5 Of The Best Moisturisers That Beauty Editors Actually Use

The top-shelf formulations creating major buzz

InStyle marie claire & InStyle Senior Digital Beauty And Lifestyle Editor / April 18 2019

Whether your approach to skincare is minimalist or maximalist, there’s no product in your regimen as important as moisturiser.

The humble moisturiser sits on your skin’s mantle for hours each day and often multi-tasks as an SPF, anti-aging, hydrating and make-up priming product all in one. 

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We asked five beauty editors to share their ultimate must-have moisturiser and here's what they had to say. Keep scrolling for the best moisturiser finalists...

La Mer Crème de la Mer

Alex Noonan, Acting InStyle Editor and Content Director 

"Crème de la Mer is such an indulgence, especially in the winter months. It cocoons the skin with a rich protective barrier against the elements while deeply hydrating a parched complexion."

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream

Bettina Tyrell, InStyle Beauty Editor 

"This rich, luxurious cream makes applying my daily moisturiser feel less like a habit and more like a spa session. Caviar, the hero ingredient, works hard to lift, firm and plump while AHAs gently buff the skin for a smoother, brighter complexion. Think a post-facial glow every day."

Cinch Face Cheat(er) Cream Moisture + Glow

Carli Alman, BeautyCrew Editor 

"I’ve long been a fan of the original Face Cheat spray, so I was thrilled when it came out in a cream form. It leaves my skin feel so soft and supple, and leaves a soft luminous finish. A great basic to have in your bathroom cabinet."

Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream

Arielle Tsoukatos, Senior Digital Beauty And Lifestyle Editor 

"I find myself reaching for this multi-tasking moisturiser when I need a product that will address all my skincare concerns and still feel lightweight enough to layer under make-up. It's enriched with skin-loving ingredients and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated."

Dermalogica Active Moist

Isobel Larkin Junior Beauty Writer BeautyCrew 

"A really light, oil-free moisturiser that’s perfect for humid summer months or if your skin is on the oily side. It soaks into the skin really quickly and sits perfectly under makeup. It also has a really fresh, herbal scent."

Arielle is marie claire and InStyle's Senior Digital Beauty & Lifestyle Editor. Her work has taken her to lunch with Kim Cattrall, backstage with Shanina Shaik and on the red carpet with Margot Robbie. You can find her words on InStyle, marie claire and Women's Health.