10 Best Moisturisers for now

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Chances are your face has been through quite a lot recently.

Between battling the elements, festive partying and not-so-pretty effects of the common cold, you might be in need of a skin saviour - here are 10 moisturisers you can happily smother on for an intensive course of TLC...

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  • Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser

    50ml, £36.25

    The quietly brilliant Liz Earle does a rich moisturiser packed with omega-3 and Vitamin E for mature or very dry skin. Use after its signature Cleanse and Polish with muslin cloth for the ultimate spa-at-home spa feeling.

  • Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream

    50ml, £12

    One of the Body Shop's best sellers, this cream provides intense hydration for very dry skin, without feeling too heavy. It's also reasonably priced and comes in a flat-and-wide tub that's more convenient than most jars.

  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

    50ml, £79

    Still a best-seller after a decade on the market, this lifting and anti-ageing cream is intensive but surprisingly light. Give it a go for 15 days and your skin should be "transformed," Elemis suggests.

  • Ren Emollient Rescue Cream

    50ml, £19

    Ren's new Vita Mineral range includes this super-rish nourishing gem.

    Part moisturiser, part rescue cream, it's designed to "dramatically hydrate" and works especially well on skin battling air conditioning, central heating and the harsh winter elements.

  • Origins Make A Difference Plus+

    50ml, £34

    Designed for dry skin, this ultra-rich cream is fortified with a cocktail of nourishing natural ingredients to feed your face, including Jericho rose, lychee and watermelon.

  • Estee Lauder Re–Nutriv Crème

    50ml, £90

    Incessant central heating and late night festivities make winter a good time to splurge on a luxury cream. Estee Lauder's Re–Nutriv is pricey, but richer than rich and also doubles as an overnight cream, so it may disappear fast, but your winter-bitten face will thank you for it.

  • Kiehl's Creme D'Elegance Repairateur

    50ml, £30

    Refresh parched skin with the ever-impressive Kiehl's Creme D'Elegance Repairateur, which is made using cocoa butter and sesame oil. A little goes a long way with this one.

  • Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus

    40ml, £28.50

    Australia's most popular skincare brand specialises in plant-based products using flowers and herbs grown on the company's own farm, giving its creams a beautiful scent.

    This hydrating moisturiser has extracts of green tea, grape seed, rose hip, and soy proteins to help fight off cold weather damage.

  • Perricone MD Deep Moisture Therapy

    59ml, £69.50

    Slather on this nourishing Vitamin C and E-laden moisturiser just once and your skin will feel smooth, soft and glowing, says holistic-led cosmoceuticals brand Perricone MD.

    The cream has a "delivery system" that the brand says lets nutrients absorb instantly to "reach their cellular targets".

  • Lancôme Paris Absolue L'Extrait

    50ml, £250

    High roller? Take a punt on Lancôme's super-dooper regenerating "ultimate elixir" and winner of Best Luxury Day Cream in this year's Stylist Skincare Awards.

    The big bucks buys you two million stem cells from the Lancôme rose in every pot. Judges were "blown away" by its anti-ageing effects.


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Anna Pollitt

Anna is a freelance writer and editor who’s been making her dime from online since 2007. She’s a regular at, ITV News and Emerald Street and moonlights as a copywriter and digital content consultant.