from outside elements. Again, it sits beautifully under makeup, causing no separation of foundation throughout the day.

    g. Go-To Very Useful Face Cream – 50ml

All I have is love for this all natural, clean and quirky brand and product range, so this face cream is no exception. Warm a little product between your fingers to give it a bit of slip and apply the cream onto slightly damp skin for easy application. Click here for my full product review. $59 from Go-To

    h. Darphin Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum – 30ml

Pair this with the Darphin Hydra Skin Light Cream Gel by applying a small amount before moisturising to amp up the hydration. Leaves skin feeling lovely and soft without overloading the skin. $76 from Mecca Cosmetica 

    i. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream – 15ml

A lovely eye cream that absorbs easily into the skin and sits beautifully under makeup. No caking, no creasing and doesn’t settle into fine lines. $75 from Bobbi Brown

    j. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche – 40ml

Suitable for the very dry skin-types, providing a hydrated base before you apply your foundation/BB cream/CC cream/ tinted moisturizer products. $28 from Priceline

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