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Let's be honest, all you've got time for most mornings is a quick shower, the all-important deodorant and some hair wax. Then, in the summer months, your face and body get some extra attention in the form of sunscreen – AKA a must in the harsh Aussie glare – before you revert to type and the aforementioned routine when winter rolls around again. Well, it's all about to change as we've tried five face moisturisers suitable for all skin types and at varying prices.
5 winter moisturisers tested

So, whether you're new to the game or looking to switch up your routine, here are five worthy moisturisers to get yourself started.
House 99

David Beckham is a guy who has his grooming regime down, so, when he launched his own skincare collection, we were definitely interested to test it out. This face moisturiser doubles up as a sunscreen with an SPF of 20, and minimum effort for protecting your skin is a definite plus. It has quite a thick texture and a strong aftershave-type smell – both of which are not a bad thing, though. 1-0 to Becks.


House 99 Broad Defense Face Moisturiser SPF20, $44

Bulldog face moisturiser

This one immediately felt like a strong contender, the combination of a familiar tub-type packaging and pleasant citrus smell made it nice and straightforward to use. It also does the job in winter as it's thick and meant my face was hydrated, not shiny, afterwards.


Bulldog Original 24hr Moisturiser, $20

Elemis moisturiser

Being the most expensive of the picks, I was intrigued to see if it would live up to the price tag and, pleasingly, it did. Firstly, the smell is a mixture of rose and mimosa flowers, but light enough not to be overpowering. This Elemis cream promises to reduce wrinkles and improve firmness and while we didn't see improvements immediately, it has great potential. It absorbed quickly and was mega hydrating, definitely worth a try if you want to upgrade from your standard drugstore brand.


Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, $56

Anatomicals moisuriser

The packaging is quite 'lively' but don't let that put you off, the fact that it promises to eradicate signs of a big night on grog made us sit up and take notice. Not going to lie, the pump action applicator was a bit temperamental, but once on the face, it was lightweight and absorbed quickly with no greasy residue. For those not keen on the perfume scents some of the others have, this will work for you with no smell detected. Cheers!


Anatomicals Don't Mourn The Morning Hangover Moisturiser, $16

Indeed moisturiser

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If you're an advanced skincare connoisseur then the sight of a dropper bottle is nothing new to you. However, for those of us that that think this applicator should be reserved for biology students, it can be hard to get your head around. The idea is to add one or two drops to your regular moisturiser when you require a boost of hydration, making it an added step to your existing regime. The texture is silky, light and it felt like a luxurious treat on a Baltic winter morning. Dose me up.


Indeed Laboratories Hydration Booster, $16.99