The 10 Best lightweight moisturisers

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

It’s time to cast off the heavy-duty hydrators needed for winter and opt for something easily absorbed and non-greasy



1. TLC Radiance Cream

There’s more to the Eve Lom brand than brilliant cleansers; its moisturisers should be taken just as seriously. Scented with rose, this cream has a thin, lotion-like texture, so is ideal for when only light moisturisation is needed. It leaves skin glowing and  silky-smooth to the touch.

£45, evelom.com

2. DayWear Advanced  Multi-Protection AntiOxidant

Launched late last year, this great product can be used over your usual moisturiser if you need extra help, or by itself. Easily absorbed, it smooths the skin’s surface and helps protect against sun damage with an SPF50.

£33, Estée Lauder, houseoffraser.co.uk

3. Vital multi active anti-age day cream

Aimed at more mature skin, this new anti-ageing cream contains soy extract which is said to help boost collagen production, thus reducing fine lines and spots. The cream also includes an SPF12.

£12.99, Nivea, boots.com

4. Active Moist

Dermalogica’s Active Moist has a ton of awards under its belt. It’s a good all-round moisturiser suitable for many skin types, and its sheer formula is extremely lightweight. It contains refreshing extracts of lemon and cucumber to aid healing and  rehydrate thirsty skin.

£43, dermalogica.co.uk

5. Vanishing cream

Don’t let the overpowering aroma of Lush stores put you off the brand. This best-selling moisturiser has a legion of fans who swear by it. Helpful to those prone to spotty, excessively oily skin or oily T-zones, Vanishing Cream is packed full of essential oils and shea butter and has a sweet lavender scent.

£17.50, lush.co.uk

6. Visibly Clear

Containing Neutrogena’s spot- preventing formula to keep blemishes at bay, this daily-use moisturiser is an inexpensive option for youthful skin. It’s oil-free so shouldn’t clog up pores and has a zingy pink grapefruit fragrance.

£4.99, Neutrogena, boots.com

7. HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15

When the weather can’t make up its mind, it’s difficult to find a moisturiser to suit. But the Clarins Hydraquench range has creams, gels and lotions to deal with most adverse conditions. This non-oily hydrating lotion is lightweight, so perfect for hotter periods and has  the benefit of an SPF15.

£34, clarins.co.uk

8. 24hr Moisture  Activator light cream

Decléor products smell wonderful, like luxury spas. This new product gives instant hydration and doesn’t leave skin feeling clogged. Ingredients include extracts of wild pansy, samphire and neroli essential oil, which have all been noted for their hydrating properties.

£39.50, decleor.co.uk

9. The Moisturising Lotion

Fear not, this lotion still contains the much-hyped “Miracle Broth” from Crème de La Mer, it is just presented  in a lighter formulation, ideal for the summertime when a less-rich  moisturiser is needed.

£160, cremedelamer.co.uk

10. Ecological Compound

The Rolls-Royce of the skincare community, Sisley’s products are a dream to use. The Ecological Compound is a balancing treatment, thanks to its plant extract formula, that will leave your complexion revitalised.

£133, Sisley, selfridges.com

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Food & Drink

    Guru Careers: Events Coordinator / Junior Events Planner

    £24K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Events Coordinator ...

    Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: Chief Executive Officer

    Salary 42,000: Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: The CEO is responsible ...

    Guru Careers: Marketing Manager / Marketing Communications Manager

    £35-40k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing Communicati...

    Ashdown Group: Technical IT Manager - North London - Growing business

    £40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...

    Day In a Page

    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

    Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
    The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

    King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

    The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

    End of the Aussie brain drain

    More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
    Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

    Can meditation be bad for you?

    Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
    Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

    Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

    Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
    Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

    Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

    Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
    Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

    Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

    Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
    Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

    Join the tequila gold rush

    The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
    12 best statement wallpapers

    12 best statement wallpapers

    Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
    Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

    Paul Scholes column

    Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?
    Season's finale brings the end of an era for top coaches and players across the continent

    The end of an era across the continent

    It's time to say farewell to Klopp, Clement, Casillas and Xavi this weekend as they move on to pastures new, reports Pete Jenson
    Bin Laden documents released: Papers reveal his obsession with attacking the US and how his failure to keep up with modern jihad led to Isis

    'Focus on killing American people'

    Released Bin Laden documents reveal obsession with attacking United States
    Life hacks: The innovations of volunteers and medical workers are helping Medécins Sans Frontières save people around the world

    Medécins Sans Frontières's life hacks

    The innovations of volunteers and medical workers around the world are helping the charity save people
    Ireland's same-sex marriage vote: As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?

    Same-sex marriage

    As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?
    The underworld is going freelance: Why The Godfather's Mafia model is no longer viable

    The Mafia is going freelance

    Why the underworld model depicted in The Godfather is no longer viable