Finding a skincare product these days is no joke. Not only are there are thousands upon thousands to comb through, but marketing is also a real thing and many of those so-called “good for you” products are chock-full of sulfates, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils and phthalates. To help you cut through the clutter, here are eight natural face moisturizers we love that won’t sacrifice your skin.
1. Cleen Beauty Grapefruit Water Gel Moisturizer
This new product line from Walmart is 100 percent vegan. Upon contact, the lightweight gel turns into a water-like moisturizer that uses a unique hydrating blend to lock in the skin’s water levels and improve your moisture barrier.
2. Earth to Skin Honey Manuka Calming Day Gel Cream
This all-natural gel cream is full of moisture-loving ingredients like manuka honey extract, glycerin and hyaluronic acid. These are known to draw in water, replenish and retain moisture, and plump the look of skin. To top it off, vitamin E and panthenol (a pro-vitamin of vitamin B5) work to improve the look and feel of skin.
3. Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream
Among our editors and friends, this cream is tried and true, so it’s no wonder it makes our list. Organic extracts of viola tricolor, calendula and chamomile (known respectively for anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant benefits) are mixed into a nourishing base of oils and beeswax to deliver a healthy-looking and hydrated glow. Oh, and you can use it from head to toe.
4. Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer
This silky, lightweight moisturizer hydrates (from, you guessed it, hyaluronic acid), plumps and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles to reveal younger-looking skin. It contains a beauty complex of a homegrown botanical blend consisting of 11 vitamins, 18 nutrients and six minerals, which provide skin with complete nourishment. There’s even buckbean extract to improve the look of firmness and help with visible signs of aging.
5. Youth to the People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream
In addition to eating leafy greens, put them on your face. This air-whipped moisturizer is loaded with hyaluronic acid and the antioxidant-rich superfoods of kale, spinach and green tea to help instantly restore and rejuvenate skin. While it’s friendly for all skin types, those with combination or oily skin will really benefit.
6. Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream
This certified organic moisturizer combines the barrier benefits of a natural balm with the absorption and finish of a cream to make one unique and effective product. Aloe vera, honey, avocado oil and vitamin E provide long-lasting moisture for softer skin. What’s more, botanical hyaluronic acid, ashwagandha, turmeric and goji berry enrich the complexion.
7. Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream
Protect your skin against environmental stressors, correct damaged tissue and minimize the appearance of wrinkles with this anti-aging moisturizer. Ideal for dry, sensitive or neglected skin, this fast-absorbing cream also soothes inflammation and improves skin’s firmness and elasticity. Essentially, youth in a jar.
8. Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème
A vegan moisturizer with natural rosewater? Sign us up. The formula melts into the skin, so you can wear it under makeup or alone for a fresh, hydrated look. In addition to rosewater, there’s aloe water, white tea and rice extracts to soothe and reduce the appearance of redness.
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