Organic Moisturizer for Dry Skin ৹ What Should You Look For?

organic moisturizer for dry skin

Organic Moisturizer for Dry Skin ৹ What Should You Look For?

If you’re searching for the best organic moisturizer for dry skin, first it's important to determine what ingredients you're interested in and your specific skin care needs.  With a little research you'll be well on your way to finding your best option.

Some factors that might come into play, is whether or not you’re dealing with a current skin issue, like eczema, a rash, or discoloration. For those situations, you'll need to consider what ingredients are best to avoid, or what your skin might react adversely to.

Generally speaking, a quality moisturizer will be able to soothe these kinds of issues, and help lessen the symptoms. Below are some natural moisturizer ingredients to consider, but for now, let’s go over what you personally might prefer when it comes to “natural”, and what your expectations might involve.

What is the Difference Between Natural, Organic, Vegan and Cruelty Free?

Natural: Many experts agree that natural skincare products are those that will be free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Many of these products also use ingredients that are naturally sourced and/or botanical ingredients.

There are a few specific categories that fall into the definition of natural, that are worth considering:

USDA Organic: Products that have the USDA organic logo are inspected annually to meet the standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Vegan: A product that is vegan is one that does not contain any animal ingredients or animal by-products.

Ecocert: Is an organization that certifies natural and organic cosmetic products making sure they follow fair trade and organic ingredient requirements.

Cruelty Free: These will be products that are never tested on animals.

What is the Best Type of Natural Face Moisturizer for Your Skin Type?

Dry skin: A natural moisturizer for dry face skin will most likely include some oil based ingredients like jojoba oil, almond oil, or coconut oil, and may also include some humectants as well, like hyaluronic acid or lactic acid.

Oily or acne prone skin: It may seem tricky to naturally moisturize oily or acne prone skin, but there are a lot of very quality humectants out there to help your skin stay hydrated without excessive oils, like hyaluronic acid, aloe, and plant derived glycerin.

Aging skin: The best natural moisturizers for face if you have aging skin are going to not only be emollient and hydrating, but they will most certainly contain some active ingredients, like retinol (vitamin a), collagen (look for plant derived), peptides, and/or antioxidants.

Sensitive skin: Natural moisturizers for sensitive skin will be carefully formulated to exclude any potential skin irritants and will most likely be void of fragrances, parabens, alcohol, etc..

Best Organic Moisturizer for Dry Skin: Ingredients to Consider

There are some key moisturizer ingredients to consider when it comes to hydrating your facial skin. Typically the skin on your face will have different needs that a general body moisturizer, and there will often be active ingredients in a face moisturizer meant to help target needs that the rest of your body might not require. Here are some important ingredients to consider when choosing the best natural moisturizer for the face:

Aloe vera. 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.

Cocoa butter. Our cocoa butter is naturally derived and incredibly emollient. Known for it’s healing properties and the ability to reduce the formation of stretch marks. Contains valuable antioxidants.

Coconut oil. Is rich in vitamins and proteins. A natural alternative to petroleum, and highly moisturizing, as it absorbs quickly into the skin. Coconut oil is also known for natural sun protection.

Glycerin. Glycerin is a very popular basic moisturizing ingredient, quite common to find in most moisturizers. Our glycerin is plant derived, and will create a much higher level of hydration as an effective humectant and attracts moisturizer and water to the intercellular space of the skin.

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 it's energy on fighting dehydration.

Olive oil. High in Vitamin E, will fight free radicals, help repair photo aging, and regenerate skin.

Shea butter. Shea contains high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make it an ideal ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Our collection of natural moisturizers for face are the best and include many important active ingredients you'll want to consider:


Finding an organic moisturizer for dry skin can seem daunting, but with this information and our selection, you're sure to find one that's right for you. With every purchase, you can enjoy free shipping in the US, free returns, and free samples.

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