The battle of the moisturisers


Earlier this month QVC launched their Customer Beauty Awards for another year running, inviting their loyal viewers to vote for their favourite beauty and hair products. The best foundation, haircare essential, facial cleanser and makeup must have are just a sample of the various categories the QVC customers could vote on and now the results are in, you can take a look at the winners here.

I was invited to trial the four contenders up for the accolade of best moisturiser and to see if my opinion matched the viewers’ vote! So over the past couple of weeks I’ve been sniffing, sampling and slathering myself with a multitude of moisturisers to see which one I think should be crowned the winner and here are my thoughts. L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream is a luxurious moisturiser that combines organic Immortelle with Myrtle essential oils to help regenerate the skin and reduce the appearance of premature ageing. With a fresh scent, a tiny spatula to aid application and a gorgeous golden bottle to boot, this is a really pleasant moisturiser to use and my skin felt soft and radiant afterwards but my only hesitation would be the price. At £65 it is a little steep and I feel there are other moisturisers out there that could do just a good job, for a more purse-friendly price. Which leads me onto Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream which is ever so slightly cheaper at £50 a tub! This moisturiser already boasts a multitude of awards and best-selling triumphs so I definitely had high hopes. It is designed to increase hydration and promote a dramatic increase in skin firmness and elasticity whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Light, non-greasy and naturally-scented, the pro-collagen cream does exactly what it says on the tub and gives your skin a glorious boost of hydration leaving it soft and smooth in the morning. A definite thumbs up from me.

The third moisturiser I tested was the Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser which targets dry skin, replenishes lost moisture and revitalises your complexion. I had previously sampled this moisturiser so knew I loved the soothing quality from the pure plant oils and the way it really nourishes my skin. It makes a great night cream and is delicate enough to use on sensitive skin too but the only one downside unfortunately is the scent! Finally, the fourth moisturiser to be put to the test was Lulu’s Time Bomb Flashback Night Cream which was the most affordable moisturiser from the shortlist at £33 a tub. I had never tried anything from the Lulu skincare range before so was interested to see how this product fared. The super-rich formula drenches skin in soothing oils and botanicals to create a fine barrier on the skin whilst you sleep, leaving you with plumper, dewier and well rested skin in the morning. I thought this product was nice but it didn’t wow me like I hoped it would. I think the formula was a little too heavy on my skin but was generally pleasant to use and did give my skin a plumper, smoother feel to it after a few nights of use.

So based on my slathering and sampling over the past few weeks I would crown the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream my winner with the Liz Earle Superskin coming in a close second. The results show that the QVC customers also voted the Elemis moisturiser their number choice so great minds think alike, hey? Have you tried any of these moisturisers? Which is your favourite?

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  1. 31st July 2013 / 9:36 pm

    I've always loved the Elemis Marine Cream – it's definitely my favourite. Great post Millie – as always! xxx

  2. 31st July 2013 / 9:44 pm

    its crazy I had actually never seen any of these products untill your post

  3. 31st July 2013 / 10:47 pm

    The elemis cream sounds lovely- I may have to try this one out.

  4. 31st July 2013 / 11:15 pm

    i basically love L'Occitane products, I actually wrote 2 posts about the hand creams and so on but this mosturizer is indeed a bit expensive !
    This post has been very usefull ! great job !


  5. 1st August 2013 / 6:59 am

    I've not tried the Elemis moisturiser but I love all the Elemis face masks!

    Aysha x

  6. 1st August 2013 / 9:31 am

    I'll have to give the Elemis one a go, sounds lovely!

    Check out my blog 🙂

  7. 1st August 2013 / 12:41 pm

    I love the idea of the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, especially since it increases hydration and is non-greasy! Thanks for a great pot! I'd appreciate it if you checked out my blog 🙂

    Alice X

  8. 1st August 2013 / 5:21 pm

    the time bomb one has the coolest packaging! x

  9. 2nd August 2013 / 10:37 am

    all about the liz earle x