The best body moisturisers and lotions in Australia for 2021

We compared over 50 body lotion and moisturiser brands to bring you the best options for all skin types.

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The best body moisturisers and lotions in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the body lotions and oils on this list based on both real customer reviews and their own personal experiences with the products. For each category, they carefully selected parameters based on research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

Get more detail on our methodology below.

Best drugstore body lotion: Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

Pros

  • Dermatologist tested
  • Many reviewers say the product is lightweight and keeps skin moisturised throughout the day

Cons

  • Some reviewers didn't like the smell
  • Other reviews say the pump does not reach the bottom of the bottle

Price (RRP): $16.99 for 532mL (other size options available)

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Why we chose it

To determine our best affordable pick, we considered body moisturisers and lotions that were priced at $20 or less.

Our category winner was Aveeno's Daily Moisturising Lotion which came in with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating from more than 28,000 reviews sourced from Amazon Australia, Chemist Warehouse and Google Reviews.

Priced at just $16.99 (and with an even cheaper travel-sized tube available), the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion is difficult to fault.
The formula contains natural oatmeal blended with rich emollients, which work together to relieve dry, itchy and irritated skin. It also helps to prevent and protect dry skin from chapping and scaling, making it a must-have winter product.

Additionally, the body lotion provides up to 24 hours of moisture and absorbs quickly into the skin. It's also non-greasy, fragrance free and non-comedogenic, which means it can be used on all skin types.


Best body moisturiser overall: KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion

Pros

  • Certified organic and cruelty free
  • Reviewers say it is hydrating and pleasantly scented

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Reviewers say the size of the product is too small for the price point

Price (RRP): $70 for 300mL

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Why we chose it

To determine our best overall pick, we considered body lotions and moisturisers that were suitable for all skin types.

Our winner was KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion, which was awarded a 4.7 out of 5 star rating across more than 300 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Google Reviews and the KORA Organics site.

The certified organic lotion contains a mix of jojoba, macadamia, rosehip oil and cocoa butter to replenish and moisturise the skin, while also protecting it from harmful free radicals.

It also features sandalwood extract, which contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to cleanse and condition the skin.

Even though it is highly moisturising, it is not heavy on the skin – the lotion is a lightweight formula, which customers say leaves skin supple and glowing.

The Enriched Body Lotion is also cruelty free and does not contain artificial fragrances or colours, making it safe for use on sensitive skin.


Best body moisturiser for dry to very dry skin: Kiehl's Creme de Corps

Pros

  • Reviewers say it is hydrating without being heavy or greasy
  • Fragrance-free

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No pump applicator on the smaller sized bottles

Price (RRP): $50 for 250mL (other size options available)

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Why we chose it

With a 4.7 out of 5 star rating across more than 1,000 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Myer and MECCA, Kiehl's Creme de Corps was one of the most highly rated moisturisers we considered across any category.

The body moisturiser receives plenty of rave reviews from customers, who say the product is worth the relatively expensive price tag for its ultra moisturising properties.

The formula is crafted from a mix of shea butter, squalene and avocado oil, giving the product intense hydration without making it heavy on the skin.

Completely fragrance free and non-greasy, the Creme de Corps is also suitable for all skin types and leaves skin smooth and nourished for up to 24 hours at a time.


Best body moisturiser for oily and acne-prone skin: Jurlique Lemon Geranium & Clary Sage Body Lotion

Pros

  • Reviewers say it leaves skin hydrated without making it oily
  • Many reviewers liked the scent

Cons

  • Fragranced
  • Relatively expensive

Price (RRP): $51 for 300mL

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Why we chose it

If you find that body lotions tend to make your skin break out or feel oily, we recommend Jurlique's Lemon Geranium & Clary Sage Body Lotion.

The product has plenty of glowing customer reviews and scored 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 600 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Myer and Google Reviews.

The formula is made with nourishing plant-based oils such as macadamia seed, safflower and avocado to help soothe, protect and rebalance dryness without making skin oily.

It's also lightweight and fast-absorbing, which keeps it from clogging pores or feeling heavy on the skin.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative though, the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion came in as a close second choice. The lotion boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating and a price tag of just $16.99 (532mL).


Best body moisturiser for sensitive skin: La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M Body Balm

Pros

  • Non-greasy and lightweight formula
  • Many reviewers say it soothes dry, itchy skin

Cons

  • May be too heavy for normal to oily skin types
  • Some reviewers found it too heavy for daytime use

Price (RRP): $39.95 for 400mL (other size options available)

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Why we chose it

Finding a moisturiser that doesn't upset sensitive skin can be tricky, but many reviewers stand by La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Baume AP+ Body Balm.

