The first thing to remember when looking for a moisturising cream is that all people are different. You may have a friend with great skin who uses certain products, but these products may not work for you. Most people try out quite a few different types of moisturisers before they settle on one.
When trying different creams or lotions, you should keep some kind of record of the different types you have tried and how well they worked for you. Also, you can avoid other products that are made up of very similar ingredients. You can always go for the natural face and body moisturiser instead of chemical-based moisturisers.
Many products will say whether or not they will clog your pores right on the label. Look for moisturizing creams that say they are non-comedogenic. If you have dry skin on your face, you need a hydrating cream and a very good night cream.
For blotchy skin or skin that has hyperpigmentation, a product containing a bleaching agent may be needed. Today, there are quite a few products that contain hydroquinone. This ingredient is known for evening out skin tone and reducing the appearance of blotchiness. This will work on the face and the body.
If your skin is oily and prone to having acne, you will need something that dries up those oils. Salicylic acid works for some people, but others need something extra, such as Retin-A or glycolic acid. If you find a body and face creams containing either of those ingredients and they do not help, you should consult with a dermatologist.