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The best affordable moisturisers for every skin type

Red (UK) Logo By Eleanor Magill of Red (UK) | Slide 1 of 13: Even if you're not the type of person to indulge in a 10-step skincare regime, a good moisturiser is essential. It doesn't matter if your skin is dry, oily, sensitive or dehydrated, hydrating it is the key to great skin health. And as the seasons change, so do your skin’s needs. You might’ve needed a heavy duty moisturiser in the winter but your summer skin probably doesn’t need as much hydration. Top tip: look out for multitasking moisturisers with added SPF, so you can avoid layering on too many creams and becoming a sticky (and sweaty) mess. However, finding the best moisturiser for you isn’t exactly easy, when you consider just how many there are on offer these days. What’s more, with price tags increasingly tipping into triple-figure territory, choosing a dud can be a costly mistake.So, exactly how much should you be spending on your moisturiser? Of course, that depends on your budget and the results you’re looking to achieve. Premium, spa-like formulas are undoubtedly lovely, but often you’re paying extra for the sensorial appeal. Generally speaking, your moisturiser simply needs to keep your skin hydrated and balanced: and there’s no need to remortgage to make this happen. After all, targeted ‘actives’ such as alpha-hydroxy-acids and retinol are better off in your serums, where they can be delivered more easily into the skin. Here, see our round-up of the best results-driven, sensibly priced moisturisers for every skin type, from the one that will balance oily skin to a heavy-hitting hydrator for eternally thirsty complexions. The best face moisturiser for every skin type (and budget)

Even if you're not the type of person to indulge in a 10-step skincare regime, a good moisturiser is essential. It doesn't matter if your skin is dry, oily, sensitive or dehydrated, hydrating it is the key to great skin health.

And as the seasons change, so do your skin’s needs. You might’ve needed a heavy duty moisturiser in the winter but your summer skin probably doesn’t need as much hydration. Top tip: look out for multitasking moisturisers with added SPF, so you can avoid layering on too many creams and becoming a sticky (and sweaty) mess.

However, finding the best moisturiser for you isn’t exactly easy, when you consider just how many there are on offer these days. What’s more, with price tags increasingly tipping into triple-figure territory, choosing a dud can be a costly mistake.

So, exactly how much should you be spending on your moisturiser? Of course, that depends on your budget and the results you’re looking to achieve. Premium, spa-like formulas are undoubtedly lovely, but often you’re paying extra for the sensorial appeal. Generally speaking, your moisturiser simply needs to keep your skin hydrated and balanced: and there’s no need to remortgage to make this happen. After all, targeted ‘actives’ such as alpha-hydroxy-acids and retinol are better off in your serums, where they can be delivered more easily into the skin.

Here, see our round-up of the best results-driven, sensibly priced moisturisers for every skin type, from the one that will balance oily skin to a heavy-hitting hydrator for eternally thirsty complexions.

The best face moisturiser for every skin type (and budget)

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