Another Youtube Video is up! And this time, it’s all about Moisturisers!
Now we know Moisturisers are important to maintain the skin’s barrier, to prevent Trans-epidermal water loss, and overall nurture skin health!
HOWEVER, I am VERY picky when it comes to moisturisers – I know my skin, and I need a particular thickness with a particular ratio of water:oil to keep my skin happy. SO, I wanted to try and introduce a different range of moisturisers, so that hopefully at least ONE would suit your skin type 🙂
I hope you find the video useful, I swatch and compare swatches of these products so hopefully you can really see what texture you prefer 🙂 I also give some positives and negatives of my experience with each cream; so hopefully it gives you some insight!
If you have any suggestions of any other moisturisers I should try + swatch, let me know!
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Hi Guys and welcome back to the Channel! It’s Hannah from the Instagram: Myskincareregime where I post about Skincare products I’m currently using.
I hope you are all well!
In this video, let’s discuss Moisturisers! I have 4 Moisturisers picked out that I’ve currently been trying and using that vary in texture, consistency and ingredients. These are all quite new or at least cult-classic creams, and they’re mainly geared towards Normal to Oily Skin Types and Sensitive Skins in particular.
All 4 of these products are Fragrance and Essential oil Free and also Cruelty-Free!
Now, let’s get on with the video!
We’ll start with the thickest first which is the Rovectin Lotus Water Cream! (Available at Yesstyle.com) This is Cruelty Free and Vegan, and I would recommend it for Sensitive, normal-dry skins, but Combination skins could definitely use this in colder or drier weather.
This is a Gel-Cream Hybrid that aims to both Hydrate and sufficiently moisturise the skin.
NOTE: My Review is HERE.
The Key ingredients Include: Niacinamide which has a load of benefits such as skin protection, brightening, sebum regulation and Skin Barrier fortification. As well as Panthenol which is both moisturising and Soothing and Allantoin which helps with wound-healing and supporting the skin’s barrier. Sugars are also included as they make good humectants which draw water into the skin and hydrate it from within. Of course, this is a cream so emollients are included, such as Sweet Almond Oil which contains Skin-nourishing Fatty Acids in a good ratio of Oleic to Linoleic Acid.
In terms of the texture, this cream is layerable, it doesn’t feel sticky or tacky but does have a cream-like finish to it i.e. it doesn’t fully disappear into the skin, but sits on top forming a protective barrier from the outside word.
I really like this as a regular lightweight moisturiser I can use in the PM to provide my skin with both humectants and emollients, but as I said – I think Normal to Dry skins or those living in dry-cold weather would enjoy this.
The one con is that: I can find it slightly too thick in the summer so I prefer using this in the Evening PM during cold nights for my Oily Combo Skin.
- Next up is the New Purito B5 Panthenol Re-Barrier Cream.
Now this is a slightly lighter cream than the previous Rovectin Moisturiser, (I’m going down in terms of thickness by the way). This is a lightweight, Emollient Moisturiser which I think is a good dupe for the Curel Intensive Moisture Cream, if you want something lighter. This is Vegan and Cruelty Free and is aimed at all skin types, especially for Sensitive Skins.
This contains Vitamin B5 which is Panthenol at 10% which is quite a high percentage. Panthenol is soothing, moisturising and has skin-protecting, anti-inflammatory benefits. Cica is also included higher up the list, supposedly in a higher percentage, to add to Healing and anti-inflammatory properties of this cream. Niacinamide is also included which also helps support a healthy skin barrier while helping brighten the skin. Squalane which is an oil great for oily, acne prone skins is also included. Other notable ingredients include Hyaluronic acid and Madecassoside as well as Copper Tripeptide-1 that helps soothe and support the skin.
So overall this cream works to protect, soothe, hydrate and lightly moisturise the skin.
The texture is lightweight, it’s not sticky or tacky. The cream doesn’t smell of anything either and I like the packaging, it’s easy to dispense product. This doesn’t feel thick or heavy on the skin and almost has a gel-like consistency.
- Next up is the second lightest cream in our lineup which is New from the Inkey List – it’s their Omega Water Cream!
It suits Dehydrated Skins but oily and combination skins could also enjoy this. Sensitive skins can use this too.
This is an oil-free, lightweight moisturiser that aims to hydrate the skin. And although this seemingly doesn’t contain oil per-se, this contains Fatty acids and contains Omega Ceramide Complex which is rich in Omega 3,6 and 9 to moisturiser and help prevent trans epidermal water loss on the skin.
And if you require some more emollients, then simply apply a thicker cream on top, but this should provide you with a good amount of hydration at least.
This aims to support the skin’s barrier using betaine which is both hydrating and moisturising, as well as 5% Niacinamide which also helps brighten, reduce redness and fortify the skin as well as regulate sebum production, Glycerin at 5% which helps draw in moisture into the skin, as well as Betaine at 3% which is both hydrating and moisturising. Although this doesn’t contain oils per-se, this still contains fatty ingredients in the form of Glycosphingolipids, Oleic acid and Coco-Caprylate – so you still get moisturisation which is good and needed in both oily and dry skins! The this cream feels watery and doesn’t have a greasy finish.
This has a really cool and unique texture! At first, it feels like a heavy cream and I got worried it was going to be thick, but then voila- as you rub this in, it becomes more and more water until it does almost feel like a water on the skin! It’s pretty neat. It’s a lovely, lightweight texture that simply glides on the skin and doesn’t have a greasy or tacky finish.
It smells of nothing just like the rest of these creams.
The one con is that this wont be moisturising enough for dry skins, but I think oily skins and those living in hot and humid weathers would really enjoy it!
This is a Gel-type, Lightweight Moisturiser containing 77% Oat seed Water. To soothe and calm the skin. It’s aimed at all Skin Types however I would recommend it more to those with Oily Skins and those living in hot and humid weather due to how thin it is. It’s Vegan and Cruelty Free. Key Ingredients include Oat Water – now Oat is Soothing due to the Beta-Glucan contains which is anti-inflammatory. Squalane is also included which is a great oil that suits oily and acne prone skins. Panthenol is included which is soothing as well as Beta-Glucan which is both soothing and moisturising.
I actually use this specific gel for my Foreo Bear I’m currently using and testing out. The product requires a conductive sort of gel, so something this watery and lightweight with this kind of texture, works 😊
The Key Ingredient is Squalane and also contains Shea Butter which of course provides that rather buttery feeling to this cream. Other ingredients include emollients such as Jojoba Esters, Ceramide NP, Oleic and Linolenic Acid as well as
As well as Hyaluronic Acid. So as you can tell this is a very emollient cream with a higher ratio of oil to water however – this doesn’t mean that it’s extremely heavy, as long as you use very little (my Normal-Combo Skins) but of course dry skins, feel free to slather this all over your skin.
- I applied and swatched all the products together here so you can see what the texture of each cream looks like! I applied from thickest to thinnest, so hopefully you can see the texture of them clearly, the feel of them and just how lightweight they are.
And that’s it for this video! I hope you found it useful in case you were curious about the texture of these products.
Curel Brand Overview: HERE
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream: HERE – Great for Dry Skins! Also an excellent makeup primer. My Review o this is coming SOON!
Foreo Bear: HERE – Currently using and testing. I think this is really helping (which is annoying since it’s expensive T__T).
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.