Skin Care Moisturizer | Finding the Right One for You

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Finding the Right Skin Care Moisturizer for You

Standing in the skin care isle of any store can make you feel overwhelmed and confused.  Fortunately, most products are available online and from the convenience of your own home.  If you can find a store that offers free shipping (like ours), that makes it even more appealing.

Let’s go over some common questions about finding a skin care moisturizer.

Key Points from the Experts at

  • What are Some Important Skin Care Moisturizer Ingredients to Look For?
  • How Much Moisturizer Should I Use?
  • Will Moisturizer Make Acne Worse?
  • When to Apply Moisturizer?
  • What is the Top Skin Care Moisturizer Safe for All Skin Types?

Without further ado, we’ll go over all of these questions with some helpful tips:

What are Some Important Skin Care Moisturizer Ingredients to Look For?

Algae Extract:  Marine algae is one of the most abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are readily absorbed to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.  This ingredient is safe for everyone.

Aloe Vera:  Aloe vera is another great ingredient suitable for everyone.  Aloe vera is commonly known as a topical treatment for dry, irritated or sunburned skin. Studies show that it can also provide other health benefits, largely due to its antioxidant properties.  A staple for hydrating skin care products.

Antioxidants:  You can find antioxidants in many skin care ingredients, and they’re safe for virtually everyone.  Some great ingredients to reap the benefits of antioxidants: bilberry, alpha lipoic acid, algae, cinnamon, coffee, elderberry, gingko, grapefruit, licorice root and vitamin c.

Emollients: Common emollients are shea butter, cocoa butter, rosehip seed oil, coconut oil.  There are many that are safe for all skin types, so be sure to include some in your next skin care moisturizer purchase.

Glycerin:  Glycerin has many hidden talents.  It creates a much higher level of hydration as an effective humectant and attracts moisturizer and water to the intercellular space of the skin.  Our plant derived glycerin is the optimal choice when using this ingredient.

Hyaluronic Acid:  Hyaluronic acid has the incredible ability to hydrate and repair skin. Hyaluronic Acid can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help skin retain moisture, and create a plumping effect. When the skin is properly hydrated, increased skin cell production can occur, since the skin isn't spending its energy on fighting dehydration. 

Retinoids (Vitamin A):  Increases collagen production. Retinol is vitamin A which is a natural ingredient, not to be confused with the prescription drug Retin-A.  You can find products that contain the pure ingredient retinol (vitamin a) and you can also find equally important ingredients that include vitamin a in them - like carrot seed oil, elderberry, murumuru butter, peach kernel oil, rosehip seed oil,

Tocopherol (Vitamin E):  Protects the skin membrane and can prevent the signs aging, an anti-inflammatory agent in the skin, as several studies have supported its prevention of inflammatory damage after UV exposure.  Some fantastic ingredients that contain vitamin e:  cotton seed oil and olive oil.

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How Much Moisturizer Should I Use?

You want to reap the benefits of using a moisturizer, without hindering the skin’s ability to breathe and function properly. 

Start with a very thin layer and allow it a couple of minutes to absorb.  This is a great to finish getting dressed or do some other short task.  Then re-evaluate and see if your skin still feels dry or tight.  This may be a hint that you could benefit from a second layer. 

We’re tempted to load on the products that we want to benefit from, but a little at a time is the best approach when it comes to skin care and cosmetics.

What’s more, some areas of your face might need a different product.  Sometimes a “patchwork” approach is necessary to help you reach all of your skin care goals.  You might need an eye cream around the eyes, as well as an acne moisturizer on your lower face.

Will Moisturizer Make Acne Worse?

A skin care moisturizer or any other skin care product has the potential to make acne worse if it contains an ingredient that you know is comedogenic for you personally or one that is notorious for clogging pores.  Everyone is different, but if you’re not quite sure, it might require some testing.  You can also play it safe and steer clear of things like coconut oil, mink oil, cotton seed oil, or heavy butters and waxes.

If you have acne and you’re in the market for a skin care moisturizer and not sure where to start, look for skin care moisturizers that say “oil free” or “safe for all skin types”.  While this isn’t a guarantee for everyone, it is likely going to be a safe bet for you.

When to Apply Moisturizer?

The best time to apply a skin care moisturizer is right after cleansing, so as to seal in moisture and give the skin a “clean slate” opportunity to absorb those moisturizer ingredients.  This can be typically done in the morning and evening.  You might also use this opportunity to use a different skin care moisturizer in the morning and in the evening, based on your skin care needs and goals.

What is the Top Skin Care Moisturizer Safe for All Skin Types?

Our Dry Skin Moisturizer for the Face is an excellent choice that is safe for virtually every skin type, quite affordable, and includes free shipping so that you can shop from the comfort of your own home:

Dry Skin Moisturizer for Face | Intense Hydration with Plant Botanicals

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Our dry skin moisturizer for face is destined to be your new go to daily moisturizer.  It's the perfect choice for soothing dry skin day or night.   The silky non-greasy formula will feel fantastic on your skin.

You'll benefit from an impressive list of plant derived and active ingredients, like blue green algae, calendula, hemp oil, willow bark and jojoba.

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GMO free, palm free, alcohol free, SLS free, paraben free, pesticide free, petroleum free, synthetic fragrance free, phthalate free, and cruelty free.  


Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Althea Oficinalis (Organic Marshmallow Root) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Aphanizomenon Flos-aqua (Blue Green Algae) Tincture, Avena sativa (Oat) Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Calendula Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Oil, Carnosine, Chamomile Extract, Centella Asiatica, Citric Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Elderberry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Lavendula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Niacinamide, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Salix Nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract, Silybum Marianum (Organic Milk Thistle) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Stellaria Media (Organic Chickweed) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Urtica Dioica (Organic Nettle Leaf) Extract, Ulmus Fulva (Organic Slippery Elm) Extract, Organic Vanilla Essential Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Tomato Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)


We hope this information helps you find a skin care moisturizer that right for you, and helps you decipher the ingredients you most need at this point in your skin care journey.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our experts at with any questions you may have.