Need to super-charge your bridal skincare? These hero moisturisers have become pre-wedding day staples for a reason, says beauty expert Emily Berryman… CG 055

Crème De La Mer, from £105

One of the most coveted moisturisers of all time, Kate Moss and Jennifer Lopez both swear by this legendary cream to help keep their skin looking photo-fabulous. And yes, the price gives us palpitations – but the potent sea kelp formula means a little goes a long way. Think of it as good skincare maths…


Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm SPF15, £39.50

Wedding worries can make even the clearest complexions kick up a fuss, so it is no wonder this super-soothing moisturiser is a favourite with stressed out brides throughout the world. Crammed with natural skin-calmers like peony and rose extract, a little birdie tells us Emma Willis is a fan. And her skin looks pretty calm and collected to us.

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Moisture Cream SPF30, £40

Perfect for combating the first signs of aging – from fine lines and blotchiness to bah-hambug dullness – the bods at Elizabeth Arden have helpfully added shed loads of soft-focus ingredients to help transform tired skin from drab to fab in a flash. No spa required.


Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals Cold Plasma, £129

This ground-breaking cream is causing a buzz in beauty-land thanks to a genius new formulation which allows the skin to self-select the vital nutrients it needs to boost firmness and radiance. We think the eye-watering price-tag is worth ditching any pricey ‘plus ones’ on your guest list for!


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, from £17.50

As one of the UK’s top-selling skincare products, it is amazing to think this iconic yellow lotion has been gracing our dressing tables for a whopping 45 years! Now revamped with more goodies to help skin soak up and retain moisture, it makes a great base for make-up as it doesn’t take an age to sink into the skin.


Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre, from £13

Impressively, a tube of this cult favourite is snapped up every 60 seconds somewhere in the world – and countless A-listers from Jessie J and Gwyneth Paltrow to Scarlett Johansson and Yasmin Le Bon are said to be fans of this French cream. Check out the lovely limited edition gold packaging to celebrate 60 years of fabulousness!


Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £80

This miracle moisturiser has a beautiful gel texture which is ideal for anyone craving a power-packed potion without the goopy residue of traditional anti-wrinkle creams. Kate Hudson has revealed she uses it to get red carpet-ready – and a gazillion of brides slap it on before hitting the aisle too.


Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisturiser, £64

You may have vowed to glug water like a woman possessed, but if the vino got in the way and your skin looked dehydrated, this luxurious treat from dermatologist to the stars, Dr Howard Murad, is well worth a try. Brimming with avocado oil and shea butter to quench party-pooped complexions, your skin will be well behaved, even if you are not!


For more top beauty tips in preparation for your wedding day, head to our Bridal Beauty section. And if you’re going for the romantic look on with your wedding make-up, we’ve got something for you!