If you’ve been following my page, you know that I am on a quest to find a good moisturiser for dry skin. I want something that will last throughout the day, not just a couple of hours. So here is a quick review of the four that I’ve tried.
Boots Botanic’s Organic Hydrating Cream
Let’s start with the first cream I used, which benefitted my skin the most.
It’s not a ‘creamy’ cream as such – it’s more of a thick consistency, which soon changes as you begin to rub it into your hands. It melts and becomes easier to manage. Even though it’s thick, it’s not greasy in the slightest. It absorbs into the skin after a few minutes.
I liked the floral scent but I know many reviewers said they found the smell off-putting.
I’ll be honest – my skin greatly improved whilst using this cream. I found my skin felt softer, more hydrated and generally less red.
I would recommend this to anyone with normal to dry skin. I have a few dry patches on my face that are drier than normal and this wasn’t rich enough to keep those patches hydrated for long, which was disappointing because I enjoyed using this cream.
Saying that – I would definitely buy this again as I feel it’s the only cream that has helped my skin get back to some sort of ‘normal’. Plus it’s 81% organic which makes me feel good about using it.
Seba Med Moisturising Face Cream
Okay – I need to talk about the scent first. It’s strong and it smells like aftershave – think ‘Old Spice’! The smell, for me, was enough to stop me from using it but I continued in the hope that it would help me.
This isn’t an expensive cream. It’s affordable and has good reviews, which led me to buy it.
The texture is creamy – exactly what you would expect from a moisturiser for dry skin. It sinks into the skin nicely not leaving a greasy film on the face.
Does it hydrate? No. Maybe for the first hour but I would be lying if I said it kept my skin moisturised for longer.
This was such a quick buy – I was walking past and it caught my eye. I quickly read some reviews online and bought it. I remembered a friend using their products due to them being gentle on the skin so I thought I would give it a go due to my own skin’s sensitivity issues!
Unfortunately, it’s not one I would recommend or buy again.
Nuxe 24 Hour Soothing and Moisturing Cream
Before I go on, I need to point out that everyone’s skin reacts differently to different products. My skin may have a reaction but someone else with the same skin type, as me, may not.
My skin reacted horribly to this cream. Regrettably, I continued to apply it thinking it was down to me fasting and the intense heat here in Doha!
It left bright red patches on my face and those patches were dry beyond belief. I tried to cover the redness with foundation which was fine but my skin was noticeably flakier with foundation on. It was a bit of a nightmare, more so because I felt I was at a real turning point with my skin. This just threw me back to square one again.
The smell was very similar to the Seba Med cream. (That aftershave smell) The consistency was thick but easy to apply.
I was given this as a sample to try – I’m not sure I would have bought it prior to receiving the sample, as there aren’t many reviews for it.
It didn’t work for me and it’s not one I would recommend.
Last but by no means least, it’s the cream that most people have worn at one point or another. I’m not sure about you but we’ve grown up using this cream. My Mum loved it and I can see why.
It’s a thick cream and takes a while to be massaged into the skin. I find a few drops of facial oil added to the cream help with application.
Okay – if you have oily skin, you can avert your eyes, as this is a big pot of grease. That actually makes it sound disgusting but please continue reading, as this grease pot is actually quite good.
I was panicking about my red skin and was wondering whether to rush out and buy the Botanics cream again when I saw this. I grabbed it as a temporary measure until I could find something better. Plus I needed something rich to nourish my parched skin.
I haven’t used it for years but I’m so glad it’s made a reappearance in my life. It works best as a night cream. I massage it in – which leaves my face quite shiny but by morning time, my skin feels soft and hydrated.
During the day – it’s more of a pain so I’ve been blotting my face with a tissue before leaving the house. It kills the shine so I don’t look like an oily mess.
There is a slight scent to it but nothing overpowering.
Honestly – this has, literally, saved my skin. My redness has died down and the dry patches feel more moisturised.
Like I said, this is a temporary measure but I may keep the cream for night time use only.
Definitely one I recommend for anyone with dry to very dry skin.
Let me know what moisturiser you’re using especially if you have dry skin.