Fab five: day creams

The first beauty product I'd ever bought was a jar of day cream. 14-year-old me spent hours in the beauty aisle at Watson's in Singapore, reading the back of every product, each one full of hope and promise. Did I want radiant skin? Healthy skin? Blemish free skin? Oh yes, please. Finally, I picked one purely based on looks - it had little blue beads suspended in creamy white lotion that had me intrigued.

I've come a long way since and though good looks can't hurt, what I look for in a day cream are its hydrating and glow giving  properties. And because I wear makeup most days, it also needs to be absorbed readily so as to act as a makeup base. These are my top picks:
Ultra UV protective daily moisturiser SPF 30+ (Hydrating) - I would never go without sun protection during the day so my foundation comes with SPF. On make-up free days, however, I slather on this product all over my face and neck. Not only does it protect my skin from the sun's rays, it also moisturises my thirsty skin, making it a winner in my books.

Sukin rose hip hydrating day cream - What an amazing cream! It simply melts into the skin on application and is hydrating enough even for the drier cooler months. My skin feels soft, smooth, hydrated and perfectly primed for make-up, thanks to the beautiful blend of rosehip oil, pomegranate and kakadu plum.

Antipodes Certified Organic Rejoice light facial day cream - The first thing you'll notice about this cream is its smell - the perfect blend of sweet almond oil and vanilla which makes it an absolutely pleasure to use. Its all-organic ingredients makes this a super hydrating cream that leaves skin feel soft and supple.

Vanessa Megan white tea anti-oxidant day cream - True to the brand's statement of“You should never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat.”, this day cream is packed full of anti-oxidants to protect skin from pollutants, the sun and other environmental stresses. It has a light silky texture that my skin loves.

Dr LeWinn's private formula day cream moisturiser - This no fuss, fragrance free cream provides a healthy dose of hydration to my face every time I use it. It has a rather thick consistency but is readily absorbed by the skin without that greasy look or feel. A little goes a long way so that 113g jar lasts me months and months.

20 Responses to Fab five: day creams

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've also picked creams based on their looks as well but now I know better that the benefits are more important.

My Garden Diaries said...

Love these! I am always on the hunt for the perfect creams as it can be tricky business! Thank you for the list pal! Wishing you a wonderful Thursday! Nicole xo

Anouk said...

I think that these creams are not available in my country. I think that some people understimate the importance of moisturizing the skin. While I am very disciplined when it comes to my face, I have to admit that I don't take enough care of my body.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So nice to have you recommend your favorites - it can be expensive to experiment! I will look for these...Thank you for the tips. Happy Weekend! xo Karen

Tina Bradley said...

These sound great! One with UV protection is a must for me. I'm outdoors a lot--even in the winter, and with my super-pale skin--I just don't take chances. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

burntfeather said...

I get sold on the smell (and lots of awesome natural ingrediants!) thanks for the awesome recommendations Trishie!

Azura Chan said...

Great choices of day cream! I only apply BB Cream, loose powder and that's it! I'm so naive with these thing. Lol!

Audrey Allure said...

Great creams! These sound amazing.

-Audrey
http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

So which do you use when? I tend to use the same one all year long, with SPF, but probably should get a thicker one for dry winter months.

oomph. said...

i like the sound of that antioxidant cream.

trishie said...

@lisacng I use the sukin and vanessa Megan one in the warmer months due to their lighter formula and the antipodes and dr Lewinn's for colder months. The Ultraceuticals is use on days when I go without makeup, as my foundation contains spf

Rose said...

My very first cream was Hazeline snow. ^^

trishie said...

I remember hazeline snow! My mum used it and I liked to use some of hers

Shirley Tay said...

Wonderful round-up of skincare products, Trishie! I'm back from my trip & resuming my blog hopping. Hope you'd a great Halloween, dear!

Pamela RG said...

I am not familiar with these Brands. But they look organic and very nice to use. I use facial creams too for day and night. It really helps to renew my skin especially with the changing weather here in Toronto.

Kati said...

I also prefer the no-fuss, fragrance free products - not as much chance to irritate the skin!

-Kati

kidgranny said...

Thanks for sharing! I haven't seen these products around where I live, unfortunately :( Maybe if I look around on the web, I'll be able to buy some of them! I use LUSH'enzymion as my day cream and I love it :)

Beauty Box said...

Loved reading this post. Will bookmark this so that when I come to Oz year end, I'll have some ideas on which products to stock up on.

trishie said...

@beauty box glad you enjoyed this post Yuming. Do let me know when you come to Sydney, would love a catch up!

trishie said...

@Azura I don't think that's naive at all! Simple routines are effective too, especially since you have been blessed with such good skin