Best Organic Skin Moisturizers


Authored by Ruth Dsouza Prabhu in Skin Care 
Published on 11-18-2009

Our skin is one of the most important components of our body. It is the one part that affects us both physically as well as psychologically. The skin care industry is a booming one, with each entity coming forward with claims of bringing untold wonders to our skin. Organic skin moisturizers definitely have a better standing over regular products since they are free from harmful chemicals. But, more often, it is the lack of knowledge about these products that prevents people from making the right choice.

Ingredients in good organic moisturizers

When you are looking for an organic skin moisturizer, here are some of the ingredients you can look at having in your product. Aloe Vera leaves can be broken and its juice directly used on the skin. In a moisturizer, its antiseptic qualities will keep your skin clear. It forms the base for several sunscreens and anti-aging creams. It may not be a nice thought to know that beeswax is a secretion of young bees. However, this has been an age old skin care ingredient and today is found in several good products.

Tea Tree Oil is a great skin care ingredient. Its properties helps fight against acne as well as fungal infections. The best organic skin moisturizers come with Jojoba oil that has a number of properties. It provides all-round care for acne, aging signs, dry skin as well as skin irritation. Working along with any moisturizer, it helps in sealing the cream into your skin and prevents water from affecting the work of a moisturizer. It is also known to bring a glow to your skin. Chamomile is a herb extract and has several toning and healing properties, making it an ideal ingredient to have in your organic moisturizer. Avocado oil is an ideal base to have in sunscreens and skin moisturizers. Vitamin A and E make it a good cream to rejuvenate and heal skin.

What goes into an organic skin moisturizer?

All skin care products have four aspects to them. They are:

  • Emollients
  • Humectants
  • Emulsifiers
  • Preservatives

Natural emollients are the best to have in your organic skin moisturizer as these are a natural way to good skin. Some good ones besides Jojoba and Avocado oils are Shea, Cocoa and Rosehip butters. Humectants keep your skin moistened. Natural Phospholipids and extracts of Pro Vitamin B5 are natural humectants. Emulsifiers prevent individual ingredients from mixing up thereby lowering their capacity of work. Jojoba, Quince Seed, Cadelilla and rice bran are some natural organic moisturizer emulsifiers. They are also easily found in extracts of nuts and berries. And, of course, preservatives to increase the shelf life of your product. Thyme oil, grape seed extract and tea tree oil are some of the common natural preservatives used. Jojoba oil is also a very common ingredient that actually works in most of these categories.

The market today is flooded with a number of organic skin care products. It is up to you as a discerning customer to make sure that you pick one that suits your skin type as well as your needs. Knowing the right constitution in terms of ingredients will of course help you zero in on a product. If you are still not too sure about making the right choice, there are several ways in which you can make your own organic moisturizer at home.


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