A moisturiser is a crucial step in your skin regime – hydrating and softening, protecting the skin barrier, and locking in the benefits of your serum. For best results it’s important to choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type – whether dry, combination, or oily – or one that focuses on the skin concern you wish to target, be it fine lines, an uneven skin tone, or stressed, dehydrated skin.   


Best moisturiser for uneven skin: Diem Vitamin C Pigment-Correcting Water Cream

Our newest formulation, Diem Vitamin C, is formulated specifically for skin that’s uneven, patchy, or dull. A plethora of active ingredients helps correct and brighten skin, resulting in a glowing, healthy complexion.  


How does it work?

Featuring powerful natural-origin peptides, Diem targets pigmentation at the start of the process, promoting a more even skin tone. It’s enhanced with Kakadu plum, with up to 100x the Vitamin C of oranges, to help brighten skin, and bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, to plump and smooth.


Best moisturiser for dry skin: Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

A light but intensive natural moisturiser for dry skin, providing long-lasting hydration to nourish and revive.  


How does it work?

Vinanza® Grape antioxidant extract, from sauvignon blanc grape seeds, has been clinically shown to improve elasticity and firmness*, while also smoothing and hydrating. Rosehip oil’s high levels of Vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids help reduce the appearance of fine lines, while manuka honey helps keep skin free from blemishes.


Best moisturiser for oily skin: Manuka Honey & Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Day Cream

Manuka Honey day cream is the best choice if your skin is oily. The light formulation freshens and firms, promoting a blemish-free complexion while drawing moisture into the skin to rejuvenate and restore its natural glow.


How does it work?

The hero ingredient, manuka honey, is famous for its natural antibacterial properties to help soothe blemishes and imperfections for clearer skin. Manuka honey is particularly good for oily skin because it encourages cell turnover, helping to clear blemishes, and it’s anti-inflammatory, further aiding in keeping skin clear and fresh.


Best moisturiser for combination skin: Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream

Rejoice’s gentle formulation is perfect for combination skin. The light cream restores moisture where it’s needed, while mattifying oily skin and addressing imperfections such as blemishes and the early signs of aging. 


How does it work?

Manuka flower oil helps keep skin fresh and clear, while avocado oil plumps and nourishes, boosting collagen and helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines. This formulation is scientifically shown to stimulate Type I collagen production by up to 59%**.


Best moisturiser for dehydrated skin: Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel

Baptise quenches thirsty skin without heaviness or oiliness, for a plumped, fresh complexion.


How does it work? 

Plant-based hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds water at 1000x its normal weight, works with manuka honey to intensively hydrate the skin, while native harakeke gel, mamaku black fern, and South Pacific hibiscus flower revitalise and restore. This formulation is clinically shown to increase skin hydration by 52% after 24 hours***.


Best moisturiser for stressed skin: Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream

If your skin if tired and generally stressed, Culture will delicately restore the balance. The probiotic night cream is the best moisturiser for sensitive skin, as it contains calming probiotics.


How does it work?

Culture harnesses the restorative power of probiotics to calm, clear and hydrate. The innovative formulation features Kalibiome AGE Probiotic, a good bacteria that has been shown in in-vitro testing to increase skin elasticity and firmness, increase collagen production, reduce roughness, and calm skin†. Culture also contains plant-based hyaluronic acid to intensively hydrate the skin while you sleep.


Best moisturiser for aging skin: Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

This intensely nourishing cream plumps, firms and protects, for a more youthful-looking appearance.


How does it work?

Avocado oil boasts impressive levels of antioxidants and omega fatty acids. The nutrient-rich oil also contains sterolin, a plant compound known for helping to support healthy collagen levels.


Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream has been scientifically shown to stimulate Type I collagen production in human fibroblast skin cells by up to 92%††.


How to use

Whichever moisturiser you choose, for best results, massage a generous amount into cleansed skin after a serum that targets your specific skin concern. Always follow your morning ritual with an SPF.


*Certified by two independent organisations: New Zealand Extracts and the New Zealand Government's pastoral R&D company, AgResearch

**Trinity Bioactives: Independent Blind Study In-Vitro Scientific Investigation into the Effects of Antipodes® Products on the Production of Type I Collagen in Human Skin Fibroblast Cells in Culture, Concentrations Between 0.02 and 0.20 mg/ml (2009)

***Dermatest: clinical study of 10 women, ages 38-58 (2019)

†Kalibiome probiotics/postbiotics 600: clinically shown to revitalise extracellular matrix

††Trinity Bioactives: Independent Blind Study In-Vitro Scientific Investigation into the Effects of Antipodes® Products on the Production of Type I Collagen in Human Skin Fibroblast Cells in Culture, Concentrations Between 0.02 and 0.20 mg/ml (2009)