How Healthy is  your moisturizer?

How Healthy is your moisturizer?

Taking care of your skin can feel like a full-time job

When you visit a beauty counter, you are confronted with so many products making just as many promises. Rather than focusing on the promises that these products make, you should focus on keeping a promise to yourself: to use only the healthiest available products for your skin.

For many people, dry skin is a seasonal issue or related to geography. People reach for a moisturizer when they live in a dry climate or when winter rolls around, but dry skin can be an anywhere, anytime issue. Proper moisturizing not only prevents dry, flaky skin, but is also the first line of defense against fine lines and wrinkles.

 

healthy moisturized skin

Proper non-toxic moisturizing 

Dry skin can be tricky. While moisturizing products are essential to keeping dry skin at bay, don't forget about the other things you can do for it, too: drink lots of water; mind your nutrition; get your blood pumping; get plenty of rest; and don't spend too much time in a hot shower. With a mindful approach to skin care and life balance, your skin will remain healthy, happy, and looking its best.

We love using a moisture combo of Daytime Antioxidant Serum and B Quenched Facial Oil in the morning and Peptide Booster Serum and Carrot Facial Dream Cream at night.

 

What to look for in a non-toxic moisturizer

When trying to find non-toxic products, make the job easier by looking for third party certifications like EWG Verified. If a company is willing to pay someone else to say they have passed a rigorous review, then trust that company.

While the FDA requires all ingredients to be listed on packaging labels, it’s not required for manufacturers or retailers to list them on their websites. At Sally B’s Skin Yummies, we promise to always list all our ingredients on both our website and our product packaging, both by their scientific names and common names.

Facial moisturizers are classified as cosmetics, which means the FDA imposes very few marketing regulations on manufacturers. Walk through the personal care aisles and you may be tempted to pick a moisturizer boasting argan or coconut oil on its label. While these are great ingredients, it is important not to take them at face value; there could be other not-so-great ingredients lurking in the formula. A quick survey of common moisturizers returned a long list of artificial and potentially toxic ingredients. Manufacturers  then advertise the products with argan and coconut oil to make them seem natural or non-toxic.

How to spot a toxic product without having to memorize complicated language:

  • Scan the ingredients for toxic red flag warnings like fragrance (phthalates) and artificial colors (carcinogens). If those are in the mix, there is a good chance other toxic ingredients are in there, too.
  • Avoid products that contain ingredients that start with Ethyl-, Methyl-, Butyl-, or Propyl-, which tend to be parabens and glycols. 
  • Not sure what ingredient goes with which INCI name? Pull out your smartphone and do a quick Google search!  
  • Download the EWG’s wallet-sized “Shopper’s Guide to Safe Cosmetics” and keep it on hand for quick reference.

 

Don't forget to moisturize your body

While many of us focus on facial moisturizers, it is also important to moisturize the rest of your skin as well. Remember, your skin is your body’s largest organ! Here are a couple of ways that you can keep the rest of your skin well-maintained:

  • Use Extra Rich Moisturizers – a good example is our Eco Body Lotion. Our lotion is free from artificial fragrances and full of organic oils and butters to moisturize your skin. Another great advantage of using a lotion such as ECO BODY is its ingredients have anti-inflammatory and skin calming properties.
  • Address Excessive Dryness As Soon As Possible - if your regular moisturizing routine still leaves your skin in need, consider our Anywhere Balm. This silky balm is versatile in use and works hard to heal skin by stimulating new cell growth. Plus, it's super soothing.

 

Sally B's Skin Yummies Non Toxic Moisturizers for Facial and Body Skincare

Facial Skin Care

Carrot Facial Dream Cream

Perfect for those with sensitive skin as well as those with dry or aging faces, this sweet-scented, silky cream is full of good-for-you natural ingredients to leave your face nourished and reinvigorated. Plus, the added organic essential oils promote a calming and restful sleep. 

Carrot Facial Dream Cream

Antioxidant Serum - Daytime

Give your skin an extra layer of protection from the harsh, day-to-day elements with Sally B’s Daytime Antioxidant Serum. Packed full of powerful antioxidants like Organic Olive Leaf Extract, Organic Green Tea, and Organic Helichrysum, this lightweight serum absorbs quickly into skin to help prevent free-radical formation and provide all-day moisture. It also helps prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin damage from deep within.

