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As you know, your skin is your largest organ, and its exposed to not only the environment around you but also to the products you chose to put on it. That means the good, the bad, and the ugly chemicals are absorbed all the time. Most would agree to the importance of minimizing exposure to potentially dangerous substances, especially when it comes to our skin care products. The list of things to avoid is long and healthier products usually cost a little more, but that price is worth it when we consider the unpleasantness we may be able to avoid* in the long-run by spending a few dollars more for organic, or non-GMO, or paraben-free, etc., skin care products.
As with the other categories, I have done a lot of the research for you so 99% of the products presented on this page truly are healthier alternatives to lotions and moisturizers containing harsher chemicals.
If any potentially unsafe products squeezed through the screening process, please let me know, and please feel free to suggest other great, healthier choices.
Tree To Tub Organic Body Lotion for Sensitive Skin, with Raw Cocoa Butter and Oatmeal for Seborrheic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Eczema Treatment Alternative, Fragrance Free, Sulfate-Free, Paraben-Free, Silicone-Free, DEA and MEA Free, Perfume-Free, Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Fair Trade, Hypoallergenic, (11 oz):
Honest Purely Simple Hypoallergenic Face and Body Lotion with Naturally Derived Botanicals for Sensitive Skin, Fragrance-Free, Silicone-Free, Paraben-Free, No Synthetic Fragrances, No Dyes, No Formaldehyde Donors, No PEGs, (8.5 oz):
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Lotion, Organic Lotion for Hands & Body, USDA Organic, Not Tested on Animals, No Synthetic Ingredients or Preservatives, Non-GMO, Patchouli Lime, (8 oz):
The Wonder Seed Hemp Hand Cream for Dry and Cracked Skin, Pure All Natural Organic Formula, Moisturizing Therapeutic Hand and Foot Care Healing, Proudly Cruelty-Free, Vegan-Friendly, Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Gluten-Free, No Colors Added, No Artificial Fragrances, Water Lotus, (2.4 oz):
Sky Organics 100% Organic Unrefined Ivory Shea Butter, Pure, Raw, Chemical-Free, Cruelty-Free, Skin Nourishing, Moisturizing and Healing, for Skin Care, Hair Care and DIY Recipes, (16 oz):
Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Body Lotion, Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, Nature Derived, Sustainably Sourced, and Always Cruelty-Free, (8 oz):
Nourish Organic Body Butter, Rejuvenating Argan Butter, No Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Synthetic Dyes or Silicones, No Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Triclosan, EDTA, Aluminum, or Artificial Fragrances or Preservatives, Gluten-Free, Vegan, USDA Organic, Cruelty-Free, (5.2 oz):
Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel from Organic Cold Pressed Aloe, 100% Natural, 99.75% Organic Aloe Vera Gel, No Added Color, Fragrance, or Alcohol, (8 oz):
Mary Tylor Naturals Organic Sweet Almond Oil, USDA Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Premium Grade, 100% Pure, Amazing Moisturizer for Skin Best Carrier Oil for All Your DIY Projects, (16 oz):
Cleure Natural Body Lotion, For Sensitive Skin, All Skin Types, Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free, Formaldehyde-Free, Fragrance-Free, No Animal Testing, Made in the USA, (6 oz):
Saison Spring Body Lotion, Organic, Natural, Vegan and Cruelty-Free, No Petrochemicals, Parabens, Silicones, Phthalates, Sulfates, Glycols, PEGs, DEA, MEA, TEA, Triclosan, Synthetic Fragrances, Colors or Dyes, (5.4 oz):
Nature’s Brands Herbal Choice Mari Organic Hand & Body Lotion, USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Paraben-Free, Phthalate-Free, Preservative-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, No Petrochemicals or Synthetic Dyes, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Unscented, (6.8 oz):
Shea Moisture 100% Marula Oil & Organic Shea Butter Fragrance-Free Sensitive Skin Body Lotion, Unisex, No Parabens,No Phthalates, No Paraffin, No Mineral Oil, No DEA, No Petroleum, No Formaldehyde, No Propylene, Cruelty-Free, (16 oz):
Pangea Organics Body Oil, Nourishing, Organic, for Dry Skin, Anti-Aging, Natural, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Sulfate-Free, Petroleum-Free, No Synthetic Preservatives, Colors, or Fragrances, Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom, (4 oz):
Nourish Organic Replenishing Multi-Purpose Argan Oil, No Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Synthetic Dyes or Silicones, No Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Triclosan, EDTA, Aluminum, or Artificial Fragrances or Preservatives, Gluten-Free, Vegan, USDA Organic, Cruelty-Free, Pomegranate and Rose Hip, (3.4 oz):
Perfect Body Harmony Certified Organic Raw Shea Butter in Amber BPA-Free Jar, Unrefined, Virgin, Ivory White /Tan, Premium Quality Made in Africa from The Shea Nut, Natural Noncomedogenic Skin and Face Moisturizer, (17.5 oz):
Sky Organics Organic Cocoa Butter, Unrefined, 100% Pure Raw Cocoa Butter, Skin Nourishing, Moisturizing and Healing for Dry Skin, Stretch Marks, Skin and Hair Care and DIY Recipes, (16 oz):
Wise Owl Organics East African Shea Butter (Nilotica), Certified Organic, Best All Natural Moisturizer for Body, Hair, and Face, Pure, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed, Fair Trade, Cruelty-Free, Packaged in Glass Jar, (4 oz):
Amaki Certified Organic Essential Oils for Face, Body, Hair and Nails, Best Facial Moisturizer, Reduces Wrinkle, Dark Circle, and Evens Skin Tone, for All Skin Type, Jasmine and Rose, (4 oz):
US Organic Body Oil Bulgarian Rose, Jojoba and Argan Oil with Vitamin E, USDA Certified Organic, No Alcohol, Paraben-Free, No Artificial Detergents, No Artificial Color or Synthetic Perfumes, (5 oz):
Ora’s Amazing Herbal Ultra Healing Body Butter, Unscented Moisturizer, Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, Synthetic-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Made in the USA with Organic Shea Butter, Calendula, Rosehip Seed, Meadowfoam, (2 oz):