Best-Rated Body Moisturiser


Most Satisfied Customers | QV

Aussies have rated QV as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest body moisturiser ratings, with five-star reviews for effectiveness, texture & consistency, packaging and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate body moisturiser

Our review compares body moisturiser on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which body moisturiser they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 874 Australians for their feedback on the body moisturiser(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their body moisturiser brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a moisturiser as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Effectiveness: the moisturiser performed as expected when using the recommended amount of product (i.e. a perceived reduction in dry skin.).
  • Texture & consistency: the texture and consistency of the product was as expected (i.e. a cream was rich, a gel was smooth, etc.) and easily absorbed into the skin.
  • Value for money: the price was reasonable given the quality and quantity of the moisturiser.
  • Packaging: the packaging was functional and allowed for easy dispensing and storage.
  • Scent: the moisturiser had a pleasant scent that was not overwhelming and made skin smell nice, or had no distinctive scent if marked unscented.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • QV
  • Nivea
  • Aveeno
  • Redwin
  • Vaseline
  • CeraVe
  • Cetaphil
  • Dove

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Body Moisturiser Brand – QV

QV Body Moisturiser

QV is an Australian made and owned skincare brand founded in 1953 as Ego originally. Known for the now named Pinetarsol product, the founders of the brand saw a need to develop a product that restored and maintained healthy skin. QV now has a broad range of products including cleansers, exfoliators, bath oils, serums and a number of moisturisers for different skin types, allowing you to find something that best fits your skin’s needs and sensitivities, with multiple container sizes also available to purchase. 

  • QV was rated five stars for effectiveness, texture & consistency, packaging and overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money and scent.  

How often should you moisturise your body?

Moisturising your body once a day is ideal for most people and can help to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. For some, moisturising may be necessary more often if they suffer from any skin conditions, however it is best to speak to a medical professional to assess your needs.

Is there body moisturiser with SPF?

Some moisturisers do have SPF in them however it is more common for facial moisturisers to contain SPF. Using sunscreen on your body regardless of whether it comes in a moisturiser is ideal to help prevent sun damage and ageing, but speak to a healthcare professional if you’re unsure about what to use.

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About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s body moisturiser ratings:

  • 2022: CeraVe
  • 2021: QV
  • 2020: Sukin
  • 2019: Palmer’s
  • 2018: Sukin

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