Tester talk: ‘I like the lightweight texture, which sinks into my oily skin almost instantly; I never use a moisturiser normally, but this made a good base, without aggravating skin.’Score: 7Anything with a rose scent pushes buttons with our testers.That’s not the only reason they liked this all-natural, quickly absorbed cream, but the essential-oil-derived fragrance certainly enhanced the cream’s pleasure quotient.Tester talk: ‘Very moisturising; lovely rosy smell, but not old fashioned; rich, creamy texture: I loved it!

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Tester talk: ‘Velvety-light cream that was easily absorbed; my skin definitely looks better.’Score: 8.25Weleda buys more than 400 million roses a year, largely from an organic Fairtrade project in Turkey, and some make their way into this winning cream.

Tester talk: ‘My skin was soft and looked good, despite me being worn out; smells of roses; a pleasure to put on.’ What we look for in a night cream is simply something to make skin feel comfortable and enhance the effects of sleep, so we wake up that bit more radiant.

Those featured here even scored higher than some ‘cult’ and luxe creams.

Repair Cream, £8.95Score: 7.44This night cream’s secret is retinol, a powerful anti-ageing ingredient found in much more expensive creams.

Healthspan Nurture keeps prices down by direct selling.

Tester talk: ‘Skin felt smoother and more even, glowing and rejuvenated, large pores seemed smaller – I’ve never had such dramatic results.’Score: 7.2This creation is meant to be used with the No 7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum.It busts through our price ceiling, but per millilitre isn’t much more expensive than Weleda or Healthspan Nurture.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.Perfectly good performances, here, for some perfectly good creams. Score: 7.12One for our shiny-skinned brigade: a lightweight, sinks-in-fast, oil-free moisturiser in a hygienic pump-action bottle.OK, so they lagged behind some of their much pricier rivals in our trials – but they left just as many trailing in their wake. Some testers found it was not hydrating enough, however.