The moisturiser is specially designed for severely dry and irritated skin and has even been adapted for safe use on babies and children.

With its dermatologically tested, fragrance-free formula, Lipikar AP+M Body Balm helps to quickly replace lipids to restore hydration and reduce dryness and itching.

It also helps to maintain the skin's barrier and balance the skin's microbiome, making it a great product for daily use.

La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Baume AP+M Body Balm received a 4.8 out of 5 star rating from more than 1,500 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Chemist Warehouse and Priceline.


Best body moisturiser for mature and ageing skin: Kiehl's Creme de Corps

Pros

  • Reviewers say it is hydrating without being heavy or greasy
  • Fragrance-free

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No pump applicator on the smaller sized bottles

Price (RRP): $50 for 250mL (other size options available)

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Buy at Myer

Why we chose it

Dryness can emphasise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, which is why moisturising products are a key component in maintaining firm, youthful skin.

With a 4.7 out of 5 star rating across more than 1,000 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Myer and MECCA, Kiehl's Creme de Corps is a heavy-hitter in the hydration department, making it an ideal choice for mature skin types.

The formula is crafted from a mix of shea butter, squalene and avocado oil, which gives the product its rich nature without making it heavy on the skin.

Many customers commented that the product is ultra moisturising without feeling greasy and that it left their skin hydrated all day long.

Creme de Corps is also fragrance, paraben and micro-plastic free, making it a safe-use product that is suitable for sensitive skin types.


Best natural/organic body moisturiser: Weleda Skin Food

Pros

  • Cruelty free and packaged in a recyclable tube
  • Able to be used on the face, body and hair

Cons

  • Some reviewers didn't like the scent
  • Some customers found the formula too thick

Price (RRP): $25.95 for 75mL (other size options available)

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Why we chose it

If you're looking to buy organic, we strongly recommend Weleda's Skin Food.

Suited to all skin types, the moisturiser contains a blend of chamomile, calendula and wild pansy oils, which work together to soothe rough, dry skin.

It also features anolin, sunflower and sweet almond oils to protect against environmental aggressors.

Priced at $25.95, the moisturiser is a great multi-use product as it is able to be used on the face, body and hair to combat dryness.

It's also 100% certified natural, GMO and cruelty free, certified biodynamic and fair trade and packaged in a recyclable tube.

Weleda Skin Food has won multiple beauty awards in the past and was awarded 4.6 out of 5 stars from more than 12,000 customer reviews sourced from Nourished Life, Adore Beauty and Google Reviews.


Best body lotion with sunscreen: DermaVeen Daily Nourish Revive & Protect Body Moisturiser SPF50+

Pros

  • Safe for use on adults, children and infants 6+ months
  • Suitable for all skin types, including skin prone to dermatitis or eczema

Cons

  • Some reviewers say it is too heavy for daily use on the face
  • May leave a slight white cast on the skin

Price (RRP): $18.99 for 200mL

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Why we chose it

Offering SPF50+ broad spectrum sun protection, DermaVeen's Daily Nourish Revive & Protect Body Moisturiser is the ultimate dual skincare product.

With an average 4.9 out of 5 star rating from reviews sourced from Chemist Warehouse, Amazon Australia and Google Reviews, the moisturiser was the highest scoring product we considered across any category.

The dermatologically tested, fragrance-free formula absorbs quickly into the skin, offering wearers both lasting hydration and protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It's also water resistant for up to four hours, making it ideal for both swimmers and sports players.

Suited to all skin types, the Nourish Revive & Protect Body Moisturiser is able to be used even on dry, itchy skin and skin prone to dermatitis or eczema. It can also be used on the face and is safe to use on children and infants over the age of six months.

The formula is free from parabens, lanolin, alcohol and artificial colours and dyes and is also lightweight, non-greasy and fragrance-free.


Best body lotion for eczema: La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M Body Balm

Pros

  • Reviewers say it quickly soothes dry, itchy skin
  • Non-greasy and lightweight formula

Cons

  • May be too heavy for normal to oily skin types
  • Some reviewers found it too heavy for daytime use

Price (RRP): $39.95 for 400mL (other size options available)

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Why we chose it

With a 4.8 out of 5 star rating from more than 1,500 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Chemist Warehouse and Priceline, La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Baume AP+M Body Balm is a favourite of dry-skinned customers.

The body balm is suitable for atopic eczema-prone skin and has been specially designed to restore lipids quickly in order to reduce itching, discomfort and dryness.

