We’ve all had the daunting challenge of having to choose one perfect product out of the millions on the shelves. Whether it’s to moisturize the face, body or lips, we’ll always have many brands promising us what we need. One will promise anti-aging effects, and another will highlight the magical disappearance of dry skin. Everyone wants a great face cream, but how do we find one?
What makes a good moisturizer? What ingredients should you look for? Here’s what you need to know:
First and foremost, staying protected and hydrated in the sun means everything for your skin. Solid skin protection means finding a face serum or skin moisturizer with natural ingredients from plants and botanicals. Look for non-nano particle zinc oxide as the sun protective ingredient, which is so safe it's used on baby bums! No matter your skin type, every dermatologist will recommend that you seek a protective sunscreen, especially when it comes to your face & skin. If you want to go the extra mile, make sure it is natural and isn't synthetically fragranced. (fragrance-free). Opt for essential oils used to fragrance & scent and select skin care products that use easy to pronounce words, plant extracts, and natural ingredients.
Having a hard time finding the one? The Bright Line and Face Daytime Line Defense Cream contains botanical flower extracts, vitamins and skin-enriching elements that may help rejuvenate, balance, nourish and keep your skin healthy and fresh. That’s not all! This naturally amazing moisturizer also contains carrot seed oil, Tamanu and vitamin E and, Evening Primrose Oil and more, to help reduce redness and the appearance of fine lines. It balances overproduction and underproduction of sebum by helping your skin do its job. Our Bright Eyes & Face with SPF even uses non-nano particle Zinc Oxide (which is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types) giving you that powerful broad-spectrum protection and helping you and your face stay protected from overexposure from the harmful rays of too much sun. Say no to age spots and protect your skin.
Know Your Skin Type
Depending on the type of skin you have, you’ll want to find a moisturizer that can help address your issues or concerns. For example, a moisturizer specific for oily or dry skin will not necessarily help with sensitive skin. Make sure that you know what type of skin you have, and find the relevant keywords on the moisturizer label and opt for a sensitive skin balancing type serums and creams for your particular needs.
If you have dry, or cracked lips, look for a product that promises highly moisturizing efficacy like the Sugar and Pomegranate Lip & Cuticle Balm. Ingredients like Jojoba, Shea butter, Avocado fruit, and organic unrefined vegetable oils are all indicators of good moisturizing. Less wax and more moisture is the aim. Wax helps protect against windburn. However, the quality of the moisturizing oils is what keeps lips looking plump, nourished and kissable! Avocado, Shea, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, and Jojoba are some of our favorites.
Stay Away from Harmful Ingredients
Many people are often unaware of the dangers of chemicals used for making most big box retail commercial skin care. Unwanted chemicals can be found in moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, and toners even so-called natural ones at times. Check your labels. Surprisingly, they can even exist in baby cosmetic products like baby wash and baby soap. Some chemicals you should stay away from include Phthalates, SLS, Propylene Glycol, Petro-chemicals, Parabens, artificial colorants, BHT, and even perhaps even wheat. All these chemicals are not beneficial for the body and may cause unwanted health complications that could easily be avoided. Choose plant-based, natural creams and moisturizers over synthetic laden hard to pronounce chemical names.
Me and a Tree Natural Skin Care eco-friendly, plant-based, cruelty-free, sustainable products can be used by everyone in the family. Our collection are unisex for both men and women. Finding a healthy and natural moisturizer for your face and body doesn't have to be complicated, and it just got a lot easier! Browse our collection, and don’t forget to check out our other plant-based products like soot-free soy candles and plant-based sunscreen! Our skincare is safe for both flora and fauna with a particular emphasis on being safe for aquatic life and coral reefs. As a certified diver and naturalist, it's important to use products safe for the ocean and coral reefs. The main ingredient that should be avoided at all costs in sunscreen is "oxybenzone." Instead, choose non-nano particle zinc oxide which has a broad spectrum UVA & UVB sun protection factor. Remember, always check the ingredients on the back of products you want to purchase and make sure it’s the right one for your skin type and matches your values (cruelty-free, free from harmful chemicals etc).