4 Top Natural Moisturising Ingredients for Skin

If you’re looking to clean up your skincare routine, incorporating natural ingredients is a good place to start. 

However, not every natural ingredient has the same benefits. If you’re looking for products that are great for locking in moisture, we’re here to help. 

Here are our picks for the top natural moisturising ingredients that work great for a multipurpose dry skin cream for your face and body. 

1. Sunflower Seed Oil

This is a popular ingredient appearing in dry moisturising creams in the last few years - and for good reason. Research shows that sunflower seed oil can restore your skin’s protective barrier and improve hydration as it’s high in linoleic acid. 

Even though it’s an oil, this natural ingredient is non-comedogenic and doesn’t clog pores. This makes it a great moisturiser for all skin types, even if you have acne-prone skin. 

Another benefit of using sunflower seed oil is that it works great with all skincare routines. No matter your usual process, there aren’t any ingredients it can’t be used with.

2. Shea Butter

This natural ingredient has been used in moisturizers for dry skin for decades, but its history goes back centuries. 

Essentially, shea butter is fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It has high concentrations of vitamins and fatty acids that make it perfect as a multipurpose dry skin cream for your face and body.

Shea butter won’t clog pores, so it’s perfect for both oily skin and extremely dry skin.

Its anti-inflammatory and healing properties also mean it can help hydrate, soothe, and reduce redness on your skin. Even though it’s considered a tree nut, it seems unlikely to cause an allergic reaction when used topically. 

However, you should always seek medical advice before using it if you have known allergies.


3. Aloe Vera

You’ve likely seen aloe vera used in sunburn and soothing gels. That’s because this natural ingredient is high in vitamins A, C, E, and B12 which soothe skin and reduces inflammation.

One of the best ways to use this all-natural, oil-free product is by slicing open a leaf and applying the gel topically to a sunburn. The high water content (90%) of aloe vera also makes it a great product for a hydrating night cream and more.

4. Lanolin

We’ve saved the best natural ingredient for a multipurpose dry skin cream for last. 

Lanolin is a deeply moisturising oil naturally occurring in sheep’s wool that mimics our own lipids. Lanolin for skin is incredibly hydrating and replenishing. That’s why it’s the hero ingredient in our dry skin cream products, including our Multipurpose Dry Skin Cream For Face & Body


When this dry skin cream was tested in a hydration study, after only one use on dry skin, there was a 98% increase in skin hydration! Simply massage a layer of lanolin cream on your face, hands, legs, or body and feel your skin transform to soft and hydrated.


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