Let Your Natural Beauty Shine
Our skin absorbs the majority of what we put on it, whether it’s face creams, body lotions, or skin oils. And we’ve all seen the side effects when beauty products don’t work well with our skin: rashes, irritation, and dryness abound. That’s why we’re fans of using the highest-quality and most natural ingredients as possible.
We’ve found nine natural and organic face moisturizers for every skin type—the best route to natural and glowing skin. These face moisturizers include ingredients like organic jojoba oil, seed oils, and shea butter to leave skin radiant and leave you ready to take on the day with confidence.
*Article updated May 2022
Features | Certified organic ingredients, recyclable packaging, cruelty-free, gives back, ethically made in the USA, gives back via foundation
Ingredients | Celery seed extact, squalane, tsubaki seed oil, cucumber, sunflower oil
Skin Type | Normal to dry
Our Pick | Texture Smoothing Cream
Price | $22
If you’re dealing with dry, rough patches from the weather, skin issues, or from masks, you’ll want to check out cocokind’s Texture Smoothing Cream. Using plant-based ingredients like celery superseed complex, it heals skin in no time. As an added bonus, this face cream will reduce enlarged pores, too! We love cocokind products for its efficacy and affordability.
Reviews | “This moisturizer is a perfect fit for my sensitive skin. I have a few dry spots on my face that I’ve battled for years with no success until finding this moisturizer.” —Katie
2. Ursa Major
Features | Certified B Corp, vegan, cruelty-free, organic ingredients, sustainable packaging, plastic-negative, gives back to environmental causes
Ingredients | Organic aloe leaf juice, sunflower & carrot seed oils, willow bark extract
Skin Type | Normal to oily
Our Pick | Fortifying Face Balm
Price | $38
Ursa Major’s name comes from the sky, so it’s no surprise that the Fortifying Face Balm comes straight from nature’s best ingredients. This serum-like face balm reduces redness and rough skin, while still feeling weightless (so many reviews tout its lightness!). Like all UM products, this vegan formula is made with a majority of organic ingredients.
Reviews | “At first I was concerned that the balm didn’t feel heavy enough to really moisturize, but that’s the point! Now my skin can breathe, and it doesn’t feel tight or dry—it’s wonderful.” —Jean
3. 100% Pure
Features | Vegan, organic ingredients, made in the USA, cruelty-free, gives back to various causes, eco-friendly packaging
Ingredients | Organic sea buckthorn, red algae, jojoba & coconut oils
Skin Type | Normal to dry
Our Pick | Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Créme
Price | $53
100% Pure is made for those who want to feel as luxurious as they do healthy and hydrated. The Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Créme combines nutrient-rich sea minerals, vitamins, and oils for skin that glows— especially for faces with skin on the drier side. It’s vegan and mostly organic, so you can be sure that no plants, animals, or people were harmed in the making of this beloved moisturizer. If it’s sold out, sign up for a restock notification and count down the days until your best complextion!
Reviews | “It leaves my skin looking and feeling smooth, clear, hydrated, comfortable, firmer, and not greasy. Makeup goes on beautifully over it.” —Barbara
Features | Certified B Corp, cruelty-free, NATRUE certified natural, responsibly sourced ingredients, eco-friendly packaging
Ingredients | Sweet almond oil, prunus seed oil, beeswax
Skin Type | Sensitive
Our Pick | Sensitive Care Facial Lotion
Price | $24
Sensitive skin, you’ve met your match. Weleda’s Sensitive Care Facial Lotion, made with sustainably sourced almond (from Spain!) and prunus seed oils, works as a balm to relieve any sort of redness, dryness, or over-reactions on your face. All ingredients have been ethically sourced and you won’t find any dangerous synthetic preservatives, artificial fragrances, or irritants here. Just natural goodness that’s been derm-tested.
