Top 10 Best Moisturisers

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I am on the hunt for a nice new moisturiser for me and my teenagers to use. I look for a moisturiser that leaves my face feeling soft and smooth and is good for sensitive skin, not a moisturiser that leaves my face feeling oily, greasy or even dry (my current problem)! As you know, there are so many moisturisers out there and I’ve been trying a few over the last 12 months to find one that I really like as well as one that’s good for the kids skin – each has different skin, one smooth and pimple free, others dry or oily with acne.  So, I reached out to the community on my Facebook page to ask what their favourite face moisturiser is, and have put together a list of the Top 10 best moisturiser suggestions as voted by The Organised Housewife Community!

MOOGOO – Full Cream Moisturiser

This brand and moisturiser came highly recommended from a few ladies as it is free from nasties and suitable for both children and adults. Moogoo’s products are designed for sensitive skin and also come in different sizes – including travel size, how handy! LEARN MORE HERE

BODY SHOP – Drops of Youth Moisturiser

Body Shop Drops of Youth Moisturiser is a nourishing, 100% vegan moisturiser infused with the benefits of 3 different plants along with other lovely ingredients. My son has been using this moisturiser along with their Tea Tree Treatment for his Acne, and I can notice a positive difference. “I never turned back since I started using this range!” – Renee K. SEE THE FULL RANGE

NIVEA – Soft Cream

This has to be the favourite that I have trialled over the past few months, it doesn’t leave my face feeling oily or dry. Nivea soft cream has an average of 4.7 stars on review websites and boasts to be “Unbeaten by face creams 10x the price”. Reviews from our community include one for Jade P who says, “I have fairly sensitive and dry skin and it feels amazing.” and also Sam O who tells, “I’ve used Nivea soft for years and everyone always tells me how nice my skin is!” AVAILABLE HERE

OIL OF OLAY – Regenerist and Complete Care

I used Oil of Olay all through my teenage years and up until recently. I only ventured away from it as I just wanted to try something different. Olay has a great range of moisturisers including day, night, spf, anti-ageing… the list goes on! You are sure to find a moisturiser within their selection to best suit your needs. “I worked on an aged care ward 20 years ago and I could pick out the ladies that used [Oil of Olay]!” – Sue B. AVAILABLE HERE

GO-TO SKINCARE – Very Useful Face Cream

The creation of author Zoë Foster Blake, the Go-To Skincare range is packed full of different products, from oils to lip balms. With rave reviews from the community along with the rest of the world, Go-To skin care’s cruelty-free skin-care products may be perfect for you! My assistant uses this range on her ‘very youthful’ skin, it’s one of her favourites. AVAILABLE HERE

JOJOBA AUSTRALIA – Ultimate Night Cream

Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is a natural ingredient known to be good for your skin and is a key ingredient in Jojoba Australia’s products. Jojoba Co’s Ultimate Night Cream is a rich moisturiser that is “clinically proven to enhance skin texture, reduce deep wrinkles and fine lines and increase skin elasticity.” A few ladies recommended making your own moisturiser using Jojoba oil with Frankincense and Geranium essential oil added in. Thanks Rachael & Amy for the tip! AVAILABLE HERE

doTERRA – Hydrating Cream

Another which I tried this year and love the feeling it leaves on my skin.  The intensive moisture your skin has been waiting for. doTERRA’s Hydrating Cream is packed with emollient-rich ingredients and probiotics to provide intense hydration to the skin, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and aiding with skin beauty for suppler, younger-looking skin. READ MORE HERE.

SUKIN – Rose Hip Hydrating Cream

“Sukin! Not too expensive as smells amazing” – Tracey R. Sukin pride themselves on having absolutely no nasties in their products and offering deeply hydrating and nourishing products. Sukin’s Rosehip range has a fantastic scent and may help to relieve dry skin and premature aging. LEARN MORE HERE


So many people swear by Coconut Oil as a wonderful face moisturiser, with ingredients that help reduce inflammation and redness. Coconut Oil could certainly could be a cheaper and more accessible option for those looking for an all natural moisturiser! I use coconut oil to remove makeup off my face. READ MORE HERE

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NEUTROGENA – Hydro Boost

“Neutrogena hydro boost. It changed my skin!! I thought I had soft skin before. Wrong!! Lol NOW my skin is hydrated…” – Siobhan S. Neutrogena’s night time moisturiser takes care of your face overnight to help you wake up feeling fresh with hydrated and super-soft skin.  SEE THE FULL RANGE HERE

What is your favourite moisturiser?

