No matter your skin type, facial moisturisers are a daily skin care essential when it comes to looking after the delicate skin on your face. Depending on your skin's needs, the right moisturiser can help to rehydrate dry skin, control oiliness or soothe sensitivity, all while creating a smooth base for makeup and helping to protect the complexion from visible signs of ageing. Natural facial moisturisers contain nourishing and balancing plant-based ingredients designed to replenish the skin's natural moisture levels, maintain healthy skin function and encourage cell turnover. Whether you're on a tight budget or looking to splurge, there's a facial moisturiser to suit your skin type and price range.
How to choose a natural facial moisturiser
When it comes to selecting any natural skin care product, the first step is to determine your skin type. If your face starts to look a bit shiny as the day goes on, then you probably have oily skin. If it feels tight, dehydrated and uncomfortable, your skin is dry. If it's prone to redness, inflammation and irritation, your skin is likely sensitive. Once you've determined your main skin concern, the next step is to settle on your budget. Some people prefer to spend a bit more on a more luxurious moisturiser, while others want something more affordable yet still effective and reliable. No matter how much or little you want to spend, there are natural moisturisers for every skin type and budget.
Natural moisturisers for dry skin
Luxe: Mukti Hydrating Moisturiser $64.95
A great option for dry skin types, the Mukti Hydrating Moisturiser has a deeply nourishing base of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Macadamia and Coconut Oils to replenish moisture levels and may help skin retain hydration. Packed with vitamin and antioxidant rich ingredients including Vitamin C, Kakadu Plum, Pomegranate and Rosehip, this Vegan facial moisturiser is lightweight, velvety smooth and gentle on skin, making it perfect for wear under makeup. Use twice daily, gently pressing into the face, neck and décolletage.
Less: Life Basics Moisturiser $10.95
Life Basics Daily Facial Moisturiser will hydrate and soften your skin thanks to a beautiful blend of oils like Rosehip, Avocado, Sesame and Jojoba. The soothing Aloe Vera perfect to calm dry skin combined to Wheat Germ and Vitamin E will leave your skin plump and hydrated.
Moisturisers for oily skin
Luxe: KORA Organics Purifying Moisturiser $62.00
The KORA Organics Purifying Moisturiser has been formulated specifically for oilier and combination skin types, containing plant-based ingredients which work to balance the skin's oil production, such as Aloe Vera Leaf juice, Lemon Peel oil and Green Tea. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, this balancing, non-greasy moisturiser also contains antibacterial Lavender, Lemon and Pomegranate which may help to tone and rejuvenate the skin. Certified Organic and Vegan; massage into the face after toning.
Less: Juniper Skincare Oil Balancing Lotion $34.95
Practitioner and therapeutic grade, the Juniper Skincare Oil Balancing Lotion works to balance oily and combination skin and create a silky, mattifying appearance. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Calendula and Vitamin E, this clarifying lotion may help to regulate sebum production, soothe acne and reduce shine in the T-zone for a flawless complexion all day long. Smooth and lightweight, this Vegan, Australian made lotion can be applied morning and night to the face and neck.
Best natural moisturisers for sensitive skin
Luxe: Pai Skincare The Anthemis $79.00
Uniquely formulated for sensitive skin, the Pai Calming Day Cream may be perfect for anyone with rosacea, or dry itchy skin conditions. Packed with natural ingredients that really soothe the skin, including Shea Butter, Manuka Oil and Chamomile. Designed to help rejuvenate and protect the skin, this calming moisturiser also contains nourishing Apricot Kernel, Jojoba and Thistle Oils as well as replenishing Rosehip Seed Extract and Vitamin E. Light and smooth, this Vegan and Gluten Free formula can be applied to the face and neck twice daily.
Less: Weleda White Mallow Face Cream $19.95
Gentle enough for even sensitive baby skin, the Weleda White Mallow Face Cream is completely fragrance free and dermatologically tested, it's even been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. Ideal for calming irritated and hyper sensitive skin, this soothing face cream contains nourishing Coconut, Sweet Almond and Sunflower Seed Oils and Beeswax to lock in moisture, as well as restorative White Mallow Extract, which is known for its natural medicinal properties and ability to relieve itching. Certified Organic and Gluten Free, use twice daily on the face and neck.