Facial moisturizers and cleansers

Facial Moisturizer

 

La Roche Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Moisturizer

  • A great moisturizer with no preservatives, although not based on natural/organic ingredients. ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 1
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: (US) (UK) (AU) (CA)

Green People Anti-Ageing 24- Hour Cream Sensitive

  • UK-based company that uses natural ingredients. Reader favorite. Also available as light day moisturizer. ★★★★★
  • $$$
  • Where to Buy: (UK) (US)

Living Nature Sensitive Skin Night Moisture Cream

  • Made from natural oils. Living nature makes a range of moisturizers, all rated 0 by ThinkDirty. Made in New Zealand. ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK AU CA

Rocky Mountain Soap Co POMEGRANATE DAY CREAM

  • 100% Natural. Main ingredient is pomegranate oil. Online reviews say it is light, absorbs well, and smells good. ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US &CA

Christina Moss Naturals Organic Face Moisturizer

  • Main ingredients are organic aloe, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil. I did not particularly like texture. 68% of Amazon reviews are 5 star. ★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 3
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US

HoneySkin Organics Ultimate Face and Body Cream

  • Mostly natural ingredients and over 1600 five-star reviews on Amazon. Good at calming irritation, but may not be moisturizing enough for very dry skin. Has a slightly unusual scent that fades quickly. *Contains phenoxyethanol- see note. ★★★★
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK

Sukin Facial Moisturiser

  • Australian-made, with mostly natural ingredients. Allergy caution: contains sesame oil and wheat germ oil. ★★★★
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK AU CA

Nakin Active Dew Moisturizer

  • New UK-based skin-care brand using mostly natural ingredients. ★★★★★
  • $
  • Where to Buy: UK

Swisse Vitamin E moisturizer

  • 99% natural ingredients.
  • Where to Buy: AU

 

My DIY Face Oil Recipe

  • For those with dryer skin, face oils can be incredibly soothing. This is my version of of RMS Beuty oil, which costs $78
  • Combine 3 Tbs Organic Jojoba oil, 1 Tbs Rosehip or Argan oil, ½ Tbs Tamanu Oil

Face Oils

  • Pura D’OR Organic Rosehip Oil (Soothes inflammation, heavier and does not absorb as well as argan or jojoba oil). US
  • PURA D’OR Organic Morrocan Argan Oil (Absorbs well. The same as Josie Maran but much less expensive. US
  • Cliganic Jojoba Oil Certified Organic Cold Pressed (Good base to combine with other oils, or use alone as a quickly-absorbing body oil).US

Anti-Ageing/ Serums

Beautycounter Rejuvenating Radiance Serum

  • Lightweight and easily absorbed serum, with vitamin C, fruit acids, and marine extracts to improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles.
  • $$$
  • EWG verified (top scoring product)
  • Where to buy: US

La Roche-Posay Redermic C Pure Vitamin C Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum 

Facial Cleanser

Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

  • Excellent low-cost and gentle cleanser that is widely recommended by dermatologists. A good alternative to Cetaphil, which contains parabens. Typically costs $5-6 in the US, but sometimes much more expensive in other countries.
  • ★★★★
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK AU CA

HoneySkin Face & Body Wash

  • Soothing cleanser with mostly natural ingredients. Good value.
  • ★★★★★
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: UK US

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser

  • Relatively expensive, but impressive reviews on Amazon.
  • ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 1
  • $$$
  • Where to Buy:US

Beautycounter Rejuvinating Face Cleanser

  • Lightly lathering luxurious cleanser. A top scoring product on EWG. ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 1
  • $$$
  • Where to Buy:US

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

  • To me, this doesn’t cleanse quite well enough, but many people love it- there are almost 1000 five star reviews on Amazon. ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 1
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK AU CA