What Is The Best Organic Moisturizer?
Updated on 25th October 2023 at 5:12 pm

What Is The Best Organic Moisturizer?

When it comes to choosing from our organic face moisturizers, it’s best to work out what you need based on how your skin feels and presents on a daily basis.

Read on for your skin type to learn how to choose + use your best organic face moisturizer.

And how to mix + match too!

Dry Skin

Dry skin is devoid of naturally-occurring oils + lipids. Not to be confused with skin that is lacking water; classified as dehydrated skin.

Skin seen as dry can occur from any number of reasons: topical applications, aging, weather, genetics, chemicals and hormones. It can present—and result—in skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis. Ranging from mild to severe, with flaky skin being the most visible (and painful) end of the spectrum. 

However, both dry skin and dehydrated skin and can be alleviated and remedied with layers of hydration + moisture; there there is a difference between the two. Hydration comes from water; while moisture is from oil. The truth is that you need both for a balanced skincare routine.  

The other factor that comes into play, is that as we age, we lose the ability to create and retain lipids in our skin. Lipids play their role in balancing moisture levels, as well as maintaining our natural skin barrier.

When coupled with the fact that we produce less collagen each year. Collagen and elastin fibres are proteins that support the structure of our skin. This natural decline, AKA the aging process means our skin does not have the structure to maintain our natural oils, and can further present as dry and dull.

Don’t let this dissuade you; we can empower you on the journey with the layers needed to fight the good fight and maximise your glow for as long as possible!

It’s vital to reach for a natural face moisturizer abundant in rich omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid. To name just a few.

In terms of a skincare line-up think layers: cleansing oil, hydrating serum, a natural moisturizer that acts as a night cream, a face oil, overnight mask and nourishing eye cream.

Morning and night, seven days a week!

Your skin will love you for it.

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Oily Skin

Although it’s hard to believe, oily skin can often be linked to dry skin. The reason being that when the skin is regularly stripped of its natural oils—from using stringent cleansers or toners lacking in pH balance—the skin thinks it’s oil reserves are empty and creates more. The skin can then fluctuate between oily and dry, and oil flow can become out of balance and can result in overflow. 

One way around this is using a pH friendly cleanser to clear excess oil from the skins’ surface without dismantling our skin barrier. We asked our formulations specialist the ins-and-outs of ph friendly cleansers, here

When it comes to excess oil flow that result in breakouts, the key is to keep your skin clean, and to drink plenty of purified water daily. This can help to flush toxins, and excess oil through your skin; and to shift congestion from within the skin. When oil and sebum can move freely without being trapped, you’re less likely to see breakouts on your skin’s surface.

To take a deeper look at this, when a gland—known as a sebaceous gland—is sitting very close to a hair follicle. The friction of gland and follicle can cause a blockage to the hair follicle due to inflammation. Bacteria can then form, and create even further inflammation creating what we see as a pimple.

Breakouts, acne or blemishes can be created from hormonal changes, stress, lifestyle change, poor diet or a number of other reasons. It’s important to keep your skin clean, yet of equal importance to use a lightweight gel moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and nourished without weighing down the skin.

It’s vital to remove heavy SPF products and make up of an evening, to sleep with clean and moisturized skin. The skin regenerates overnight so its the perfect time to empower your skin with the nourishment needed to regenerate overnight. We love our Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer for this reason: it’s ultra-nourishing, deeply hydrating, yet light to reduce congestion.

We advocate adequate exercise and rest, plenty of purified water and meditation to help bring about balance from within; coupling inner health with certified organic products that are clean and nourishing.

To keep breakouts at bay, you may wish to turn and change your pillow slip regularly, to sleep on clean fabric each night as you slumber.

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Sensitive Skin

When it comes to skin that is sensitive—it’s vital to choose a skincare routine that is free from nasty toxins, parabens, chemicals, and unnaturally scented products. The reason being, that these unnecessary ingredients can often wreak havoc for our complexion.

As our skins differ, our ability to tolerate certain ingredients do as well. Even if cream is as clean as you can get—AKA certified organic—a natural and organic product may still cause a slight reaction; although uncommon.

For sensitive skin’s we suggest reaching for soothing ingredients that can bring about relief and spur regeneration for twice daily use. (For this we love the combination of natural ingredients: certified organic Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Green Algae, Alpine Rose and Swiss Glacier Water in our Active Algae Lightweight Mositurizer. Ideal for sensitive and combination skin.)

