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Moisturisers are the staples that work wonders for your complexion. Here’s why they are your skin’s BFF this spring and how to chose the right one for you.

Moisturisers are designed to replenish moisture levels, lock in hydration and create a protective barrier against environmental aggressors. During the transition from winter to spring, fluctuations in temperature and humidity can disrupt your skin’s delicate balance, leading to dryness, irritation and premature ageing. A quality  moisturiser acts as a shield, ensuring your complexion remains supple, smooth and radiant throughout the changing seasons.

Augustinus Bader The Rich CreamAgeing Skin: For mature skin craving extra TLC, opt for a  moisturiser enriched with anti-aging ingredients such as retinol, peptides and hyaluronic acid. These powerhouse ingredients work to minimise fine lines, boost collagen production and restore youthful vitality to your complexion.

We Love: Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream, from Harvey Nichols. Luxuriously rich, hydrating and nourishing, it helps reduce the  appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation. It also promotes elasticity, supports barrier function and prevents water loss for skin that’s supple, plump, and smooth.

Dry Skin: If your skin tends to feel parched and tight, seek out a rich, emollient  moisturiser packed with nourishing oils and humectants. Gentle ingredients, like shea butter, ceramides and glycerine, provide intense hydration and help repair the skin’s moisture barrier for lasting comfort and suppleness.

We Love: Dermalogica’s Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist, from Selfridges. Keep skin hydrated thanks to four kinds of hyaluronic acid as well as barrier-strengthening ceramides. This fine mist locks in moisture, while calming rose water serves as a source of antioxidants, giving every spritz nourishing properties.

Oily Skin: Even oily skin types require hydration to maintain balance and prevent excess sebum production. Opt for a lightweight moisturiser formulated with mattifying ingredients such as niacinamide, witch hazel and salicylic acid. These non-comedogenic formulas absorb quickly, leaving behind a matte finish without clogging pores or causing breakouts.

We LoveEnergise Me Niacinamide Moisturiser, from Trinny London. Designed to rebalance stressed skin, this lightweight formulation works to balance oil and even tone and texture. Comforting cica is there to soothe, while energising succinic acid revives your natural radiance.

Combination Skin: If your skin is a complex mix of oily and dry zones, a versatile  moisturiser is key to achieving harmony. Look for a hydrating yet lightweight one that strikes the perfect balance between moisture and oil control. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane and vitamin E provide optimal hydration without exacerbating shine or congestion.

We Love: RéVive Moisturising Renewal Day Cream, from Harvey Nichols. It blends antioxidants minerals vitamins C and E, and marine adaptogens to help shield skin against environmental aggressors. With a broad-spectrum SPF 30, it’s your perfect daytime go-to.

Normal Skin: Blessed with a relatively balanced complexion? Lucky you! Keep your skin happy and healthy with a multi-tasking  moisturiser that offers hydration, protection, and nourishment in one. Opt for a gentle, non-irritating formula infused with soothing botanicals, antioxidants and SPF for added defence.

We Love: Apothecary Revive Barrier Repairing Day Cream SPF 20, from M&S. With clinically proven skin barrier improvement and 72 hour moisturisation, this day cream will help your skin feel healthier and leave it plump, rejuvenated and radiant. EcoSun Pass approved.