Hoarding Diaries – Manic Moisturisers

Today I’m looking at my Moisturisers. I know I have a heap more than there is here but this was the result of cleaning out ONE basket of stuff, I didn’t dare go onto the rest of my stashes. It’s good though because it pretty much demonstrates the best and worst moisturisers I’ve tried.
 (l-r Korres rose 24 hr moisturiser, clinique dramatically different, monu revitalising moisturiser, clean and clear dail facial, benefit total moisture, the doctor brand blemish relief, vichy normaderm, burts bee’s acne solutions, l’occitane red rice)
 The worst out of this bunch are these 3 wastes of time. The Doctor Brand one cost me £30 in a set designed to rid me of spots, I followed the 3 step system religiously in the months running up to my brothers wedding to no avail. The result was a very spotty bridesmaid, I was furious! Haha. The Burt’s Bee’s Acne Solutions one was also in a 3 step set, it’s not a particularly BAD product, it just didn’t work as much as I’d of liked and doesn’t smell very nice. And finally Clinique Dramatically Different – my skin isn’t oily, I get spots due to mental hormones, but Dramatically Different just let me dramatically oily. Really not the right moisturiser for me, and alas the oil caused more spots.
The winners out of this bunch are these. I recently discovered the Benefit b.right range and bought the intro set (the review is somewhere on my blog if you look) The whole range really refreshes your skin and even when using all 7 products in one night you aren’t left with an oily result or loads of spots, it smells awesome too. The Monu Revitalising Moisturiser is really good too, the ingredients help redness and inflammation and keep my skin relatively clear. And finally the l’occitane Red Rice Moisturiser I have been using alongside the cleanser and toner from the range. It’s a really nice moisturiser that leaves the skin matte and oil free.
Favourite moisturisers anyone?
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I def have dryish, sensitive skin which is prone to hormonal breakouts. I use Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer after I wash my face. My spots disappear so quickly on account of the salicylic acid in the product but it's moisturizing enough not to dry out my skin!

Oh, so Zoe

Love this post, I have far too many moisturisers that I just don't like and don't use so it's good to know what some good ones are! Definitely interested in the benefit one now! Great blog too – now following 🙂



Dragon Mommy

I had the Clinque moisturizer in a set a few years ago and it was awful. Made my skin really dry and I ended up with bad spots.
Love the Monu moisturizer, I use it everyday, will be gutted when it runs out!

Holli x


Might try some of these, because I am spotty and struggle to find a moisturiser that works for me! Thanks for the post x


I received the Monu moisturizer in one of my Glossyboxes and I love it! It keep my face matte and smells lovely! xx

Ambiguous Girl

I actually invested in the Benefit moisturiser about 2 months ago and I LOVE it. It is the best one I have ever had [even better than the Clinique one which was a previous favourite].



I use Palmers cocoa butter stretch mark cream as my moisturiser. I'm prone to acne too and it doesn't keep it away but I heal much faster and my skin is super soft 🙂


Going to look into buying that benefit facial cream, sounds good! I never really know which moisturisers to buy, at the moment I'm using one of Simple's which is fairly good! x