Moisturiser wishlist for dry, easily congested skin


I’m a dry skinned gal, and a good moisturiser is the hardest  skincare item for me to find. Not only am I dry skinned, but my Jupiter-sized pores will suck in anything and everything, and clog up like nobodies business. Unless I’m careful with my exfoliation and choice of moisturiser, my nose and chin look straight out of a 101 Dalmatians movie (spots galore). Hence a good moisturiser will attain a holy grail status for me, and I’m always eager to find the ultimate one for dry, easily clogged skin. The following moisturisers are currently on my “to try” list.


I have tried this on my hand in store at Mecca Maxima and it feels like a balm-cream hybrid. It feels lovely and moisturising but not heavy.  The texture is similar to the Drops Of Youth moisturiser from The Bodyshop. I’ve never owned a moisturiser  with a texture like this and this one is on my list to by from Cult Beaty in the starter set with the serum and eye gel.


This moisturiser promises intensive hydration with a gel-cream texture. It has good reviews online and I am keen to try it for myself! It also boasts papaya enzymes for resurfacing my troublesome pores. I want to pick up the travel size from Cult Beauty.


This one has been on my radar since I got interested in Asian skincare, but it has climbed to the top of my list after Caroline Hirrons’ review From photos the cream looks thick but easy to spread.


LA ROCHE-POSAY – Cicaplast Baume B5

I’ve seen this one popping up on Instagram a bit recently, and my local Unichem Pharmacy has just started stocking La Roche-Posay in store. This is next on my list to try from La Roche-Posay. It’s not available online in NZ yet, and not all international stockists will ship it here, so check if your local Unichem stocks it.

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