Our review compares facial moisturisers 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 facial moisturiser they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 887 Australians for their feedback on the face moisturiser(s) they have purchased and used in the last six months.
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.
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.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
ALDI’s Lacura brand is known for its cheaper options for skincare and moisturisers. You can find products such as night creams, serums, moisturisers, facial scrubs and cleaners for a more ideal price. All Lacura products are also dermatologically approved to suit any skin type at any age so you know you’re getting the real deal.
Olay is a part of the P&G brand and has expanded into a full range of hypoallergenic variants, cleansers and creams for your face and body. Many of the well-known products include Olay Active Hydarating moisturisers, the Regenerist anti-ageing range and the luminous range of facial products. Its product range aims to cover a number of skin needs, with most of its products available as 50g tubs.
Ideally you should be moisturising your face at least once a day, but this may change depending on your skin type. If you’re someone who has dryer skin, then you may need to moisturise more regularly, but it’s best to speak to a healthcare professional like a dermatologist to discuss your skin type and skin care routine.
There are plenty of face moisturisers with SPF from a number of different brands. Using SPF on your face is important to help reduce sun damage to the skin which can in turn help with your skin’s ageing as you get older. Using a moisturiser with SPF that is 50+ is always best, but it’s recommended that you always do your research about sunscreen and SPF in general before purchasing.
Moisturising too often can have some negative effects on your skin. It can clog your pores and keep dead cells on your face, which can block oxygen from getting to the surface to help with replenishing the skin’s barrier. Over-moisturising can kill skin’s natural bacteria that helps the skin stay healthy and could cause acne and other skin conditions. Always speak to a healthcare professional if you’re unsure about how often you’re moisturising your skin.
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.
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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