Thursday, October 17, 2013

The New Moisturisers

The often overlooked but important part of the routine – the moisturisers! Here is what is making up the bulk of my nourishment at the moment. (This post was directly inspired by Tiffany's post over on Will Work for Makeup!)

Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm*
This newly packaged all-purpose balm seems to have been reformulated a touch, as the honey seems less overpowering than my old school tube was. I use this on dry patches such as cuticles and dry patches, and use a really thin layer over my lips overnight (too much and the honey sort of burns my throat, but less so than it used to) The new packaging is super cute and something that is perfect for throwing in your handbag on windy days.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
This is such an amazing product, it is perfect for lazy nights where I don’t want to apply a sheet mask and sit up for a while or I can’t be bothered painstakingly rinsing off a messy mask. You apply it as you would a night cream in place of all of your other products after cleansing, and wake up the next morning with bouncy happy skin. It smells incredible and doesn’t leave a residue on pillows so there is seriously no stress involved.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream*
I’ve mentioned this previously here and here, and have returned to using it as my night cream as I ponder my beauty cabinet for a new one to try – I’m thinking Olay Regenerist or Kiehl’s Ultra Facial will be next, any thoughts on those? Any other night cream recommendations?

L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Beauty Milk*
This is light and fast-absorbing with a delicate floral scent as the name would suggest. I adore the packaging as I do with much of L’Occitane products, and I find that this does a nice job on balmy nights when I want smooth skin without the weight of body butter.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +*
I much prefer this version to the previous formulation, and I had a wonderful time at the Melbourne launch event which was held at the divine Mecca Maxima Highpoint earlier in the year (giant yellow balloons, delectable finger food and a chance for a private shop with a voucher from Mecca along with quality time with beautiful beauty bloggers – yup, it was pretty amazing) This is my dear friend Carly’s favourite lotion, and I like the way it does the job without a fuss and without breaking me out.
What new moisturisers have you been using lately? Anything new I need to investigate? I would love to hear YOUR routine in the comments below!
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty
*Marked items were provided for review, but this is an honest overview of what I am currently using.


  1. I need to try Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. Have heard real great things about this mask.

  2. I need to try Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. Have heard real great reviews of it.

  3. I really like Olay regenerist, but am obsessed with Plunketts Collagen lift Moisturiser for night time. Highly highly recommend it!

    I am not a fan of Clinique dramatically different unfortunately, but I have dry skin, so this may be why?!

    Lucy xx

  4. All great products! That Origins Drink Up Mask sounds like the Vichy Sleeping Mask I tried. I love easy masks like that!

  5. I've heard of that Clinique product being really good! I have been using a good facial moisturizer all over my face and neck the last week to plump up my slightly dry skin! I use Hada Labo, Cetaphil and Laniege for facial moisturizing and I hope to buy a new gel or cream from clarins!

  6. I swear by the Clinique dramatically different lotion - I've been using it for almost 10 years now =) I also love Lancome face creams. They're so luxurious yet non irritating ♥

  7. A lovely group of moisturisers! I haven't used any of these but I have heard some good things about some those!
    xxx Kat

  8. I NEED to try that Origins mask. My skin has been super dry lately, I really need an extra boost of moisture!

  9. I use oils on rotation at night - so I definitely need to not leave the shower / washing face routine until too late so whatever I've put on has time to sink in. Once a week (I usually don't manage to remember more often) I rub a pea amount of the Weleda Wild Rose masque in just before going to bed - it doesn't need rinsing and it absorbs super quickly. How good are masques you don't have to rinse off or fuss with!!

  10. I recently bought the overnight mask and I have to say it doesn't compare to the 10 minute version. I find that it leaves my skin feeling sticky in the morning - I love the way they smell though!


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