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The Rich Moisturisers That Melt Effortlessly Into Your Skin

These rich moisturisers won't leave you feeling sticky or greasy.

A good, rich moisturiser is probably one of the three – together with a cleanser and sunscreen – most important skincare products to have. Why? Because your skin needs hydration to stay healthy and a cream not only provides that, it also creates a protective layer to prevent moisture loss.

However, many women in Singapore tend to apply too little (or even skip!) moisturisers because they don’t like how it feels on their complexions in our humid weather, claiming they cause their skin to look oily or feel sticky. 

Thankfully, there are a ton of great moisturisers in the market now that are extremely hydrating yet get absorbed quickly and easily into your skin. We’ve put together a list of rich and creamy moisturisers that just melt into your skin, leaving it soft and silky (but not greasy), a perfect setting for applying makeup over

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer, $89
Infused with all parts of a lotus, this antioxidant rich cream helps to fight free radicals, combat signs of ageing, calm inflammation, repair damage and boost rejuvenation for a healthier, more radiant complexion. It also has a hydrating formula that intensely hydrates to leave your skin smoother, plumper and more comfortable Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, $115
This smart cream uses an exclusive ReNeura Technology+ to strengthen the communication between sensory nerves and your brain to improve skin’s cellular response and trigger it’s self-repair process and delay the ageing process to give you a healthier complexion. It also has a complex of algae to smooth and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, tea extract to fight pigmentation and boost radiance, as well as yuzu seed extract to improve skin elasticity.    It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, $72
Developed with plastic surgeons, this quick-absorbing moisturiser has a cocktail of collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, as well as niacin, peptides, and a ceramide hydrate, smooth skin’s texture, improve firmness and reduce the appearance of pores and pigmentation. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream with Ceramides, $86
A must-have for stressed complexions, this vegan skin-rescue moisturiser is made with African oils and a plant ceramide complex to strengthen skin’s acid mantle and protect against the effects of external attacks and stressors. It’s also infused with the antioxidant-rich fermented green tea and omega acids to fight free radical damage and intensely hydrate skin. Lancome Absolue Soft Cream, $450
This creamy moisturiser is formulated with Grand Rose extracts that is said to be able to help your skin regenerate in just three weeks. It has a thick-thin-thick texture that starts off rich to nourish and comfort, then melts into a lightweight texture for better and faster penetration, and finally thickens again to hydrate, plump and soften the complexion. Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturizing Cream, $95
This comfort cream quenches thirsty skin and reduces trans-epidermal water loss. It is infused with vitamin F, coconut, as well as ceramides, to form a protective barrier over skin to protect against environmental stressors to give you plump-looking, baby-soft skin and soothe irritation. Albion Embeage Cream Parfait, $755
This luxe moisturiser is a multitasker that helps to soften and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, fight pigmentation, repair demage, detoxify and boost regeneration to give you a healthier, more youthful-looking complexion. The cream is so rich in active ingredients that just a soybean size amount is enough for the whole face.