We’ve rounded up the best skincare products for Australian mums

Product Guides 29 May 24 By

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Get your glow on with these dreamy creams.

From sleepless nights and hormone surges to dehydration and limited time, your skin can sure take a hit during motherhood.

Pamper trips to the salon might be harder to come by these days, but there’s no reason that the skin radiance you felt in that glorious second trimester can’t last you beyond the baby years too.

Putting ourselves first is necessary for our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our family and that includes taking some time of our busy days to look after ourselves and our skin.

Take a look at the skincare products loved by Bounty Parents in the galleries below.

Bounty Baby Award Winners – Best Skincare for Mum

The winning baby products of 2023 have all been exhaustively tried, tested and voted on by parents and bubs.

The awards were 100% voted for by Australian parents with more than 110,000 votes on a range of products from nappies and car seats, to prams and breast pumps, judging each one on quality, value for money, user-friendliness and innovation.

READ NEXT: All of the 2023 Award Winners

The winners of the Best Skincare for Mum are:

Gold Award: Lansinoh Organic Nipple Balm
Silver Award: Mustela Stretch Marks Oil certified Organic
Bronze Award: Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil

WATCH: Laura Byrne and Matty J’s hilarious breastfeeding meme. Continues after video …

The best skincare products for Australian mums

Lansinoh®-Organic-Nipple-Balm wins Bounty Baby Awards Gold


Lansinoh® Organic Nipple Balm, RRP $37.95

Lansinoh® Organic Nipple Balm is naturally derived, plant-based* care for tender nipples and dry skin. Apply after breastfeeding to the nipple area, with no need to remove before breastfeeding.

Use Lansinoh® Organic Nipple Balm for maintaining soft and supple skin – even after you and baby become breastfeeding pros!

It can also be used during pregnancy to moisturise dry skin.

Mustela Stretch Marks Oil Certified Organic


Mustela Stretch Marks Oil Certified Organic, RRP $29.95

This specially formulated oil helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. Its action is three-fold: it provides long-lasting hydration, improves skin elasticity and soothes sensations of skin discomfort and tingling.

After application, Mustela Stretch Marks Oil leaves your skin supple, soft and smooth. All ingredients are sourced from organic farming and the bottle is recyclable.

Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil Bounty Baby Awards Bronze winner


Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil, RRP $27.95

This little bottle of goodness is your secret weapon against stretch marks.

The natural formula is dermatologically tested and works to nourish skin, protecting it from dryness. It is formulated with almond oil, vitamin E, wheatgerm oil and biodynamic arnica extract to keep skin – which help keep your skin firm, especially around the tummy and abdomen area.

The oil is NATRUE certified natural and free from synthetic ingredients and mineral oils.

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Dermagen Skin Recovery Lotion

DermaGen by Botanical Chemist Skin Recovery Lotion, RRP $36.95

This calming, hydrating lotion has been developed for people who suffer with eczema, acne or dermatitis, and is also beneficial for those undergoing radiation treatment. DermaGen by Botanical Chemist Skin Recovery Lotion contains Vitamin B3, green tea extract, manuka honey and more to support skin cell recovery. Marine collagen assists with the creation of collagen for soft and healthier skin.

GAIA Skin Naturals Skin Oil

GAIA Skin Naturals Skin Oil, RRP $24.95

Expectant and new mamas will love the nourishing, luxurious blend of essential oils in GAIA Skin Naturals Skin Oil.

Hormones play havoc on your skin before, during and after pregnancy and this lightweight, non-greasy oil contains organic rosehip and jojoba oils to help smooth skin, and organic camellia oil to help hydrate.

Selkia Skincare Luminosité Dry Face Oil

SELKIA Skincare Luminosité Dry Face Oil, 30ml, $52.00

A mix of lightweight oils, like jojoba and rosehip, are packed with all these good-for-you essential fatty acids and vitamins. They work together to give your skin a serious hydration boost.

Suitable for all skin types, including dry or sensitive, this face oil will deeply moisturise your skin leaving it feeling weightless and non-greasy.

Ciencia Retin8

Ciencia Retin8 30ml, $129.00

Retin8 is a gentle just effective formula that protects against oxidative stress on the skin, which helps skin looking younger. It’s a natural product that mimics retinol, and its main active ingredient, Stevisse, is based on the stevia plant. It’s fragrance free, vegan and safe to use during pregnancy and when breastfeeding so great for mums.

DermaGen by Botanical Chemist Manuka Oil Cream

DermaGen by Botanical Chemist Manuka Oil Cream, RRP $34.95

Manuka Oil has soothing and calming properties, with antioxidants that help with skin renewal and regeneration. It is perfect for mother’s or kids with eczema or dermatitis who are looking for a steroid-free alternative. Combined with the Manuka Oil Balm for drier more irritated patches, or skin with open, broken wounds that need to heal quicker, and the Active 8 Serum for areas that need extra care, your skin will be nourished, hydrated and smooth as a baby’s bottom!

