Monday, 17 November 2014

The Search For A Winter Moisturiser

If you read my recent empties post then you'll know I'm all out of both my Origins Starting Over and Ziaja SenSitive Day Cream and am in need of a newbie. At the moment I'm scraping out the end of my sample of Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream (HERE) during the day and as often as I can get away with it, I'm using La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque (HERE) at night time. Even with these excellent products and my Trilogy Rosehip Oil added in for good measure (HERE), my poor skin is still suffering. 
I am naturally dry of skin and all of this central heating/outdoor temperature drops sure don't help. So I popped into my local Meagher's pharmacy whilst out for a walk over the weekend and tried to narrow down which to go for (they have quite the selection of skincare- La Roche Posay, Nuxe, Vichy, Green Angel, L'ancome, Clarins etc). I'm trying to decide on one of the following four, let me know in the comments if you've tried any of them and which I should go for (although there is one that's currently in the lead).


La Roche Posay Nutritic Intense Riche
I love La Roche Posay and am already well stocked up on their skincare so I'm definitely inclined towards this one. Designed to sink in quickly and deliver intense hydration, this is fragrance-free, so it's good for sensitive skin and is thick enough to be perfect for Winter. When I tried this on the back of my hand, it seemed heavy in texture and I worried it'd be a bad option for use as a make-up base but it did seem to sink in and that particular patch on my hand was super soft for the rest of the day. It's about 20 squids, which is affordable considering I'd imagine a little goes a long way.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal 
Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and thermal water, the idea with this one is that it leaves skin hydrated for up to 48 hours, providing intense comfort and protection against daily irritants. The formula seemed a bit lighter with this, so I'm not sure if it'd be a better option for the warmer months. Having said that, this also comes in serum form so I'm tempted to get that plus one of the other moisturisers here. 


Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Comfortable Day and Night Cream.
I've been looking at these two for a while now. I've only tried the lip balm from the Reve de Miel range and I love that so I'm really interested in trying these. The scent is incredible; I'm not even a big fan of honey but these really smell amazing. Like everything from Nuxe (I've previously used one of their moisturisers from a different range), these are rich in texture but seem to sink in quickly leaving skin soft and relieved (based on my swatching only!). Containing acacia honey, sunflower and argan oils, shea butter and barley extract these are designed to soothe dry and sensitive skin like mine. The only thing turning me off these is the need to buy two pots rather than one.

Any thoughts on this lot? Enable me!
XX

8 comments:

  1. Hey Chloe, I'm currently using the normal/combo version of the vichy & also the serum & finding them both lovely. You can also get the cream in a squeezy tube for about €15 & vichy have a little bag free with a mini day cream, night cream, micellar water & thermal spray if you buy 2 things.

    Is the LRP scent free now? I got the lighter version of it last year (still quite heavy though) and it was very highly perfumed, which turned me off a bit.

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    1. Thanks so much Yvonne, got the free gift bag with purchase! Delighted, so handy for travelling! Strangely, the LRP I tried the other day (in a different chemists) WAS fragrance free but the one I bought is fragranced. Weird. I do like the scent though so I'm happy out!

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  2. I've dry skin also and I find the vichy serum really good, especially now as it's colder outside. The lrp nutritic intense riche layered over the vichy at night is what's keeping my skin happy at the minute. That being said I do have sahara-like skin so it may be a little heavy for most during the day. Hope this helps :)

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    1. I picked up the vichy serum and am loving it! I'm only two days in but it's so good! I also bought the LRP and am doing the same as you- layering the two and my skin is so relieved! :)

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  3. I know exactly what you mean in this post, I just got a new moisturiser from Elemis- their hydra nourish night cream which is very rich and the hydra balance day cream (Hyaluronic acid is in there too which is a plus).
    I've had the intense riche before though and it's a really fab product so it's probably the one I would recommend out of that bunch. Hope you find one that works xxx

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    1. Thanks Nora, i went with the Intense Riche and am loving it!! xx

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  4. I love Meagher's pharmacies - they have such a great selection of products! I used the Vichy Aqualia Thermal light (daytime) and rich (at night) during the summer and loved it - well worth every cent!

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    1. I got samples of both of them with my purchase so I'm looking forward to trying them too! Meaghers are great, I love their selection!

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