It is a common misconception that only dry skin needs to be moisturised: moisturisers are, in fact, a necessity in any skincare routine, no matter what your skin type.
They are important to fight dryness, sun damage, skin ageing, and weakened skin barriers, which are almost all problems that you could face, even if you have oily to combination skin..
Did you also know that moisturisers can be categorised by your skin type? There’re more intensive ones if you already naturally have dry skin, and ones that are more light-weight for those who have problems with oil production.
Check out the best moisturisers to use for your skin type in Singapore!
1. Clinique Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer SPF 20
This daily moisturiser delivers not just hydration, but also UV protection. With its HydroRush moisture barrier technology, this product from Clinique helps your skin to resist external stressors and aggressors so that you can have a healthy-looking glow while being protected from harmful UV rays.
You can either wear it alone or under foundation as a prep for your makeup routine.
Clinique Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer SPF 20 retails in all Clinique, Sephora stores, and Sephora.sg at SGD15 (15ml) and SGD50 (50ml).
2. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa
Vichy’s moisturiser-cum-night-mask promises 24-hour hydration that is even better than a spa and, of course, this claim is backed by clinical results: upon application, water loss from the skin decreased by 13.5%, and hydration increased by 22.7%.
With a moisturiser as powerful as this, dewy skin is definitely attainable in no time
3. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Clinically proven to provide a 70% increase in the skin’s hydration levels, this moisturiser from Belif is actually formulated to burst when applied so that it releases moisture into your skin.
It is an ultra-lightweight, oil-free gel-cream that’s definitely suitable for all skin types, even the oiliest of them all.
4. LANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream EX
Infused with soothing plant extracts and formulated with Hydro Ion Mineral Water, LANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream is a hydrating, skin-smoothing gel-cream that provides a burst of hydration for dry or irritated skin.
Designed to reduce skin redness, control excess sebum and prevent the clogging of pores, its gentle formula promises to give you a shine-free glow throughout the day.
5. Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Crème
This moisturiser from Bioderma contains a patented biological complex Aquagenium™ that generates immediate hydration that lasts the whole day.
What’s more, it’s also multi-functional: besides providing hydration, Bioderma’s Hydrabio Gel-Crème protects the skin against oxidative stress with Vitamin E, as well as eliminates dead skin cells for a healther skin inside-out.
6. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
If you’re worried about moisturising creams being too oily for your skin, fret not: Neutrogena’s unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream.
It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which acts as a sponge and absorbs up to 1,000 times its weight in water molecules before delivering them to dehydrated skin cells so that you can enjoy smoother skin.
7. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Light Lotion
Hada Labo’s hydrating lotion contains not just one, but three types of hyaluronic acid that work together to deeply hydrate your skin and restore its barrier.
Users have reported that their skin felt significantly more soft and supple after usage. What’s more, this moisturizer is so light and easily absorbed by skin that it feels almost like spreading water!
8. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
Formulated with Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant) Root Extract and Antarcticine to help skin retain moisture, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is quickly absorbed by the skin, and even produces an instant cooling effect upon application to help you feel refreshed.
Suitable for use in both day and night, it promises a 24-hour hydration and shine control so that you can look your best all day.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream retails in all Kiehl’s stores and Tangs at SGD48 for 50ML.
9. CNP Laboratory A-Clean Anti-Blemish Calming Cream
Oily skin is a major culprit that causes acne, so CNP Laboratory’s oil-free moisture cream not only hydrates your skin but also improves sensitive skin and reduces redness and inflammation.
This all-in-one cream regulates oil and moisture balance in your skin while reducing excess oil-shine and lightening post-acne blemishes.
CNP Laboratory A-Clean Anti-Blemish Calming Cream retails in selected Guardian stores at SGD68.
10. FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
FRESH’s lightweight formula uses time-release technology to balance hydration levels by attracting and sealing in moisture, so that you can have a soft, healthy-looking complexion that lasts up to 24 hours.
Users have highly recommended this cream, especially those who are facing the problem of flaking skin.
FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream retails in all FRESH stores, Sephora stores, and Sephora.sg at SGD70 (70ml).
11. Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion
Jeju lava seawater, which is said to have been seawater produced during the creation of Jeju Island, contains many special minerals which helsp your skin lock in moisture.
That is also exactly what this product from Innisfree promises to deliver to your skin. It is also formulated with brightening properties and suitable even for sensitive skin.
Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion retails in all Innisfree stores and Hermo at SGD35.
12. Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser
Most of us may be familiar with Cetaphil’s products because of how it’s a gentle and fuss-free but effective moisturiser formulated for sensitive skin.
The Restoraderm Skin Restoring Moisturiser , which is also suitable for use on the face, has been clinically proven to rapidly soothe and alleviate dryness and itching, thanks to its Filaggrin technology & Ceramide technology.
It is recommended for use while the skin is still damp, in order to seal in maximum water.
13. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
If you are looking for a moisturiser that is suitable for eczema-prone skin, First Aid Beauty may be the answer you’re looking for.
It not only promises to deliver “intense hydration for dry parched skin”, this moisturiser also claims to exfoliate the skin and reduce fine lines, so that you can have dewy and smooth skin even after getting stuck in air conditioning all day.
14. Origins Make A Difference™ Plus+ Skin Rejuvenating Moisturizer
Formulated with Rose of Jericho, this moisturiser from Origins also contains lychee and watermelon.
Besides sounding and smelling delicious, these fruity ingredients are also high in moisture and help to repair the moisture deficiency in your dehydrated skin.