Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients list of your favorite moisturizer and wonder what all those weird words like phenoxyethanol, polyfluoroalkyl, and acrylates mean? Long story short, most of those ingredients are extremely toxic. Thankfully, there are many natural facial moisturizers on the market today! Check them out below.
Acure Brightening Day Cream
Skin type: all skin types, but especially dull skin or skin with acne scars or dark marks
This vegan, natural moisturizer helps moisturize and protect with a one-two punch that fights dullness and evens out skin tone for skin that’s bright and beautiful.
Price: $12.82, Amazon
Review: “As a dark skinned woman with I had really bad acne that would leave dark pigmentation I use a combination of Acure cleanser day and night cream for two months now I have smooth non-existing pigmentations all I can say the difference in my skin is priceless…I use the day and night cream Faithfully and let me tell you my skin is flawless.” Sabrina D., Amazon
Mad Hippie Face Cream with Anti Wrinkle Peptide Complex
Skin type: all skin types.
This natural face moisturizer “reduces appearance of wrinkles while moisturizing and smoothing skin. Mad Hippie’s Face Cream is formulated to moisturize & smooth the skin while Mother Nature’s best antioxidants neutralize aging free radicals.”
Cost: $15.19, Amazon
Top Review: “…I have dry surface skin.. but oil that penetrates through my skin…LADIES if you have combination skin.. AND if your skin is extremely sensitive.. this is it.. I am so so pleased and happy.. and tbh.. SHOCKED that this left no residue..” Amazon customer.
Andalou Naturals Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream
Skin type: dry skin.
Price: $26.99, Whole Foods.
Andalou Naturals Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream uplifts tone and texture overnight for velvety soft skin with the appearance of fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a rejuvenated complexion.
Review: “…Now i will say….. this formula is THICK… but used correctly I think your skin would appreciate it…I’ve seen my pores reduced on my nose and the dark circles under my eyes are not a prominent. Some days I even think I can pass without some under eye makeup…” Dcdc, Amazon.
Earth Harbor, Mermaid Milk Moisturizer
Skin type: dry, dull skin, and blotchy, red skin.
Price: $22.99, Whole Foods
This natural face moisturizer is a plant-derived, replenishing moisturizer that hydrates and balances skin without a greasy feeling.
Review: “I LOVE this product so much. I am so impressed by the whole Earth Harbor line. My skin is very sensitive and this product does not irritate it at all. It also has a lovely light and sweet smell.” Jeremy J, Amazon.
Avalon Organics Gel Cream Moisturizer with Vitamin C
Skin Type: sensitive skin.
Price: $29.99, Whole Foods
This lightweight gel cream is infused with our unique Triple-C Complex, Olive Squalane, Kakau Plum, Turmeric, Licorice Root, and Milk Thistle to give your skin a soft, smooth finish. Powered by Vitamin C, this formula will help rejuvenate your skin and impart a radiant glow.
Review: “Noticed how well it was working on my 47 yr old skin, and how my “crows feet” weren’t as noticeable! So, I kept using it, and boy do I love it!” DAS, Amazon.
Andalou Naturals Heavenly Night Cream
Skin type: sensitive, delicate, dry skin.
The Andalou Naturals Heavenly Night Cream helps hydrate and soothe sensitive, delicate, or irritated skin. Formulated with alpine rose stem cells, pomegranate, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera.
Price: $24.99 Whole Foods
Review: “I have dry-ish skin, and this is the best, most lusciously emollient, fresh-feeling, light yet very nourishing, face cream I’ve ever tried. Has a very light scent, feels great on my skin, and effectively seals in my face serum, which I make myself from natural carrier and essential oils.” Shari C, Amazon.
Africa’s Secret Multi-Use Balm, Unscented
Skin type: dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.
100% natural restorative, multi-purpose head-to-toe balm made from a traditional West African recipe handed down from generation-to-generation.
It’s handcrafted with fair trade unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, propolis, African wild honey, royal jelly, beeswax, and baobab, neem and sesame oils. Ideal for dry hands, cracked heels, chapped cheeks, ragged cuticles, bug bites, razor burn and baby’s bum, as well as soothing irritation associated with symptoms for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Price: $14.29, Amazon.
Review: “This product is my holy grail of skincare…I no longer have dry patches or flakes…my leftover acne scars have faded to almost nothing and any new breakouts heal much faster.” Rosie, Amazon.
Cocokind Mymatcha All-Over Moisture Stick
Skin type: dry, acne prone skin.
This multi use stick can be used to hydrate dry lips or anywhere dry and ward off the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with this nourishing, 3-ingredient moisture stick.
Review: “I’ve been using this Matcha stick for about 6+ months and I can not live without it. I have dark under eye circles and since using this product I’ve seen a lot of improvement. I also use it for chapped lips. It is gentle enough that my boys 4 and 6 years old with sensitive skin can also use it during the winter time for chapped lips.” Olivia Toro, Amazon.
Acure Incredibly Clear Mattifying Moisturizer
Skin Type: oily, combination, acne-prone skin.
Price: $16.99, Ulta.
ACURE Incredibly Clear Mattifying Moisturizer balances and improves the appearance of skin’s texture and tone with the rejuvenating hydration and moisture of lilac extract and chlorella. Reduces acne.
Review: “I have the worst combination- oily, dry, sensitive, and acne prone skin…I used to have countless whiteheads on my chin and jaw line and a few big red pimples on the cheek. I had a hard time finding a moisturizer that is oil-free so that it does not cause more acne but hydrates my skin well. But, this moisturizer really works on my skin!!!… I already see the difference…” Joo, Acure.com.
Most of these amazing products can be purchased at Whole Foods, or Amazon! You will notice the difference using natural face moisturizers compared to your typical toxin-laced moisturizers.