Your skin goes through a lot, and as a result of exposure to the elements (cold, wind and central heating) it can really suffer when the weather gets colder, getting dry and irritated. That’s why moisturising regularly and keeping your skin hydrated is especially important. Here are our favourite conscious moisturisers for your face, body, and hands to help you get through the winter.
Arbonne Clear Future Mattifying Blemish Lotion: This vegan moisturiser is great if your skin is prone to blemishes. It dries out any affected areas whilst keeping the rest of your skin sufficiently moisturised. It absorbs into your skin leaving a matt finish, so it works as a great base for makeup.
Arbonne £32 Buy Here
Sukin Organic Facial Moisturiser: This moisturiser from Australian skincare brand Sukin is really gentle on the skin and is vegan and cruelty-free. All of Sukin’s formulations are 100% Carbon Neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe.The moisturiser is another light one and is fast absorbing, softening the skin without excess moisture. It’s full of oils and botanicals that are fab for replenishing dry skin and is very affordably priced.
Boots £7.95 buy here
Faith In Nature: This day cream is enriched with organic green tea, which is a natural antioxidant, and the cream hydrates and softens your skin to keep away those pesky dry patches. This cream is certified organic and hypoallergenic.
Faith In Nature £6.39 buy here
Laughing Bird Shea & Cocoa Butter Body cream: This moisturiser is satisfyingly thick and creamy but absorbs into your skin quickly. You only need a small amount since it’s rich and very nourishing. The moringa and blueberry give it a subtle scent which keeps you smelling nice all day! Laughing Bird make all their creams in Wales, are cruelty free and use natural ingredients.
Laughing Bird £12 buy here
Lush massage bars: These massage bars are so great. Made with organic cocoa butter and shea butter, as well as organic jojoba oil and extra virgin coconut oil, they are full of goodness and are also completely cruelty free. They’re great for getting knots out and hydrating your skin… making you feel completely pampered. Plus, all of Lush’s massage bars are less wasteful as they come with no packaging!
Lush £6.75 buy here
DIY with Trash is For Tossers: Or why not try doing it yourself like Lauren Singer from Trash is For Tossers? In this video, she shows you how to make your own zero waste body lotion using cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil to create a body butter that is organic, vegan, free of toxic chemicals, comes package free and incredibly moisturizing.
Fair Squared hand cream: As well as being made from organic and fair trade ingredients, this hand cream is rich, creamy and absorbs easily – leaving your hands hydrated and moisturized. It’s full of natural vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, helping to rejuvenate and protect your skin. It also comes in a recyclable tube so is great for the planet.
Ethical Superstore £7.45 buy here
The Body Shop Fuji Hand Cream: This comes in the form of a light gel cream that’s easily absorbed so is perfect for keeping in your bag when you’re on the go as it doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy. This is also vegan-friendly and is made from Community Trade shea from Ghana.
Body Shop £5 buy here
What are your favourite conscious moisturisers? We’d love to hear!