Vegan and cruelty-free products are that does not use animal or animal-derived by-products and do not involve animal testing or cruelty. These products are usually plant-based and made with plant-derived ingredients.
Using animal or animal by-products is highly unsustainable. It is not an easy task to find a good cruelty-free moisturizer. If you follow veganism or prefer plant-based and cruelty-free skincare like myself, keep reading.
Primarily Plant-based ingredients are-
- Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) …
- Rose (Rosa) …
- Calendula (Calendula officinalis) …
- Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis) …
- Lavender (Lavandula) …
- Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) …
- Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) …
- Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
- Rice Oil etc.
I am sharing a few cruelty-free and plant-based moisturizers for dry and oily skin. Price Range INR 500 1500
1. The Face Shop Calendula Cream–
I have been using this moisturizer for the last two years. It is safe to say that I still haven’t found its alternative. It is just a boon for dry and especially sensitive skin. Its base is a combo of calendula and hyaluronic acid which helps skin build a barrier and lock the moisture within. I find this combo ideal for dry to sensitive skin.
2. Suganda Calendula Oat cream– I bought this cream seeing calendula in the ingredients list. The cream claims to help with dry to very dry and sensitive skin. In my experience, this cream will work better for oily skin types as it has oats. It can cause irritation for dry skin.
3. Nesarabynicky Facial Felicity Moisturiser- It has liquid consistency more like a serum. Very hydrating, again not for dry skin. As, it contains Aloe Vera, might help with oily skin in winter.
- Hyaluronic and Oat Amino Acid Moisturiser
It didn’t work out for my dry skin. My sister has an oily to sensitive skin type. She has been using this cream for the past 2 years. And it really has helped calm her skin’s needs. It controls the sebum in summer. on contrary, it keeps the skin supple in winter. As it contains oat amino acids, I have started to believe this ingredient really helps with oily and sensitive skin types.
- Argan & Rose Day Cream As this moisturizer works wonders for other people, it didn’t for me or my sister. As it has Argan, a source of vitamin E; is very potent on my skin. If your skin assimilates with Vitamin E, you can try this.
Rice and Ceramide Moisturising Cream
I was curious to try this moisturizer as it contains ceramides. It was the first product for The face shop I have ever tried. At that time my skin was already fighting with the seasonal transition. After using this cream, my skin broke out. it works great for oily skin. One of my fellow creators shared about it on her Instagram.
7. Dot & Key
- Dot & Key Vitamin C+E super bright glow is a good option to try. As evident by the name, it contains vitamin C, E, ascorbic acid, type A and B vitamin C, lactic acid, and shea butter. As it contains types of vitamin C can really help with pigmentation and dark spots. I personally have not tried this cream. In my experience, every formula from Dot & Key works better for oily and sensitive skin types.
- Hydrating probiotic Gel Moisturiser with Hyaluronic acid works well for Normal to Oily skin.
- Matte Glow Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid is recommended for oily skin. If you have a sensitive skin type, avoid using the Matte moisturizer as it contains glycolic acid which can be potent for sensitive skin.
I think a moisturizer that contains, calendula, Hyaluronic/ceramide works better for dry skin. Oat, rice, argan, and aloe vera plus AHA and BHA formula work for oily to sensitive. The formula works for acne-prone skin types as well. What is your favorite plant moisturizer, let me know in the comments. Check my reel video for a quick winter care moisturizer guide.