Antioxidant Serum - Daytime

Antioxidant Serum - Nighttime

Rejuvenate your skin after a long day with our effective Nighttime Serum, packed full of beneficial anti-aging and restorative, organic ingredients like Vitamin C, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), and Hyaluronic Acid. This lightweight and fast absorbing serum also boasts anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin and help improve its clarity, tone, and texture, all while repairing free-radical damage to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin damage from deep within.

Antioxidant Serum - Nighttime Non Toxic Moisturizer

Peptide Booster Serum

Sally B’s Skin Yummies’ Peptide Booster Serum is an oil-free moisturizer and so much more. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Hydrosols, and Pea Peptides, this lightweight, daily-wear serum naturally boosts the skin’s collagen and elastin production to firm skin and minimize the signs of aging. A versatile product, it can be used as a stand-alone moisturizer or as an added peptide booster to your favorite face creams. Either way, it leaves skin revitalized and silky smooth!

Peptide Booster Serum 

B Quenched Facial Oil

A culmination of beauty practices of centuries past, B Quenched blends botanical oils made famous by Cleopatra and the Geishas into a facial oil beneficial for today's face. Formulated with organic Black Cumin Seed Oil, organic Argan Oil, organic Camellia Seed Oil, and wildcrafted Marula Oil, this lightweight oil quickly absorbs to help sooth, moisturize, and enrich skin. Its essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants give face a noticeable healthy glow that will have people questioning your beauty secrets, much like Cleopatra. Plus, it has added essential oils for a sweet smell that is relaxing, balancing, and regenerating.

B Quenched Facial Oil
Body Skin Care

B Soothed

A non-toxic alternative to petroleum jelly, B Soothed is formulated to bring moisture and relief to dry, irritated, or itchy skin. This versatile balm is perfect for all members of your family as it can heal diaper rash, smooth cracked heels, add shine to your manicure, or even sooth windburn. This is a great product to stash in the cabinet, car, gym bag, or travel bag.

Containing Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Evening Primrose oil, this balm not only feels good, but these particular ingredients are beneficial to almost all skin types.

B Soothed

Eco Body Lotion

Naturally soften skin with Sally B’s Eco Body Lotion, a good-to-use anywhere, anytime lotion. Packed full of certified organic oils and butters, including healing Tamanu Oil, this lotion is quickly absorbed into the skin and alleviates irritation and soothes dry patches.

Lip Assist Conditioning Treatment

Assist your lips and treat them with reparative, organic, natural ingredients. Lip Assist is a transparent lip treatment gloss that features active, plant-based botanicals and moisturize-rich, organic oils and butters to soothe lips, minimizing the appearance of dry, chapped lips.

With the added healing power of organic Gotu Kola and the anti-aging benefits of Vigna Acontifolia, we go the extra mile to make sure that this organic and natural product works it's best to keep your lip and mouth area smooth and youthful. Plus, with a hint of vanilla your lips will be as smoochable as they are beautiful.


Natural Buff Cuticle Bar

Sally B’s Natural Buff Cuticle Bar keeps nails and cuticles healthy, strong, and always looking their best. Good-for-you oils and butters moisturize cuticles to prevent hangnails, while the added herbs work to strengthen nails. Its no-mess, compact size allows you to easily stash in your purse for daily application.

Healing Hand Butter

Whether you’re a gardener, stay-at-home mom or 9-5 office worker, lend relief to dry, cracked and tired hands with Sally B’s Healing Hand Butter. Full of luscious oils, rich butters, and natural botanicals, our Healing Hand Butter leaves your hands rejuvenated, soft and smooth.

Tamanu Neem Healing Bar

An emollient lotion bar made from over 98% certified organic ingredients, our Tamanu Neem Healing bar is formulated to soothe and heal even the most sensitive of skin. Added Organic Tamanu and Neem Oils – two of the most effective and beneficial real ingredients – give this lotion bar its unique, non-toxic healing abilities, while the other good-for-you ingredients work to moisturize and enrich skin health and appearance. It is especially helpful in soothing cracked and dry heels and elbows, and can even lend relief to those with psoriasis and eczema.


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