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Best Organic Face Moisturizers: The Complete List for 2020

Best Organic Face Moisturizers: The Complete List for 2020

WRITTEN BY:  DIANE ELIZABETH K. | PUBLISHED: 10/30/2017 | LAST UPDATED: 01/17/2020

Looking for a natural, organic, and gentle face moisturizer, but don’t know which organic products are legitimate? Need a hydrating organic facial moisturizer for the dry winter months that actually works? Just want to drool over pretty pictures of skin care products for fun? Either way, you’ve come to the right place!

The term “organic” means a lot of things to a lot of people. Organic simply means something that is grown without genetic modification, pesticides, chemical fertilizers + solvents, dyes, sewage sludge, or ionizing radiation. Just because something is organic doesn’t necessarily mean that it is safe. In reality, very few skin care products contain 100% organic ingredients (even USDA certified organic products can contain as little as 95% organic material). Additionally, a product can market itself as “organic” while only containing a tiny amount of organically grown ingredients + a lot of cheap fillers. With so much ambiguity, it is important to carefully research the claims, ingredients, and companies behind each organic product—and that’s what we’ve done for this article!

We’ve researched hundreds of products to bring you this ultimate list of face moisturizers. All organic moisturizers on this list are made by reputable skin care brands, contain effective natural + organic ingredients, have a strong history of satisfied customer reviews, and are free from ingredients like Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, PEG compounds, Petrochemicals & Mineral Oils, Synthetic fragrances + colors, and Ethoxylated. We also selected SPF moisturizers which use non-nano compounds for sunscreen protection.

Determining the best organic moisturizer for your face will depend upon your skin type and condition. Dry skin types should look for ingredients like rich organic oils (like coconut, avocado, argan, and olive oil), antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid (a powerful humectant that pulls moisture from the air into the skin). Those with oily skin will benefit from oil-free moisturizers, or moisturizers which contain ingredients like clay (absorbs oil) or oil-balancing oils like jojoba, grapeseed, sunflower, and carrot seed oil. Your skin is unique, so be sure to read the reviews and ingredients for each organic moisturizer carefully to find the best one for your particular skin needs. Need help choosing the best organic skin care products for your skin type? Then, check out our Ox Box! Get a box filled with curated premium organic skin care products tailored for your specific skin type and skin conditions.

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*Spirit Nest – The Sage Witch Organic Moisturizer

We love a good affordable organic moisturizer, and one of our absolute favorites is this new moisturizing cream from Spirit Nest. The team at Spirit Nest spent two years attempting to develop the perfect everyday moisturizer. We must say, they did a pretty good job! This super lightweight cream is non-greasy, absorbs super fast, has a pretty scent that fades quickly, and very moisturizing. It's made with simple organic ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, green tea, grapeseed oil, and aloe.

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Need help finding the perfect moisturizer for your skin? Then, take our free Natural Moisturizers quiz & get matched with the best moisturizers for your skin---from this article! We created a custom quiz to help you quickly identify the top 5 moisturizers from our list of best organic moisturizers below. Takes just a few seconds to complete---click to get started!

*OSEA Malibu – Atmosphere Protection Cream ($48)

A nice lightweight moisturizer that provides protection against the elements. This moisturizer goes on incredibly light, but still manages to provide all-day hydration for normal skin (may be too lightweight for very dry skin types). It has a silky consistency that works perfectly as a makeup primer. Key organic ingredients include hydrating algae, shea butter, avocado oil, macadamia seed oil, chamomile, and lavender oil.

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*Christina Moss Naturals – Organic Face Moisturizer

Christina Moss Naturals makes one of the best all-around organic face moisturizers on the market. This affordable moisturizer is lightly licorice-scented, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), hypoallergenic, intensely hydrating, and packed with delicious certified organic ingredients. It's gentle enough for all skin types and especially recommended for those with acne-prone or problematic skin.

*OSEA Malibu – Blemish Balm Organic Moisturizer ($48)

Acne skin types--say hello to your new favorite moisturizer! We gave this organic moisturizer for acne to five testers with various kinds of acne and blemish prone skin types and they all rated it 10/10. It's ultra-lightweight, making it great for oily skin types, but it is also packed with hydrating organic algae for drier skin. It is also made with a great blend of acne-fighting ingredients like tea tree oil, rosemary, thyme, and juniper essential oil. Truly a must-try for acne skin types!

