MECCA’s best moisturiser has been crowned for 2022

And it’s *not* Tatcha this time!

Editor / May 11 2022

Every year we wait with bated breath for the winners of MECCA’s Beauty Election to be announced. And with 2022’s results revealed right on the cusp of winter, our eyes went straight to ‘Best Moisturiser’. 

Drum roll, please… Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream ($90 at MECCA) has taken the crown! Cue: applause.

Now, this isn’t a total surprise because we (and many others) love Drunk Elephant. And the Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream is one of those excellent moisturisers that has a thick, creamy ‘feels good’ texture, without a leftover greasy afterfeel.


But what is a surprise is that it beat out cult-favourite and multi-time winner Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream ($102 at MECCA). Never heard of it? Read our beauty editor’s love letter and weep.

On the plus side, the new top dog moisturiser will save you $12 compared to the Tatcha one. And the J-Beauty brand didn't miss out on an accolade altogether. So really, we’re all winners.

See all of MECCA’s skin care winners…

Most Innovative: Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist, $39.95 at MECCA 

Best Toner & Cleanser: Tatcha – The Rice Wash​, $52 at MECCA

Best Devices or Tools: Cosmetics 27 Gua Sha​, $74 at MECCA

Best Moisturiser: Drunk Elephant – Lala Retro Whipped Cream​, $90 at MECCA

Best Oils & Serums: Glow Recipe – Watermelon Dew Drops​, $51 at MECCA

Best Eye: Origins – Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream​, $51 at MECCA


Main image credit: @dirtyboysgetclean

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