>BEST MOISTURISER FOR NORMAL SKIN
* OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS 7-IN-1 DAY MOISTURISER SPF15, €19.99
A brilliantly priced, allround day cream. It protects (that all-important SPF) and nourishes, while working on tone, pore refinement and more.
Antioxidants and B vitamins further protect skin.
> BEST MOISTURISER FOR OILY/COMBINATION SKIN
8 LIZ EARLE SKIN REPAIR MOISTURISER, €19.75
This protective moisturiser is full of skin-boosting ingredients such as antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E. It smells fantastic too.
> BEST MOISTURISER WITH SPF
* ELIZABETH ARDEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM INTENSIVE DAILY MOISTURISER, €34 The benefits of the fantastic
Eight Hour Cream have been added to a soothing daily face cream. Quite simply, it’s a lovely face cream to use and skin feels hydrated and protected.
>BEST LUXURY EYE CREAM
* ELIZABETH ARDEN PREVAGE EYE, €100
This top-of-the-range serum contains powerful antioxidant idebenone and works on a number of problems. It tackles fine lines, dryness, dark circles and puffiness around the eye area.
>BEST BUDGET EYE CREAM
* L'ORÉAL YOUTH CODE EYE CREAM, €24.99
Youth Code is L’Oréal’s offering of seriously high-tech skincare based on breakthrough research on skin genes. The eye cream gets top marks for moisturising the delicate eye area, with the added bonus of illuminating pigments to help brighten.
>BEST DAY SERUM
* TRILOGY ROSEHIP OIL, €19.95
A fantastic all-rounder. This pure, natural rosehip oil has been clinically proven to improve fine lines and scarring. Add a drop or two to your moisturiser to give it a nourishing boost.
>BEST NIGHT SERUM
* ELIZABETH ARDEN PREVAGE, €200
One of the most high-tech serums on the market, this allrounder has been made even better of late. It tackles a host of skin concerns including fine lines, redness, wrinkles, minor scars and sun damage.
>BEST RANGE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
* TRILOGY SENSITIVE SKIN RANGE, FROM €25.95
This trio of products — cleanser, moisturiser and serum — is designed for the most sensitive of skin types. The cleanser is good enough to get its own award.
>BEST RANGE FOR YOUNG SKIN
* DERMALOGICA CLEAN START RANGE, FROM €16.75
Good skin habits should start early and Dermalogica’s clever range will ensure skin is taken care of while teen problems such as breakouts and excess oil are being dealt with.
>BEST MOISTURISER FOR DRY SKIN
* DR HAUSCHKA ROSE DAY CREAM, €23.85
Full of moisturising ingredients such as shea butter and avocado, it’s perfect for skin in the colder months. It also helps to sort out redness and thread veins and gives protection against the elements.
> BEST ANTI-AGEING PRODUCT
* SISLEY ALL DAY ALL YEAR, €240
While it’s definitely a luxury buy, this allround moisturiser is top class. It blocks up to 90pc of UVA and UVB rays, protecting skin, well, all day and all year round. It’s worth the investment.
>BEST NIGHT CREAM
* GUERLAIN MIDNIGHT SECRET, €91.63
It’s not called ‘sleep in a bottle’ for nothing. This night-time treat boosts circulation and helps to de-puff skin. When you wake up skin is refreshed and you’ll look like you had a great night’s rest.