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The Cloud-Like Whipped Moisturisers That Feel Oh So Good

These whipped moisturisers are as light as cream but leave your complexion ultra-hydrated and smooth.

Moisturisers are a must-have, no matter how humid the weather may be or how “oily” you feel your complexion is. They not only give your skin the hydration it needs, they also strengthen its protective barrier so it is more resistant to external aggressors like pollution and dirt.

But we get it, the heat in the +65 can cause some creams to feel too heavy or leave a sticky residue on your face that can feel icky and cause your face to appear greasy (such a big no no). To help your solve this conundrum, we’ve sourced out our favourite lightweight moisturisers with souffle-like textures that melt into skin so you don’t feel like you have anything on at all.

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Moisturiser, $92
This is so lightweight you can even apply it over your foundation to boost radiance and extend the wear of your makeup. It bursts into a watery liquid when you massage it into your face and contains two forms of hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate skin. It also has refining papaya enzymes to smooth and soften skin’s texture, as well as alpha-arbutin to brighten your complexion and lighten pigmentation. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream, $86
This rescue cream is infused with six African oils and a plant ceramide complex to reinforce skin’s acid mantle, which in turn strengthens its moisture barrier so it can better defend against the effects of external stressors. The cream feels super light and melts effortlessly into skin. It’s also infused with antioxidant-rich fermented green tea and omega acids to moisturise and fight signs of ageing. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream, $89
We adore the texture of this night cream. It feels extremely light, soft yet creamy, and you’ll wake up to a smoother, fresher complexion. Infused with fresh, handpicked lotus extracts, this helps to detoxify and de-stress skin so it stays healthy. It also treats and prevents the signs of ageing, boosts radiance and repairs free radical damage as you sleep. Another thing we love about it: its delicate and relaxing peach scent. La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion, $450
This has a really unique texture, it has gel coat with soft lotion capsules in the center, so it feels like a combination of both. Upon application, the gel immediately melts into skin, releasing the hydrating capsules into the deeper layers of skin to boost repair, moisture and energise skin. The lotion is infused with the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth to heal skin damage, soothe irritation and redness, to leave you with a dewy, youthful complexion. Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus Pudding Moisturiser, $75
This luscious, silky soft pudding cream is infused with nourishing prickly pear cactus seed oil, thirst-quenching cactus extract and hydrating and skin smoothing hyaluronic acid. Its velvety texture feels cooling to the touch and get absorbed extremely quickly, leaving your complexion with a soft, luminuous glow. Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Water Cream, $64
This watery souffle-textured moisturiser immediately releases a burst of hydration onto the skin. It has an airy texture that provides a cooling sensation and gets quickly absorbed. Infused with pineapple extract and Norwegian glacial water, this refines and softens skin while removing dead skin cells. It leaves you with a healthy glow and a complexion perfectly primed for makeup. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Calming Gel Cream, $59
This moisturising gel-cream helps to soothe dry, sensitive and ruddy complexions, without leaving any sticky or heavy sensation. Its formula is infused with Cica plant extract that calms and hydrates sensitive, troubled complexions, while strengthening skin’s protective barrier. It even has an anti-stress herbal scent to help calm the senses. Used regularly, it’ll leave your complexion stronger, healthier and more youthful looking.