I need to give a shout out to my new friend - Trilogy's Ultra Hydrating Face Cream.
When I was first sent this I was a little worried about trying it out - I have sensitive, spot prone, combination skin - and assumed that this would make my oily bits even oilier, so I put it away for when I was feeling very dry, or if I found someone else to test it out on.
A couple of weeks ago, I tested it for myself. I was feeling very dry.
If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me say that I had suddenly developed really dry, itchy and flaky eyelids. As well as this - I had a huge spot near my lip, and because of all the spot treatments I'd put on it, the whole area of skin had dried out and was beginning to flake. This was not me at my best!
I first used it at night in case it turned me into a shine-ball, but I need not have worried. Although it's incredibly rich and thick, it seems to moistuise my face in a 'dry' way if possible - not leaving any traces of dewiness.
It contains Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose and Coconut which all have great moisutrising and calming properties. Alongside the Lavender smell, it feels very soothing as it's applied.
My skin drank the moisturiser up immediately and by the following morning there were definite improvements. After one more day my flaky lids and lips were restored to their former glory - hurrah!
I have been so impressed with this face cream that I have started using it during the day as well as at night time, as a part of my daily routine. Make up looks great over it - it had occurred to me that foundation may slip off as it's so moisturising, but that's not the case.
As I mentioned earlier, I have combination skin, and because I use Retin-A I do get dry patches. Since using this, all my dry patches have completely vanished. If you suffer from dry bits on your face please please please, try to get your hands on this - it really worked miracles on mine!