Moisturisers for mature skin that support the ageing process

Optimise skin function and get in a bit of self care while you're at it

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / June 07 2024

Mature skin is a somewhat vague and modern term in skin care that alludes to the prioritisation of anti-ageing formulas. But technically, by definition, skin is considered mature by the age of 40 or when the first signs of ageing become evident. 

it's an important distinction because it encourages us to consider what it is our skin requires as we get older and the ways we need to adapt our skin care routine to support those changes. 

It's not about buying a bunch of lotions and potions that are suddenly going to make you look younger. It's about finding skin care products that help to optimise the skin's natural function so you can enjoy a healthy complexion that looks and feels it's best, regardless of age.

Ready to build out a skin care routine that grows with you? Discover the best moisturisers for mature skin below...

2024's Top 3 Best Moisturisers For Mature Skin

1. Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream, $178, Sephora
2. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream, $30.69, Chemist Warehouse
3. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, $173, Net-A-Porter

Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream
from $178 at Sephora

This innovative moisturiser formula utilises a range of unique skin care ingredients to effectively target the first signs of ageing for a firm, plump, hydrated, radiant and refined complexion.

Key features:

Contains TET8™ Patent, a skin technology that has been clinically shown to target the signs of ageing
Contains moisture replenishing, plumping and hydrating micro hyaluronic acid and honey locust derived skin-tightening sugars
Improves the appearance of elasticity, firmness, wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, radiance, hydration and plumpness
Suitable for all skin types

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CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream
from $30.69 at Chemist Warehouse

Designed to reinforce the skin's overnight renewal process, this peptide, ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid-enriched evening face cream plumps, firms, evens skin tone and minimises redness by morning.

Key features:

Enriched with peptides, ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid
Promotes a plumper, firmer and more even toned complexion
Minimises redness
Soothes and refreshes tired skin
Non-comedogenic and fragrance-free

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Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
from $173 at Net-A-Porter

It doesn't get more luxurious than Augustinus Bader's Trigger Factor Complex infused skin care, and the brand's best-selling rich face cream is of no exception. Formulated by stem cell scientist Professor Augustinus Bader, this moisturiser utilises a cutting-edge blend of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and peptides to create the optimal environment required for the skin's renewal process, effectively treating the first signs of ageing in the process.

Key features:

Contains Augustinus Bader's signature TFC8® technology
Optimises and supports the skin's renewal process
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Minimises the appearance of redness, hyperpigmentation, cellulite, stretch marks and damage caused by external stressors
Suitable for dry, normal and mature skin types
Fragrance free

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SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced
from $274 at MYER

Formulated to hinder the glycation process (which occurs when excess sugar molecules bind to proteins such as collagen and elastin in the skin, turning the usually flexible proteins brittle, weakening the skin's regenerative ability and speeding up the skin's ageing process), this moisturiser works to prevent the visible signs of premature ageing. 

Key features:

Contains a blend of 12.6 per cent concentrated Proxylane, 4.25 per cent wild fruit flavonoid blend, and 0.1 per cent glycyrrhetinic acid to slow down the gycation process
Minimises the appearance of wrinkles
Promotes a firmer complexion
Supports the skin's moisture barrier and ability to synthesise hyaluronic acid
Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin

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Go-To Skincare Very Luxe Face Cream
from $79 at Go-To Skincare

Clinically proven to increase skin firmness, elasticity, smoothness and strengthen barrier function, this luxe face cream is a fab pick for helping to prevent premature ageing and target the first signs of ageing such as fine lines and dull, tired skin for a plump, more youthful-looking complexion.

Key features:

Enriched with ceramides, pink algae and vegan collagen
Helps to firm skin
Enhances elasticity
Strengthens barrier function
Plumps fine lines and wrinkles
Promotes a hydrated, plump and smooth complexion

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What is the best face moisturiser for people over 60?

Any moisturiser that prioritises deep hydration and reinforcing the skin's natural moisture barrier is a great option for mature skin, because it promotes optimal skin function and addresses the first signs of ageing. Plus, if you can find a formula that utilises ingredients that protect the skin from environmental aggressors, which cause premature ageing, that can't hurt either. 

Main image credit: @padmalakshmi

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).