An Introduction to Natural Moisturizers

Finding and Making Chemical Free Moisturizers and Natural Skin Cream

Staying properly moisturized is essential for that flawless, soft look we’re all after. A good, natural face cream should be effective and chemical free. Learn about the common chemicals found in most conventional moisturizers and how you can replace them with natural moisturizers that will keep you healthy inside and out. 


Common chemicals in moisturizers

Finding a quality, natural moisturizer for your face starts by taking this list with you and looking for brands that avoid these chemicals when formulating their all natural creams:

  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Ammonia
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Mineral oil
  • Octyl-dimethyl
  • Octyl-methoxycinnamate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Polyethylene glycols (PEGs)
  • Quaternium-15
  • Salicylic acid
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)


Purchasing natural moisturizer

Making your own face cream is easier than ever with our Natural Alternatives homemade moisturizer recipes. But if you’re looking for a simpler solution, go for paraben-free moisturizers from healthier companies like the following:

As always, when looking for any personal care products and ingredients to make your own, be sure to keep the health of animals in mind by purchasing products made without animal products, byproducts, and free of animal testing. Spy for the Leaping Bunny Logo or the Certified Vegan Logo to be sure that you’ve got a cruelty-free product.


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