Briana's Favorites: Natural Moisturizers
When it comes to moisturizers, I’m pretty particular. They need to be hydrating, but not too heavy. They should leave my skin soft, but never sticky. Most of all, they need to be effective, have great ingredient lists, and preferably be somewhat multipurpose. Here are the best options I’ve tried:
This gel cream feels light as a cloud when applied. Heavily dependent on grape-based ingredients, it soothes, moisturizes, and strengthens your skin. Grape seeds are rich in polyphenols as well, which means your skin will get a nice dose of antioxidants and makes this a perfect choice for city girls dealing with daily pollution.
Yes, this one is just a serum, but I still think it deserves to be on this list. Ingredients including Aloe Vera and vitamin B3 help to soothe, plump, moisturize, and even boost cell regeneration in your skin. If you don’t feel like you need a ton of hydration, this might be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you feel like you need something extra besides your regular moisturizer, I’d recommend you try this out underneath.
This might be the lightest formula on this list. It sinks into the skin beautifully, taking with it any serums you may have applied beforehand. On top of being seriously hydrating, this moisturizer brightens and improves both the texture and tone of your skin thanks to pineapple ceramides, and even helps with fine lines and defending your skin from free radicals. Yet another awesome multi-tasker.
Dr. Roebuck’s FACE Anti-Aging Moisturizer
This moisturizer has a very short but strong ingredient list. With Vitamin E, Rosehip, Macadamia, and lavender oils, expect to see your skin looking calm and a decrease in visible aging and damage. It somehow manages to feel both light and luxurious on the skin, and I think it would work for most skin types.
Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Oil
I talk about this product all of the time because it’s just that good. The blue tansy in it is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, meaning it’s killer if you’re dealing with any acne. A Squalane, Kukui nut oil, and jojoba oil combo keeps your skin hydrated, balances sebum production, and helps with anti-aging and hyperpigmentation. It really is the dream moisturizer for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.
Have you tried any of these out? Looking for more recommendations? Feel free to leave a comment below or send me a DM on Instagram @briana.wilvert