The product formula is dermatologically tested and fragrance-free and has even been adapted for safe use on babies and children, which means it's ideal for use on sensitive skin.

It's also enriched with prebiotic Aqua Posae Filiformis and Microresyl to rebalance the skin's microbiome and contains shea butter and niacinamide to help rebuild the skin's protective barrier for future protection.


Best firming body lotion: Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion

Pros

  • Many customers report feeling tighter skin
  • Lightweight, fast-absorbing formula

Cons

  • Some reviewers say that it isn't moisturising enough for dry skin
  • Fragranced

Price (RRP): $9.99 for 400mL

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Why we chose it

Over time, skin naturally loses firmness and elasticity, which is why a number of body moisturisers now offer firming properties.

Coming in with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating from more than 4,000 reviews sourced from Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and Google Reviews, Nivea's Q10 Firming Body Lotion was the highest customer rated firming lotion we came across.

According to Nivea, the rich formula noticeably improves firmness within 10 days, leaving skin feeling tighter. Many customers also report feeling skin tighten with use and say the formula left their skin smooth and hydrated.

The Q10 Firming Body Lotion features a lightweight formula which is quickly absorbed into the skin, ensuring that no sticky residue is left behind.

It is also lightly fragranced, with customers commenting that the scent is both subtle and pleasant. However, the fragrance may be a downside for customers with sensitive skin types.


Best gradual tan body moisturiser: Eco Tan Organic Winter Skin

Pros

  • Reviewers say the product gradually fades rather than coming off in patches
  • Organic and free of synthetic dyes and colourants

Cons

  • Only suited to light/medium skin tones
  • Some reviewers say the formula is quite runny

Price (RRP): $29.95 for 200mL

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Why we chose it

With a 4.6 out of 5 star rating from over 450 reviews sourced from Myer, Adore Beauty and Nourished Life, Eco Tan's Organic Winter Skin was our best gradual tanner pick.

The organic, award-winning moisturiser offers both light skin hydration and a sun-kissed glow, which can be built upon with additional applications.

The dual nature of the product makes it ideal both for those who are new to the tanning world and for seasoned fair-skinned tanners. It can also be used to build upon existing spray or natural tans, helping to extend the life of your colour.

Unlike many other tanning products on the market, Winter Skin does not feature the unpleasant "tan" scent, nor does it turn the skin green, orange or any other nasty colour variation.

It's also free of synthetic dyes and colourants.


Best men's body moisturiser: Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Lotion

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Reviewers say that it is very effective in combating dry skin

Cons

  • Fragranced
  • Contains alcohol

Price (RRP): $7.99 for 400mL (other size options available)

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Why we chose it

Boasting a 4.8 out of 5 star rating from more than 600 reviews found on Chemist Warehouse, Priceline and Google Reviews, Nivea's Rich Nourishing Body Lotion is ideal for those after a simple yet effective body moisturiser.

Offering up to 48 hours of hydration, the product is infused with almond oil and moisture serum to quickly reduce rough, dry skin.

Reviewers also say that it helps with eczema and other skin issues and that it leaves skin hydrated without feeling sticky.

Additionally, the product is extremely affordable at just $7.99 for a 400mL bottle and comes in recyclable packaging, making it a more environmentally friendly purchase.


Best body oil: L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil

Pros

  • Spray bottle makes for easy application
  • Reviewers say it leaves skin hydrated throughout the day

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Reviewers say the glass bottle is slippery to hold

Price (RRP): $68 for 100mL

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Why we chose it

If body lotions and moisturisers aren't for you, you may want to consider a body oil instead.

Our top pick is L'Occitane's Almond Supple Skin Oil, which received a 4.8 out of 5 rating from more than 2,400 reviews sourced from Adore Beauty, Google Reviews and the L'Occitane site.

The award-winning dry oil is formulated with almost 50% almond oil to lock in moisture for up to 48 hours. It also comes in a spray bottle, which makes it incredibly easy to apply.

Reviewers say that the Almond Oil is quickly absorbed and leaves skin hydrated without feeling greasy.

Many customers also commented on the pleasant scent of the product, which is a subtle mix of almond and vanilla.

According to L'Occitane, the body oil also helps to firm the skin after around one month of use.


Methodology

51
Brands considered
240+
Products compared
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Winners chosen

We compared 51 body lotion and moisturiser brands and based our picks on real customer reviews sourced from popular beauty stores and review sites. We also took into consideration first-hand testing by the Finder reviews team.

The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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