Moisturizer keeps your skin looking and feeling soft and supple. If your skin gets dehydrated, dry, it looks dull and wrinkles appear, you may be lacking in this crucial skin care step. You may see flakiness, and your makeup will not go on evenly.
You should use moisturizer no matter what your skin type is, be it dry, oily, combo or normal.
It’s best to get a moisturizer with SPF to help protect from the external environment, but some moisturizers, like those with cocoa and shea butter, have natural sun protection. Here are my 6 current favorite organic and all natural moisturizers:
If it’s lavender, I’ve gotta have it! This Protective Moisturizer from Naturopathica (see my last review on this great brand here!) is absolutely amazing. The active ingredient of this wonderful formula, Micronized Zinc Oxide, contains tiny reflective particles to protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays without leaving a “chalky” appearance. I tried this for my birthday weekend, since I spent a lot of time hiking and doing outdoorsy things, and it smells amazing, lasts all day and really works! No burn at all, and the perfect amount of freckles showed up a few days later! 🙂 I recommend this to anyone looking for a great skin saver!
As a mixed girl, I especially love my Raw Shea Butter, as it’s great for kinky flyaways, stretch marks, sunburns, cuts, scrapes, bruises and sun protection! It also makes a wonderful moisturizer! It’s rich, creamy, smells wonderful, works for absolutely everything and is great for a long, dry day at the beach to get yourself all lathered up and back to life! My hair and lips also love this as a moisturizer! I apply some before bed and wake up with luscious lips and strands! 🙂
Vanilla is one of my favorite scents, and this luxurious, 100% natural body cream is made with aloe juice and rose hydrosol instead of water. It’s totally free of synthetic preservatives, additives, and components, and perfect for skin hydration. It absorbs quickly, smells great and I’m impressed with how long it lasts. I use this on my hands, wrists and arms a lot when I get dry skin, and it works wonders!
This all natural, home made lotion is made with healthy oils and butters, and is great for daily use on the body and face! I use after bathing or any time my skin needs a boost of moisture. It leaves my skin soft and silky. They’ve combined my two favorite scents – Lavender and Vanilla – which makes it difficult not to shove this bottle under the nose of everyone in the room! I adore this lotion for my legs, which are especially dry, elbows, hands and belly!
Speaking of products I can’t stop shoving under people’s noses, this Sheaterra Organics White Chocolate Moisturizer (99.7% natural, if that’s high enough for you) smells good enough to eat! This moisturizer is very rich, super creamy and kinda thick, so it’s definitely one for your body, hands, feet, and super dry areas. But seriously… I don’t think I’ve ever opened and smelled a product this much ever before in my life. It lasts a long time and I seriously adore it. I’ll probably have to stock up on this for winter!
Wanna feel like you’re rubbing a delicious grapefruit all over your less-than-hydrated body? Here’s your answer! A thicker, richer body moisturizer, it’s made with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Natural Vitamin E Oil, and free of preservatives with no colors added. It smells absolutely divine, it’s rich, “bubbly” and it truly does the trick for dry patches and problem areas!
Thank you very much.
Love & Light