Moisturized Philosophy: The Incredible Ingredients Behind Our Favorite Lotion

By  August 14, 2014

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When it comes to choosing our favorite moisturizing ingredients, we have five. Here’s what they are, and when to use them—to ensure you’ll soon be lotioning up like a pro.

Vegetable glycerin
This natural moisturizer nourishes skin so it looks and feels soft and supple. It aids in adding hydration to dry skin and also keeping it up for all-day smoothness.

Shea butter
Shea butter contains vitamins A, E, and F as well as fatty acids to give thirsty skin the moisture it craves in a light, refreshing way. Whether we’re healing dehydrated skin in the summer or flakiness in the winter, shea butter is our go-to.

Oatmeal
This soothing ingredient helps deliver relief from itchy, flaky, and dry skin with calming, natural nourishment. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin, lotion with oatmeal is packed full of lipids, vitamins, and minerals that help benefit the condition of one’s skin, inside and out.

Coconut milk
Not only does it smell wonderful, coconut milk also leaves skin soft and smooth. Easily absorbed, this naturally moisture-packed ingredient is full of copper and vitamin C, nutrients that help prevents wrinkles and age spots.

Citrus-fruit extracts
Moisturizers with extracts from oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits contain lots of vitamin C to help naturally nourish and purify skin. These ingredients also energize and hydrate while promoting a brighter, more even tone.