The best way to protect and nourish your skin is to use a good moisturiser and follow up with a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least 30+++. Here we have compiles the best moisturiser for women and there is at least one product for every skin type.
A good skin care routine would look something like this,
- Face cleanser
- Face serum
Most of these moisturisers are not enough for mature skin. Hence, i will be writing another post focusing on that topic later.
What Is The Difference Between Day Cream And A Moisturiser?
A facial moisturiser is usually lighter than the day cream.
A moisturiser adds moisture on the skin and is absorbed in to the skin completely. A day cream on the other hand seals moisture on to the skin and thereby preventing water molecules from escaping.
Both day cream/moisturiser could be gel type (Oily acne prone skin) or a heavier emollient type (Dry skin). It may also come with an spf factor.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Suits Normal, oily, combination skin types
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and definitely helps to keep it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day.
Our award-winning and best selling water gel formula absorbs quickly and instantly delivers intense hydration.
It also contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and acts as a sponge, thereby absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This formula certainly leaves skin more supple and smooth.
Plus, it’s an oil-free moisturiser, so you can wear it alone or under makeup as a smooth, velvety primer.
Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
100% alcohol free
Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion
Suits all skin types except acne prone skin
This lightening and nourishing lotion is blended with pure honey, wheatgerm and seaweed. it sinks into skin to replace natural oils and thereby replenish lost moisture for a noticeably fresher, fairer complexion.
Nectar is the sweet fluid, the honey that flowering plants produce each day, used to sustain health, vitality and ageless beauty. But It also has nourishing and moisturising properties
Aloe Vera helps in preventing these early signs of ageing and hence has been touted by many as their go-to moisturiser.
Aloe Vera has shown miraculous effects on oily and acne-prone skin.
Finally, Fenugreek seeds can help moisturise and nourish your skin and remove all traces of dryness.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
Best Suited For Dry, Sensitive Skin
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is specifically formulated to soothe your dry skin. Once applied, your skin feels soft and smooth.
It is non-greasy, non–irritating and non–comedogenic (won’t clog pores), leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin.
Lightweight hydration to soothe sensitive and normal skin
Fast-acting, long-lasting, light-weight formula helps nourish skin
Special ingredients are proven to bind water to skin and help prevent moisture loss
Enhances skin’s natural moisture
Available sizes: 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, 16oz
Ahaglow Moisturizing gel
Suits Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Ponds Light Moisturizer
Suitable for all skin types
Pond’s light moisturiser is a light cream from pond’s for soft, moisturised skin with non-oily fresh glow.
It is enriched with vitamin e which moisturises your skin from deep within. It also contains glutamic acid which is an amino acid that is produced naturally in the human body, this helps to restore the moisture balance to keep the skin soft and smooth.
Loaded with vitamin b3 and vitamin c, this formula certainly improves skin renewal process and restores skin’s barrier.
Last but not the least, It is clinically proven to give an even-toned, glowing skin which is non-oily. Infused with glycerine, this moisturiser improves skin’s radiance, softness, smoothness and healthy appearance. Above all, Sunscreen with spf 15 protects the skin by effectively blocking uv rays
- Lightweight and non-oily formula
- Moisturises dry skin with 24 hr moisture lock
- Ideal for all year round use
- Spreads easily and instantly absorbs
- Leaves skin soft, with non-oily fresh glow
- Vitamin e enriched nourishing care for face, hands and body.
NIVEA Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream
Best suited for normal & combination skin
- Provides intensive moisture
- Helps to protect the skin from sunlight induced environmental influences with SPF 15
- Refreshes the skin
- Enhances your skin’s natural moisture level
- Skin compatibility dermatologically approved
Aroma Magic Juniper Berry Oil Free Moisturiser
Best for normal-oily skin
The Aroma Magic Juniper Berry Oil Free Moisturiser protects, moisturises and also helps brighten your skin.
The multi tasking extracts of Juniper berry and Cucumber act as efficient anti ageing, anti inflammatory and anti oxidant agents protecting the skin from the sun by guarding it against harmful free radicals.
