A daily moisturiser needs to do these things: feel light on the skin, so you barely remember it’s there; make you not feel all dry and tight-skinned after a day sat under the air conditioning; make your cheeks feel smooth, not sticky; give a lovely base for your make-up, so it doesn’t cluster in your forehead wrinkles; have some sun protection, so you don’t look older than you need to. Also: hydrate. While Dr Hauschka’s Moisturizing Day Cream (17.95, drhauschka.co.uk) doesn’t have any sun protection, it does feel silky and smoothing, as does Shiseido’s new Super Revitalizing Cream (75, 020 7313 4774), which is recommended for over-30s. Add your own SPF, or use Este Lauder’s DayWear (37, johnlewis.com), which has an SPF of 15 and makes you feel like you’ve drunk your eight glasses of water.
Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Fluid 39, 01932 233 824
Omorovicza 74, liberty.co.uk
Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream 46, 0800 036 3558
Philosophy 34, boots.com
Nivea Anti-wrinkle Day Cream 11.08, boots.com
Shiseido 75, 020 7313 4774
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