A natural moisturizer is not to be missed if you have skin on the sensitive side. Damage or loss of our natural skin barrier can increase sensitivity to the skin. This is often the way when using chemical wipes + chemically-heavy skincare products as they strip the skin. The nonorganic nature of the ingredients can interrupt the way the skin functions, and react with mild to severe, skin conditions such as ezcema, rosacea, dermatis

Our skin barrier is a naturally occuring function of the skin to keep nourishment in, and protect anything out from invading. When this invisible yet protective layer is disrupted—which is often created by genetic or lifestyle choices—irritation and inflammation can occur. Both these reactions are filed under the guise of sensitive skin.

We have good news! You can restore your skins’ barrier by layering antioxidants, oils, and humectants to lock in both hydration and moisture. Which is why moisturising is so vital.

It’s important to note that sensitive skin is increasingly common in female skin. As men have naturally thicker skin, it serves as a resilient and natural protective barrier to allergens and irritants. (A common sensitivity that male skin experiences is congested skin from shaving, and for this we suggest a lightweight moisturizer that does not clog pores or the hair shaft.)

Cleansing your skin in lukewarm water, using only gentle certified organic products, and keeping your skin out of direct sunlight are simple ways to overcome skin sensitivity. We also suggest avoiding harsh exfoliants and astringents, as too much stimulation can result in inflamed and irritated skin. 

Simplicity is your friend to clean and hydrate skin, in a sensitive skin routine.

Mature Skin

It’s a fact that we as we mature, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen and elastin fibres each year. Natural hydration reserves also decrease and our skin can appear to become dry, dull and sunken in appearance. 

This natural bodily process is more commonly known as aging—which begins from as early as our twenties and steadily declines each decade on.

It’s important to remember that aging can be graceful + empowered. 

For what our bodies produce less of, we can counter with topical applications, morning and night. To gift aging skin with what it needs to function and thrive at its best.

We see it as a simple mindset shift. 

To take it upon ourselves to give back to our skin and feed it twice daily with natural lipids, essential fatty acids, nutrients, vitamins and antioxidant rich oils, just as we would our body. 

The signs of aging can become more apparent around the age of 35, when our body makes less collagen and elastin. These famed proteins are responsible for maintaining our skin structure, elasticity and bounce. (Which young skin has in plenty!)

A small percentage of aging factors is due to genetics, yet an alarmingly large percentage is due to sun damage. Which cements why SPF should be the final step in your routine for maximum sun protection and anti aging benefits, even on cloudy days. 

With certified organic innovation we can add more to our daily organic moisturizer, to treat and prevent, the signs we see as aging: fine lines, wrinkles thinning and fragile skin. For this we adore our Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer for its multi-functional qualities. Read on for why we love this anti aging must have!

Our skin and body heals and repairs overnight. So using an ultra-nourishing night cream is advantageous to give back to your skin what it loses throughout the day. We love our prized Turmeric Glow Moisturizer to fill your skin with the lipids it needs for bouncy and truly hydrated skin when you wake. 

We love that you can hydrate + firm at the same time, in one certified organic daily staple. Read on for how!

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Our Natural Face Moisturizers

Let’s talk about our natural moisturizers—how they differ—and how they work together.

Whatever way you use the dewy trio, they work in harmony.

Some reach for our Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer in the morning, and head into the night with the Turmeric Glow Moisturizer. Others dual between our Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer and Turmeric Glow Moisturizer, day and night, for hydration + skin firming.

The duality of day and night can also extend to the seasons, focusing on the Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer in the summer, sweaty months—and revelling in the Turmeric Glow Moisturizer in wintery, moisture-draining times.

If you already love the Turmeric Glow + Active Algae moisturizers, yet want to also add a skin-firming boost to your day. We’ve nutted out how to incorporate our new certified organic skin-firming daily cream into your busy schedule, here.

There’s no reason to give up your exisiting KORA Organics moisturizers, as each product addresses different skin concerns.

In a nutshell: While all our moisturizers are formulated to hydrate and nourish your skin for healthier visible glow, the Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer is meant to replace a traditional retinol to target and prevent visible signs of aging by restoring the look of skin firmness, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin tightness. It does this with retinol alternatives and organic fruit stem cells.

The Turmeric Glow Moisturizer targets the appearance of dark spots and dullness to brighten and even your complexion, and keep your skin hydrated for maximum glow. Our Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer soothes, calms, and balances excess shine for improved skin clarity and tone, for skin soft to touch.

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Comparing Our Face Moisturizers

We’ve compared our natural face moisturizers for you in detail, for you to decide what works for you:

Plant Stem Cell Retinol Alternative Moisturizer

An all-in one daily staple for skin-firming + hydration to target fine lines and wrinkles with moisture-locking qualities.

