Today we are continuing with our ‘Best of Natural’ series, bringing you our favourite natural face moisturisers suitable for sensitive skin (some more suited to dry skin and others to normal/oily skin), plus a few of our founder’s top tips for choosing and using them!
PS, if you missed the previous posts in the series, you can find them here:
WHAT ARE THE BEST NATURAL FACE MOISTURISERS?
*OUR FOUNDER’S FAVOURITE*
This light formulation combines organic sunflower oil with extracts of pansy, chamomile and calendula creating a refreshing blend which leaves skin soft and smooth. It really is food for the skin as it provides instant moisture due to its quick absorbency whilst helping to regenerate the skin’s protective barrier. Plus it’s suitable for vegetarians!
BEST FOR DRY SKIN
Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this cream has several benefits; it moisturises, hydrates and refines the skin so is ideal for dry skin. Ingredients include Arctic Cloudberry which helps to plump and improve the skin’s elasticity; Rose Absolute is a soothing oil which nourishes the skin and calms down any irritation; Rosehip Oil (one of our favourites) is rich in Vitamin A which soothes and strengthens. All this and it’s natural, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
A lightweight product packed with antioxidants, marine actives and botanicals which helps to protect the skin and claims to boost collagen production and promote cell renewal, subsequently plumping, hydrating and repairing dry skin. It leaves skin feeling soft and firm with a radiant, healthy, youthful glow. We love that this is gluten-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free and 100% naturally derived.
Ideal for colder winter months/climates, Trilogy’s natural, cruelty-free offering is a rich cream but don’t let that put you off, as it absorbs easily into the skin. Their unique rosehip antioxidant Rosapene™, Evening Primrose and Coconut provide intense nourishment and hydration, Manuka Honey softens and Lavender soothes the skin. Just how you want your complexion to be!
BEST FOR OILY SKIN
This organic cream has been clinically proven to moisturise for up to 24 hours and works best for oily skin. The Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils within keep skin rejuvenated, soft and hydrated.
This weightless lotion contains ingredients just perfect for oily skin. This eco-friendly, handcrafted, non-toxic, vegan product also helps balance combination skin. The Hyaluronic Acid helps to hydrate the skin, Ginger plant cells and Avocado extract help to reduce sebum production and the appearance of pores.
BEST FOR NORMAL/COMBINATION/OILY SKIN
Suitable for normal, oily or combination skin types, Grown Alchemist’s day cream is a non-greasy moisturiser which helps to revitalise and hydrate the skin, normalising sebum production and rebalancing skin whilst softening and smoothing it to improve overall complexion. It leaves the skin fresh, supple and radiant with a silky matte finish, and without parabens, animal derivatives, petrochemicals, silicones, parabens and synthetic fragrances.
BEST FOR ANY SKIN TYPE
Suitable for all skin types including dehydrated skin. This daily moisturiser absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind and is packed full of powerful properties. It contains Argan Oil that is rich in omega fatty acids, collagen-boosting tripeptides and antioxidant-rich Vitamin E which nourishes, smoothes and firms the skin. Rose of Jericho improves hydration and strengthens the skin cells and the infusion of Frankincense and Myrrh rejuvenates whilst strengthening cells for a healthy, radiant appearance. The formula is cruelty-free, natural, organic, vegan and free from gluten, parabens, sulphates, silicones, synthetic dyes and artificial fragrance.
Full of protective and soothing properties which naturally help to balance and nourish the skin, the natural, organic and cruelty-free Rose Day Cream is suitable for all skin types. This light version feels pleasant to use during the warmer weather and has a lovely fresh fragrance.
A highly concentrated, nutrient-rich formula which helps protect skin against free radical damage. It has a rich but light consistency which absorbs easily into the skin to provide that deep moisturisation, leaving it soft. 100% Pure doesn’t contain synthetic preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colours or other toxins.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT MOISTURISER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
When selecting a face moisturiser, ask for a sample of a few products (where possible) so you can test it out on your skin. We recommend choosing an all-round moisturiser suitable for your skin type and dealing with any skin concerns or discomfort by using a serum. When your skin is feeling dry and in need of an extra nourishment boost, add a couple of drops of face oil to your moisturiser to help keep skin supple and to seal in moisture. Remember, once you have purchased the moisturiser, you will need to use it for a few months for your skin to fully get used to it, and for you to see the health of skin improve.
When searching for your next moisturiser, you may come across some described as being suited to ‘mature skin types’. We don’t believe in this, as this assumes that skin moves from oily to mature, when in fact as we age, our skin moves from oily to dry or normal to sensitive, for example. Skin changes with age and only you will know how your skin has changed. Classifying skin as ‘mature’ doesn’t really help you to know what change you are trying to buy products for, therefore you may be pushed into feeling like you need to worry about your skin ageing when what we really want you to focus on is maintaining healthy, balanced and happy skin.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE NATURAL FACE MOISTURISERS?
We’d love for you to tell us in a comment below!
This post is part of our ‘Best of Natural’ series, with more coming soon; including exfoliators, face masks and more.