When it comes to skin care, moisturizer was the first item I used. This is mostly because there is no difficulty when it comes to figuring out how to use a moisturizer. On the surface it seems super easy. However, it turns out you can’t just grab a jar off the shelf and slather its contents on your face. Well you can, but the chances of picking up a moisturizer that works and also contains safe ingredients are slim.
So what makes a moisturizer work? So glad you asked. You’ll want your moisturizer to contain these three vital components to ensure it is doing its job:
- Humectant – attracts water
- Emollient – softens skin
- Antioxidants – fights free radicals
It is easy to see why these are much needed components to a moisturizer. This is why we have made sure our moisturizers contain all three. Plus, they are safe because they contain natural ingredients sourced from reputable businesses like Mountain Rose Herbs, Camden Grey, and Starwest Botanicals.
One example of a moisturizer we make that has all three vital elements is our Age-Fighting Moisturizer with Hemp Extract. It contains safe natural plant ingredients as well as the three necessary components that make a moisturizer effective:
- Beeswax: humectant and emollient
- Grapeseed Oil: emollient
- Hempseed Oil: humectant, antioxidant, emollient
- Black Cumin Seed Oil: humectant and antioxidant
- Hemp Extract: antioxidant
- Aloe Vera: antioxidant and emollient
Added bonus: All of our moisturizers contain great natural oils, so you don’t have to spend your time (or money) super-sizing your moisturizer with a special facial oil.
Since knowing if your moisturizer is safe is an area lacking Federal regulation, the brunt of knowing this rests on your shoulders. That means you must research a company to see if they support a philosophy of making ingredients that don’t contain toxins or endocrine disruptors.
Definitely also check out the ingredients on the label. If you can’t pronounce some of them and the words are unfamiliar, take the time to google them. You can also check the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to see the health concerns an ingredient may have.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.