The Best Face and Body Cream Moisturisers For You
Ever run out of your facial moisturizer and was tempted to just slather body lotion on your face? Here’s what you should know!
“Do I actually need a moisturiser for face and another for body?”
Well, the answer is yes and no. And I’ll explain.
I get asked a lot, by skincare lovers, for creams or moisturisers that can be used on both the face and body. Those of us who are crazy about skincare know that we can get a little carried away sometimes. The simple routines of yore have been replaced by intricate self-care rituals that include everything from jade rolling and gua-sha tools to dermaplaning. And that’s okay! Whatever has you feeling pampered, healthy, and confident gets an A grade from us.
However, if you are among the unique few who like their skincare and body care routine to be as simple as possible, you need to identify the perfect face and body moisturizer that works for you. We have a few recommendations that you can rely on to pamper your skin from head to toe.
First, let’s take a look at why you shouldn’t use just any body cream on your face.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Regular Body Moisturisers On Your Face
“What’s the harm?” you might have wondered. “They’re both moisturisers.” Plus, since body lotion comes in a bigger size and is often more affordable, using body lotion might seem like an instant way to save money. (Oh, no! Wrong move.)
Now here’s the thing:
Body lotion doesn’t contain exactly the same ingredients as products intended for your face, even if the two look similar. You can choose a moisturizer with targeted active ingredients that treat an array of skin concerns, depending on your skin type and the benefits you hope to achieve. Body lotions, on the other hand, are designed for thicker, tougher, and less sensitive skin. In a nutshell, the skin on your face is different from the skin on the rest of your body — so they need different care regimens or the perfect moisturizer for both face and body care.
Ever travelled without or run out of your face cream and you had to reach out for your regular body lotion instead? You don’t have the luxury of smothering your face with body lotion except you’re using a face and body moisturiser. Else, you will have your face susceptible to irritation from artificial fragrances, clogged pores leading to acne and breakout, redness and rashes. Some others may not see any major or immediate difference after applying a body moisturiser but that does not mean you should continue using it. It may cause lots of skin issues after long term usage.
Many facial moisturizers are considered creams, which are richer in consistency and less water-based compared to body lotions. Nonetheless, there are specially formulated creams with sufficient active ingredients rich enough to care for the delicate skin on the face as well as provide adequate nourishing to the body. We recommend light-textured, non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free creams/lotions with vitamins, which are void of heavy moisturizing ingredients, like butters or oils.
Top 10 Face And Body Moisturisers
Here are 10 best face and body moisturiser recommendations for you in Nigeria.
- CeraVe Moisturising Cream
- Medix 5.5 Vitamin C + Turmeric Firming & Brightening Cream
- Advanced Clinicals Collagen Skin Rescue Lotion
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream
- Advanced Clinicals Retinol Advanced Firming Cream
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-Free Body Gel Cream
- Advanced Clinicals Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Cream
- CeraVe Moisturising Lotion
- E45 Moisturising Lotion
- Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
While a compromised skin barrier can lead to dryness and itching, this holy grail contains hyaluronic acid and 3 essential ceramides that work together to lock in skin’s moisture and help restore your skin’s protective barrier. Provides long lasting hydration (up to 24 hrs.), with just one use. Developed with dermatologists and suitable for normal and dry skin on the face and body, this rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturizing cream features our patented MVE Delivery Technology to release a steady stream of moisturizing ingredients throughout the day and night. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream with ceramides is fragrance free.
This unique formula is the perfect combination of anti-aging ingredients with natural antioxidants. Vitamin C helps promote even skin tone, natural ferulic acid targets sun damage, and turmeric supports firm, youthful looking skin while hydrating and moisturizing the skin. A great cream to improve your skin appearance on your face, around your eye, neck, decollete, hand and body. Safe for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin. This moisturizing cream also features revitalizing skin plumping and moisturizing natural ingredients. Free from parabens, alcohol, animal-derived ingredients, dyes, mineral oil, amongst others.
