THE GIST ..
Personally, I'm actually huge fan of using organic, raw oils for skin nourishment. The less ingredients the better in my opinion! Some of my favourites include, rose-hip oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil... the list could go on! Oils are ridiculously hydrating, healing and nourishing for your skin, not to mention, super affordable, accessible and last forever and a day!
Despite my love for oils, I have come to realisation that not everyone enjoys using them as much as me.... everyone is unique and likes different things.. and THAT IS OK. For this reason and due to popular demand, I have researched and tested some beautiful natural and organic moisturisers... and I must say I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE!!
Below are some of the moisturisers I am currently testing out and loving.. I completely trust and admire all of these brands ingredients and ethos and its a pleasure to introduce them all to you!
All of the below brands are:
AUSTRALIAN OR NZ MADE
PEOPLE FOR PLANTS
91.8% Certified Organic, Australian Made, Certified Cruelty Free
THOUGHTS - This moisturiser is fabulous for daily wear.. it feels beautiful on the skin, is absorbed well and provides light to medium moisturising. I think it would be well suited to most skin types and definitely the perfect match for those with combination skin.. The scent is neutral.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Rosehip, Ginko, Shea
95% Certified Organic Australian made Skincare, Recyclable Packaging, founded in 2000
THOUGHTS - This moisturiser is simply beautiful! You can smell just how pure, natural and potent (in an amazing way) this light weight formula is.. its feels so luxurious on the skin. It sinks into the skin very quickly and leaves no oily residue. This has quite a strong scent of roses.
* If you're someone who doesn't like fragranced moisturiser, or if you have super sensitive skin, the strength of the essential oils may not be best suited to you.
BIOACTIVE NATIVE EXTRACTS: Kakadu Plum, Silky Oil Grass, Wild Rosella
FIND MUKTI HERE
Certified Organic, New Zealand made Skincare, Recyclable Packaging, founded 2007
Vanilla Pod Hydrating Cream
THOUGHTS - This moisturiser is great for dry skin. It is thicker than most day-time moisturisers I use, though it would be great for those who need extra hydration, i.e mature or sun damaged skin. I personally love it as a night time moisturiser. It has a lovely, subtle fresh vanilla scent that isn't overwhelming..
ELEMENTS OF BEAUTY: Vinanza Grape, Manuka honey, Rosehip oil
PURE PLANT FRAGRANCE: Vanilla Pod & mandarin
FIND ANTIPODS HERE
Certified Organic, Australian Made, Certified Cruelty Free, Eco Friendly Packaging, Founded 2008
Hyaluronan Daily Moisture Creme
THOUGHTS - This moisturiser is a lightweight yet ultra-hydrating formula. It sinks into the skin quickly and doesn't leave any oily residue (it's slightly thicker than the Mukti, mentioned above). Its great as an everyday moisturiser. It has a neutral scent, great for those who don't like fragranced moisturiser.
• Hyaluronic Acid increases moisture levels to plump up the skin
• Bisabolol calms, soothes and reduces redness while Proteins from wheat and milk boost skin firmness
• Vitamin-A rich Vigna Aconitifolia Extract fights the effects of aging via cell renewal and strengthening dermis
• Essential fatty acids from Moroccan Oil and Acai Oil help provide long lasting hydration promoting natural radiance
• Cassia Alata Leaf Extract protects cellular DNA from UVA and UVB and supports natural repair of cells
FIND LA MAV HERE
100% Natural, 86.22% Certified Organic, Australian Made, Certified Cruelty Free - Founded 2001
Resurrect Anti Aging Serum
THOUGHTS - This serum is super natural and nourishing.. you can tell by the slight earthy scent of the formula. A small pump goes a long way and it seems to gently tighten the skin (giving elasticity and firmness). It sinks in well, yet you can still feel it on the skin if you were to touch your face, if that makes sense, hah? It's full of quality, healing and hydrating ingredients. You could use this both day and night, though I would mainly use at night-time.. excellent for mature skin.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - IBR-Dormin®, ginseng, kelp, goji berry, vinamin E, olive leaf extract, spirulina, gotu kola, jojoba oil and rosehip oil.
FIND VM HERE