Moisturiser replenishes lost moisture, dry skin and reduces flakes and redness in your skin, whatever your skin type. It’s especially important for your skin in autumn and winter as the seasonal change brings changes to your skin with it. Even if you have oily skin, skipping moisturiser is a no-no and as you age moisturiser becomes even more important.
Finding the right moisturiser can be the key to the rest of your routine as it improves the look and feel of your skin and creates a hydrated base for the rest of your skincare products. It can also help to keep your skin protected from the weather and UV rays.
The Various Types of Moisturiser
There are a few different types of moisturiser that all work slightly differently. Here’s a quick rundown on what they’re used for and how they work:
These draw water from the air and under the skin to its surface to give a plump hydrated look. Hyaluronic acid, propylene glycol and glycerin are the common humectant ingredients to look out for.
Emollients are great for cracked or damaged skin in need of serious nourishment. They seal in moisture and feel super-soothing on the skin. Check for shea butter, cocoa butter or octyl dodecanol if this is what your skin needs.
Occlusives form a protective barrier on your skin that seals in moisture and can be used over the top of other types of moisturiser. Petrolatum, cetyl alcohol and lanolin are all occlusives.
Our Top Picks for Men's Moisturiser
Find out more about our favourite moisturisers here at Humanery, why we love them and who they’re best for:
Shakeup Face 4ward Moisturiser
The Shakeup Face 4ward Moisturiser is a lightweight gel formulated to keep oil and sebum levels under control. Specially developed to reduce the appearance of pores, Matmarine™ Biotech ingredient targets oil and shine for a clearer, healthier complexion. Hyaluronic Acid retains skin moisture and hydration, while Shea Butter nourishes deep down, restoring the skin's barrier. Make fine lines, shine and dullness a thing of the past.
Best for: Oily Skin
Haeckels Marine Facial Cream
The Haeckels Eco Marine Cream is a vegan, water-free moisturiser. The creamy, hydrating formula contains UV protecting properties such as Dulse Seaweed sourced locally from Margate to help protect the skin day after day. The skin will be left feeling soft, comfortable and moisturised.
Best for: All Skin Types or Combination Skin
Saunders & Long Facial Moisturiser
Saunders & Long Facial Moisturiser is a squalane-based formula that mimics the skin's own sebum; enriched with moisturising oils and harmonious waxes.
Best for: All Skin Types
Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra-Calming Face Cream
Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra-Calming Face Cream with can improve the appearance of dryness, redness and blemishes, made with Hydromanil™ to give skin long-lasting hydration and botanical extracts to calm and nourish. This product is part of the Jack Black ProSeries Age Control Collection and is vegan-friendly and dermatologist-tested.
Best for: Dryer Skin Types
PATRICKS AM1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
Patricks AM1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser is a lightweight formula that targets dry skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and helps protect the skin's barrier. Hyaluronic Acid delivers a powerful punch of hydration while expertly chosen ingredients work to brighten your complexion. Turn back the clock with this exceptional face and neck moisturiser.
Best for: Normal to Dry Skin