Known for:

  • Powerful targeting of fine lines + wrinkles—your anti-aging must-have!

  • Deeply hydrating with skin-loving + moisture-locking actives

  • Superior nourishment for soft + supple skin—while gifting firmness and bounce. A double win!

  • Preventing future aging from environmental damage

  • An ultra luxe + rich treatment day and night cream.

This ultra-nourishing age-defying moisturizer helps support all skin types (and specifically targets maturing skin) with:

  • Bakuchiol + alfalfa to treat fine lines and wrinkles

  • Acai stem cells + rosehip oil to prevent environmental damage

  • Natural ceramide + peptide blend to firm + lock in moisture.

This antioxidant-rich blend contains 5% active power of retinol alternatives: 1% bakuchiol + 4% alfalfa for healthier, firmer, glowing skin—for all skin typeswithout irritation. 

What consumers have said:

  • 85% said it’s more effective than retinol product used before

  • 87% said skin looks firmer and tightened

  • 85% said skin looks plumper and more youthful

  • 82% said it minimized the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

  • 91% said skin looks replenished with long-lasting hydration

  • 96% said skin is left without irritation, redness or dryness.

    + Based on a study of 55 retinol users aged 25-65 over the course of 4 weeks, applying twice daily AM and PM.

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Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer

A lightweight, bouncy and gel-like formula designed to give long-lasting hydration without excess shine.

Known for:

  • Anti aging; focusing on fine lines, firmness—and reversing dullness

  • Deeply hydrating (designed to penetrate where it’s needed most)

  • Evening skin tone

  • Inviting super soft + supple skin

  • Protection against the elements

  • Refresh + purify + boost healthy skin

  • Clarity for the complexion (super cooling for red skin).

The Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer is for all skin types—yet if you have oily or combination skin, acne prone skin, or younger skin—we think you would love with this formulation. For those wondering about stressed skin or sensitive skin, this is your best friend, yet all three blends are ideal for sensitive skin.

What consumers have said:

  • 100% noticed skin feels smoother and softer with long-lasting hydration

  • 98% noticed skin looks calmed and soothed

  • 94% noticed skin looks more even-toned

  • 92% noticed skin feels strengthened and restored

  • 86% noticed minimized appearance of pores.

    + Based on an independent consumer perception study of 49 subjects after 4 weeks of use. Twice Daily AM/PM.

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What Is The Best Organic Moisturizer?

Turmeric Glow Moisturizer

A thick, rich and creamy formula made to deeply nourish the complexion and invite bright skin—with the list-long healing benefits of Turmeric.

Known for:

  • Delivering serious glow (with an ultra-hydrating blend)

  • It’s ability to target hyperpigmented, dark spots (motivating brighter skin)

  • Inspiration for dull skin to glow its way back to health

  • Fine lines + firmness—anti aging to its core

  • Potent + luxurious feel on the skin

  • Cooling peppermint scent; awakens the senses too

  • Bringing balance to inflamed skin + to help make your skin smoother

Our Turmeric Glow Moisturizer is a rich hydrating cream made for all skin types, and if you lean towards dry or have maturing skin—we suggest this blend for you.

What consumers have said:

  • 100% said their skin feels smoother

  • 98% said their skin feels hydrated

  • 94% said their skin feels firmer

  • 98% said their skin feels calmed and soothed

  • 94% said their skin looks brighter

  • 88% said the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are minimized.

    + Based on an independent, third-party clinical study of 51 participants using Turmeric Glow Moisturizer twice daily over a 4-week period.

What The Trio Have in Common

  • Formulated with certified organic sustainably sourced, potent ingredients

  • Use as day or night cream

  • All skin types—and sensitive skin friendly

  • Sustainable and refillable packaging

  • They are the best primers and base for makeup

  • Deliver major all-day glow.

Why Use Certified Organic

Certified organic ingredients mean less waste for our planet, no toxins on your skin and up to 60% more antioxidants than non-organic*.

*British Journal of Nutrition Volume 112, Issue 514 September 2014, pp. 794-811.

Our Clean Code

KORA is always:

  • Cruelty Free

  • Climate Neutral

  • Certified Organic by Cosmos.

Certified Through ECOCERT COSMOS

The most heavily regulated ingredient system in the world, every aspect of our manufacturing from farm to shelf is reviewed to guarantee no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or toxic chemicals are used. This is in addition to the over 1,328 ingredients banned within the EU.

We wish you wellness + your best skin, organically.

With love,

KORA Organics

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