Skin problems can include dryness, wrinkles and discolorations, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Fight such skin conditions with a conditioning, nourishing skin care product. Unfortunately, some skin care treatments contain chemicals and other synthetic ingredients that may be bad for you. Opt instead for an organic skin care product that helps protect your skin without breaking your budget.
Aubrey Organics Sea Buckthorn With Ester-C Antioxidant Serum
Aubrey Organics' organic anti-aging skin serum comes formulated with vitamin C. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that topical use of this antioxidant vitamin can help with wrinkles and other signs of aging. It also contains organic jojoba oil and sea buckthorn oil. Skin care expert Paula Begoun says these moisturizing oils "can be helpful for dry skin" and notes that the buckthorn oil has antioxidant properties of its own. Begoun reports that the serum costs less than $16, as of 2009.
Rainwater Organics Lotion
Rainwater Organics' skin lotions come recommended by "InStyle" magazine's beauty editors. They're all certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and come in a wide range of scents, such as mint rainwater and citrus ginger. The editors note that beneficial ingredients include natural emollients that smooth and soften the surface of your skin. The magazine reports that the lotion costs $8, as of 2010.
Jarrow Formulas Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
Jarrow Formulas' skin moisturizing oil was praised by "Real Simple" magazine, which states that it feels luxurious and works as a "dense emollient" to help restore your skin's natural moisture barrier. It's derived from organic, unrefined coconuts that are naturally rich in skin conditioners like triglycerides and caprylic acid, and the oil works by physically trapping moisture in your skin. The treatment rings in at $9.99, as of 2010.
Aubrey Organics Sun SPF 20 Tinted Sunscreen 89
Defending your skin from the sun's aging ultraviolet rays is one of the ideal ways to keep your skin healthy. Aubrey Organics' organic sunscreen has an ideal SPF rating of 20, according to Begoun. She says it costs just $8.50, as of 2009. She praised its lightweight texture, which doesn't leave your skin feeling exceptionally heavy or greasy. The manufacturer also adds iron oxide pigments to give the sunscreen a sheer tint that helps even out your skin tone and camouflage blemishes.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- University of Maryland Medical Center: Skin Wrinkles and Blemishes
- "InStyle" Magazine: Organic Lotions
- "Elle" Magazine: Eco-Friendly Skin Care