RejuvAus Pigmentation Duo

RejuvAus Pigmentation Duo, RRP $335.00

Pigmentation is something that can appear for the first time or get worse during pregnancy as your hormones go haywire. RejuvAus Pigmentation Duo is here to help! Clarify & Renew AHA BHA Serum works in harmony with the deeply penetrating Bright & Correct Niacinamide Serum. This dynamic duo works together to remove dead, pigmented cells, fade discolouration, and prevent further environmental damage.

Freezeframe 48 Hour Wrinkle Freeze 60ml

Freezeframe 48 Hour Wrinkle Freeze 60ml, RRP $69.00

Renowned, clinically-proven Australian skincare brand Freezeframe are launching the revolutionary 48 Hour Wrinkle Freeze Mask, which is part treatment mask, part cryotherapy treatment with a patented ice-roller which delivers 82% smoother skin in 30 minutes!

Maeemo Hydrating Face Cream 100ml, RRP $64.95

Maaemo Hydrating Face Cream is a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturiser that sinks deeply into the skin to hydrate, restore and repair. Enriched with active botanicals this facial cream will help soothe inflammation, reduce the appearance of scars and encourage collagen production in order to achieve a healthy more radiant complexion,The Hydrating face cream helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, providing a more youthful and revitalized appearance. Suitable for all skin types, it’s perfect for everyday use to restore a balanced, hydrated complexion.

The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba, from RRP $19.95

The Jojoba Company’s Australian Jojoba was awarded Best Facial Oil in the 2023 beautyheaven Best in Beauty Awards.

Australian Jojoba, was voted as #1 for its benefits in moisturising and repairing sensitive skin through enriching vitamins A, D and E, plus Omega’s 6 & 9.

Bounty Parents is loving the Australian Jojoba, Ultimate Serum, Ultimate Youth Potion and the Vitamin C Glow Potion!

Bottle of b box body nourish body + bath oil

b.box body nourish body + bath oil, RRP $14.99

This lightweight bath and body oil will help leave dry or irritated skin feeling deeply hydrated and smelling beautiful. Nourish body + bath oil is free of nasties and is safe for baby from birth and suitable for all ages and skin types.

The aromatic oil is formulated with jojoba oil, non-greasy to simulate the body’s natural oils and known to offer antibacterial attributes to help replenish the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stretch Marks

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, RRP $17.99

This lotion boosts skin elasticity and helps fade stretch marks. It’s dermatologist tested and safe to use during pregnancy.

Containing pure cocoa butter, shea butter, a mix of natural oils, collagen, elastin, and lutein, which all work together to keep skin hydrated and supple for a full 48 hours.

Use it every day during and after pregnancy, or whenever your body goes through changes.

Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin

Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin, RRP $16.45

Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin soothes, heals and protects sore, cracked nipples. It is all natural with no preservatives or additives with 100% ultra pure lanolin. So pure that there is no need to remove before breastfeeding. It is clinically proven to accelerate healing*.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

* Abou-Dakn M et al. Skin Pharmacol Phsyiol. 2011;24(1)27-35

endota Moisture Rich Belly Butter

endota organics Moisture Rich Bell Butter, RRP $35.00

Keep stretching skin feeling soft and supple with the endota Moisture Rich Belly Butter.

Intensely hydrating shea and cocoa butters work their magic to ease dry, itchy skin. But that’s not all – the natural oils of rosehip and argan are here to deeply nourish your skin.

Apply generously morning and night to stomach, breasts, hips and thighs after drying from a warm shower. It’s the little luxury your skin deserves.

Coco & Eve Double Cleanser Set

Coco & Eve Double Cleanser Set, RRP $77

This double-cleansing duo will make your skin glow.

The Seed Oil Cleanser removes makeup, SPF and impurities whilst soothing and nourishing skin, while the Fruit Enzyme Cleanser detoxifies, refines pores and balances skin’s microbiome, leaving skin glowing and fresh.

Tribe Skincare Hydrating Eye Serum 20ml, RRP $48.00

The skin around the eye area is very thin and delicate. Tribe Skincare’s roller system is designed to disperse a really small amount of product evenly across the area to allow maximum absorption and reduce puffiness!

Etch & Ethos Nourishing Body Lotion

etch&ethos Nourishing Body Lotion, RRP $6.50

etch&ethos Nourishing Body Lotion includes a special blend of sunflower seed oil, carnauba wax, castor seed oil, and plant-based glycerin. This dream team works together to give skin 24 hours of hydration and a shield against dehydration.

Available in two fragrance options, fresh and bright ‘Summer Citrus’ and floral ‘Botanical Bloom’.

Saf Organics Skincare Bundle Pack

Saf Organics Skincare Bundle Pack, $220

Valued at $254, this bundle pack is a great introduction to Saf Organics skincare products and includes everything you need for your routine.

