Best face moisturisers for me
Moisturising is like the finale in your skincare symphony. It’s the last kiss of hydration your face gets before you step out the door and face the day. And, as each of us have entirely unique faces, ideally it’s in sync with your skin’s needs. Helping to balance oil and moisture, prepare and protect skin or even soothe dry, sensitive skin – whatever your skin type or concern, when you use the best face moisturiser for you, you’ll help your face look and feel like it’s reached cloud nine. So, what are you waiting for? Find yours now.
Compare by skin type
Think of this as your chance to match-make your skin with its ideal moisturising partner. Does your skin need help retaining moisture? Or balancing excess oil? Each of The Body Shop moisturisers is designed with just your skin type in mind, whether it is dry, oily, combination or normal. No doubt you’ll be over the moon when you’ve found the one. When you do, make sure you don’t stray. That’s because when you use products that aren’t meant for your skin type, it can play havoc with skin’s natural balance, creating new irritations and issues. And if you’re not sure what your skin is telling you, let us help you figure out your skin type with our handy guide.
Feel like you need help keeping skin’s natural oils balanced? Say hello to our Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream. Beloved as The Body Shop moisturiser for oily skin, it’s designed for all-over shiny faces which are super at producing (perhaps a little too much) sebum and in need of bliss-inducing balancing. This seaweed-enriched moisturiser has a lightweight texture that will help do all that, while helping reduce the chances of pores getting clogged, leaving your face looking mattified and feeling hydrated.
Skin that’s calling out for a supercharge of hydration needs look no further than our Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream. As The Body Shop moisturiser for dry skin types, it was conceived to help plump skin with moisture and serve some seriously sumptuous feels to even very dry skin for up to 72 hours. Enriched with Community Fair Trade shea butter and organic olive oil, it glides on gorgeously, absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling smoother and softer.
The best face cream for combination skin, our Vitamin E Gel Moisture Cream helps to protect skin against the elements and lock in much-needed moisture, while helping reduce T-zone oiliness. Enriched with Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera, this heaven-sent moisturiser is ultra-lightweight and, importantly, sans grease. It sinks into skin like a dream, helping to keep your face feeling moisturised for up to 48 hours, so you’re free to get on with whatever makes you happy.
Helping to replenish skin’s moisture balance, our Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a bit of a trooper when it comes to helping skin feel hydrated and protected against moisture loss. The OG version in our Vitamin E range and an icon in The Body Shop’s skincare arsenal since the 1970’s, this face cream boasts a lightweight formula that’s fast-absorbing, ideal for that first-thing-frenzy. Massage this beauty into your face for skin that feels quenched with moisture, fresh and smooth.
“Have used this moisture cream since it was first introduced and still love it as much. The cream slides on easily with no greasy after feel, the smell is lovely and not overpowering and my skin loves it.”
About Vitamin E Moisture Cream
Compare by skin concern
Listen, it’s not uncommon to have skin concerns. Whether you’re at the whim of breakouts, skin sensitivity, dullness or tired-looking skin, these are all little touches that reflect your life story, each likely linked to your skin type and any number of external influences. That said, when you want to feel so happy with your skin you could float away on a cloud, our best day moisturisers are here for you. We’ve rounded up the best formulas we’ve dreamt up to target each skin concern, from helping to clear and control breakouts to boosting your natural radiance.
Want to battle blemishes and restore harmony to your face? Our Tea Tree In-Control Hydrator helps skin feel instantly comforted, promoting clearer-looking skin. Don’t be wary of moisturiser – even oilier skin craves hydration, as much as balance. Over-drying formulas can make your skin more oily, leading to more clogged pores and, so, blemishes. Our best moisturiser for blemish-prone skin, enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil, instead helps hydrate, purify skin and leave it looking less shiny.
If you’re desperately seeking a sensitive skin saviour, you’ll be a big fan of our Aloe Soothing Day Cream. Our best face moisturiser for sensitive skin takes a softly-softly approach to help gently moisturise, while being mindful of any touchy-feely skin woes. Enriched with Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, this angelic little moisturiser helps to comfort dry, sensitive skin and minimise skin reactions, so your face feels soft and smooth.
Our best moisturiser for dull skin is the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, a helping hit of skin-revitalising and joy-giving radiance. For skin that needs a little va-va-voom, it helps your face to feel more hydrated, refreshed and energised, and who doesn’t need that from time to time? It’s infused with camu camu which is rich in vitamin C, as well as Community Fair Trade aloe vera in a gel formulation, and helps skin look revitalised.
