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Hydrated Skin = Happy Skin : Moisturisers

Welcome back again! It is time for the last post in my Hydrated Skin series. If you missed Part 1 (Cleansers) or Part 2 (Serums) make sure you head over and check them out. Today, however, it is all about the moisturisers. Moisturisers are key to hydration, if you ask me. If your moisturiser doesn't help hydrate your skin and seal in all the nourishing elements from your other skincare, what's the point?! I have also popped some of my favourite hydrating masks at the end as well.





I like to have a fairly lightweight moisturiser, nothing that weighs my skin down or feels heavy. My night time moisturiser tends to be a lot thicker than my morning, but I like lighter moisturisers than thick ones. 


Moisturisers

Cinch Face Cheat // A clever little spray that acts as a 72 hour moisturiser, illuminator, pore refiner and primer all in one. A really lightweight mist that I love to use throughout the day to refresh my skin. In summer, I can use this as my sole moisturiser over a serum. In winter I need a thicker moisturiser, but this is the perfect way to hydrate and refresh my skin through the day.


QV Ultra Calming Moisturiser* // I love QV moisturisers so much, they are so gentle and calming and perfect for when my skin is just not happy. The new Ultra Calming moisturiser has been amazing for my skin through winter. It is super hydrating, but also soothes my sensitive skin that I tend to get through winter. It is also really lightweight as well. 

QV Nuturing Night Moisturiser* // This is essentially a thicker version of the day time moisturiser, perfect for night time. Again, super calming and gentle on the skin, but really hydrating as well. It has been my go to night cream lately.



Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Milky Lotion SPF 15* // A luxurious silky cream which delivers all-day hydration to thirsty skin, while also helping to protect your skin from the dehydrating effects of daily issues, such as sun and sudden temperature changes, that dry your skin out and leave it looking weathered. I have been loving this! It is lightweight but I have been so impressed by how well it hydrates my skin. I am a big fan already!! 

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief // (Not pictured) A lovely, gel like moisturiser that is SO DAMN GOOD! The Moisture Surge range is a staple of mine through winter and the release of their new Moisture Surge serum has me very excited, I really want to try it out. This is so lightweight and soaks in so quickly that you barely feel like you are wearing any moisturiser. I'm a big fan of this stuff.

Swisse CoQ10 Anti-Ageing Facial Moisturiser // This is a slightly thicker moisturiser, but it is so lovely and hydrating. I can't comment on the anti-ageing properties, but I have been loving this as a winter moisturiser. It is just the perfect consistency.


Masks

You know I love my masks and through winter I have been popping the charcoal masks away and opting for something a little more hydrating. There is something so nice about a really lovely hydrating mask through winter. I always struggle to find the perfect mask, but I have found two recently that I have been absolutely loving. 

Clinelle PureSWISS Hydracalm Sleeping Mask // This is a fairly new purchase for me and I have been loving it. It is a really lightweight, gel-like overnight face mask. I apply it after my moisturiser just before bed and come morning, I wake up with lovely, hydrated skin (which through winter can sometimes be a challenge!). I am not a huge fan of the smell, I will admit, but it has been so lovely to use that I can deal with that. The best thing about it is that I don't feel like I am putting a thick layer onto my skin, that I can feel sitting there for ages like some overnight masks. It just soaks straight in. Big fan of this!

Onne Natural Moisturising Mask // I have had this for a while, but haven't really used it until recently and boy am I glad I did. It contains Coconut and Kaolin and is in a clay like formula that sets on the skin, but I have been so surprised by how lovely and hydrated my skin feels when I wash this mask off. It's a weird feeling to have a clay mask leave your face feel so hydrating.





Those are my top picks so far for winter, but I would love to hear about what moisturisers or masks you have been loving to keep your skin hydrated, as I am always on the hunt for more hydrating! Let me know in the comments below. Make sure you check out Part 1 (Cleansers) and Part 2 (Serums) if you missed them as well!








