Here are 10 of the best moisturisers under $25 that’ll keep your skin feeling smooth and supple.
Some moisturisers can be extremely overpriced, even if they all have the same ingredients.
Aside from sunscreen, a moisturiser is one of the most crucial parts of your skincare routine. It can target some of your skin’s biggest issues, such as oil, dry patches, sensitive skin or hydration.
If you’re on a bit of a budget and not looking to overspend on a moisturiser, here is a perfect curated list of moisturisers under $25.
This moisturiser is the best discovery for dry skin. CeraVe Daily Moisturiser is oil-free and can be used on the face and body. Its lightweight formula makes it before for daily use across all seasons.
It is formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid, making it amazing for dry to very dry skin, being super gentle and hydrating. Not only does it provide 24-hour hydration, but it helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
Available at Chemist Warehouse for $20.99 for 437mL.
The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA is suitable for all skin types, targeting dryness, so it is perfect for colder seasons.
The ingredients that appear naturally in your skin include amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerine, saccharides, sodium PCA, and hyaluronic acid. This makes it perfect for keeping the outer layer of skin protected and well-hydrated while avoiding greasiness.
This product is also vegan and cruelty-free. It is a good choice for a sustainable skincare option.
Available on Adore Beauty for $21.30.
This moisturiser is the perfect choice for sensitive skin. QV’s Ultra Calming Moisturiser is specially formulated for sensitive skin that gets easily irritated on the face and neck.
It includes Avemide, which is the perfect ingredient for calming and smoothing. The dermatologically tested formula provides 24 hr hydration to the skin and reduces discomfort to sensitive skin.
Available at Chemist Warehouse for $16.99
The Weleda 30mL Skin Food is a perfect travel companion for smooth and clean skin. Skin Food is a rich and thick cream blend of nourishing plant oils, lanolin and beeswax with a combination of calming ingredients like pansy, chamomile and calendula.
To add to the skin-smoothing ingredients is the sweet scent of orange, lavender and warm vanilla.
It’s a perfect choice for a loving winter cream, known for its intensive caring moisture that’ll get you through winter or even harsh skin treatment.
Available at Priceline for $16.99.
Rosehip has been at the centre of Essano’s formulas since the beginning. Their rosehip formulas are perfect for hydrating the skin and boosting moisture. The Essano Hydrating Rosehip Regenerating Moisturiser is an ideal choice for one of the last steps in skincare.
Powerful active natural botanicals combined with their sustainably sourced Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter are perfect for hydrating and nourishing the skin. The combination of ingredients also improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
97.5% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
Available at Chemist Warehouse for $20.49.
If you want soft, supple skin all day long, E.L.F Cosmetics’ Holy Hydration! Face Cream will do just that. This cream contains beneficial ingredients like squalene, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and peptide complex.
The niacinamide is perfect for brightening and evening skin tone, the squalene helps improve moisture balance and elasticity, and the peptides promote collagen so your skin can look more refreshed.
This face cream is ideal for all skin types, providing non-greasy moisture that results in soft and supple skin.
Available at Beauty Bay for $23.50.
This facial moisturiser is one of Sukin’s best products, a perfect all-rounder. The hydrating cream is an impressive blend of natural ingredients, including rosehip, avocado, sesame seed and jojoba oils. These ingredients instantly soften the skin and nourish it.
The aloe vera is an instant skin refresher, while wheat germ and vitamin E improve the texture and the skin’s moisture barrier.
You can even add a few drops of facial oil into the moisturiser if your skin is feeling dryer than usual.
Available at Chemist Warehouse for $12.49.
Natio’s Aromatherapy Daily Defence Face Moisturiser is one of their bestsellers. Not only does it guard facial skin against visible signs of ageing, but it includes Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+, locking in that extra sun protection.
The extra addition of Aloe and Vitamix E deeply nourishes, softens and protects, making your skin feel smooth, supple and comfortable.
Available at Chemist Warehouse for $18.99.
Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel is worth the hype. The lightweight water gel is supercharged with skin-friendly ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acids and Electrolytes to lock in moisture and restore vitality for refreshed, plump, glowing skin.
The 1% Natural Moisturising Factor Complex promises skin hydration and elasticity while reducing exposure to external aggressors.
86% of Neutrogena users agreed that their skin feels more smoother after using this product.
Available and Chemist Warehouse for $23.99.
Akin is one of the best Australian natural skincare brands on the market. Their Rosehip Oil Facial Moisturiser is enriched with three Certified Organic Oils and butter, Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil & Shea Butter. These ingredients work towards restoring and nourishing the skin.
The Certified Organic Aloe Vera Extract achieves soft and silky skin, keeping it well hydrated.
This fantastic facial moisturiser is perfect for anyone suffering from dry, itchy and sensitive skin.
Available at David Jones for $17.95.