Alpha-H what's the best moisturiser

Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a moisturiser...

Last time on The Edit we introduced you to your perfect cleanser. Now that you two are hopefully going steady and settling into a routine together, we thought we could spice up your blossoming relationship a little by helping you to find and add the perfect moisturiser! Let’s meet your eligible suitors by skin types and concerns.

Alpha-H moisturisers

Best moisturiser for normal skin

If you’re one of those lucky people who has skin which just seems to stay happy and balanced, you have several suitors to choose from. Just like with the cleansers, this one will probably come down to personal choice, though there is an age element too.

Essential Hydration Cream is a luxurious, rose scented cream packed full of skin-loving ingredients, which is suitable for skins of all ages.

Delivering a dose of vitamins A, B, C and E directly to your largest organ (that’s your skin), Multivitamin Super Cream is great for normal skins which are over the age of 25. You’ll need to go for another option if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding though due to the addition of Vitamin A.

If your normal skin is more mature (over 30), you might benefit from our Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream, which multi-targets the signs of ageing, while also delivering long-lasting hydration.

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Check out which is best by what your day looks like further down in this post.

Best moisturiser for sensitive skin

If your skin stresses over the small stuff, you can help it to calm and recuperate with Essential Hydration Cream. This luxurious cream is packed full of essential oils and fatty acids which replenish the skin and bolster its protective barrier, so things can go back to being sunshine and rainbows.

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Check out which is best by what your day looks like further down in this post.

Best moisturiser for dehydrated and true dry skins

Essential Hydration Cream is a little bit of a groupie; it’s also a great match for dehydrated and true dry skins. It delivers mega-doses of hydration, while also helping to lock it into the skin, so the moisture is more sustainable. You can turn the hydration factor up even further by adding a few drops of Essential Hydration Concentrate if your skin is seriously thirsty.

If you’re over 25, Multivitamin Super Cream is another great option. Featuring concentrated doses of vitamins A, B, C and E, this formulation also delivers an amazing hydration boost through the addition of molecular complex PatcH₂0™. It’s important to note that the addition of Vitamin A means this one is off-limits for pregnant or breastfeeding mamas.

For more mature skins (30 plus) which are a little on the dry side, your skin is likely to fall in love with our Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream. This seriously luxurious cream delivers a dose of long-lasting moisture, while also targeting the signs of ageing.

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Check out which is best by what your day looks like further down in this post.

Best moisturiser for combination oily skin

If your skin has its moments when areas of it are suddenly an oil slick, while others remain calm, you can get it back into the happy zone with our Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant. This unique formulation combines hydration hero Hyaluronic Acid with Glycolic Acid to help control the flow of excess oil in the skin.

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Check out which is best by what your day looks like further down in this post.

Best moisturiser for oily skin

Many people mistakenly believe oily skins don’t need moisturising. The truth is hydration and oil (sebum) within the skin are two completely different things. You have a couple of options; which is best will likely depend on your personal preferences.

Our Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant features the hydrating benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, combined with the exfoliation of Glycolic Acid. Together the formulation works to hydrate the skin without causing an oil slick and controlling the flow of excessive sebum in the skin. It’s particularly great if you have a tendency to get a bit congested.

If you’d prefer a hydrating gel to a cream, you’re sure to love the water-based ultra-light and fresh feel of our Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel. It also features Salicylic Acid to help keep your pores clear, though this does then mean it’s not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Check out which is best by what your day looks like further down in this post.

Best moisturiser for oily skins which are problematic and acne or breakout-prone

If your oily skin is constantly punishing you with angry outbreaks, you might feel as if a moisturiser will just make the whole situation worse. As we mentioned above though, moisture and oil are two completely different things within the skin, and your skin still needs moisture even if its oily!

Our Clear Skin Daily Moisturiser is great for skins which constantly feel greasy as it hydrates the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, refines it with 10% Glycolic Acid, and then heals and calms the breakouts with natural antibacterials Tea Tee, Eucalyptus and Green Tea. Hello moisture, good-bye grease slick and angry red breakouts!

If the thought of a cream doesn’t appeal to you, our Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel features similar ingredients to its sister product, with the addition of Salicylic Acid, but in a water-based gel formula which feels light and fresh on the skin. Please note that Salicylic Acid isn’t suitable for use by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Check out which is best by what your day looks like further down in this post.

Best moisturiser for mature skin

If your skin is “more mature”, it will likely fall head over heels in love with our Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream. Packed full of amazing ingredients which target the signs of ageing, it delivers moisture while working to plump the skin and remove built-up dead cells. Plus it contains 24 Carat Gold Flakes!

Of course, don’t forget that an SPF is essential before you head outside every day! Our SPFs are suitable for all skin types. Keep reading to find which is best to suit what your day looks like.

Best SPF moisturiser for office workers

If you spend most of your day inside an office, likely staring at a computer screen, our Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser provides you with protection for the small amount of time you’re out in the sun. More importantly though, it shields you against the damaging blue light you’re bathing in courtesy of that screen. It also features a list of other amazing ingredients that your skin will love you for.

Best SPF moisturiser for days with time both indoors and out

If you’re not in full sun all day but do spend a bit of time out and about, your skin will love and reward you for applying our Daily Essential Moisturiser with SPF.

Best SPF moisturiser for days spent mostly outdoors

If you’re going to be out in the sun for the majority of your day, we’d like to introduce you to our Protection Plus Daily SPF50+. Combining sun protection with natural ingredients to boost your skin’s health, this baby hydrates and nourishes while it protects your skin. It’s also non-greasy and non-whitening and is perfect as a primer under your foundation.

I’m still not sure which moisturiser I need!

If you’re still a little unsure as to which of our moisturisers will work best with your skin type and needs, we’re here to help! Send us a consultation card or request a live online skin consultation with one of our therapists to get personalised advice for your unique skin needs.