TOO MANY CHOICES? TAKE THE QUIZ & GET MATCHED!

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*Awake Human – Unscented Organic Facial Moisturizer

Another solid organic moisturizer at an affordable price! This cream comes in two varieties: unscented and ylang ylang scented (we tried the unscented version). All in all, this is a great everyday moisturizer if you are looking for a simple "get the job done" organic formula. Made from a blend of non-comedogenic ingredients like jojoba, almond, green tea, aloe, safflower, and honeysuckle, this moisturizer is great for oily and acne prone skin types. Non-greasy and absorbs quickly.

*May Lindstrom – The Blue Cocoon Organic Moisturizing Balm ($180)

Honestly, we hate how much we love this organic moisturizing balm from May Lindstrom. It's a luxurious treat that just cannot be ignored once you try it. This balm was made for pretty much any skin type, but is ideal for acne-prone, inflamed, and dry skin types. The mix of blue tansy, marula, lavender, frankincense, baobab, shea butter, and camellia oil work to soothe inflammation, boost collagen production, and kill acne-causing bacteria after just one use. Trust us, this organic balm worth the hype.

TAKE THE QUIZ & FIND YOUR PERFECT MOISTURIZER

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*Alteya Organic – USDA Certified Organic Bulgarian Rose Moisturizer

This Bulgarian rose oil-based organic face moisturizer is USDA certified organic and gentle enough for all skin types. The key ingredients of this product are organic rose oil (stimulates collagen production + anti-aging), organic shea butter (repairs + hydrates), organic chia oil (anti-inflammatory), and organic calendula flower (antiseptic + anti-inflammatory). Great at balancing oily skin types.

*Mahalo – The Rare Indigo Organic Moisturizing Balm ($110)

This beautiful organic moisturizing balm is a luxury to treasure. It's made with super potent ingredients that work to fight acne, add moisture, improve skin elasticity to treat wrinkles, and calm sensitive skin---a wonder balm for all skin types. Some notable ingredients include CoQ10, vitamin C, hemp seed oil, chamomile oil, indigo extract, yarrow oil, acai oil, and immortelle oil. In just a few days we noticed brighter, smoother, and visibly clearer skin. Worth every penny in our opinion.

*Pangea – Organic Facial Moisturizers ($36)

These organic moisturizers from Pangea come in three skin-type formulations: dry + sensitive, normal + combo, and oily + acne. All three formulations are pretty lightweight, yet hydrating enough to get the job done. The organic formulas all feature vitamins A, C, and E as well as a variety of antioxidants. They are all very lightly naturally scented and the scent fades very quickly after application.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

*Avalon Organics – Intense Vitamin C Oil Free Moisturizer

Avalon Organic's Intense Defense moisturizers are designed to protect your skin from daily UV rays and sun damage. This oil-free formula features a mega dose of Vitamin C and organic antioxidants (like white tea, lemon, and olive oil) to fight free radicals and reverse premature signs of aging. Online reviews rave that this organic moisturizer is as effective as pricier luxury skin care products.

*Eminence Organics – Bright Skin Organic Moisturizer with SPF 30

A daily organic face moisturizer with SPF 30. This moisturizer dramatically brightens skin tone, lightens dark spots, and reduces redness with organic bearberry extract, Eminence's proprietary GigaWhite blend, a natural hydroquinone alternative, and stone crop. Great for reversing sun damage and providing daily protection from future damage. This is truly an ideal moisturizer for all skin types.

*Trilogy – Certified Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

Trilogy's organic rosehip seed oil is a simple daily moisturizer that can dramatically change the health of your skin. Rosehip seed oil is non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and balances our skin's natural oil production--making it a great choice for oily skin types. It's packed with vitamin C and essential fatty acids which are ideal natural remedies for hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and fine lines.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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This Article Was Written By…

Diane Elizabeth K., Founder at SkinCareOx.com

Diane Elizabeth founded Skin Care Ox in 2016 after her personal struggle to find truly clean, natural, and organic products. Leveraging her background in biomedical engineering, scientific research + analytics, and entrepreneurship, she created Skin Care Ox to be an easy-to-use resource to find real clean beauty options. Since then, her articles have been read by over 3 Million people and have helped millions choose cleaner alternatives. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and growing family.
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