Any women hoping to keep her face looking youthful and vibrant will want to use a good moisturizer. The right moisturizer will keep the skin healthy and hydrated. Because it should be used on a daily basis, it’s very important to choose the right organic face moisturizer.
Before The Moisturizer Is Selected Know Your Skin Type
1. Combination skin is very common and this skin type will do well to use a water-based moisturizer.
2. Dry skin typically has smaller pores and often experiences flaky dead skin and will benefit from a moisturizer that is oil based.
3. Oily skin often is shining and has large pores and this skin type benefits from using a water-based moisturizer.
4. Sensitive skin types do better when using moisturizers that include aloe vera which can help soothe their sensitive skin.
A good organic face moisturizer should be used each day and it is recommended that it is used just after taking a bath. By using this just after a bath the skin is still slightly wet and this helps moisture to be sealed in. Just like bathing, brushing teeth, and other similar activities, using a moisturizer should be done every day.
Price Does Not Guarantee Quality
According to the FDA, many cosmetics and moisturizers that are highly priced and packaged attractively are no better than some of the less expensive products. The key to quality moisturizers is getting those that carrier a USDA seal of approval. Many chemicals used in cosmetic products are not regulated by the government. For this reason, many of these products often use language that is misleading to the average consumer. The only real way to ensure that the product is organic is with a seal of approval.
Often moisturizing products use the word organic but include fragrances. There are plant-based fragrances that are organic but very often the fragrances are not. Because the law does not require companies to reveal the ingredients in a fragrance because it is a proprietary formula then there is no way to know what chemicals are in the fragrance unless the company chooses to put it on the label. For this reason, most people will want to avoid moisturizers which have any type of fragrance.
Understanding The Label
Many words such as natural, or organic, or made for sensitive skin, among others, often mislead the consumer into thinking the product is chemical free. If the word organic is used many of the ingredients may well be organic but if a fragrance is used, it often is chemical-based and the company is not required to list those. This leads consumers into thinking they’re getting a chemical free product when it actually has hundreds of chemicals in the moisturizer.
‘Natural’ will usually indicate that the ingredients come from botanical sources but those sources may have been exposed to a number of chemicals and that means that the product has chemicals in it.
It is necessary to become somewhat educated about the use of words on labels to better ensure a consumer is getting what they wanted. Buying products with a seal of approval helps make sure it is truly organic. Follow these tips to choose a good moisturizer.