The best ethical moisturisers
As women, skincare has also been something pushed open us as a vital part of our daily routine. Because of this, the skincare industry is massively oversaturated with brands, ingredients and products that are difficult to tell apart. It's hard to see through the fray and discover products that are not only kind to the environment but also kind to your skin. To get to the bottom of this we've done the research and found the top moisturising ethical skincare products, according to eco conscious reviewers. A favourite of Adele, Victoria Beckham and Julia Roberts. An all rounder product for dry skin. A lot of users who work outside or in rough conditions (read: that awful air conditioning system in your office) find this product to be really helpful for any dry areas of skin. This iconic cream is so popular - a bottle is sold every 23 seconds! Inside the product: organic rosemary leaf extract, organic pansy extract, organic calendula, organic chamomile extract. Our favourite comments: "This stuff has honestly changed my life! Okay a little dramatic, however this cream lives up to the name and truly nourishes dry skin. I use it all over and as a night cream every night. I also use it sparingly as a day cream when my skin is extra dry. It's a really thick cream and takes a little time to sink in but worth it." "It is so versatile as a skin food. Its brilliant on your face for extra moisture on a windy cold day. Its is a brilliant hand and foot cream. I love using it as a lip balm. Skin food is many products rolled into one." "You can't go wrong with this one. Great as a night cream for mature skins. Take it on holiday just in case of sun burn. Brilliant in rough weather. I use it every day as I have dry skin and spend a lot of time outdoors. A little goes a long way." Another Weleda product was recommended our Head of Marketing, Katy; "I love the Pine Reviving Bath Milk to soak after a long day in London. It leaves my skin really so silky!" Neal's Yard Remedies started in Covent Garden in 1981 and became the UK’s first certified organic health and beauty brand. Inside the product: Rose, Mallow and Almond essential oils Our favourite comments: "In the past I have tried so many moisturisers and they all dried out my combination skin. I was recommended this one by a Neal's Yard representative which, initially I was reluctant to purchase as it looked too thick and heavy for my skin. I was promised the cream blends in and is actually very light. How right the sales lady was. This product feels like such a luxury to use every day and I just hope it is never discontinued. It is the only moisturiser to date which suits my skin perfectly." "I took this moisuriser with me on a winter holiday (extrememly low temperatures) and used it every morning and evening after washing with soap and water. I was surprised that my skin was never dry or flaky as often happens, especially in winter. My skin was smooth and hydrated, not irritated or flaring up in the least. Often I would stroke my face marvelling at how amazingly soft the skin was! I recommend this product for simple moisturisation and protection." "I have rocasea and very sensitive skin. Was recommended this by the very helpful assistant at The Body and Face Place Inverness. I had tried lots of moisturisers with no success and a continuous bright red face. This product is the best I have used, skin now feels smooth and best of all I don't look like a beetroot! It is great for scratches and cuts and I put it on my arms after a day in the garden - seriously it is great. I also use it for midgy bights and burns. I like it so much that I even contacted Neal's Yard and asked them to repackage in a tube. This is the one product I couldn't do without." "I am a 30 something with combination and sensitive skin so I find it difficult to get a moisturiser that works for me. I was slightly worried when I first put this on as it felt quite sticky and I thought it might not absorb and just leave my face feeling over moisturised and strange. How wrong I was! It absorbs very quickly and leaves my face extremely soft. Also it feels very light on and is perfect for both my oily and dry areas. I really couldn't recommend this enough!" Coconut, Grape seed, Karite, Almond and May Chang Essential Oil Our favourite comments: "I'm in love with the blissful daily moisturizer, it's amazing since I've used it my scars from acne have been slowly going away, my face feels so refreshed and smooth after using it, and to top it all off it's cruelty free which is a huge thing for me! Definitely a customer for life and can't wait to try more of these amazing products!" "I was so excited to get my order. I have been looking for a natural product that won't dry out or irritate my combination acne prone skin. The products smell amazing and feel nice and rich on your skin but leave your face feeling refreshed and clean. I can't wait for Christmas to have more Organic Surge products." "Such a beautiful smell and worth buying for that alone! This is a thicker cream than I'm used to with my daily moisturisers, so I am still experimenting with how much I need to use, but it does leave my skin lovely and soft." "My skin type is kind of complicated. Some parts have a very oily surface, some are very dry, particularly on the forehead region which you can see fine agEing lines appearing. There are pimples on the chin area and between eyebrows. This moisturiser just smoothen all up! My forehead line slowly disappears. I think they just a bit tightened but not dry. No dry flaky skins after cleansing my face with facial soap. The pimples slowly shrink but not as fast as using acne cream. But I'm not bothered as long as it's natural and does not leave any marks. Overall the moisturiser just brings back the natural feeling on my face. Love it." "I use this as a night cream (i wear the light oil control lotion in the day). It smells lovely and is very moisturising. I have oily / combination skin and this has not broke me out once! My boyfriend commented that he loved the lemon scent. Im converted and would not use any other brand for skincare now."