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Margaret Cowan September 13, 2018 - 6:25 AM

Vaseline Intensive Care for families The green one has Aloa Vera and is smooth not greasy
Extra Large $ 13 .00 at Big W

Kelli Turton September 13, 2018 - 9:59 PM

None of these. I hv used Nutrimetics EL For years n love it. But recently hv tried Skin, by Herbalife n my skin is so much softer. Its all natural etc etc

Kelly September 15, 2018 - 9:59 PM

I agree! Skin range by Herbalife is amazing

Anita September 14, 2018 - 10:24 AM

I use Go-To on my “not so youthful” skin and I love it. So glad that it made your Top 10 🙂

Rachael J September 14, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Noctuelle by Sothys is THE BOMB for dry and sensitive skin like mine. It is expensive but it makes such a difference to how my skin looks and feels it is worth it. Only available from beauticians I think.

Roz September 14, 2018 - 12:24 PM

As a teenager I used Olay (Oil of Ulan in those days. My “heading for 70” fine, fair, dry, sensitive skin is always thirsty and I love the Natio range. Price point is good too!

Bel September 15, 2018 - 6:23 AM

I love using the range by The Ordinary. I have super sensitive skin and my skin loves it all!

Emma Mccabe September 15, 2018 - 7:37 PM

My daughter and I have both been using Rodan + Fields Soothe daily regimen. I love it, makes your skin feel super soft and hydrated with no oil or residue. It’s helped immensely clear up my teens skin ?

Bernice September 16, 2018 - 3:50 AM

I don’t fancy moisturizers. I prefer using natural shea-butter on my skin and it has been great so far. I have a very sensitive skin. I’ll try some of this later in the future.

Darlene September 16, 2018 - 4:25 AM

I am 54 and I love my skin. For about 15 years now, I’ve been using Avalon Organics. I wash with Intense Defence gel. I tone with Vitamin C Renewal balancing toner. Face gets either Vitalitt Facial Serum or Intense Defence with vitamin C. Products are Vegan, no GMO, parabens or harsh ingredients. Great for wrinkle neck as we age. Mine is still pretty smooth.

kristy sultana September 19, 2018 - 2:41 PM

WOW I have used almost all of these products on your list. They are all amazing…. but I have to say money for value I always go back to the organic coconut oil. I would recommend it to anyone for anything!! I even drink it in my coffee hahaha

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 24, 2018 - 10:18 AM

oooh boy in your coffee? I haven’t heard that one before!

Lisa Lancaster September 23, 2018 - 6:45 PM

I’ve used Paula’s Choice for over 15 years. Would never put anything else on my face.

Judy September 23, 2018 - 7:10 PM

I will only use natural skincare, as your skin is the biggest organ in your body and absorbs whatever you put on it. I like Natio, which have a selection of different moisturisers for all skin types. My current favourite is Intensive Night Cream.

Paula October 21, 2018 - 8:38 AM

Hi Katrina, which Tea Tree Treatment from The Body Shop does your son uses? Mine has the same problem, acne. Thank you.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 22, 2018 - 10:06 AM

He uses the Squeaky-Clean Scrub, Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Night Lotion –
They are really good there though, if you go in with your Son they will be able to recommend the best products 🙂

Roberta June 10, 2019 - 9:13 AM

I have super sensitive skin and have used many many different products. There’s nothing worse than spending a small fortune on a moisturiser only to use it and find out it stings like buggery. I stumbled upon Aldi’s Lacura Renew Expert Day Cream (Wrinkle Filling SPF 15) and it is FANTASTIC! One of the cheapest creams (@$9.95 from memory) and it really is one of the best I’ve tried. No sting and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and luscious! I highly recommend this cream. I now buy it for my 4x teen sons & daughters and we all love it!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 10, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Ooo great tip Roberta! Thank you, I’ll have to give this one a try. Kat x


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