With so many skin care products out there, it can be challenging to find one that suits your skin. Finding the perfect moisturizer is even more difficult when you're dealing with sensitive skin or a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. Many skin care products contain harmful chemicals or ingredients that can do more harm than good. That's why we're big believers in clean beauty.
Clean beauty celebrates organic products that are made with natural ingredients which work in harmony with your skin. When you choose clean beauty, you know what you're putting onto your skin for your body to absorb because clean beauty values transparency. There are no mystery ingredients, no cheap fillers – just honest, wholesome, pure ingredients. When shopping for skin care products, we encourage you to read labels and watch out for any harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and petrolatum. Trust us; your skin will thank you! Not only are these ingredients bad for your skin health and interfere with hormone functions, but they can also have a damaging effect on the environment.
We know that it can be tricky to determine whether a product is truly clean or not. Our general rule of thumb is that if you can't pronounce the name of the ingredients, it probably isn't great for your skin. Don't forget to do a patch test every time you try out a new product. This is to protect your skin from a potentially adverse reaction.
Now that you understand the importance of clean beauty for the health of your skin and our planet, let's talk about the best oil-based skin care products for your body, face, and hair.
Understanding Different Types of Moisturizers
Not all moisturizers are created equal. If you've ever experienced an adverse reaction or noticed increased irritation after using a particular moisturizer but not another, you already know this firsthand. It may take some trial and error to find the perfect moisturizer for your skin type. Bear in mind that your skin needs may also change over time. For example, as your condition changes or as your body ages, your chosen moisturizer's effectiveness may change as well.
Here's some important information about moisturizers: there are three different types. These types are creams, ointments, and lotions. We classify moisturizers into different categories depending on the amount of oil and water they contain. If you suffer from chronically dry skin, you want to find a moisturizer that has a higher oil content. This is because an oil-based moisturizer is better at hydrating dry skin. While an oil-heavy balm may feel 'greasy' to the touch, it will do a much better job at locking in moisture and soothing your skin.
Compared to lotions and creams, ointments have the highest oil content. This is what makes them so great at replenishing lost moisture and preventing water loss. People who suffer from chronically dry skin or dealing with dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis will benefit from the hydrating effects of an ointment.
Next, come creams. Containing the second-highest amount of oil, they are better than lotions at locking in moisture. Many people prefer creams because they are less greasy to the touch. However, be careful. Creams sometimes contain preservatives or stabilizers, which those with sensitive skin may find irritating. Out of the three different types of moisturizers, lotions contain the least amount of oil. Instead, water is the main ingredient. Unfortunately, water tends to evaporate, which decreases the hydrating effect of a lotion.
Understanding the different types of moisturizers can help you make more informed decisions for your skin and body.
Oil Based Products for the Body
If you're suffering from dry skin all over your body, you want to choose a gentle oil-based balm. We love this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream because it's sure to hydrate even the driest of skin. Because it's made with just six ingredients, you can rest assured that it's safe for your sensitive skin too. And it's made with 100% natural ingredients like organic olive oil, organic beeswax, filtered water, grape seed oil, organic active 16+ New Zealand manuka honey, and manuka oil extract.
With absolutely no burning or stinging, it's a favorite amongst adults and children alike. Try this honey-kissed moisturizer anywhere on the body from head to toe and enjoy its nourishing effect. An oil-based balm with just a touch of water, the soft, buttery texture truly soothes the skin like a dream.
Also, check out our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar made with coconut oil, shea butter, and sunflower oil. This nourishing soap bar leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth and offers a naturally light, clean smell. It's also safe to use on babies, children, and adults alike. Use this fatty cleanser and moisturizer as a hand soap throughout the day or full-body soap from head to toe. It's perfect for anyone with eczema, psoriasis, or sensitive skin in general.
Oil Based Products for the Face
The great thing about our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream is that because it's made with pure and wholesome ingredients, it's safe to apply anywhere on the body – including the face! That means even the delicate areas like the eyelids and lips. We recommend using it every morning and evening. Because it contains honey, the cream also provides anti-aging benefits like reducing and preventing wrinkles – double win! Also, honey's antibacterial properties make it effective at preventing and treating acne. Best of all, if you're hoping for a glowing, healthy complexion, this oil-based balm does just the trick. Honey can cleanse and open up the pores that can provide the complexion boost you're looking for.
Oil Based Products for the Hair
Are you looking for oil-based products to strengthen and soften your hair?
We recommend looking for products that contain healthy oils like coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil, and grapeseed oil. We especially adore coconut oil. A natural moisturizer, coconut oil can quickly penetrate the skin and provide a much-needed boost of moisture. This makes it an excellent choice for those with dry, damaged, or dull hair. It's perfect for repairing split ends, preventing hair loss, and promoting hair growth. Using coconut oil can also protect the hair from heat damage and contribute to a healthier, happier scalp. Plus, have you smelled coconut oil? Using coconut oil on your scalp will give your hair a naturally delicious scent. Employ the healing and moisturizing qualities of coconut oil and enjoy your hair's newfound shine. We recommend drawing up a coconut bath so that your dry skin can benefit from the moisturizing qualities of coconut oil too. Don't forget to pat dry the skin with a towel when you are finished and, of course, moisturize!