Apr 26, 2024 | Blog


Dr Naomi McCullum

Cosmetic Doctor, Student Cosmetic Chemist. Founder, Dr Naomi Skin and The Manse Clinics.



Are you tired of trying different moisturisers but still can’t find the right one for your skin? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With so many options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect moisturiser that suits your skin type and needs. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the factors to consider when choosing a moisturiser – from ingredients to texture and everything in between. Say goodbye to dry and dull skin as we help you find the ultimate glass slipper fit for your skin!


When it comes to skincare, one of the most important steps is choosing the right moisturiser. Not only do you need to find a formulation that suits your skin type, but you also need to consider other factors such as climate, time of year, and any specific skincare concerns you may have.


To help you make the best choice for your skin, we’ve put together a guide to selecting the right moisturiser. Below, we’ll touch on some of the key points to keep in mind when making your decision.


When it comes to choosing a moisturiser, one of the most important factors to consider is your skin type. There are four main skin types: normal, dry, oily, and combination.



If you have normal skin, you’re lucky! This means that your skin is well-balanced and not too dry or too oily. You can pretty much use any type of moisturiser without fear of it causing breakouts or making your skin look greasy.

If you have dry skin, you need to be extra careful when choosing a moisturiser. A lot of products out there will actually make your dry skin worse by stripping away natural oils or clogging pores. Look for a product that’s specifically designed for dry skin, and make sure it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.

If you have oily skin, you also need to be careful when choosing a moisturiser. Many products aimed at people with oily skin contain harsh chemicals that can actually increase sebum production and make your skin even oilier. Again, look for a product that’s specifically designed for oily skin, and make sure it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.

If you have combination skin, you know the struggle is real. Your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is probably pretty oily, while the rest of your face is on the drier side. The best thing to do is to find a moisturiser. Need some help with choosing an effective yet gentle moisturiser? How about our Over Achiever Cream to Water Mattifying Moisturiser that uses a state of the art formula to help soothe and balance your skin.

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a moisturiser is your skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin will dictate which type of moisturiser will be right for you. Those with dry skin should look for a thicker, creamier formula that will help to hydrate and lock in moisture, while those with oily skin should opt for a lighter, oil-free option that won’t clog pores. For ultimate hydration suitable for dry skin, we recommend our Plump Fiction Anti-Ageing Moisturiser designed to firmly nourish, hydrate and instantly plump your skin. It’s no surprise it’s a customer favourite as it is formulated with plant Epidermal Growth Factors, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid to stimulate collagen and brightens your skin.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a moisturiser is the ingredients list. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to avoid any formulas with harsh chemicals or fragrances that could irritate your skin. Instead, look for products that contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile.

There are many different types of moisturisers on the market, and it can be difficult to choose the right one for your skin. Here are some pros and cons of different types of moisturisers to help you make a decision:

Oil-based moisturisers:

These can be good for dry or sensitive skin, as they help to lock in moisture. They can also be beneficial for people who have eczema or psoriasis. However, oil-based moisturisers can be heavy and greasy, and may not be suitable for people with oily skin.


Water-based moisturisers:

These are lighter than oil-based moisturisers and won’t clog pores. They’re a good choice for people with normal to oily skin, as well as those who are acne-prone. However, water-based moisturisers may not be as effective at locking in moisture, so they may not be ideal for people with very dry skin.

Assuming you are referring to tips for optimal skin hydration while using a moisturiser, here are some things to consider:

    Choose a moisturiser based on your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for a light, oil-free lotion. If you have dry skin, choose a heavier cream.

    Apply moisturiser immediately after showering or cleansing while your skin is still damp. This will help lock in moisture.

    Be sure to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every day, even if you don’t plan to spend time in the sun. Many facial moisturisers now contain sunscreen, which can simplify your beauty routine.

Choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type is essential to maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin. We hope that this blog article has given you a better insight into what factors to consider when selecting your next moisturiser, so that you can choose the right one for optimal results!

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