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Organic skin care is the latest trend in natural beauty—and with good reason. But, with so many brands competing for our attention, how can we pick the best natural moisturizer?
Made in the USA
Choose a moisturizer that is made in the USA. Foreign countries operate under a different set of standards—and different regulations when it comes to organic. While the moisturizer they produce may be fine for the epidermis, the only way to be assured of a quality organic moisturizer is to check for origin.
Small in Size
Now this may sound like a strange feature of a quality organic skin care product, but, the honest truth is, if the moisturizer is big enough to last you for months on end, chances are it contains undesirable preservatives, like parabens or other harmful ingredients to keep it from spoiling. Organic skin care moisturizers are perishable, naturally, just like food.
No Harmful Ingredients
Believe it or not, some "organic moisturizers" can contain ingredients that are harmful to your skin like alcohol, glycols, or parabens. Be sure to read the label carefully for unwanted ingredients.
Naturally, the primary reason to use organic moisturizers, is to avoid applying harmful skin care chemicals on your face. Chemicals, animal products, and unhealthy preservatives can damage our skin, and possibly bodies, in the long-term.
How do you recognize a harmful ingredient in a face cream?
Well, it's not as easy as being able to pronounce the word, since many natural moisturizer ingredients can be difficult to pronounce.
The key is this: Avoid face moisturizers with parabens, alcohols, phthalates, petroleum, sodium sulfates, diazolidinyl urea or iodopropynyl butylcarbamate—in fact, avoid them in any product you put on your body if possible. Beyond that, go with brands you can trust, which are made organic in the US, and/or widely well-reviewed.
Élavonne's skin care products meet all standards for quality and desirability. Read through these ingredients to understand how these natural elements are ideal for your face and skin over chemical-containing creams:
Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice
Aloe vera naturally moisturizes, improves hydration, and is soothing and healing to all face skin types whether your skin is normal, oily, or dry. Aloe is composed of mucopolysacharides (a natural moisturizing factor), along with many other nutrients that makes it an ideal natural ingredient for the skin.
Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil
Coconut is a great organic emollient and has cooling properties which help with irritated or sensitive skin.
Rosa damascene (Rose) Distillate
Rose is long known for its natural soothing and softening properties on the face skin.
Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil
Organic Jojoba resembles the natural coating our body produces to protect the
skin (known as sebum) and keeps it supple. We lose this coating
regularly as our skin ages or as it is exposed to sun, wind, cold, and the
environment. Jojoba is a perfect natural ingredient for any skin type (it actually helps both dry or oily skin).
Aspalathus linearis (Organic Rooibos Tea) Extract
Organic Rooibos Extract has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and free radical scavenging properties, based on its unique composition of polyphenol antioxidants. Rooibos protects the face skin against oxidative stress—making it an ideal organic facial ingredient for more mature skin (anti-aging effect).
Punica granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Extract
Organic pomegranate is one of the most powerful antioxidants for fighting off free radicals that can age the skin prematurely.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) (vegan source)
MSM blocks the unwanted physical and chemical bonding of collagen responsible for rigid, aging skin. The result is enhanced tissue pliability and great skin. Additionally, MSM encourages the repair of damaged skin and calms inflammation and is the new superhero of sensitive skin care.
Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) (vegan source)
DMAE, is an antioxidant and improves the skin texture and helps to prevent the formation of wrinkles on the face. With continued use, DMAE can dramatically firm, smoothe, and brighten skin naturally. Other antioxidants can be enhances through the use of DMAE, like pomegranate and Vitamin C.
Hyaluronic Acid (vegan source)
Quickly becoming one of the most interesting ingredients in skin care, hyaluronic acid is effective in retaining skin moisture—making it a natural moisturizer. Indirectly, this means fewer wrinkle formations and a more consistently moisturized epidermis. Directly, skin looks more supple, smooth, and hydrated.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Vitamin E acts as a free radical scavenger, hinders the oxidizing process in the
skin and promotes soft and supple skin. As an antioxidant, it defends
the skin and promotes healing. Vitamin E oil is an emollient, thus it
helps make the skin feel softer and smoother, and reduces roughness,
cracking and irritation.
A great source of Vitamin C. Among its many benefits, vitamin C is known to help maintain your skin's natural collagen production, while evening out skin tone at the same time. Vitamin C is an absolute must for any organic moisturizer, especially for prematurely aging, or mature skin.
Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis)
Used to reduce the puffiness around the eyes, green tea also has astringent/toning properties due to tannic acid content. Green tea contains compounds that have an antioxidant effect, which is perfect for maintaining an even skin tone.
Élavonne organic skin moisturizer is formulated with pure and natural healing plant oils and herbal extracts that keep face skin looking healthy and radiant. True organic moisturizer will leave your skin feeling soft and will help protect against environmental
damage at the same time. The long-term results are lasting and noticable. Your skin will feel better and look more youthful as you nourish it and provide all it needs from natural and organic botanicals.
I've been searching for a good face cream without toxins or parabens. I didn't realize that organic would be so great and so affordable! My skin feels amazing every day and honestly, people lately have been telling me how good my skin looks. I'm 41, and before using your organic moisturizer, I don't recall ever hearing from friends that my skin looked good. LOL.
I had some acne and problems with uneven skin tone. Your MSM organic moisturizer really did the trick. I order it every month. Thanks!
Just amazed at how great my skin looks and feels. I used to waste so much money at the department stores on moisturizers—I wish I had known about the miracle of organic skin care long ago. Great products.
I noticed an improvement in my skin after just a few days using the moisturizer. No clogged pores, skin feels fresh and firm. I'm going to purchase my second moisturizer today :)
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