An exotic blend of Patchouli and Lemon essential oil definitely helps regulate the oil level in the skin.
Finally together with Aloe Vera juice, the non greasy gel formula of this potion helps heal acne and lighten blemishes leaving your skin well nourished, refreshed and brighter.
- Has SPF 15
- Infused with the goodness of wondrous natural ingredients
- 100% free of petrochemicals, phthalates, toxic ingredients, parabens, artificial fragrance and color
Best for oily acne prone skin
Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer is Silicone-free, matte-finish moisturiser with hand-picked non-comedogenic ingredients.
Daily pleasant after-feel, non-shiny finish and acne combat. Multi-dimensional care that includes: controlled hydration, non-shiny matte finish, acne (pimples) combat and above all a fresh, clear appearance.
- Light, matte finish moisturiser especially formulated for oily skin.
- Glycolic acid helps keep skin clear.
- Weeds out dead cells and fastens skin renewal process.
- Anti-oxidants in green tea extracts act against the acne formation process.
- 100% silicone-free, non-comedogenic ingredients.
- Can also be used as night cream for oily skin.
- Convenient, spill-proof pump pack.
Be Good : Plum is always free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS, DEA and PABA.
L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel
Best for oily skin
This Icy gel contains deep marine source water enriched in minerals to improve skin moisture and help prevent water loss.
Enriched in Zinc, known for its powerful sebum regulating properties, this Icy gel definitely helps to bring shine control.
The formula also contains micro-sponges that help to absorb the excess sebum for immediate and long term matt skin.
Day after day skin gets rid of shininess and pores are clear and tightened. Skin is smooth and evened out.
Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Glow-Restore Face Oils Blend
Great for: Normal, Dry & Very dry skin types
- Grape seed oil – Great source of linoleic acid- reduces clogged pores
- Sea buck thorn oil – Richest source of vitamin C, limits free radical damage
- Rose hip oil – Extremely rich source of antioxidants- slows down ageing
- Argan oil – Rich in omega-6 fatty acids- eases inflammation
- Sweet Almond oil – Hydrates and protects
- Apricot seed oil – Natural source of vitamin A – lubricates and heals
- Sunflower seed oil – Rich in minerals- healthier skin
- Olive oil – Vegan source of squalene- repairs damaged skin
- Pomegranate seed extract – Rich in omega-5 fatty acids- counters free radical damage
- Jojoba seed oil – Contains vitamin B complex & iodine- heals
Can be used alongside your SPF cream and moisturisers without extra heaviness
Not recommended for: Acne-prone, combination skin, and extremely sensitive skin
The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel
Best for normal- oily skin types
A moisture-rich soothing gel that contains bamboo extract from Damyang. The Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel by Faceshop is a multi-use goodie that can be used on the face and body.
This product has infused gel-type texture that gives a moisture massage to skin with cooling, soothing effects. In short, this lovely gel is a design that looks like freshly cut bamboo infused with bamboo water!
The highly-concentrated bamboo extract charges skin with moisture, elasticity and skin hydration.
This product is dermatologically tested.
Excellent moisture retention for effective long lasting hydration.
Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening & Brightening Cream
Best for normal to dry skin types
This luxurious cream is blended with extracts of pure virgin coconut, dandelion and manjishtha to fade away dark spots and blemishes. With regular use, skin is noticeably fairer, smoother and brighter.
Biotique Bio Coconut Whitening and Brightening Cream is a mild product that can be used on facial skin. It certainly helps in skin lightening and removes dark spots and blemishes, keeping your skin smooth and healthy.
The product is light and not greasy, and blends easily with the skin with a light massage. The product is natural and does not contain any chemicals, preservatives, or artificial additives. It is thus suitable for all skin types.
No matter which skin type you may have, it is essential to use a moisturiser. A moisturiser helps protect and moisturise the skin keeping it soft and supple. Adding on moisture and plumping the skin is key to an anti ageing skin care.
Mature skin with fine lines or wrinkles also benefit from using a suitable moisturiser. These help lubricate the skin and fill in, plump the wrinkles making it less visible.