We’re certainly not fans of the term ‘anti-ageing’. But if you’re looking for the best anti-ageing moisturisers in Australia, you’ve come to the right place.
Though we may not like it, ‘anti-ageing skin care’ is a blanket phrase used in reference to products that target the skin concerns that typically become more evident as we get older. Things like pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, enlarged pores and loss of volume (thanks to reduced collagen production).
Our best defence against a lot of these issues is of course a high SPF face sunscreen applied every day. But the right moisturiser can help to treat them, both day and night.
To find one that suits your skin and the concerns you’re trying to counteract, read on for some helpful reviews…
The best anti-ageing moisturisers
L’OCCITANE Immortelle Divine Cream
We say: It says it right there in the name. L’OCCITANE’s cult-favourite moisturiser is absolutely divine. It’s secret to success is the immortelle super extract and essential oil, which work to increase skin density by boosting collagen synthesis, supporting the skin’s structure and protecting it from external aggressors. It’s an all-rounder that will work well for most mature skin types.
You say: “Less is more definitely with this moisturizer. And no need to layer heaps of skincare before or after, this product is more than enough. My skin is combo, huge pores, mid aged, thin skin around the eyes that is prone to dehydration (I do use acids and VitA over eye area too, can be too much at times). Within seconds when applied this cream melts in and softens my skin. The tightness is gone (on those days when dehydration and dry eye area are present due to over use of actives and stripping foaming cleanser). Skin glows.” – Yohanna
$152 at Adore Beauty
Dr. LeWinn’s Reversaderm Cellular Regeneration Cream
We say: This new kid on the block is certainly gaining a rep as one of the best anti-ageing moisturisers. With a punchy combination of vitamin C and glycolic acid, it’s made for tackling pigmentation and discolouration, while helping to restore the skin barrier.
You say: “I’m up to my second tub and I’m loving the results. This has been great for my dry skin and it looks like it’s been slowly but surely clearing up my acne scars. My favourite part about this cream is that you can actually feel it seeping into your skin. It doesn’t just sit on your skin like some products. This one is actually working and goes into your skin and does it’s job.” –Priyanka705
$35.99 at Chemist Warehouse
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Regenerating Night Cream
We say: If you’ve got dry skin crying out for hydration and renewal, this affordable luxury in a pot is perfect. It’s moisturising without being heavy and will sink in to nourish skin easily. Vitamin B, black truffle and fermented black tea can be found among the ingredients.
You say: “The cream is quite hydrating and plumps out your skin. After a few days, you can see the radiance coming through. Your skin is smoother, softer and more supple. The packaging is good, with the cream coming in a nice jar. The cream has a pleasant smell, slightly orange. This cream is very suitable for the older, more mature skin that is needing extra nourishment.” -CAV33
$28.99 at Chemist Warehouse
NIVEA Naturally Good Anti-Age Night Cream
We say: Although it may be the most affordable pick in our edit of the best anti-ageing moisturisers, this navy tub should not be underestimated. It harnesses natural ingredients like burdock fruit extract arctiin and organic argan oil to encourage skin regeneration. Plus, it scores 4/5 stars from over 75 reviews.
You say: “If someone had asked me to use Nivea in the past I would have hesitated due to all the unnecessary ingredients they have included in the past. The new 90%+ natural origin was a true winner for me. Then when the product worked as hard and fast as what it did while being gentle yet non irritating on my regularly sensitive skin, that was it. The fluffy cloud of a consistency cream had done exactly what I needed and wanted.” –the_girl_who_loves_cosmetics
$18.49 at Chemist Warehouse
ProX by Olay Anti-aging Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
We say: If you’re not into fragrance or heavy creams but still want that wrinkle-fighting power, this pick from Olay ticks all three boxes. It’s made to improve skin cell turnover using a PalPeptide-Gly-N Complex, and will work well with your other skin care products both morning and night.
You say: “I have been using it twice a day morning and evening after cleansing my face. I can see the difference in the way my skin feels and looks, it gives are very smooth and hydrated feel and look to my skin. It gets absorbed so easily . Its fragrant fee, my wrinkles are also beginning to smooth out a bit.” – Sandyt
$69.99 at Priceline
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream™
We say: The cult CC Cream might usually take all the clout, but It Cosmetics moisturising cream is just as good a get. Providing a serious hit of moisture that plumps lines upon application and works to diminish pores overtime, it makes for a great pre-makeup base and final night time step.
You say: “This is a dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin dream cream. I have been using it as night and I wake with plump, hydrated skin on my face and neck. The texture is quite concentrated but absorbs well and creates happy smooth skin. Great for sensitive skin as it is developed by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. If I could afford a vat of this I’d be plunging my whole body into it.” -Frenchy1
$75 at Sephora
Elucent Anti Ageing Night Moisturiser
We say: Containing a potent 8 per cent AHAs (lactic acid and glycolic acid) this night moisturiser is one refreshing, resurfacing hit that actually works. Take time to ease this one into your routine if you’re new to the ingredients, and over time you’ll begin to notice a smoother, more even-toned complexion.
You say: “This night time moisturiser has a really intense affect. You do experience some tingling that can feel a bit scary at first until you get use it, but it definitely has a positive affect on your skin. My skin appears tighter and more even toned. I do feel that my fine lines are less obvious.” – Kazlogan
$49.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream
We say: If you like your moisturising creams to be as rich and luxurious as possible, this Clarins pick should be on your wish list. Available in both an ‘all skin types’ and ‘dry skin’ version, it helps to firm and rejuvenate skin while you sleep and feels heavenly while doing so.
You say: ” I tried a sample first which I picked up from Myer and was so impressed bought the product a few days later. This night cream is rich, creamy and luxurious. It melted into my skin from the moment I put it on – you don’t need to use a lot either – and by morning my skin felt rehydrated, soft to the touch, refreshed and beautifully renewed. It’s still early days to decide about the firming bit but I am hopeful.” – Michele309
$130 at Myer
*This article has been updated since its original publication.
Have you tried any of these moisturisers? What are you using at the moment?