As you age, your skin produces less and less collagen. What does that mean for your skin? It loses that plumpness you once had when you were a teenager. Skin starts to naturally thin out and as a result, you notice a few more fine lines and wrinkles. This Collagen Skin Rescue Lotion helps you to combat the natural aging process. Formulated with Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, and Pure Collagen, this is a favorite body, face, all-over moisturizer to truly reinvigorate the skin. With consistent use, skin becomes softer and plumper skin. Don’t let your skin suffer anymore, rescue and breathe healthy ingredients back into your pores.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream brings advanced facial hydration expertise to body care, for clinically proven supple and radiant skin. This refreshing and ultra-light formula is powered by hyaluronic acid- skincare’s super hydrator capable of holding up to 1000x its weight in water. It gives skin the boost of hydration it needs by locking in skin-quenching hydration and maintaining skin’s moisture balance by continuously releasing hydration as and when it needs it. Continued use revitalises and visibly improves the condition of the face and body over time. This non-greasy quick-absorbing lotion is tested by dermatologists and suitable for normal to dry skin.
Retinol is known to diminish the look of deep wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage while boosting collagen production to help with firming. First formulated for use after cosmetic procedures, this anti-ageing cream with hyaluronic acid is now available for anyone who wants to renew their skin for a healthier, fuller, and younger appearance. It replenishes moisture, nourishes your skin while improving your skin’s elasticity all at once. Has a perfect blend of ingredients which makes this retinol cream non-irritating like many others, and gentle and effective enough to remove the appearance of unwanted wrinkles on your face, neck and body.
This fragrance-free lotion locks in moisture and instantly quenches thirsty skin, for clinically proven supple, hydrated and healthy looking skin. Designed for daily use on dry and sensitive skin, this hydrating body cream replenishes skin to improve hydration, leaving skin feeling smooth, quenched and beautifully supple. The refreshing, lightweight formula contains hyaluronic acid, found naturally in skin, to boost skin cells’ hydration and then lock it in. Developed with dermatologists, this non-greasy lotion absorbs instantly and is oil-, dye-, alcohol-, paraben-, and fragrance-free. Use daily to retain hydration and help improve the look and feel of skin over time.
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and 3 essential ceramides that work together to lock in moisture, hydrate the skin and restore its natural barrier. MVE Technology delivery system continually releases moisturizing ingredients for 24-hour hydration, long after you’ve finish applying. Our daily moisturizer leaves the skin feeling comfortable and is gentle on the skin. Developed with dermatologists, this moisturizing lotion is non-comedogenic, oil-free, fragrance-free and non-greasy, and is suitable for face and whole body hydration.
Dry skin is a common problem, and one effective way to manage it is to keep your skin moisturised by following a regular skincare routine. E45 Moisturising Lotion is a light, perfume-free formulation that can be used all over your body, face and hands to give long-lasting care for even dry and sensitive skin. This dermatologically tested gentle formulation is suitable for the whole family including babies. Use as often as required to keep skin soft supple and moisturised.
Formulated with powerful ingredients to soothe and nourish skin, this anti-ageing cream is infused with pure vitamin C to brighten the appearance of age spots, even out skin discolouration, and it also great for scars, stretch marks, and sagging areas. This rich formula is thick enough to be a body moisturizer yet gentle enough to be used as a daily moisturizer for the face, neck and hands. It is quick absorbing and refines the look of freckles, damage from sun spots, hyperpigmentation and acne scars.
Specially formulated to provide effective gentle skincare, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion enhances the skin’s natural moisture-protection system and helps restore the skin’s natural protective barrier. It is a daily face and body skincare to re-hydrate damaged skin associated with skin conditions and following dermatological treatments. Clinically proven to bind water to the skin and prevent moisture loss, this light-weight, quick-absorbing and non-comedogenic lotion soothes and delivers long-lasting hydration to the skin. Fragrance-free, lanolin-free and suitable for sensitive skin.
Sometimes, we understand that the number of cosmetic and skincare products sprawled across the bathroom counter can feel overwhelming for a few. The right products for your skincare routine can be trimmed to a few easy steps that suit your skin type and personality, and still have your skin’s pores full of good elements.
Besides cleansing and sun protection, moisturising your entire skin is an essential step in your daily skincare routine; whether you have dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin. In choosing a face and body moisturiser, we recommend looking out for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help restore and maintain the skin’s protective barrier. Ensure to protect your skin from elements and from life itself by sticking to moisturisers specifically formulated for your face and body. This will generally do more to benefit your skin in the long run.
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