Moisturizers are one of the most researched beauty products out there. According to industry analysis done by grandviewresearch.com, moisturizers make up 40% of the beauty and skincare market revenue. And for good reason. The moisturizers we choose to use have a significant impact on our skin’s health.
A good moisturizer can add a great deal of value while encouraging cell regeneration and acting as a barrier to protect your skin. We encourage green products as much as we can, so we’ve compiled this list of ingredients that you should look out for that can aid in healthy skin that radiates from within.
At The Green You, we’re all about natural goodness and green living, especially when it comes to skincare. These ingredients are a sure-fire way to spruce up your skincare routine and add some deep moisture to your skin, leaving it with a radiantly healthy glow. To add even more value to your regular moisturizer, be on the lookout for the following ingredients in your favorite products:
Jojoba oil has risen to popularity as an essential skincare item in recent times due to its incredible versatility and benefits. This wonderful oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties that have made it a hot property for skincare fundis the world over. What’s more is Jojoba oil can be used for dry, normal, and oily skin making it available to you, no matter your skin type. If you don’t find it in your moisturizer, no problem- just add a few drops to your chosen moisturizer and reap the benefits!
So Shea Butter isn’t exactly a new one, and if you’ve spent any amount of time in the skincare aisle, you’ll have come across this little gem – and for good reason! Shea butter is fantastic as part of a moisturizer due to its fatty acid content that creates a barrier on the skin, helping to protect your skin against pollutants and irritants. The fatty acids found in Shea butter can accelerate healing.
It also functions as an anti-inflammatory, so it can help calm and soothe irritated skin and even relieve sunburn. You don’t have to go full butter to reap the benefits, just adding it to your skincare routine can make a big difference. You can even do this by mixing some shea butter with your regular moisturizer or seeking out a moisturizer that already contains it.
Beeswax, also known as Cera Alba, might not be as well known as the other options on our list, but it has made it on here for a good reason – it’s completely natural! Beeswax functions as an emollient in the same way Jojoba oil does, meaning it seals in moisture. This function means it is a terrific option for those with dry skin as it not only seals in the moisture but also creates a barrier to help protect your skin. Beeswax also attracts water which really helps to hydrate your skin in a natural way.
Beeswax also has the same antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as honey, which keeps your skin clean and helps soothe agitations. It helps ward off unwanted visitors like bacteria and fungi. This makes beeswax a terrific product for people with inflammatory skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema.
Organic tallow is one of my all-time favorite skincare secrets. It is a purified and rendered fat full of all the nutrients your skin might need and the essential proteins that help maintain your skin’s structural integrity. Why should you put animal fat on your skin when your logic most likely tells you that that is a bad idea? Because the one ingredient found in every single cell in your body is fat. Lipids (fats) are responsible for cellular health and integrity and help facilitate the free flow of moisture and nutrients between cells.
Tallow helps maintain hydration and structure on a cellular level, leaving your skin soft and well hydrated. The layer of fat on your skin works as a protective sunscreen, blocking harmful rays and protecting you from pollutants. As far as you can, seek out organic, humanely raised tallow.
Coconut oil burst onto the scene a few years ago, and we’re happy to report that it’s still doing its thing. Coconut oil also functions as an emollient, locking in moisture and ensuring your skin stays well hydrated. Due to the phytonutrients available in coconut oil, it helps improve your skin’s nutrient factor, which helps protect your skin against stressors that accelerate aging.
Now that you know what to look out for in your moisturizer, you can make the best natural choice to let your true beauty radiate naturally. Let’s get glowing! Leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite natural moisturizers are!