The first step in makeup is to moisturize our face. You may find a number of moisturizes in the market & after yrs of searching we've narrowed it down to 2 best products , 1 high end and the other easily available one ..
What MAC claims: A super-
rich creamy moisturizer boosted with skin- nourishing extracts including passion fruit, spinach leaf, green tea, algae, wheat germ and coconut. Moistens, feeds, firms and protects the skin. Promotes a healthy radiance. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Good for day and night.
My View: It works magically on all types of skin... Its not sticky or greasy , blends amazingly well with both mineral & liquid foundations.. It doesn't streaks or blotches.. Smells nice & subtle not floral... Comes in a pot of 50 ml which would easily last for a yr, & i prefer to pick it up with cue tips to prevent contaminations... It gives dewy finish, easy to slip it in ur bag...
Pros: great for people with dry skins , slightly brightens the skin tone, can be used as a daily moisturizer.
Cons: does not offer UVA & UVV protections.
Overall: All in all a very good product to have.
Price: INR 1500.00
Hidrate Cream (Unichem Laboratory)
After years of suffering without a moisturizer due to reasons such as blocked pores and acne, i finally found what i was looking for in this product. the ingredients are very gentle such as Aloe Vera & vitamin E - its cream based. it has a mild fragrance of rose water.. since its cream based it very slightly greasy, though it doesn't matter cz it doesn't block my pores or causes acne which i am grateful for. its great under my MAC select SPF 15 foundation, & its doesn't matter that it lacks SPF.
Pros: very affordable , easily available with the chemist , DOESN'T CAUSE ACNE OR BLOCKS PORE.
Cons: slightly greasy , unattractive packaging.
Overall: Extremely affordable & best or acne prone people.
Price: INR 100.00