Reviews | “I’m a male in my 40s with rosacea. My skin is red with broken capillaries and this lotion […] leaves my skin feeling hydrated without breaking out or irritation. I’ve tried hundreds of products but nothing works like this.” —Brad
Features | Vegan, cruelty-free, Climate Neutral Certified, powered by renewable energy, recyclable packaging, gives back to various causes
Ingredients | Safflower & sunflower seed oils, olive-derived squalane, seaweed
Skin Type | Normal to dry & sensitive
Our Pick | Advanced Protection Cream
Price | $108
OSEA looks to the sea for its beloved Advanced Protection Cream. Using plant-derived DPHP (an amino acid) and Gigartina seaweed, this heavy-duty cream will brighten and moisturize skin all day long—hundreds of reviews say the cream is well-worth it. It’s a bonus to know that OSEA is sustainable and animal-friendly too, and gives back to causes like Surfrider Foundation, SeaTrees, and CancerShmancer.
Reviews | “A little really does go a long way so that helps with the price tag aspect of it. It feels great and really does hydrate well.” —Crystal
6. True Botanicals
Features | Vegan, organic ingredients, MADE SAFE certified, cruelty-free
Ingredients | Chia, kiwi, passionfruit & papaya seed oils, algae extract
Skin Type | Combo to dry
Our Pick | Pure Radiance Oil
Price | $110
Move over La Mer; there’s a new super-effective moisturizer in town. The Pure Radiance Oil from True Botanicals uses ingredients directly from nature—like rosemary, kiwi seeds, and papaya, so this natural oil is both healing and moisturizing (and smells amazing). Just dab a handful of drops directly onto your skin morning and evening, and see results in as little as one week. Now that’s worth the investment.
Reviews | “Wasn’t a believer…Love it now. This oil works best if used directly on skin versus over a moisturizer or serum…I actually truly don’t need much else. It’s helped with renewing the glow and keeping my skin plump and healthy-looking as if I’m still 16!” —Anuradha P.
7. One Love Organics
Features | ECOCERT certified organic & natural, cruelty-free, made in the USA in small batches
Ingredients | Organic coconut oil, mango butter, orange peel wax, jojoba, oat, & chia seed oils
Skin Type | Normal to dry
Our Pick | Skin Savior Balm
Price | $49
One Love Organics’ Skin Savior Balm has won the Eco-Beauty Award, and it’s easy to see why: This multi-tasking moisturizer cleans and illuminates your skin and removes dirt and makeup without stripping your skin of essential oils. The balm-to-oil’s blend of butters, acids, and coconut oil fixes just about any skin issue around. Perfect for the day or night, it’ll be your new favorite go-to face product.
Reviews | “It has helped scabs heal almost literally overnight and has healed small patches of eczema.” —Heather
8. Juice Beauty
Features | Certified organic ingredients, FSC certified paper & sustainable packaging, vegan, cruelty-free, made in the USA
Ingredients | Organic apple & grape juices, jojoba oil, shea butter
Skin Type | Normal to combo
Our Pick | Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
Price | $70
Juice Beauty looks at organic solutions for everyday issues, and the Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer is no exception. Crafted with certified organic ingredients, antioxidant-rich oils, and fruit stem cells, this sulfate-free formula will keep your face feeling extra rejuvenated. Plus, it comes in an airtight sustainable container to protect the formula, which you can recycle when empty. Juice Beauty has thought of it all with this moisturizer.
Reviews | “I love this moisturizer! Crisp smell, moisturizes and tightens without a greasy feeling.” —Amanda
Features | Vegan, ethically sourced organic ingredients, cruelty-free, gives back to various causes, eco-friendly packaging
Ingredients | Hyaluronic acid, clary sage, rose geranium, carrot seed & marula oils, blue tansy, blue green algae
Skin Type | Normal to dry
Our Pick | Moisture Riser Cream
Price | $48
NOTO is committed to natural and organic ingredients, versatile products, and unisex basics. The Moisture Riser Cream is the perfect moisturizer to use day and night—apply it on your face, neck, and anywhere else needing a little extra TLC. It’s made with anti-inflammatory and hydrating ingredients (including hyaluronic acid), so it’ll gently bring new life to tired skin.
Reviews | “I was so blown away by this product that I had to share my experience. The texture is cool on my skin which was so nice when I had some inflammation happening…It’s been saving my face and hands so much.” —Sarah
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