Do you feel like you just want your skin to wake up and rekindle its glow-full glory days? Our Drops of Youth™ Youth Cream is here to bolster and befriend your face. It’s made to help with refining the skin’s tone and smoothness, not to mention restoring a gleefully velvety softness. This vegan formula is enriched with three plant stem cells and the air-whipped texture of this face cream leaves skin feeling nourished with moisture, supple and fresher.
Compare moisturisers with SPF
We get it – when the sun’s got his hat on, you might not always be donning yours. After all, the sun feels so good on your skin, right? Well, time for a tete-a-tete. Using a SPF is a must. Daily, no matter the weather. Overexposure to UVA and UVB rays from the sun can result in not just dried-out skin but skin damage. It’s easy to build SPF into your daily skincare routine with our range – The Body Shop SPF moisturisers are designed just like our other day creams, targeting your unique needs. A word to the wise – remember that using The Body Shop SPF face creams is no substitute for primary sun protection, particularly if you’ll be under the rays for the long-haul.
You’ll be in high spirits when you see how our Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 helps to refresh dull, tired-looking skin while helping protect against the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. Among The Body Shop face creams with added SPF benefits, this dual-action moisturiser is doubly-pleasing. It’s ideal for daily use before sun exposure, but it’s also designed to help give your skin a boost in the radiance department, helping to moisturise and enhance your glow before you go.
With the lightweight feel of a feather, but a heavy hit of SPF protection, our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA ++++ is the best of both worlds. Enriched with red algae extract and vitamin C, this face cream helps skin to feel re-plumped with moisture while feeling protected against the elements and UVA/UVB rays, but is so gentle it’s even suitable for sensitive skin. Helping to round out your natural radiance, your complexion will look more even-toned, luminous and moisturised.
Our Seaweed Oil-Control Lotion SPF15 is the ideal moisturiser with SPF to help protect your skin from sebum surplus and the sun’s UVA/UVB rays in one go. BTW, did you get the memo – oily skin doesn’t mean going without moisturiser. In fact, as the sun can over-dry skin, causing your sebum production to ramp up, using this lightweight gel cream will help to balance oil while helping protect your skin from UV rays, leaving it looking smoother and more mattified.
If you want your SPF moisturiser to really, well, moisturise, our Vitamin E Day Lotion SPF30 is a great all-rounder. This bestselling formula is a lightweight, milky lotion that works for all skin types to help quench skin’s need for moisture and lock it in for up to 24 hours. Enriched with biofermented hyaluronic acid, as well as helping to protect skin against UVA and UVB rays, it helps to leave your face feeling supremely softer and smoother.
Compare night creams
Our bodies love rest at the end of the day taking care of others and the planet, but did you know that your skin loves your nightly shut-eye too? Our skin regenerates cells all the time, but it’s quicker at this marvel overnight. Skin also gets drier post-midnight due to natural water loss. Not the nightmare you may think for your complexion – if you counteract with The Body Shop face moisturiser. As skin is also more able to absorb moisturising products at night, it’s best to boost your beauty sleep and take advantage of skin’s reactivity by using a night cream (formulated just for your skin type, naturally). Free of the elements and all that can affect skin’s ability to hold on to moisture, your dedicated nighttime skin routine will help to keep skin hydrated while you sleep, so you can wake up to a brighter-looking face.
If you’ve tried and loved the day cream in our Vitamin E range, push the feeling on with our Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream. This bestselling babe of a moisturiser is suited to all skin types and helps to protect and prevent moisture loss overnight. It’s non-greasy while doing all that angelic hydrating work, so you don’t have to worry about your bedsheets. Formulated with biofermented hyaluronic acid, it helps skin to feel intensely nourished and smoother.
Sensitive skin needs all the help it can get with holding on to moisture, so our Aloe Soothing Night Cream helps provide your face with a soothed, supremely moisturised feeling by birdsong break of dawn. It sets to work during each 8-hour slumber, helping to restore skin’s moisture barrier. Enriched with Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera, the gentle, velvety texture will have your face feeling like it’s walking on air.
Oily & Blemished Skin
Oily and blemish-prone skin will rejoice for our Tea Tree Night Lotion, a lightweight vegan night cream that helps skin feel moisturised after application. Counterintuitive though it might seem to add moisturiser to oily skin, this lotion feels lightweight on skin and helps it to feel soothed after application. Alongside The Body Shop face cream from our Tea Tree range, this night cream is dedicated to helping your skin look more even and balanced, basically, helping skin look its best.
Dull & Tired Looking Skin
Putting some pep back in your step, our Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Sleeping Cream is a vegan night cream that helps skin feel quenched and as soft as velvet. This nourishing-feeling moisturiser is enriched with three precious seed oils – black cumin from Egypt, camellia from China and rosehip from Chile. No matter if you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, your skin will appear more supple and hydrated.