We road tested six moisturisers, to see which stack up

Face off.

Sort your way through an overwhelming number of moisturisers with a little help from the Fashion Journal Team.

Brand: Frank Body
Product: Everyday Face Moisturiser
Available from: frankbody.com
Price: $21.95
Perfect for anyone wanting a cheap, no-fuss product. We’re awarding bonus points as it’s made in Aus. A very thin formula that’s slightly greasy means it won’t be for everyone though.
Hydration level: Low
Rating: ☆☆☆

Brand: Ella Baché
Product: Eternal+ Day Cream
Available from: Ella Baché salons, David Jones
Price: $135
Highly recommend. The rich formula glides easily onto the skin with a slightly powdery finish, perfect for under makeup. It features a cocktail of ingredients that stimulate the skin’s natural repair processes and form a protective layer for the skin. NB: once applied, it does feel a little heavier than other daily moisturisers.
Hydration level: High
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Brand: Kiehl’s
Product: Ultra Facial Cream
Available from: Kiehl’s
Price: $39
This product has a cult following and it’s not hard to see why. The lightweight formula is a breeze to apply and sinks quickly into the skin. It’s designed to draw moisture from the air and replenish skin throughout the day. However, it can leave your face feeling a little greasy towards the end of the day. Still, it’s good for the price.
Hydration level: High
Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Brand: For Beloved One
Product: Hyaluronic Acid Tri-Molecules Moisturising Surge Cream
Available from: Sephora
Price: $110
Big call, but this moisturiser will become your ‘beloved’ one. The cream turns into micro-water molecules once in contact with skin, while Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin firm. We aren’t 100 per cent sure what this all means, but it works a treat. It’s non-greasy, lightweight and keeps skin feeling balanced and hydrated.
Hydration level: Medium – high
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Brand: Perricone MD
Product: Face Finishing Moisturiser
Available from: mecca.com.au
Price: $115
This product has been a long-time fave. Its light- weight formula means it glides on and keeps skin hydrated all day. Suitable for all skin types and leaves your complexion looking and feeling dewy. On the pricier side, but a little goes a long way.
Hydration level: Medium – high
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Brand: Malin+Goetz
Product: Vitamin E Face Moisturiser
Available from: mecca.com.au
Price: $70
You’ll see instant results from this thin, non-greasy formula. It’s quick drying and great on sensitive skin too. Another bonus, the oil-free formula makes it perf for acne-prone skin.
Hydration level: Medium
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

This feature was originally published in Fashion Journal 169. You can read it here.

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