Thankfully, it's become the norm for beauty brands to step it up when it comes to being kind to the environment. Recyclable materials are replacing plastic containers and harmful chemicals are being tossed out to make room for ethically-harvested botanicals.
Skincare has come a long way, both in the natural and non-natural arena, but it seems like even skeptics are starting to realize that sometimes, natural is just better. As more research and funding gets poured into the beauty space, the world is starting to notice how ingredients like algae, organic butters, and plant-derived oils work just as well as something created in a lab.
With fall upon us and winter around the corner, it's time to batten down the hatches and find a moisturizer that will get you through icy winds and below-freezing weather. The natural moisturizers on this list have got you covered, whether you're looking for a product that's compatible with your oily skin or just looking to glow like the goddess you are.
All the brands featured are environmentally conscience, ethically made, and create products using only the best natural ingredients. Save your skin and save the earth, all in one go.
1. Best for Inflamed Skin
Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer : Biossance
If your skin is feeling inflamed, red, and uncomfortable, this gel-textured cream is everything you could ever want. It offers intense hydrating with squalene, while probiotics calm the skin.
2. The Green Smoothie
Superfood Air-WhipMoisturizer : Youth To The People
Youth to the People love to utilize superfoods. This lightweight daily moisturizer contains kale and green tea, as well as hydrating hyaluronic acid, for intense hydration. Think of it like a green smoothie for your face.
3. For Mature Skin
STEM CELLULARAnti-WrinkleMoisturizer : Juice Beauty
This vegan and cruelty-free moisturizer uses botanical ingredients to only hydrate the skin and reduce signs of aging. Vitamin C and ingredients derived from grapes make dull skin look radiant again.
4. Most Hydrating
Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream : One Love Organics
This cream is full of hydrating ingredients, like jojoba oil and natural moisturizing butters. Glowing skin is one dollop away!
5. Best for Acne
Clarifying Moisturizer : Tata Harper
Moisturizers don't have to mean greasy! This lotion is perfect for anyone who suffers from oily skin or acne breakouts. It has a gel texture that sinks into the skin and hydrates without clogging your pores.
6. Best for Rough Skin
Textured Smoothing Cream : cocokind
If dry patches, rough areas, and overall dehydration are taking a toll, this cream is offering a natural solution. With ingredients like ginseng root extract and botanical oils, you can get smooth skin with this lightweight cream.
7. Best for Glowing Skin
Pot of Shade Heliotropic Treatment Primer SPF 30 : KYPRIS
This light cream is everything you want in a day cream: it blends in seamlessly, protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays, and is a perfect canvas for makeup. A moisturizer, sunscreen, and primer all in one? Sign me up.
8. The Wildcrafted Pick
PlantGenius® Melt Moisturizer : alpyn beauty
If glow is what you're looking for, look no further. This cream contains bakuchiol, a retinol-dupe that gently plumps and refreshes the skin. Squalene and Vitamin C moisturize and brighten the skin for a radiance that lasts.
9. Best for Damaged Skin
Intensive Repair Balm : Tammy Fender
For skin that's seen it all, from breakouts to sun damage, this cream works overtime to heal that damage. With chamomile and milk thistle, this cream protects and repairs the skin while offering dewy, all-day hydration.
10. For Stressed Skin
Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream : Pai
When you're stressed, your skin is stressed too. This cream uses chamomile and rosehip to soothe even the most sensitive skin. It's light enough to use on oily skin, but hydrating enough for intensely dehydrated skin.
11. Best for Winter
Atmosphere Protection Cream : OSEA
The environment takes a toll on our skin, whether it's dry hot air, or the impending cold winds that come with the winter months. Take care of your skin with this moisturizer, that protects your face from intense weather by offering the skin the hydrating it needs.
12. Richest Ingredients
Moisture Riser Cream : NOTO Botanics
This cream has so many beneficial ingredients that it's hard to name them all. Marula, blue tansy, blue green algae, and carrot seed oil, to name a few, all offer the skin intense hydration. This moisturizer can be used on the face, neck, and hands so your whole body gets to benefit from its amazing ingredients.