*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


Luxurious silky cream delivers all-day hydration to thirsty skin, while shielding it from the dehydrating effects of daily thermic shocks that leave it looking dry and weathered
Luxurious silky cream delivers all-day hydration to thirsty skin, while shielding it from the dehydrating effects of daily thermic shocks that leave it looking dry and weathered
Luxurious silky cream delivers all-day hydration to thirsty skin, while shielding it from the dehydrating effects of daily thermic shocks that leave it looking dry and weathered

Luxurious silky cream delivers all-day hydration to thirsty skin, while shielding it from the dehydrating effects of daily thermic shocks that leave it looking dry and weathered

40 comments :

  1. I need to try that Clinelle Sleeping Mask, sounds hydrating but not heavy. Thanks for sharing your hydrating skincare picks, Laura xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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    1. It is really nice!! So glad you enjoyed reading xx

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  2. These product shots are amazing, girl! I am loving these run downs on all your fave products too xx

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    1. So glad you have been enjoying them Chelsey! Thank you xx

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  3. I love a good lightweight moisturiser too and that multi use spray you mentioned first sound so so good! I also really want to try some Clinique products, I've heard some great things about that moisture surge too! I'm loving The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturiser atm!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. It is a lovely spray! But I do love the Clinique skincare a lot, they are so simple and so good at hydrating my skin! xx

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  4. Love this post! I am all about hydration! ! <3

    Tahana
    www.tahanalee.com

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  5. I love the Cinch spray and the Clinelle PureSWISS Hydracalm Sleeping Mask. It definitely gives my skin so much hydration while I sleep!

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    1. They are so nice! Especially the mask, I have been a big fan! xx

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  6. I've been loving Thank You Farmer True Water Gel Cream! I find thick night creams don't suit my skin type so it's nice and quite hydrating too! :)

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    1. Ooo I'll have to look into that! I have been wanting to try Thank You Farmer! xx

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  7. I have chronically dry skin so this post was great for me. I really want to check out those QV and Clinique moisturisers. The best mask I've found so far is the Origins Drink Up one. It's amazing!

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

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    1. Yes, I love the Origins mask as well! It is such a huge help through winter! xx

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  8. I really love Cinch one of my favs x

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  9. The Clinique moisture surge is a fave of mine too! The serum is something that I've got to get my hands on as well! The idea is genius for someone of our skin types! <3

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. The serum sounds so interesting, I love everything else from that range so I want it now too haha. So glad you've been enjoying them! xx

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  10. The Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Milky Lotion sounds divine! Can you please do a full review of the range once you have a proper go trialling it? x

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    1. Yes I definitely will! I am planning on having a review of the three products I have from the range in July! xx

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  11. It's a bit of an oxymoron that clay based masks would actually hydrate skin, haha!

    Glad they work for you!

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    1. Isn't it! But somehow it works! xx

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  12. Thanks for the post. I love a well hydrated skin and i have put some of these moisturisers onto my wishlist.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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  13. I love QV products too! So gentle and hydrating!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. They really are! I don't think I could get through winter without them! xx

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  14. That Cinch Face Cheat sounds amazing! I'm completely sold on anything that can be used to top up moisture through the day.

    www.thebeautydesk.co

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    1. It is so nice! And it really is perfect for refreshing through the day!! xx

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  15. I looove Cinch too! I need to get onto QV products again, they always worked so well with my skin!
    X Izzy www.izzywears.com

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    1. I loveee QV, I could not live without it! xx

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  16. My skin always changes during the year, so now with summer going on my skin is little bit on the oily side, but when the winter hits, I'll be more than happy to try something out from these products. Thank you.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. I hate how much my skin changes with the seasons, like just behave skin!! I am glad to hear you found this useful though xx

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  17. Oh wow that Cinch Face Cheat is such brilliant multi-tasker! Thanks for all this beaut info Laura - I'm loving Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream at the mo', but I've also been trialling some great creams by Grahams Natural, review soon! xxx

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    1. It honestly is!! I am loving it! Glad to hear you enjoyed the post! Ooo I want to look into that Antipodes cream now! xx

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  18. I like the sound of that Onne face mask - have just bookmarked the link for my wishlist!

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. It is so nice! I am absolutely loving it! xx

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  19. YAY PART 3!! I really like the sound of the Swisse moisturiser. My go to for Winter has been the Tata Harper Repairative Moisteriser and the SK-II treatment sheet mask :)
    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

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    1. Oooo they both sound so nice and are both brands I really want to try too!! xx

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  20. i love the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Milky Lotion especially for during the winter when i notice some dryness.

    http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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    1. It is soooo nice! Light, but hydrating! xx

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