All the best winter moisturisers to add to your skincare routine

It's time to add a great winter moisturiser to your skincare routine.

One of the worst parts about Winter is the way your skin can suffer in the bitterly cold climates. The cold winds and decreased UV exposure can majorly contribute to skin damage and barrier breakdown. As a result of this, we lose moisture from our skin and start to notice dryness, cracks, flakiness and irritability. To combat this, you’ll need a great winter moisturiser in your beauty arsenal to fight skin damage.

We’ve searched high and low to find you all the best winter moisturiser options no matter what skin type or concern you have.

2024’s top winter moisturisers

  1. CeraVe Moisturising Cream, $22.99, Priceline
  2. Weleda Skin Food, $28, Adore Beauty
  3. Skinstitut Moisture Defence, $41, Adore Beauty

The best winter moisturisers 2024


CeraVe Moisturising Cream

from $22.99 at Priceline

Best for: an affordable winter moisturiser

Getting a winter skincare routine doesn’t have to be expensive. The CeraVe Moisturising Cream retails for $23 from Priceline and contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid which acts to hydrate and restore the skin’s barrier. It’s also fragrance-free so it won’t irritate sensitive skin in those cooler months either.

Key features:

  • Contains three types of ceramides.
  • Contains hyaluronic acid
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Oil-free
  • Suitable for eczema prone skin

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Innisfree Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Cream

from $43 at Sephora

Best for: tackling dry skin

The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Deep Cream is made with green tea extract and green tea seed oil, both of which are excellent at tackling dry skin. Green tea is also ripe with antioxidants and has soothing properties which can calm dry, irritated skin in winter.

Key features:

  • Moisture-rich formula
  • 5 kinds of hyaluronic acid
  • Ceramide and squalane ingredients
  • Hydrates and soothes
  • Innisfree’s iconic Beauty Green Tea™

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La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+M Body Balm Cream

from $30.95 at La Roche Posay

Best for: an intense moisturiser for irritable skin

If you suffer from dry, flaky and irritable skin during winter, then you’ll need an intense moisturiser. The La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+M cream has rich a balm texture which will give you longer-lasting moisture and will also create a barrier to protect the skin.

Despite it being a thick balm, it also has a non-greasy formula which means it can be worn both during the day and night.

Key features:

  • Anti-scratching, anti-relapse properties
  • Suitable for face and body
  • Suitable for babies, children and adults
  • Shea Butter and niacinamide for barrier protection
  • Suitable for use on mild eczema prone skin

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

from $79 at Sephora

Best for: a soothing winter moisturiser

For those with problematic skin, this is another winter moisturiser that will rescue you from dry, flaky and irritated skin. Formulated with ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and allantoin, the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream will soothe and calm skin as well as help repair the skin’s natural barrier.

Key features:

  • Suitable for face and body
  • Instant relief and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema.
  • Intense hydration


Skinstitut Moisture Defence

from $41 at Adore Beauty

Best for: A light, nourishing gel formula

For those looking for a moisturiser with less of a rich formula but still intensely hydrates, the Skinstitut Moisture Defence packs a powerful punch. Unlike other winter moisturisers, this moisturiser has a lightweight gel formula that isn’t greasy on the skin or thick.

Brimming with hyaluronic acid, glycerine, shea butter and jojoba oil, this cream will deliver your dry winter skin a much-needed moisture surge.

Key features:

  • Softens, smoothes and moisturises
  • Increased moisture without clogging
  • Provides antioxidant protection
  • Lightweight formula

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Weleda Skin Food

from $28 at Adore Beauty

Best for: A rich, organic moisturiser

The Weleda Skin Food moisturiser is beloved by skincare aficionados, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only does it offer intense hydration, but it uses a blend of organic, natural ingredients to achieve long-lasting and soothing moisture throughout winter.

This particular moisturiser contains organic sunflower seed oil, beeswax, pansy extract, chamomile extract, calendula extract, rosemary leaf extract and lanolin to create a potent and effective formula.

Key features:

  • Cruelty Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Intensely hydrates and nourishes skin
  • Thick, creamy texture of plant oils, lanolin and beeswax

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