My Top 3 Natural Moisturisers for Great Skin
Over the years I've used lots of skin care products. I've worked for one of the big luxury cosmetic houses whose lotions and potions were in the high end range of $80 - $600 a jar!
Having used both high, mid and low end ranges of products I've come to realise that more expensive doesn't mean better. Pure and clean ingredients is what I think we should look for in our products. I've learned that my skin (and yours too) appreciates clean, natural and organic ingredients. So many products are laden with petro chemicals, parabens and toxic ingredients which cause havoc with both our skin and inner bodies.
Many products claim to be 'natural' - but what is natural? Natural can mean only one token natural ingredient in included but the rest are all toxic. You really need to read labels carefully these days! If I can't pronounce an ingredient I usually take that as a sign that it's a man made ingredient and not natural. Google is your friend if you're not sure what an ingredient is and if it's natural or not.
Why not clean up your skin care routine and go natural and organic where possible? Our skin absorbs everything we put on it so it's only wise to use pure and clean ingredients on our skin.
Below are 3 of my favourite natural moisturisers at the moment. I've linked where you can purchase them from a site called iHerb. iHerb is the Mecca of all things organic and natural. I would never have found these products if it weren't for iHerb. I shop this site way too (I warn it's highly addictive and you'll find yourself replacing everything you own with something from iHerb) often but it's so affordable and the selection is amazing!
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Why I love it: It's the only all natural sunscreen that I've found that doesn't contain Titanium Dioxide. Although Titanium Dioxide is known as a 'natural' physical sunscreen it has always caused me a lot of sensitivity when wearing it - it makes my eyes burn! Even when I don't put it near my eyes. Zinc Oxide is the only physical natural sunscreen I can wear. This moisturiser is SPF30, light, not sticky or oily. It's perfect under makeup too.
Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 19%.
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis* (aloe vera gel), purified water (aqua), capric/caprylic triglycerides (derived from coconut oil), glycerin (vegetable), hyaluronic acid (vegan source), glyceryl stearate SE (derived from vegetable oil), stearic acid, lecithin phospholipid, tocopherol (vitamin E), allantoin, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract.
† Gluten Sensitive Safe * Certified Organic
Why I love it:
It's light, easily absorbed and makes your skin feel soft and hydrated. Simple really! But so many moisturisers don't do these things leaving your skin oily, sticky and broken out.
Water (aqua), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glyceryl stearate (vegetable derived), stearic acid (vegetable derived), cetyl palmitate (plant derived), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, cetyl alcohol (vegetable derived), propanediol (corn derived), sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, glycerin (plant derived), geranium maculatum oil (plant derived), lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, gluconolactone, sodium hydroxide, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.
No animal derived ingredients or animal testing No parabens No artificial fragrances/dyes No petroleum compounds including mineral oil, petrolatum and paraffin No SLS No PEGs, PPG, MEA, DEA or TEA No glycols No Phthalates Yes vegetarian/vegan Yes recyclable Yes gluten free Yes biodegradable Yes renewable sources Yes cruelty free Yes fragrance free
Why I love it:
It's one of those magic oils that's great for skin, body and hair. It's full of essential fatty acids which help brighten skin. Although it's an oil it's a very low comedogenic oil meaning it shouldn't break you out unless you're highly sensitive to oils. I like to use this at night under my moisturiser in winter or alone in summer.
Organic argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil. 100% Pure Botanical ingredients No synthetic ingredients
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