Our founder swears by letting the microbiome perform natural functions like cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating the skin. She has even gone months at a time rinsing her face with water and just applying our Facial in a Jar moisturizer. While there is a skincare craze for active ingredients like AHAs and retinol—if you have sensitive skin or are a minimalist, all you really need is an all in one daily moisturizer with must-have botanical (from nature or biotech) ingredients.
Here’s our top picks for ingredients to look for:
Aloe: Both deeply moisturizing and healing, look for ingredients like aloe instead of tap water as the base of your face cream formulas. Legally, ingredient listings have to list ingredients by concentration. To fortify and restore your skin barrier, make sure aloe is in the top 2-3 listed.
Hyaluronic Acid: This powerful humectant draws moisture from the environment into the skin for increased hydration, resulting in a plump, luminous and glowing complexion. A good face cream will deliver ultimate hydration while being fast-absorbing and lightweight.
Plant Extracts: Plant oils and extracts like algae, green tea, blueberry and more provide the skin with essential vitamins and minerals. These are the players that will balance your microbiome, relieve redness or irritation and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
Vitamin C: This anti-inflammatory powerhouse slows early skin aging, prevents sun damage, and improves the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. We are all perfectly imperfect, but Vitamin C is a go-to restorative ingredient to use everyday.