5 Excellent Ethical Moisturisers

ethical moisturisers

Thirsty skin? By using a moisturiser that is natural you reduce the chance of skin irritations, as this is usually caused by dodgies like perfume or ingredients derived from petroleum. Choose from an awesome selection of natural body creams that owe their hydrating qualities to ingredients sourced directly from nature.

JuMe Vanilla Soothing Body Lotion

A very feminine, light lotion containing certified organic ingredients. The innovative packaging is super too, with cute cut-out graphics that can be reused as say, a bookmark! Vegan friendly and endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, this lotion comes in two other delicious fragrances: Green tea (revitalising) and Rose (luxury).

Victorian Garden’s Macadamia and Marula Body Lotion

From the African Indigenous Collection, this rich lotion smells fantastically fruity. Created by a brand dedicated to organic principles and with its roots in the Victorian Era – when people used to make their own products with good, simply ingredients. Also endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty.

African Organics Natural Body Lotion

Infused with Kigelia, this lotion helps with skin elasticity and protection against skin damage. The light texture of this lotion makes it perfect for all skin types. Conforming to Ecocert standards and approved by Phytotrade Africa, rest assured you are supporting upstanding business ethics.

Mioja Elderflower and Violet Body Cream

Part of the Violet range, this cream is great for very dry skin that needs all day hydration. Free from nasties such as parabens and GMO, this product is not tested on animals and contains certified organic ingredients. Mioja’s other body creams include: Mallow and Starflower (Green range) and Yarrow and Honeybush (Orange range).

Meadowsweet Harmonising Rose Body Butter

Voted into the top ten SA body products by Fairlady in 2011, this body butter has a luscious thick texture that is great for legs. Coming from a company that believes in organic methods of farming and is against animal testing, enjoy hydration with added aromatherapy benefits. Also comes in Nourishing Vitamin E, Refreshing Lemongrass and Relaxing Lavender.

Note that natural moisturisers have a different texture than what you may be used to, so it may be a good idea to try out various brands to find one that suits your preference. Remember that because natural preservatives are not as strong as their chemical equivalent, it is important to keep all natural and organic body products in a cool place away from direct sunlight. To ensure the product lasts longer, use clean fingers when applying.

These products are available at various health food shops throughout Cape Town including Wellness Warehouse and Organic Living (Constantia Village). They can also be bought online from websites like Green Love and Faithful To Nature.

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