The products are free from chemical nasties including parabans, sulphates and silicones, and are 100% safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Saf Organics’ bundle includes: a cleanser, face moisturiser, sleep mask, vitamin C serum, restore eye cream and toiletry bag.

About Time We Met skincare

About Time We Met skincare, from RRP $45

Not only do About Time We Met products look great on the bedside table, the inclusion of Sandalwood as an active and multi-functional ingredient means that each product hosts a range of benefits which mums across Australia are bound to love.

Scientifically proven to benefit the skin by brightening, protecting from blue light, and reducing the signs of ageing, sandalwood’s calming effect on the mind and central nervous system means that mums can make the most of their self-care regime by combining its meditative qualities with all the same skincare benefits.

biomiq Acne Serum
RRP: $59.99, 30ml bottle

biomiq Acne Serum, 30ml bottle
RRP $59.99

Available in a 30ml pump bottle, this acne-fightingserum helps prevent breakouts while maintaining skin clarity and vitality.

Perfectly suited for individuals with sensitive and/or dry skin, this serum uses biomiq’s nutrient-rich postbiotic blend of Lactobacillus ferment filtrate and three powerful ceramides to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. 

Plendi Outback Mudmask

Plendi Outback Mud Mask, RRP $58

This all-in-one mask exfoliates, decongests, hydrates, and brightens. Packed with a powerhouse of naturally-derived ingredients suitable for sensitive skin and need not be limited to your face! Apply it to your legs, butt, back, or arms to restore the firmness and smoothness of your skin.

Leave it on for 1 minute daily, or treat yourself to 3 10-minute sessions per week to notice visible improvements.

Imperna skincare product shot

AMPERNA® Skincare, from RRP $44

AMPERNA® is an Australian owned, ethical skincare brand, dedicated to creating revolutionary and unique formulas to help rebalance and transform the appearance of skin.

The AMPERNA® range is suitable for all skin types and has been tested on eczema, perioral dermatitis, rosacea, acne prone skin and other skin concerns.

wrinkle reset product packaging

Skin Control – Wrinkle Reset, RRP $13.99

Wrinkle Reset is an exciting skincare product at an affordable price point. Made from 100% medical-grade silicone the Wrinkle Reset focuses on smoothing fine lines by plumping and hydrating the skin. The perfect non-invasive solution for those who are seeking low-cost methods to keep their skin looking young.

Benefit Pore Retreat product shot

Benefit The POREfessional Deep Retreat, RRP $62

This pore-clearing clay mask gives your skin a super satisfying deep clean by drawing out the excess oil and dirt trapped in your pore – just spot the dots that appear as the mask dries to see it for yourself.

Deep Retreat and the entire Pore Care range is available from Myer, Sephora, Adore Beauty and The Iconic.

alya skin product shot

Alya Skin from RRP $19.99

Simple skincare that works. Alya Skin aims to boost your confidence with a problem-free complexion while using some of Australia’s most illustrious native ingredients.

Alya Skin is real about what skin really needs, so if it’s not a guaranteed glow-worthy formula, you won’t find it at Alya Skin.

Nuskin Nutricentials® Hydrating Under Eye Mask product shot

Nuskin Nutricentials® Hydrating Under Eye Mask, RRP $46.00

If anyone needs to fake looking like they’ve had some sleep, it’s mums! These ultra-comfortable hydrogel masks, powered by a clean formula and worry-free ingredients, pamper your delicate under-eyes to help you start your day looking wide awake and brilliant!

Nuskin Nutricentials® Hydrating Lip Mask product shot

Nuskin Nutricentials® Hydrating Lip Mask, RRP $46.00

Dull, dry lips not your style? Hydrating Lip Mask hydrates and helps protect lips from stressors, leaving them silky smooth and pillowy soft. The clean formula with worry-free ingredients features Vitamin C to help brighten skin and Vegan Collagen to help minimise the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. Combined in an ultra-comfortable hydrogel mask, Hydrating Lip Mask is your secret to a perfect pout every time.

lust minerals cleansing gel product shot

Lust Minerals Superfood Gel Cleanser, RRP $48.00

This Superfood Gel Cleanser combines the best of nature’s superfoods to deliver a gentle yet effective cleansing experience, with added exfoliating and hydration benefits. Formulated without harsh sulphates or artificial fragrances, it is suitable for all skin types.

Key features:

  • Deep Cleansing
  • Intense Hydration
  • Skin Renewal
  • Skin Brightening & Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Gentle Exfoliator
  • Natural Formulation

skin control pimple patches product shot

Skin Control Pimple Patch AM & PM, RRP $6.30 (was $9.00)

Get the best of both worlds, with a mix of both day and night patches. This handy pack includes both the almost invisible AM patches along with the night PM patches to help you handle pesky little spots.

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