Beauty 101: Winter Moisturizer Roundup

Has winter left you with dry crackly skin? Covering with makeup only makes those stubborn dry spots more noticeable. So, what’s a girl to do? You have come to the right place.

All winter I have been heavily evaluating product after product to find the best moisturizer out there. My indecisive self ended up with three. And, the winners are… BFree Organics Daily Moisturizer, LUSH Enzymion and Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer.

Each product has a lengthy list of pros and a short list of cons. Hey, we already know that perfection is seldom met. But nonetheless, each product has proven to be considered the best among other moisturizers in its class. I’ve mentioned in previous reviews that my face is a combo of all sorts of crazy skin situations. So trust me when I say that a product works. I take facial epidermis care quite seriously.

I’ve had a chance to review Enzymion by Lush and Simple Rich Moisturizer in earlier posts. However, I have not yet raved about BFree Organics Daily Moisturizer.

Just like the description says on its website, this moisturizer is soothing and definitely elicits a slight cooling effect. To use the product, apply as needed. The moisturizer is best used after, of course, cleansing and after toning. The best thing about this product is that it’s great for oily and dry skin.

Based out of Los Angeles, BFree Organics centers on connecting people to a holistic beauty approach. All products are handmade and eco-friendly. This moisturizer in particular contains aloe vera gel, shea butter, rosehip oil, pink grapefruit, Himalayan cedarwood and neroli essential oils. It has the shortest list of the three moisturizers and what’s better than a short ingredient list? What I loved most about this moisturizer was not only its ability to quickly saturate my skin but the fact that it smelled purely of coconut – aloha! But, there is no coconut listed. How do they do it!? Magic.

It’s no mystery why dry skin leads to oily skin. Skin produces oil to make up for dryness. Our skin does in fact need oil. When the skin lacks oil, it will over compensate to make up for the loss thus producing too much oil. More oil, more blemishes! Thankfully, these three lotions do a great job at maintaining the perfect balance.

The BFree moisturizer required only a small amount of product to get rid of all dryness. Enzymion called for a higher dosage but absolutely gets the job done. However, if you want to get the best for your buck I would go with BFree. The Simple moisturizer is ranked top three mostly because it is so economical. There are no dyes or artificial perfumes and you can still find it on your grocery store shelves. The downfall? The extensive list of ingredients for starters. In addition, I found that it does not dampen your face completely. You might have to apply a couple layers (to those stubborn areas, at least) before you put on makeup. But, for under $10 you’ll get a nice-sized bottle.

Out of the three products only the BFree lotion has SPF. This was much easier when I used to purchase products like Neutrogena. Even in the winter it’s important to protect yourself from those harsh UV rays — Especially if you live in Florida like me. Try to find makeup with SPF such as Bare Minerals Foundation, mineral veil, concealer and so on.

No need to settle or deal with unnecessary skin complications. That’s what I’m here for! So let me know in a comment or even on Twitter if there’s anything you want me to test out. Seriously, I’ll try anything once!

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2 Responses to Beauty 101: Winter Moisturizer Roundup

  1. Jessica says:

    For dry skin on my face I use Apothederm
    They have an amazing moisturizing cleanser and moisturizing cream. They work better than anything else I’ve tried.

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