Best Men’s Moisturisers from Australian Brands

A good moisturiser should be a staple product in a man’s skin care routine. In Australia, the summers tend to be hot and dry, so a quality moisturiser should make your skin feel refreshed, but not oily or greasy. Additionally, as men’s skin tends to be thicker and excrete more oil than women’s skin, when choosing a moisturiser, it’s important to avoid heavy products that feel sticky.

Here’s a list of the best men’s moisturisers from Australian brands. Unsurprisingly, there are products from household names like Jurlique and Aesop. However, there are also a number of boutique brands building a sizeable following for producing effective skin care products for men and women alike.  While of the brands listed here tend to be marketed for women, the truth is, given the amount of money invested that market, their products tend to be superior than men’s, both in terms of formulation and effectiveness.

If you support Australian grooming brands, these are some of the best moisturisers for men that contain proven ingredients to make your daily skin care routine sound and effective.

Best Men’s Moisturisers from Australian Brands (#1 – 3)

Ausceuticals Peptide Moisturiser

Under-the-radar skin care company Ausceuticals comes from West Australia and is known for their scientific approach to skin care and grooming. The star ingredient in this particular moisturiser is peptides, which have the ability to make the skin more resilient. As men age, collagen in their skin breaks down and get damaged; by applying peptides topically to the skin it sends a signal for your body to generate new collagen to revitalize the skin to make it appear more supple. This moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and helps with fine line and wrinkles.

Hunter Lab Daily Facial Fuel for Men

While I’m not normally a fan of skin care products in jar packaging (doesn’t feel very hygienic), this daily moisturiser from men’s grooming brand Hunter Lab features enough proven ingredients to overlook this. Using macadamia seed oil, this product is nourishing and helps with skin ageing, while the inclusion of passion flower extract gives it anti-inflammatory properties. Did I mention it also smells great with hints of rum and vanilla?

Ultraceuticals Red Action Moisturiser

A list of the best men’s moisturisers coming from Australian would be incomplete without a mention of Ultraceuticals, which is famed for developing skin care products that are effective and feature state-of-the-art formulations. This particular moisturiser is designed for men who suffer from skin redness due to dry skin or photo-ageing, and utilises niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to restore and calm the skin. This product is also great for men with sensitive skin as it is free from paraben and synthetic fragrances which can irritate the skin barrier.

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CR Formulations Ultra Day Moisturiser

Jam-packed with Vitamins C, E, B1, B3 and B5, this ‘Ultra Day’ moisturiser is great for men who want a rich moisturising day cream that is designed to protect the skin. It even contains raspberry seed oil which can act as a natural sunscreen (although gents, you should still wear a SPF product on top of this). CR Formulations was founded by model-turned-entrepreneur Cheryl Ross who has consulted to skin care brands in Australia and overseas, and develops products that blend science and nature. This moisturiser is slightly heavier so can be used at night as a night cream.

MV Skincare Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser

It’s not hard to see why this cult moisturiser from boutique Australian brand MV Organics Skincare has won a multiple skin care awards and is loved by numerous celebrities and artists. Featuring Bulgarian rose oil for a light fragrance, this moisturiser is goes on thick, but doesn’t feel greasy. This versatile moisturiser makes it on this ‘best men’s moisturiser’ list as it also caters for those with skin issues like eczema and rosacea.

Aesop Lightweight Facial Hydrating Cream

Most men want a moisturiser which sinks into the skin and doesn’t feel oily – and this option from Aesop ticks all the right boxes. Not only is it hydrating and lightweight, it’s also suitable for different skin types – oily, combination or sensitive. In particular, this moisturiser makes it on this ‘best of’ men’s list as it soothes blemish-prone skin using natural ingredients such as aloe vera and ylang ylang.

Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream

Men’s skin tends to more oily than women’s, but this moisturiser from South Australian brand Jurlique doesn’t feel oily or leave shine on the skin. Instead, using a combination of jojoba oil, shea butter and avocado oil, it keeps the skin deeply moisturised throughout the day. Great for those with oily or combination skin.