#5 The Ordinary
When it comes to skincare and cosmetics there's natural and then there's kind of natural.
The difference is that one contains natural, pure, and often organic ingredients. The other contains naturally occurring ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (HA).
HA does occur naturally in the body, but if it's appearing in your skincare it's a synthetic version of a natural substance. Somewhat different and easily confused.
However, if you're OK with naturally occurring ingredients then The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA might be just what you're looking for.
One reviewer says, "I have combination skin and this is my happy place! My skin has never been happier and I’m back for more."
RRP $12.90 from adorebeauty.com.au
#4 Honeyskin Ultimate Face & Body Cream
Made from natural ingredients including NZ-sources Manuka honey and aloe vera, Honey Skin Ultimate Face & Body Cream is great for dry skin, acne, rosacea and wrinkles.
Based in the US, once you order Honeyskin online you can look forward to healthy, hydrated skin using zero chemicals.
One reviewer says, "This is honestly the BEST cream I’ve ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. It helped soothe my dry, itchy skin instantly. I now use it as a facial moisturizer and it has noticeably changed my skin. I now have moisturized, glowing skin just after using it for a month. Highly recommend!"
RRP US$15.97 from honeyskin.com (international shipping costs apply)
#3 Skin Juice
Australian owned and squeezed skincare brand, Skin Juice, make fantastic face and body products that are vegan and cruelty free and made from pregnancy safe natural ingredients.
Their Flower Juice Infusive Rich Face Cream ticks all the natural moisturiser boxes and has the beautiful fragrance combination of flowers, sandalwood and vanilla.
One reviewer says, "This has to be the best moisturiser - not greasy but drenches skin & smells like the name suggests - a bouquet of flowers. A beautifully natural scent. We use it after cleansing with the Berry Juice Cleanser."
RRP $55 from skinjuice.com.au
#2 Acure Brightening Day Cream
Cruelty free, gluten free, palm oil free and vegan, Acure Brightening Day Cream is a great natural face moisturiser.
This lightweight lotion contains Gotu Kola, CoQ10 and Argan oil to heal feed and restore skin cells and help fight signs of ageing.
One reviewer says, "I have been using this product for several years and am very satisfied with the results. Everyone says that I don't look anywhere near my age 85!"
RRP $29.95 from hellocharlie.com.au
#1 Invite Vitamin E Oil
Available at most chemists, Invite E Vitamin E Oil is a truly natural body and face moisturiser.
This high potency oil contains pure vitamin E and is amazing at hydrating super dry skin and is also great for scars and scratches. Perfect for long haul flights, it goes on sticky and absorbs over time.
TIP: It's not great for wearing under makeup as it tends to make your eyeliner and mascara run, but this is ideal as a nighttime moisturiser and will absorb while you sleep.
Mix with a small amount of moisturiser for easier absorption.
One reviewer says, "This is a staple for me and my family. I have used this for myself for an acne scar which whilst has most definitely improved it although it is still there."
"I have also used this for my toddler for a nasty deep scratch she got on her cheek. I used this daily and it went from having the hallmarks of a scar to completely disappearing. Highly recommend this product."
RRP $18.49 from Priceline