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Beauty Wars: We Put Three Cult-Favourite Moisturisers to the Test

Hear ye, Hear ye! Moisturisers are a tough code to crack – finding the perfect one for your skin can be quite the journey. Why not start with the ones dearly loved by others?
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In the world of skincare, there are two products that reign supreme in importance over all else. The first, sunscreen, and the second, moisturiser. Today, we’re delving into the latter. If we had a dollar for every time someone has told us we absolutely had to have a trusty moisturiser in our skincare routine, we’d have enough money to wipe out an entire shelf of products from the drug store.

Moisturise, sure, how hard can it be? The answer: it’s definitely not as easy as A,B,C. Finding the right moisturiser takes research and the considerations that come into play are aplenty. What is your skin type? What climate do you live in? Are you a serum, gel or cream kinda girl? Does it melt your makeup or hold it in place? From textures to formulas, there’s a dizzying array to chose from and we don’t blame you for drowning in the endless options – decision fatigue is a real problem.

Cult favourites are always a foolproof place to start your search for anything beauty-related. We’d like to believe that there has to be something in it for us if it were put on a pedestal by legions of people. Hear ye, hear ye! Here’s what we have to say about three much raved about moisturisers – each of different consistency.


Valmont Moisturising With A Cream

After finally getting our hands on the Valmont Moisturising With A Cream, we caught ourselves wondering why in the world had this not been a part of our lives sooner? As expected of creams, Valmont’s luxurious formula leans towards the slightly heavier end of the spectrum. Deeply hydrating, we’d suggest ending your night time routine with a generous lather of the Valmont Moisturising With A Cream – particularly, if you suffer from dry skin. Upon application, the skin drinks up all of the product with no traces of unwelcome oily residue typical of heavier moisturisers left behind – an added plus, plus, plus!


Embroylisse Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser

Say multi-functional and you have our full attention. The Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser from cult French beauty label Embroylisse performs as, not one, two but THREE different beauty products. As versatile as it gets, the face cream works as a moisturiser, makeup remover and primer all rolled into one. We find that the formula works best as a daily moisturiser. Beyond keeping the skin hydrated, it provides a solid base for makeup to glide on and stay as is throughout the rest of the day.


A313 Vitamin A Pommade

Here we have one of France’s best kept beauty secret. The A313 Vitamin A is not technically a moisturiser but given just how moisturising the formula is, it warrants a space on this list. This pharmaceutical grade Vitamin A concoction is known to serve a multitude of purposes from getting rid of blemishes to reducing fine lines. There is no one thing that it claims to do but it works wonders as a weekly overnight moisturising treatment. Trust us when we say you’d be very pleased with your plump, dewy skin the morning after the treatment!

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