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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

hydrating cream options to attempt

as we’re nonetheless working exhausting to discover a lab to formulate our hydrating cream, listed below are some options accessible at san francisco’s rainbow grocery co-op that appear acne-safe.

please notice that we’ve got NOT acne-tested these formulation, so can’t assure they’re acne-safe to make use of. however, these have the most secure acne-safe ingredient lists i may discover, based mostly on our free product checker software. they are listed within the order of most to least moisturizing, from my observations the few days i have been utilizing them. 

if you find yourself attempting these out, please tell us how they work out for you! i am going to replace this put up with my evaluations as i get to make use of every method. 

for reference, my pores and skin is regular to dry and i exploit the hydrating cleanser throughout chilly climate when my pores and skin is dry, and charcoal wash when the climate is heat (and my pores and skin is oilier). 

100% pure rosewater hydrating milk

aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosa damascena distillate (rose hydrosol)*, aqua (water), rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, squalane, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate, sodium pca, lauryl glucoside, myristyl glucoside, polyglyceryl-6 laurate, beta-glucan, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, citronellol**, eugenol**, geraniol

with & inside product ingredient checker outcomes:

  • sunflower seed oil – rated 0
  • squalane – rated 1
  • sodium hyaluronate – rated 0
  • sodium PCA – rated 0

preliminary product observations:

  • one of many most secure wanting of the bunch
  • very light-weight texture that simply spreads throughout and absorbs rapidly into the pores and skin, but is among the most moisturizing of the bunch
  • distinguished rose scent, from the rosewater extracts

indian meadow herbals wild blueberry lotion for delicate pores and skin

natural aloe vera juice, natural sunflower oil, natural rosehip oil, natural sugar cane alcohol, natural sea buckthorn oil, natural lavender important oil, natural beeswax, natural blueberries, natural chamomile flowers, natural blueberry leaves, natural rosemary antioxidant co2 extract.

with & inside product ingredient checker outcomes:

  • none

preliminary product observations:

  • on paper, the most secure wanting of the bunch however because it’s oil-based, the feel could really feel greasy and for some with very delicate or oily pores and skin, trigger breakouts. attempt utilizing this sparingly and see how your pores and skin responds.
  • must be shaken vigorously earlier than every use to recombine the oils previous to utility
  • just a little goes a good distance; 2 pumps is sufficient for my complete face, plus an additional for neck and chest



    weleda pores and skin meals face care nourishing day cream

    water, sunflower seed oil, glycerin, isoamyl laurate, shea butter,  pentylene glycol, betaine, alcohol, glyceryl stearate citrate, behenyl alcohol,  squalane, berry wax, viola tricolor extract, olive-leaf extract, rosemary leaf extract, matricaria extract, calendula flower extract, clay, acacia senegal gum, xanthan gum, tocopherol  lactate, glyceryl caprylate,  perfume, limonene,  linalool, benzyl benzoate, citral

    with & inside product ingredient checker outcomes:

    • shea butter – rated 0
    • squalane – rated 1
    • perfume – rated 3 (doubtlessly)

    preliminary product observations:

    • smells a bit like mamba fruit chews sweet upon utility, which dissipates
    • the product feels wealthy to the fingertips however has an nearly watery lotion texture that absorbs in a short time into the pores and skin. after washing my face for the evening, i did need to reapply earlier than mattress as a result of my pores and skin felt dry
    • the perfume remains to be questionable, proceed with warning


    heritage retailer aura glow moisturizer 

    aqua, glycerin, squalane, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, propanediol, bakuchiol, tropaeolum majus flower/leaf/stem extract, evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract, quartz, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citric acid, ethylhexylglycerin, caprylyl glycol, pentylene glycol, sodium stearoyl glutamate, titanium dioxide, mica

    with & inside product ingredient checker outcomes:

    • squalane – rated 0
    • titanium dioxide – rated 0

    preliminary product observations:

    • one of many most secure of the bunch
    • very light-weight lotion-gel texture
    • the naturally porous titanium dioxide minerals could also be just a little drying
    • this comprises mica, which may set off these with an allergy to most mineral make-up; keep away from this product if that’s the case!



    • use hydrating cleanser when you aren’t already. apply it onto dry pores and skin, therapeutic massage round and gently rinse to cleanse and moisturize concurrently. go away it on for a couple of minutes as a moisturizing masks.
    • attempt utilizing the goji berry yogurt masks (what we use within the professional therapy room) just a few occasions per week (do it after icing, eradicating it completely earlier than firming and moisturizing). 
    • layer some hydration onto your pores and skin. you may attempt hydrating gel or rejuvenation serum, beneath your shea butter or moisturizing sunscreen (like our safeguard for drier skins, or clear alternative for oilier skins. 
    • use acne-safe lipbalm to assist heal chapped noses (and in a pinch, cuticles too). 
    • use heat, not sizzling water. sizzling water can dehydrate additional (this is applicable to showering additionally). 
    • keep heat, however attempt to keep away from direct publicity to sizzling dry air (from heaters, and so on). a humidifier will help hydrate the air and in flip, the pores and skin and respiratory system. 



    header photograph by jocelyn morales 

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