You think you found a great moisturiser – but how can you be sure? 

Every brand promises the best you can get; and every magazine promotes their favourite, so it's not uncommon for you to be a bit confused on what ACTUALLY works. 

Here, we research what five ingredients you should have in your moisturiser to help you along the way to soft, supple and beautiful skin:


Petrolatum acid

Look out for this ingredient in your moisturiser as it lubricates the skin and reduces moisture loss by strengthening the protective barrier of your skin. This means no more flaky or sore skin. Yay!


Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA), is actually naturally found in your skin. It is a powerful hydrator that holds up to a thousand times its weight in water. You need this in your moisturiser as it plays a critical role in keeping the surface of your skin hydrated and plumped. 



This ingredient helps maintain the skin's internal water balance by attracting and sealing in moisture. Glycerin is also hugely helpful for people with psoriasis (a condition which causes skin cells to shed too quickly) as is helps skin cells reach full maturation before shedding to new skin. 



Urea increases water retention and absorption of other skin care products. When combined with other ingredients like lactic acid (see below), it can accelerate skin cell renewal through exfoliation, which results in a gorgeous, natural glow. 


Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is a great ingredient to find in your moisturiser. It acts as a gentle exfoliant to reveal new skin. It also helps other skin care products to absorb onto your skin more quickly, giving you faster results.