Moisturising is the key part of any skincare routine. Moisturising creates a barrier on the skin to protect the outer layer from a range of extreme climate conditions such as cold and dry air. Moisturising can also help to rehydrate the skin and improve the skin's ability to hold water. Moisturisers are always best to be applied to clean skin after using a cleanser as the pores are open and ready to absorb the moisturiser. With a wide range of products on the market, Millies.ie has selected the best face, body, eye and hand creams to name a few.
For those with sensitive skin, protecting the skin's barrier is of utmost importance to help rehydrate the outer layer of the skin safely and without irritation. Both of the products are within the Millies.ie body moisturising range are designed with sensitive skin in mind and with the goal to nourish and protect vulnerable skin. Bioderma’s Pigmentbio Sensitive Areas Cream can be used after shaving or waxing to help reduce the appearance of red skin and is formulated to treat hyperpigmentation which causes red spots. The product also helps even the tone of the most delicate skin as well as brightens the skin.
Avene Cicalfate + Restorative Protective Cream is an innovative protective day cream suitable to protect the whole family’s sensitive skin. This is a gentle cream, with an optimised formula inspired by the microbiome to soothe, nourish and repair a variety of sensitive skin conditions including calloused skin, mask friction, sunburn, pigmentation, and chapped skin. The Copper-Zinc Sulphate Complex within the cream also helps to maintain healthy skin for optimal recovery for the most sensitive skin.
The face is often the most exposed part of the body to extreme weather and dry conditions. It is also the first people see when they first meet you, so protecting the skin on your face is essential for both skin health and keeping appearances. With a large number of products within the face cream and moisturiser range, knowing the key essentials of the most popular brands may help in making the correct choice for your skin type.
For normal to dry skin, Cerave AM Facial Moisturising Lotion with SPF25 sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays as well as hydrates the skin with 3 naturally occurring ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid which are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. For a complete Cerave skincare routine, the CeraVe Hydrating Face Bundle contains the Moisturising Lotion as well as a hydrating cleanser and Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
For normal to combination skin, Nuxe Merveillance Lift Firming Powdery Cream with 96% natural ingredients is a wrinkle-soothing cream designed to strengthen the skin. The firming cream contains micro-algae oil, which concentrates the power of 4 billion native cells in one drop. For use on the neck area, apply a small pea-sized amount to see the ultra-correct micro-algae get to work.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is the “Ultimate All-Star” anti-wrinkle moisturiser that is proven to improve hydration and leave skin feeling firmer and more radiant. Created with powerful marine and plant active ingredients including Padina Pavonica, Chlorella and Ginkgo Biloba to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles within 2 weeks.
For acne-prone, oily skin, Image Clear Cell Clarifying Lotion with active ingredient Benzoyl Peroxide immediately destroys bacteria on the skin surface. The product also contains natural botanical ingredients to soothe the redness of current acne lesions to leave the skin feeling smooth, clear and radiant.
Night cream works to moisturise the skin while you sleep. Sleeping with a night cream can help to calm and soothe your skin overnight, reducing any redness or irritation. You'll have an even complexion by morning as a result. You may be tempted to dry out your skin if you suffer from acne or breakouts. The skin also needs to be soothed and moisturised.
To help combat the signs of premature ageing, Ren V-Cense Revitalising Cream offers antioxidant anti-ageing protection to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. Weleda Pomegranate Firming Cream is also a bedtime treat for naturally ageing prone skin and improves the skin's bounce and tone. It stimulates cell growth, reduces wrinkles, and improves skin bounce and tone with pomegranate seed oil combined with borage seed and argan oils.
Blended with essential oils including lavender, chamomile & patchouli, Neom’s Perfect Nights Sleep Overnight Facial Cream plumps and firms the skin while you sleep. Thanks to the wonder mineral magnesium and the calming scent of 100% natural ingredients, you'll be ready to sleep through the ultimate overnight facial.
Your skin produces firming, hydrating proteins in response to peptides, which are small and mighty amino acid chains. Peptides help boost collagen production, balance skin, and hydrate skin in these deeply nourishing, fast-absorbing moisturizers.
In moisturizing, emollients fill in cracks in your skin barrier in order to create a smooth and soft skin surface. The role of humectants is to attract moisture to your skin's surface. They can be found in gel form. An occlusive moisturizer is the most intensive.
The best way to prevent your skin from drying out post-wash is to apply a moisturizer after cleansing your face to ensure you are replenishing the moisture of the skin. It is also most effective to apply them to slightly damp skin since they seal in moisture. This may mean you moisturise twice a day, both in the morning and at night.