If your wedding day is coming up, congratulations from us to you! There is so much you have to look forward to. You’ll be planning menus, trying on beautiful dresses, and doing your hair and makeup trials before you know it. Since you’re probably planning on having a lot of lovely photographs taken to remember the day and will likely be standing up to say your vows in front of a number of friends and family, we don’t doubt that you’ll want to look your best. Rather than only relying on an excellent makeup artist, we advise that you look after your skin during this stressful time. Treat yourself to some facial appointments and find a skincare routine that won’t let you down. These are our recommendations for moisturisers and face creams, which are the foundation of any good skincare routine that will have you glowing on your big day.
For the Bride Who Wants To Fight Time
Lotus Youth Preserve Line & Texture Smoothing Day Cream — $56
If you’re looking to smooth away a few of the visible signs of aging before you walk down the aisle, then Fresh has just the product for you. This daily, lightweight face cream is highly rated for a reason. It has been clinically proven to refine texture and smooth away visible wrinkles when used consistently.
Start using this product at least a month before the big day to see maximum results, and you won’t be disappointed. When it comes to the big day, you can relax because this formula sinks easily into your skin and leaves a subtle glow and plumping hydration behind it, so it’s a perfect base for wedding makeup. Polyglutamic acid maintains moisture on the surface of your skin, vitamin E soothes, softens, and protects, and super lotus and star fruit leaf extract smooths lines and texture.
Here is a list of some of our recommendations for face creams that will be ultra-nourishing for your big day.
For The Bride Who Needs To Hydrate
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Moisturizer and Primer — $69
Why would you buy two products when you can buy one instead? Bobbi Brown has created a priming moisturiser that both plumps and preps skin for flawless makeup application. You’ll have the plus of a potent blend of vitamins B, C, and E, which work together to condition and replenish stressed-out, dehydrated skin. Along with this vitamin boost comes a moisturising trifecta of squalane, moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid, and shea butter, leaving your face looking glowy and plump. Some intense moisturising face creams take a while to sink into the skin, leading to oiling or smudged makeup, but that’s not the case with that product. You’ll stay on schedule and look flawless on your wedding day.
For The Bride Who Needs To Stay Soft
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA — $8
The Ordinary has created face creams that work with your skin to help build up and retain moisture. Strengthening the skin barrier with amino and fatty acids, ceramides, glycerine, and more keeps the outer layer of your skin protected and hydrated but never greasy. The more you use this face cream, the more it works, so add it to your skincare regimen a few weeks (at least) before the wedding. Plus, it’s priced at a super affordable $8 which means it is a good option if you are on a tighter budget.
For The Bride Who Needs To Shine
MAC Strobe Cream — $36
Radiance is a word often associated with brides on their wedding day. If you’re concerned that stressed-out skin may mean the radiance is in short supply, choose a cream that will double down on the glow: MAC Strobe Cream. This cream functions as both a moisturiser and highlighter in one and comes in four shades to match any skin tone — peach, silver, red, and gold.
The glow that comes from the iridescent particle in the formula is not as bright as the kind of highlighter you would swipe onto your cheeks, so you’ll have a subtle shine rather than an uncontrolled glimmer. The dose of green tea, vitamins, and botanicals contained within the formula delivers skin from tiredness to a place of youthful, wide awake excitement. You’ll see a clarified, radiant, hydrated complexion after one use.
For The Bride Getting Married Under the Sun
Olay Regenerist Day Face Cream With SPF30 — $43
Outdoor weddings are always exciting affairs, but remember that your beautiful face needs protection from those harsh UVA and UVB rays! Olay has the perfect moisturising face cream come sunblock to use on and in the lead-up to your wedding. Results are said to appear within 28 days, so we recommend including this cream in your regimen for at least a month before the big day.
The B vitamins and amino peptides penetrate as deep as ten layers into your skin, leaving it moisturised for up to 24 hours. The sun protection factor of 30 means you’ll stay protected during your fun outdoor ceremony.
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For The Bride Who Needs A Miracle
Revolution Pro Miracle Cream — $12,65
If you need a serious intervention to help pep up your dull, tired-looking skin before your wedding rolls around, you’ve found it. Adding Revolution Pro Miracle Cream to your beauty regimen just one month before your wedding will deliver hydrated, re-energised, smooth, plum, and visibly younger-looking skin in just four weeks. This cream absorbs quickly and leaves a silky soft finish behind making it ideal as a pre-makeup moisturiser.
Moisturised and Wedding Ready
These moisturising face creams are ideal choices in the lead-up to one of the happiest days of your life. You’re guaranteed to stay flawless all day and, when the wedding photos finally arrive, you know you’ll want to frame them all.
Let us know which is your favorite face cream and if there are any that didn’t make our list!
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