If you are suffering from dry skin or you just want to keep it hydrated and healthy, then these are five of the ingredients you need to look out for when selecting the right natural moisturiser for you!
Organic shea butter is a popular base for facial moisturisers as it is a great, all-purpose ingredient that isn’t so heavy that it clogs the pores. Full of vitamins and fatty acids it also has natural antibacterial properties which make it perfect for keeping potentially troublesome skin in check. At Peace With The Wild, we have developed a full range of Organic Whipped Face Creams and body butters using shea butter as a base, testament to its incredible, skin-nourishing goodness.
Argan oil is regularly used as a natural vegan moisturiser for skin and hair as it is great at hydrating and locking in moisture. With high levels of vitamin E and fatty acids, it boosts skin the natural way, absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind. Not too heavy and not too light, it is a great ingredient in natural organic moisturisers and serums such as this one from Kutis.
Aloe Vera is pretty much the ultimate ingredient for keeping you moisturised but with the bonus of not being heavy on the skin. Derived from the aloe vera plant, its gel is harvested from its leaves and then used in a range of creams, moisturisers, toners, ointments, and balms. Gentle enough to be used on the face, products containing natural, organic aloe vera are suitable for all skin types as well as treating ailments such as redness, irritation, burns, insect bites, and dry patches.
Lavender oil is one of the best oils around for soothing skin issues such as rough, dry, or irritated skin. Known for being incredibly gentle, it relaxes your skin and your mind, reduces redness, acne scars, and blotches. Pick a product that contains lashings of the stuff, slather it all over you, and enjoy the gorgeous smell along with its wide range of moisturising and healing benefits.
Cocoa butter is good for moisturising as the fat in it forms a protective barrier over our skin, to keep moisture locked inside. Commonly used on scars, wrinkles, and other marks it is also known for its amazing ability to nourish and hydrate tired skin. Natural moisturisers that contain cocoa butter smell delicious and wrap your skin in a cocoon, making wherever you put it, feel soft, supple, and smooth.