Best Moisturisers Australia: A Guide to Hydrated Skin
Best Moisturisers Australia: A Guide to Hydrated Skin
Moisturiser is one of the most essential components of daily skincare. Moisturiser is a cream or lotion that you apply to your skin to make it less dry and it usually contains ingredients that nourish and repair the skin. Moisturiser can help to prevent the formation of wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture and prevent dullness. If the moisturiser contains SPF it will also help to provide sun protection.
Using moisturiser is important to maintain good levels of hydration in the skin and combat dryness or oiliness. Moisturising also helps protect your skin against environmental changes and various other skin problems.
It’s best to look for a moisturiser containing a high sun protection factor of at least 30, to provide your skin with extra protection during the day. You should also look for antioxidants like green tea extract, vitamins C & E and grape extract. Anti-ageing ingredients like alpha- hydroxy acids and hyaluronic acid can also be good components to look for.
Moisturisers most commonly come in three different forms - gels, creams and lotions. Gels are most suitable for combination to oily skin types, creams are most suitable for dry to combination skin types and lotions are most suitable for combination skin types.
It’s important to include both a day moisturiser and a night moisturiser in your skincare regimen, because they usually contain slightly different ingredients. Day moisturisers should be a lightweight texture, non-oily and non-sticky so that they can be applied under makeup, while night moisturisers will have a heavier texture and contain more anti-ageing properties. You should apply moisturiser at least twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening.
Keep reading to learn more about the best moisturisers for each skin type.
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Best moisturisers for dry skin
Osmosis MD Quench
Osmosis MD Quench is a nourishing, lightweight moisturiser that helps to rejuvenate and restore skin. It is antioxidant rich and fast-absorbing, so it works well to provide instant hydration to all skin types. It is especially beneficial for dry skin because it contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter and jojoba seed oil and is suitable for use in both the morning and evening.
This product should be applied after serums in your normal skincare routine.
Osmosis MD Hydrate
Osmosis MD Hydrate is a skin firming and hydrating moisturiser that includes ingredients to help reduce the signs of ageing. It contains water-based hydration in the form of hyaluronic acid as well as antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental damage.
It is suitable for all skin types and can be used in both the morning and evening, after your normal cleansing routine.
Best moisturisers for sensitive skin
Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic
The Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic is a great choice for dry or sensitive skin because it contains a soothing combination of anti-inflammatory ingredients that help to calm irritation and redness. It also contains a peptide complex that stimulates the elastin and collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This product can be used in both the morning and evening after your regular cleansing routine. Sunscreen containing SPF protection should also be applied in the morning.
Aspect Phytostat 9
The Aspect Phytostat 9 is a popular moisturiser for all types of skin because it is able to provide intense hydration whilst simultaneously fighting the signs of ageing. It contains Vitamin E and peptides to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and nourish and tighten skin.
This product won't irritate sensitive skin because it is made without synthetic fragrances, animal products or parabens. It can be used in the morning and evening.
Biopelle Tensage Soothing Cream Moisturiser
The Biopelle Tensage Soothing Cream Moisturiser is a lightweight, oil free moisturiser that provides soothing relief and hydration to sensitive or acne prone skin. It contains frankincense, hyaluronic acid and SCA biorepair technology to improve skin elasticity, texture, tone and luminosity.
This product can be used on all skin types and should be applied once or twice daily.
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Dermaceutic Hyal Ceutic
The Dermaceutic Hyal Ceutic is the perfect face cream for dry and dehydrated skin because it helps restore and tighten the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid as well as ingredients like jojoba oil and aloe vera to provide long lasting hydration to the skin and repair the skin's moisture barrier.
This product can be used in the morning underneath makeup or in the evening after cleansing and serum application.
Aspect Dr Resveratrol Moisturising Cream
The Aspect Dr Resveratrol Moisturising Cream contains a blend of peptides and resveratrol to protect against free radical damage and fight the signs of ageing. Resveratrol contains antioxidant properties that help to restore firmness and tightness to skin while increasing luminosity, improving tone and hydrating skin. It also helps to reverse the effects of sun damage and make skin softer.
