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Moisturiser and Face Cream: An Ultimate Skincare Guide

Attain plump and supple skin with Lancôme’s luxurious range of moisturisers. An essential element of skincare routines, moisturisers aim to promote youthful, hydrated and bright complexions. Ahead, learn about the different types of moisturisers and find your perfect formula.

What is moisturiser?

Moisturisers are a universal skincare staple dating back centuries – even Cleopatra used to bathe in milk for its moisturising properties. The skincare product is well known for its hydrating benefits, but what does moisturiser do exactly? Moisturisers are formulated with nourishing emollients that trap moisture in and boost hydration for softened and protected skin.

Types of moisturisers

Face lotions can be categorised into three main moisturiser types that serve different purposes and play distinct roles in a complete skincare regimen: Day creams, Night creams, and Face moisturisers with SPF.

Discover the types of Lancôme face moisturisers and how they differ from one another.

Day creams

Day creams impart nourishing and brightening ingredients onto skin in the morning. Typically, day creams are more lightweight than night creams.

Night creams

Night creams usually have a buttery, rich formula. Moisturisers for the evening are formulated with ingredients that can support the reparative process of skin during the long hours of sleep.

Moisturisers with SPF

SPF moisturisers can be reapplied throughout the day to help protect your skin from UV radiation. As this external stressor contributes to aging skin, consistent use of SPF face creams can support a youthful appearance.

Best moisturiser for skin types

Moisturisers for all skin types, such as the iconic Génifique Day Cream, can provide protective and radiance-boosting benefits for every skin type. To assist skin with particular concerns, see the range of specialised Lancôme face lotions below.

Oily skin

Skin types that produce excess sebum can appear shiny and experience clogged pores. A gentle face wash helps to remove build up and purify the pores, and a non-comedogenic facial cream aims to rebalance moisture content. Choose a lightweight moisturiser for oily skin that can promote cell turnover such as the Absolue Soft Cream.

Combination skin

Combination skin is prone to change as the seasons evolve, and you may notice oily skin in some areas and dryness elsewhere. To care for this skin type, look for moisturisers for combination skin that focus on hydration and strengthening the skin moisture barrier. You can also address combination skin by placing separate face creams on different areas of the face. For example, apply a nourishing formula to dry patches and a lightweight texture to the T-zone.

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Benefits of Moisturising the Face

Facial moisturisers support skin in a variety of ways. By improving hydration levels, moisturisers can help to prevent dryness and promote a plump and healthy appearance. Read on for the full list of benefits.

How to Add a Moisturiser to Your Skincare Routine

Structuring your skincare routine correctly can allow you to get the most out of each product. Moisturiser is a hydrating final step for all skin types, so ensure implement it properly by learning how to add a moisturiser to your skincare routine.

Recommended Moisturiser and Face Cream Products

Uncover our impressive range of expertly designed moisturisers to suit your unique needs. No matter your skin type, our collection of Lancôme face moisturisers can add a touch of luxury to your routine. Indulge your skin with luscious and soft formulas designed to target your skin concerns and revive glow. One of our most beloved moisturisers is the Rénergie Multi-Lift Day Cream, with a silky texture that has been nourishing skin for over 20 years.

Moisturiser tips and guides

Want soft and supple skin? Learn the importance of moisturiser alongside our expert-approved tips. Read on to find the perfect fit and get the most out of your Lancôme face cream.

The Importance of Face Moisturiser

The importance of face moisturiser as hydration staple for all skin types should not be underestimated. Whether you want to achieve a youthful appearance with anti-aging ingredients or lock in moisture overnight, the right face cream can be the key to a successful skincare routine.

Face Cream vs Body Lotion: What Is the Difference?

Though often used interchangeably, there are key differences between face creams and body lotions. While both aim to nourish the skin, it’s important to use them correctly to achieve your desired results.

Does Moisturising Help Acne-Prone Skin?

If you’re prone to breakouts, select a quality moisturiser with a luscious feel designed to target this skin concern. See which formulas are recommended and how to apply them to help accomplish clear skin.

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Moisturiser FAQ

From how to use moisturiser to how it differs from serum, read on for answers to all your face cream questions.

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