Find the best moisturiser for your skin with our roundup of face creams for all skin types and needs, from dry and sensitive to acne-prone and oily skin
Still on the hunt for the best moisturiser for your skin type? It’s no easy feat, but the hunt for The One is worth it – it’s the most basic and essential item in your skincare routine (yes, even if you’ve got oily skin). Whether you’ve got dull skin, a never-ending battle with fine lines or acne, or the aforementioned oily skin, we’ve covered all the bases in our guide to the best moisturisers in Singapore.
Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing cream
This new addition to Kiehl’s skincare range is my favourite for everyday use. Its star ingredients of Manuka honey and Korean Red Ginseng root boosts skin radiance and strengthens the skin barrier to reduce the appearance of fine lines. I’ve taken this abroad with me, and it works well in both dry and cold climates.
Recommended skin types: Non-greasy hydration for dry to combination skin
Skin needs: Cell renewal and fine lines
Available at Kiehl’s stores islandwide, including ION Orchard and Raffles City.
Aesop B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel
Not a fan of your average cream? You might be better off with a gel formula. Aesop’s B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel has fans all over thanks to its high levels of Vitamin C and swiftly absorbed formula. It’s sticky to the touch, so it’s best to warm this between your palms and work into cleansed and toned skin until it’s fully absorbed.
Recommended skin types: All, especially oily as it leaves skin matte
Skin needs: Great for protecting skin in humid or polluted climates
Available at all Aesop stores including Raffles City and Capitol Piazza.
Eve Lom Brightening Cream
Restore your skin’s brightness with this antioxidising cream which blocks melanin production and correct hyperpigmentation. Its other star ingredients of plant-derived antioxidants and Rose Otto Oil help fight fine lines and other signs of aging.
Recommended skin types: Dull and aging skin
Skin needs: Uneven skin and pigmentation
Price: $185 (50ml)
Available via Escentials, Paragon Orchard, #03-02/05,, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturiser
Rough nights got your skin looking dull? Restore your skin’s natural glow with this new cream, inspired by the legendary Eight Hour Cream. Lightweight and lavender-scented, this overnight cream heaps on the moisture and soothes skin.
Recommend skin type: Tired and dry skin
Skin needs: Aside from skin needs, the cream helps to relax the senses.
Price: $57 (50ml)
Available at all Elizabeth Arden counters, including Metro Paragon and Robinsons Raffles City.
Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
This one’s perfect for Singapore’s scorching heat – the lightweight formula features an air-wetting formula to draw moisture into skin and mini-hyaluronates to improve moisture retention. It also absorbs quickly and leaves skin non-sticky, and fresh.
Recommended skin type: Normal to oily
Skin needs: Light hydration
Available at Laneige stores and counters across Singapore.
Clinique Anti-blemish Clearing Moisturiser
Best recommended for the acne prone, this powerful medicated formula regularly wins rave reviews for its quick-acting ability to clear and prevent breakouts, keep oiliness at bay and soothe any redness. It’s also kept lightweight to minimise dryness and peeling.
Recommended skin type: Acne prone and oily
Skin needs: Blemishes and redness
Price: $43 (50 ml)
Available at Clinique counters at Sephora stores islandwide, Metro Centerpoint and BHG Bugis.
Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturiser
The hype around this legendary moisturiser is real. Its lightweight, whipped formula delivers long-lasting hydration and skin renewal, thanks to a holy trifecta of alpha hydroxy acids, three forms of hyaluronate plus fruit extracts.
Recommended skin type: Dry and sensitive skin
Skin needs: Large pores and dull skin
Price: $62 (60ml)
Available at Sephora stores islandwide.
Crème de la Mer
You know you’ve made it in life if La Mer’s creams are part of your daily routine. This crème de la crème of moisturisers contains ‘Miracle Broth’ – a secret ingredient with the power to transform skin – and its devoted fans swear by its ability to reduce wrinkles, pore visibility and improve firmness.
Recommended skin type: Dry to combination
Skin needs: Wrinkles and fine lines
Price: $490 (60ml), $1,007 (250ml), $3,250 (500 ml)
Available at various locations, including Metro Paragon, Robinsons The Heeren and TANGS at Tangs Plaza.
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