This product can be applied in both the morning and evening and should be applied generously around the eye area.
Best moisturisers for oily skin
Aspect Dr Ultra Light Hydration
The Aspect Dr Ultra Light Hydration is perfect for oily and acne prone skin because it has a lightweight, non-greasy formula that soothes and mattifies skin. This product contains hyaluronic acid and essential vitamins to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and repair the skin's barrier.
This product is suitable for all types of skin, but the non-comedogenic formula makes it especially suitable for those with oily skin. This product can be used in the morning and evening.
Aspect Dr BHA Purifying Gel
The Aspect Dr BHA Purifying Gel is a lightweight formula containing a BHA in the form of salicylic acid and an AHA in the form of citric acid to exfoliate skin and reduce uneven texture. The unique formula works to remove excess oil and minimise the appearance of pores and breakouts. This product is perfect for oily types of skin because it refines and clarifies the complexion.
This product is recommended for use at night after applying any other serums.
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Dermaceutic K Ceutic SPF50
The Dermaceutic K Ceutic SPF50 is a nourishing moisturiser that is intended to be used after cosmetic skin treatments like chemical peels or surgery. It contains a number of rich antioxidants including aloe vera and vitamins C & E to repair and protect irritated skin. It is also fragrance and paraben free.
This product is intended for use immediately after treatment and should be used as frequently as required for 15 days. It is also suitable as a daily morning moisturiser.
Dermaceutic Panthenol Ceutic
The Dermaceutic Panthenol Ceutic contains a soothing combination of antioxidants to relieve and repair irritated skin after cosmetic treatments. Shea butter, beeswax and vitamin E are just some of the nourishing ingredients included in this rich blend. This product is also hypoallergenic, so it’s suitable for sensitive and very dry skin.
This product should be applied to dry skin once or twice a day.
How do I choose a moisturiser?
Before you start looking for a moisturiser, you should think about what skin type you have and what other products are in your skincare routine. Do you need a moisturiser for the morning, evening or both? You should also consider whether there are any ingredients that your skin might react to.
When looking for the best moisturiser, you should pay close attention to the first five ingredients and look for common active ingredients. If you’re choosing a moisturiser to wear in the morning, you should select one with at least SPF30. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to look for a hypoallergenic formula and if you have oily skin you should look for a light, oil-free formula. If you’re looking for a night time moisturiser, you may want to consider getting one that contains retinol.
Should I moisturise day or night?
Ideally, you should moisturise both in the morning before you put makeup on and in the evening after cleansing and serum application. It’s often a good idea to use a separate product for day and night hydration because you can get the benefits of different ingredients.
What are the best face moisturisers in Australia?
There is no one size fits all solution, because everyone has a different skin type with different needs and sensitivities. You should choose the moisturiser based on the characteristics of your skin. You should also take into account the climate of the area you live in (e.g. you may need a lighter moisturiser in summer than you do in winter) as well as the anti-ageing properties that you might want.
Does moisturiser cause acne?
Moisturising is only likely to cause acne if you are excessively over-moisturising your skin. If this happens, then the excess product that is not being absorbed by your skin will sit on top and create a layer of grease that can clog pores and cause breakouts.
What is the difference between a day cream and a night cream?
Generally, a day cream should contain SPF as well as other active ingredients to defend the skin against sun damage and other environmental aggressors.
A night cream will be tailored towards repair, containing ingredients to regenerate skin after the activities of the day.
A daily moisturiser is an essential part of your everyday skincare routine, no matter what skin type you have. Moisturisers keep our skin hydrated and balanced while also supplying the ingredients our skin needs to stay healthy. The best way to find the right moisturiser for you is to work out what your skin type is and then buy the product that is formulated to suit your needs.
It’s a good idea to patch test any product before use and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
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