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The Best Face Moisturisers in Australia for Dewy Skin

We've rounded up the best face moisturisers in Australia to help you find your perfect moisture match.


It doesn't matter if your skincare routine has three steps or thirteen, face moisturiser is an absolute must. 

Whether you're a "cleanse, tone, moisturise" kinda gal or your beauty shelf is full to the brim of the latest and greatest products, finding a moisturiser that keeps your skin hydrated, nourished and strong doesn't have to be a hard task.

We've scoured the web - and tried and tested some ourselves - to find the very best face moisturisers in Australia, no matter your skin type.

The Best Face Moisturisers in Australia for Normal Skin


Foreo SUPERCHARGED HA+PGA Triple Action Intense Moisturiser, $109

This luxuriously rich gel cream is fast-absorbing and clinically proven to increase skin moisture by 40% in just 15 minutes. Think long-lasting hydration, improved elasticity and a strengthened skin barrier.

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BARNI Skin Dew Not Disturb Moisturiser, $54

This oil-free, pillowy-soft gel cream moisturiser from results-driven, Aussie-made skincare brand BARNI Skin hydrates skin, strengthens the skin barrier, and gives you an instant dew-like glow. Keep your skin hydrated with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, red seaweed extracts, and provitamin B5. This formula works well for all skin types, from dry to oily. Say goodbye to dehydration!

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Paula's Choice

Paula's Choice Barrier Repair Advanced Moisturizer, $49

Not only does this repairing moisturiser lock in all-day hydration, but it's clinically proven to improve the skin's delicate barrier. The light lotion has a dewy finish, making it perfect for all skin type, and it visibly firms and supports elasticity for younger-looking skin.

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The Secret

The Secret The Base Cream, $110

The ultimate skin prep step, this gentle, nutrient-rich moisturiser restores and supports the skin, while also boosting barrier function and providing immediate (and long-lasting) hydration. It's also infused with antioxidants and peptides that revitalise and instantly plump the skin. Consider this your go-to base for dewy, glowing skin.

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The Best Face Moisturisers in Australia for Dry Skin

Go-To Skincare

Go-To Skincare Very Luxe Face Cream, $79

Have dry, thirsty or mature skin? This luxe face cream is your new best friend. Designed to make skin feel firmer, smoother and plumper, it's formulated with three types of ceramides and water-drawing humectants to support skin barrier function and fight signs of dehydration. Plus, it includes vegan collagen made from renewable plant sources to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Love.

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Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, $62

Clinique's iconic face moisturiser has become a cult favourite...and for good reason. The oil-free gel cream locks in moisture for an endlessly plump and dewy glow, offering 100 hours of hydration. After one use, it delivers a 174% immediate moisture boost* and provides a smooth canvas for makeup application.

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*Consumer testing on 110 women after using the product for 1 week.


Alpha-H High Tide Water Cream, $79.95

This luxurious, water-based formula provides intense hydration that lasts up to five days for an instantly plumper, bouncier-looking complexion. Designed to drench and replenish the skin's moisture levels, it's formulated with Alpha-H's unique hydration complex and antioxidant-rich Australian River Mint. While it's suitable for all skin types, it's particularly useful for dry or dehydrated skin.

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Esmi Skin Minerals

Esmi Skin Minerals Hydrating Hydra-Fluid Moisturiser, $84

Need a hit of hydration? This lightweight, nourishing moisturiser is here to help. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it keeps skin hydrated while balancing oil flow, quenching the thirst of skin cells to keep the firm and plump (which, in turn, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles).

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The Best Face Moisturisers in Australia for Oily Skin

Go-To Skincare

Go-To Skincare Very Lightweight Moisturiser, $55

The moisturiser for anyone who hates to wear moisturiser, this oil-free formula is perfect for oily, combination and breakout-prone skin. Still offering intense hydration, it has a soft, matte finish, is fast-absorbing and leaves zero residue.

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tbh Skincare

tbh Skincare Thirst Trap Moisturiser, $34.95

This simple, daily moisturiser is incredibly lightweight, while still providing skin with the hydration it needs. Suitable for oily skin, it helps to slow the rate of water loss from the skin and provides barrier support thanks to a formulation of pentavitin, amino acids, squalane, apricot kernel oil, jojoba esters, olive oil ad vitamin E. 

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Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Gel Moisturizer, $60

Tailored for all skin types, this new release from Laneige soothes skin with lightweight hydration and control-oil moisture balance for oily skin - with a cooling, gel formula.

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Sand & Sky

Sand & Sky Oil Control Clearing Moisturiser, $54

Eliminate oily skin with this balancing and calming moisturiser from Sand & Sky. This lightweight, daily moisturiser is formulated with salicylic acid to dislodge impurities and natural prebiotics to support a balanced skin microbiome.

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The Best Face Moisturisers in Australia for Sensitive Skin


SKINPOSSIBLE Let's Start Over Barrier Repair Soufflé, $125

Enriched with bio-fermented papaya and aloe vera, as well as squalane, ceramides and grapeseed oil, this first-of-its-kind non-greasy soufflé strengthens the skin barrier while providing profound skin smoothing. Perfect for sensitive skin girlies, it's a light and luxurious treat for your skin (just like your favourite dessert).

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Tribe Skincare

Tribe Skincare Ultimate Hydrating Moisturiser, $78

Fast-absorbing and ultra-hydrating, this moisturiser is designed to restore balance to sensitive skin. Infused with nourishing ingredients like Aloe Vera and hyaluronic acid, it replenishes and retains moisture so you're left with a soft, smooth and glowy finish. 

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Paula's Choice

Paula's Choice Rescue & Repair Weightless Moisturizer, $49

Lightweight and perfect for sensitive and oily skin, this magic moisturiser visibly calms redness and smooths skin, while targeting wrinkles and other signs of ageing. With a weightless texture, it's formulated with squalane (which hydrates without clogging pores), natural prebiotics to fend off sensitivity and allantoin and mushroom extract to calm redness and hydrate.

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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane, $66

One of the brand's best sellers, this ultra-lightweight moisturiser is the perfect pal for sensitive skin types. Paraben and fragrance-free formula helps to enhance the health of skin, thanks to Glacia Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane.

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Now that you've sorted your routine with some of the best face moisturisers in Australia, turn your attention to the rest of your body. Check out our guide to the best lip balms for truly luscious lips or keep your summer glow going with the best fake tans in Australia.

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