Whatever your skin concern, there's a cream for you..
Trying to find the best face cream for your skin can be tricky. And especially with winter (and the arctic temperatures and ice cold winds) our skin takes a beating. Extra moisture is needed to keep your skin looking glowing and radiant during the winter months, so we’ve put together the best face creams to get you through the big chill. Whether you’ve got oily, dry, or problem skin, there is a face cream on this list for you.
No matter what your skin type, concern or age – a face cream is a #1 skincare essential. Especially in winter, because the change of seasons, colder weather and central heating systems cause havoc on our complexions. Plus – drier skin is more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. AND skin lacking moisture can look dull, too. So if that’s not enough to convince you to slather on a face cream, we don’t know what is. Whether you’re in need of a super-rich hydrating cream – like Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Face Cream – 0r something more lightweight like Nivea’s Day Cream, we’ve got one perfect for you.
The Best Face Cream For Dry Skin
Dry skin is in extra need of essential moisture. Look for formulas with hyaluronic acid – which will help to hydrate skin by attracting moisture into the skin. Ingredients like hemp seed oil or shea butter are also great at locking in moisture and keeping skin plump and supple.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, £34 is a really great everyday moisturiser for dry skin.
The Best Face Cream For Sensitive Skin
If you’ve got sensitive skin you want a moisturiser to hydrate without irritating the skin. Not sure how to tell if your skin is sensitive? If your complexion feels dry and tight after cleansing (or looks red) you could have skin sensitivities. The good news is, we’ve rounded up the best face cream for sensitive skin too.
The Best Face Cream For Oily Skin
You might think oily skin doesn’t need extra moisture… wrong! By applying extra moisture on top of oily skin, you can trick your skin into thinking it’s already hydrated – therefore making your skin stop producing so much oil. Sure, you might not need a heavy-duty moisturiser like your dry skinned pals – but something lightweight and nourishing is still needed.
For oily skin, we love La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+], £16. It’s non-comedogenic meaning it won’t clog pores. Plus at just £16 it’s a steaaaaaaal.
So whatever your skin concern (or budget) here’s our favourites out there – so you can find the best face cream for you…
Our go-to for the days when you haven't had eight hours sleep but want to look like you've had. This hyper-intensive moisturiser is super-charges with anti-wrinkle peptides and hyaluronic acid and will transform your skin after just four weeks use. It's proven to tackle 10 signs of ageing and we cannot get enough.
Perfect for winter months, this luxe cream plumps skin creating a smooth, soft base for make-up
Leave your skin feeling soft and conditioned both day and night with this simple yet effective Kiehl's moisturiser.
This will work all night long during the winter months to ensure that your skin lifted and hydrated!
Wave goodbye to frown lines, because this intensely rich cream will make fine lines and wrinkles appear smoother and softened.
Enriched with a mineral water blend, this moisturiser is perfect for winter to give your skin that plumped up look.
Ultra moisturising, this multi-active day cream is enriched with vitamins and do-good antioxidants, which help to keep your complexion hydrated, glowing and youthful.
Olay’s champion 7–in-one day moisturiser does it all – reduce wrinkles, pores and get a more even skin tone, all for just £14.99. We can’t get enough!
This purse-friendly day cream is the ultimate moisturiser, it’ll give you baby-soft skin without breaking the bank.
Meet the best smelling face cream ever. Plus the added oils- rosehip and cranberry seed work to even out skin for a perfect even glow.
This water-light gel delivers max hydration with zero tackiness, it's the perfect base for foundation.
Perfect for sensitive skins, this moisturiser is super gentle and is free of parabens, synthetics and artificial oils, plus it contains SPF 20 and gives a slight tint of illuminating colour.
This award winning moisturiser is your hero if you have combination skin; dry patches are nourished without leaving any areas shiny - genius.
We’re obsessed with this new skincare range here at LOOK HQ, the ingredients are organic, but anti-ageing too.
Say hello to brighter skin in seconds with this instant perk-me-up day cream. Dull skin is a thing of the past!
Facialist Sarah Chapman’s products are as good as her treatments. This light-weight serum/cream also contain sun protection too.
There’s a reason this is such a backstage classic. It works on every and any skin type, and takes down redness too!
With added wake-me-up ingredients, this will give skin a perky boost as well as keeping it hydrated.
The calming rose in this moisturiser will soothe away any red flare-ups – perfect for sensitive complexions.
Be sure to put this skin saver on your Christmas list, its formula is deeply hydrating and smells like roses whilst protecting against all sorts of external stressors.
Dry patches? Worry not! This mega moisturizing cream is like a big drink of water for thirsty skin.
The name says it all. Rubbing this in feels like a mini facial in a bottle. The formulas thick and ultra hydrating.